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And, at the keyboard ...

The appearance of Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at Glasgow's City Halls on Friday kicks off a 10-day series of concerts under the banner The Piano.

Other highlights include:

l Richard Michael's Bank of Scotland Herald Angel-winning History of Jazz Piano, Saturday at the 13th Note.

l Oxana Shevchenko, winner of the 2010 Scottish International Piano Competition, Sunday.

l Richard Goode plays late Beethoven sonatas, Sunday.

l Dan Tepfer plays Bach's Goldberg Variations and then with his jazz trio, November 20 and 21.

l Alasdair Beatson and the SCO play music for the movies by Nyman and Glass, November 23.

l Daniil Trifonov, a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival this year, plays Scriabin, Liszt and Chopin, November 24.

l Elisabeth Leonskaja plays late Schubert Sonatas, November 25.

All events at City Halls, except Richard Michael. Visit www.glasgowconcerthalls.com.

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