Hitlist: Classical Music

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Hitlist: Classical Music

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union

ERCU 150th Anniversary Gala Concert
World premiere of Shadow Aspect, commissioned from composer Judith Bingham by Edinburgh Royal Choral Union to mark their 150th anniversary year. Taking poems, texts and other writings by Robert Louis Stevenson as its inspiration, this powerful new work involves not only ERCU, but the Edinburgh Youth Choir, baritone soloist, timpani soloist and city organist John Kitchen. Phew.
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Oct.

Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love
Deservedly popular with audiences when first unveiled over ten years ago, Giles Havergal’s witty production is revived as Scottish Opera get their new season underway. Good fun, if a bit silly, the music is easy on the ear, especially in the expert hands of the company’s Music Director Francesco Corti.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Sat 26 Sep.

Artisan Trio
The warmest of welcomes to this new piano trio in their first concert. Brahms and Suk are on the programme, along with the piano trio by Edinburgh-based Edward Harper, a fabulous piece, which hasn’t been heard since it was premiered in 1992, and a fitting tribute to the composer, who died earlier this year. Violin is Aisling O’Deo of the SCO, cellist is Clea Friend and pianist is Simon Smith.
St Andrew’s & St George’s, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Sep.

Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love

  • 5 stars

A revival of Giles Havergal's massively successful 1994 production of Donizetti's charming opera buffa. The comedy of errors follows the peasant Nemorino's misguided attempts to win the love of the haughty Adina with a love potion, and features some of Donizetti's most sparkling and moving music. Francesco Corti conducts…

Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love Unwrapped

If the thought of sitting through a full-length opera fills you with trepidation, or if you're a seasoned opera-goer with an interest in what happens backstage, this hour-long taster is a perfect introduction to the workings behind the scenes and an introduction to the principal characters and plot.

ERCU 150th Anniversary Gala Concert

The SCO, city organist John Kitchen and the Edinburgh Youth Choir join the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union in celebrating its 150th birthday. Includes the world premiere of Judith Bingham's 'Shadow Aspect' and a rare outing for Mendelssohn's 'Symphony No 2 ('Lobgesang')', written to commemorate the invention of the printing…

Artisan Trio

Aisling O'Dea (violin), Clea Friend (cello) and Edward Cohen (piano) play classical piano trios and commission new works.

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