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Hitlist: Classical Music

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble: Side by Side
Celebrating their 40th anniversary season, the Ensemble welcome back previous artistic director, Clio Gould, who teams up with her successor, Jonathan Morton, for Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Side by side with the Ensemble strings are some of the most talented students from the RSAMD.
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 23 Oct; City Halls, Glasgow, Sun 25 Oct.

Scottish Opera: The Italian Girl in Algiers
It’s either love or loathe for Scottish Opera’s mad, bikini-clad production of Rossini’s lively opera about a playboy chasing an Italian signorina. We’re going for loving it, especially with such a fantastic cast, including Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill in the title role.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Wed 21, Sun 25, Thu 29 & Sat 31 Oct.

The New Music Experience
Pianos, whales and gothic gaols as a title means that it can only be an ecat event. In a sampler evening of what’s to come in the season ahead, music moves from charming naivety to gothic madness and six bright young things who have each written a new piano piece for the astonishing talents of Simon Smith. Whales are courtesy of George Crumb. And it’s all free.
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 26 Oct.

Scottish Opera: The Italian Girl in Algiers

Colin McColl directs a co-production with New Zealand Opera that brings Rossini's spirited, fast-paced opera into the 21st century - onto the set of a TV soap. The consequences of the Turkish Bey Mustafa's attempts to trade in his wife for a newer model rival any soap for twists, turns and misunderstandings. Soloists…

Scottish Ensemble: Side by Side

An era-spanning musical celebration for the ensemble's 40th birthday. Clio Gould joins Jonathan Morton in Bach's wonderful 'Concerto in D minor' for two violins, and is soloist in Berio's 'Corale'. RSAMD students join in for Tippett's 'Concerto for Double String Orchestra' and Vaughan Williams' intoxicating 'Fantasia on a…

The New Music Experience

The Queens Hall plays host to this informal, free concert designed to showcase some of the best up-and-coming young talent. Flautist Richard Craig, cellist Su-a Lee and pianist Simon Smith perform works by Brian Ferneyhough, Howard Skempton, George Crumb and Edward Harper, as well as commissions by James Clapperton, David…

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