International angle to project for young stars
MUSICIANS from China, Chile and the Balkans will join Edinburgh's Tinderbox Orchestra for its Journey Of A Thousand Wings performance at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday.
An experimental musical outlet for people under 25, the Tinderbox project brings together performers from a wide range of styles to create original compositions and collaborate with musicians who might inspire and involve them in the wider contemporary arts scene in Edinburgh and beyond.
Saturday's concert will feature the full orchestra, bands, choir, live visuals, storytelling and special guests including singer Yuzhe Song from Beijing folk-rock band Dawanggang and Chilean folk group Ensamble Transatlantico de Folk Chileno.
Church concert for charity
A GROUP of locally-based musicians and colleagues will perform a charity Christmas Concert for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal at Netherlee Church, 130 Ormonde Avenue, Netherlee, East Renfrewshire, on Saturday night, starting at 7pm.
Less formal than the previous two concerts in the series, it will feature contributions from "locals" Fali Pavri of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Kanako Ito, guest lead violin of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Also playing will be Martin Storey, principal cello, BBC SSO and Yann Ghiro, principal clarinet, BBC SSO.
Guest performers will include the soprano Wilma MacDougall from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Tickets - at £10, £5 concessions and children free - include refreshments after the concert.