by Stamitz, Boyce, C. P. E. Bach plus Mozart’s Eine Kleine
(Bonﬁre?) Nachtmusik. WEDNESDAY 6 Glasgow
0 Lunch and Listen Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 1pm. £2 (Friends £1). Dennis Bailey, currently appearing in Scottish Opera’s new production of Oberon, is the guest of Friends of Scottish Opera in this week’s Lunch and Listen. Over a bite to eat, learn something of just what it’s like being a professional opera singer.
O Masterclass Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, St George’s Place, 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. Fife born trumpeter and now first trumpet with the Philharmonia, John Wallace, gives a masterclass for students of and all those interested in the trumpet. He’s perhaps best remembered for accompanying Kiri te Kanawa as she sang ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ at the wedding of Charles and Diana.
0 Spanish Musicians' Recital French Institute, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 4606 (Live Music Now) or 557 3928 (Colegio Espagnol). 8pm. £2 (students £1). Live Music Now brings to Scotland Victoria de los Angeles’ only student of singing, the Spanish baritone Inaki Fresan. Yehudi Menuhin described him as
one of the most brilliant musicians he has heard in Spain, so, with accompanist Manel Cabero, he comes to Edinburgh with first class recommendations. On the programme are traditional Basque songs, Italian arias, German Lieder and settings of poems by Garcia Lorca with music by Oltra. They are joined for this concert by the well known Scottish guitar duo of Roger Quinn and Graeme Cumberland who will play a selection of Spanish music for two guitars.
0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, St George’s Place, 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. No excuses for students of trumpet or ’cello this week as the RSAMD is providing masterclasses for both these instruments. Today it’s the turn of the ’cello and Johannes Goritzki shows how it’s done.
0 Telemann Ensemble Concert Burrell Collection, Pollok Park, Pollokshaws Road, 334 3488. 7.30pm. £3.50. The talented Telemann Ensemble play - as you might expect — Telemann, Vivaldi, Morley (Fantasias), Bach (Oboe Sonata) and a quartet by Fasch. It’s part of a series of four concerts, all being held in the unusual surroundings of the Burrell Collection.
0 Clarinet/Piano Recital Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 1.15pm.
CARVING OUT A NICHE
The Scottish National Orchestra has recently lost the only lemale administrator oi any major British orchestra, but instead now has the distinction oi appointing the youngest general administrator oi any at Britain’s top orchestras, 28 year old Stephen Carpenter. Although young, Carpenter has no shortage oi experience having spent recent years as Deputy General Administrator oi the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. lie also has no lack oi conlidence in his plans for the Silo and his approach to his new job, which he takes up on 18 November, is already one oi total dedication. He describes the SNO as ‘one oi the greatest orchestras in the world, which is actually in tremendous loan at the moment having played a major part in this year's Proms and given a periormance oi Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Edinburgh Festival which was an experience not to be missed.’ Carpenter would liite to maintain this high reputation and sees three main ways oi doing this. Firstly, through attracting lntematlonal high class soloists and guest conductors; secondly through bringing out new recordings with conductor ileeme Jarvl to repeat the success the orchestra had with Sir Alexander Gibson and the Sibelius recordings oi the 60s and 70s (and the StiO has just won one oi the most highly coveted record awards ior Prokoilev’s Symphony No S-the 1985 Gramophone Award ior the best
, rt? recording in the category oi orchestral music) and, ilnally, by iorelgn touring. Carpenter believes it is ‘highly important tor the home prestige oi an orchestra to be seen to be touring successfully abroad and l’d litre to talre the orchestra bacir to America beiore the end oi the decade.‘ lie is, understandably, cautious in what he’s giving away at this stage, but he's
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i regard to repertoire’ and his ultimate
s aim is ‘slmpiy to matte the SllO the best lntematlonal orchestra.’
Free at door. Martin Burrell (clarinet) and Gary Mercer (piano) are the musicians in this recital which includes Brahm’s Sonata in F minor Op 120 and works by Rabaud and Philip Norris.
o Pre-Perlormance Talit Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 6pm. Free to ticket holders. See Saturday 2 for full description.
0 Scottish Opera- Oberon Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. £2.50-£18.50. See Saturday 2 for full description.
0 Celebrity Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square 667 101 1 ext4577. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). Fife born musician John Wallace (who was the trumpet soloist at the Wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales) takes a break from his post of principal trumpet of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra to give the first of Edinburgh University’s Celebrity Concert Series. With Tim Souster on electronics they’ll present a contemporary programme of music with fascinating titles. such as ‘Echo III for trumpet and tape delay’ and ‘The Transistor Radio of St Narcissus’. Different.
0 Midday ConcertStevenson Hall, RSAMD, St George’s Place, 332 4101. 1pm. Free at door. John Wallace, the master who gave the class on Wednesday, returns to the Music Academy to perform with Jack Keaney (piano). On the programme will be his own arrangement of Seven Lyric Pieces by Grieg.
o SCO ConcertCity Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra date Sat 9 Edinburgh. £3 — £8. Alfred Brendel is the soloist in a truly classical music concert of Schubert, Haydn and Mozart. He plays Haydn‘s Piano Concerto in C major and Mozart’s No 20. Wilfried Boettcher is the conductor in this concert which starts with the 2nd Symphony by Schubert.
0 Music and Revolution Concert Concert Hall, Glasgow University, 339 8855 ext 571. 7.30pm. £3 (students £1.50). A programme of music from post-revolution Russia with Jane Manning (soprano), Elizabeth Wilson (’cello), Haroutune Bedelian (violin), Neil Immelman (piano) and Tony Hymas (piano).
0 The Couil String Ouartet Concert Kilmardinny House, Bearsden, 943 0312. 7.45pm. £4 (students£1.50). Kilmardinny Music Circle present the Coull String Quartet who’ll be playing quartets by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schubert.
0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. For lovers of organ music these Edinburgh University weekly free organ recitals must be like getting a birthday treat every week. Charles Myers presides at the organ of the
McEwan Hall playing Hindemith’s Voluntary in F and the Sonata in B ﬂat Op 87a by Elgar.
O SRO Concert Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date Sat 9 Glasgow. £2.80- £8.30. The SNO gives Edinburgh audiences a preview of their closing concert in Glasgow’s Hungarian Arts Festival. See Sat 9, Glasgow, for full description.
0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. Full details are not available at time of going to press, but the title of this recital is ‘A Scottish Polish Evening’, which gives a bit of a clue to the content.
0 Symposium Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 11.30am. Free. No need to write letters to the press — air your views in public at this post-mortem on Scottish Opera’s new production of Oberon. The producer, Graham Vick, will be there to accept praises, attack criticisms and tell you everything you’d like to know about this controversial production.
0 Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove. 3pm. Free at door. Gordon Frier’s back at the organ for Music at the Art Gallery with a varied selection of music written for the instrument.
0 SNO Concert City Hall, Cendlcriggs, 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £2—£8.40. The closing concert of the Hungarian Arts in Glasgow is given to the Scottish National Orchestra with a Hungarian conductor ( Peter Eros) and a Hungarian soloist (Gyorgy Pauk). Hungarian music, not surprisingly, features in the programme and, Dvorak’s
Violin Concerto gives Gyorgy Pauk plenty of opportunity to show off his many skills on the instrument. Haydn’s Symphony No 88 starts the ball rolling.
0 Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Edinburgh born Paul Coletti, a former student of the
J ulliar School in America, returns to his home town to play Harold in Italy by Berlioz with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra (conductor Alasdair Mitchell). Also on the programme is Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No 3 and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey by Wagner.
0 Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2). In the beautiful setting of St Cecilia’s Hall in the historic Cowgate, Lucy Carolan (harpsichord), Susan Shepherd and Jane Coe (baroque ’cellos) present a lively programme of Vivaldi, Gabrielli and J. S. Bach. Wine bar from 7pm and during the interval.
0 800 Concert Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 2281155. 7.45pm.£3.50— £8.50. See Fri 8 Glasgow for full description.
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