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= 0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont
; Street.33023~i5. 12.15pm. £2.50
, (cone £1.50and 50p).
The sea has often been a source of
' inspiration for composers through
' the ages and it obviously still is
I judging from the rather strange title
of Lyell Cresswcll‘s piece starting
this lunchtime concert - Speak to us.
great sea. On more conventional
lines Jerzy Maksymuik conducts
Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No 2-1 with
Christian Zacharias as soloist and
the first symphony of Sibelius.
O Midday Concert Stevenson Hall.
RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332
4101. 1pm. Free at door. Lawrence
Glover. piano. gives a relaxing solo
recital of Pour le Piano and preludes
from Books I and II by Debussy. and
Ravel's Pieces from Miroirs.
Square. 1.15pm. Free at door. Director of Music at St Giles”
all Bach programme this lunchtime. Included in the programme are the
hoch‘ and the Prelude and Fugue in E minor.
0 3N0 Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date
Werner Mueller is guest conductor ofthe SNO this evening in Mozart's lmpressario Overture. Schubert's Symphony No 9. nicknamed — justifiably — The Great. and. with Ivan Moravec as soloist. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4.
Hall). 8pm. £2.50 (£2). As their name might suggest. this group specialises in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. with particular emphasis placed on music from Scotland. In this concert. their first of two before the end of the year.
both Scottish and European
is the chance to see inside St Bernard‘s Church in Stockbridge. one of Edinburgh‘s most attractive churches designed on the same sort oflines as the Queen‘s Hall.
0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo
Cathedral. Herrick Bunney. gives an
Canonic Variations on “Von Himmel
Sat 16 (Glasgow). £2.80—£8.30. Otto
O Kist 0t Musick St Bernard's church. Saxc Coburg Street. 228 1 155 (Usher
Kist will play a varied programme of
Baroque music. An added attraction
SATURDAY 16 :
0 Recital Renfield St Stephlen‘s Parish Church. lpm. Get away from the crowds with this Saturday Shoppers‘ Recital over lunchtime. 0 Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. In the pleasant surroundings ofthe grounds of Pollok Park and the elegant Pollok House. Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries present a brass quintet. madrigal ensemble and poetry reading.
0 Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum Kelvingrove. 3pm. Free at door. More treats in store from Gordon Frier this Saturday afternoon in one of his regular organ recitals.
o SNO Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Friday 15 (Edinburgh) for full description.
0 Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 228 l 155 ( Lisber Hall). 7.30pm. £2.50. A feast oflight classics is in store including Lloyd Webber’s Symphonic Reflections. MacCunn's Land of the Mountain and the Flood) known for its use as a signature tune to Sutherland‘s Law). the Carousel Waltz and Romance from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Arthur Blake. James Beyer conducts. Miles Baster leads and John Robertson sings.
o Kevock Choir Concert Si Cttthbert's Church. Slateford. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. This normally very large choir— 150 members — is reduced to around 50 singers for a concert in aid ofchurch funds. The programme will feature Scottish music. negro spirituals. part-songs. humorous pieces and more. with solos being
taken by members of the choir.
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0 Scottish Classical Aid Concert Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). Concert 1: 2—4pm. £7.50 (5). Concert 2: 5-7pm. £7.50 (£5). Concert 3: 8.30-1 1pm (approx). £10. All three concerts £20. Over 500 musicians. including the combined forces ofthe BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. will get together for this mammoth nine hour event in aid of the African Famine Appeal. Famous names such as conductors Sir Alexander Gibson and Jerzy Maksymuik. Mary Sandeman and Bill McCue and pianist John Ogdon will give their
services free to this unique contribution to famine relieffrom classical musicians of Scotland. Those unable to attend all three concerts can still enjoy the music (and the ‘fringe' events) by tuning in to BBC Radio Scotland‘s live broadcast of the day‘s happenings. 0 $00 Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£7. In the first ofthe Composer Conducts series Harrison Birtwhistle takes the place of Luciano Berio. who was originally billed to be the composer conducting. For those who just want a small bite from the apple of contemporary music. this concert is ideal as Mitsuko Uchida provides some cushioning of Mozart Concertos — Nos 8. 6 and 9 - directing the SCO from the keyboard. Birtwhistle conducts the World Premiere of his Songs by Myself and Carmen Arcadie Mechanicae Perpetuurn.
0 Chamber Music Concert YWCA. 7 Randolph Place. 3pm. £2 (£1 ). A premiere of Ponchielli is a rare treat in this afternoon recital — his I Ouartetto for Wind and Piano. The instruments involved are (in various combinations) ﬂute. recorder. oboe. clarinet and piano.
0 The Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra Usher I fall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm.£2.80—£8.30(ha|f I price cones). Direct from the USSR. the M RS0 presents. not surprisingly. an all Russian programme with lots and lots of meatyTchaikovsky including the 4th Symphony and the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet. Vladimir
Chernov ofthe Kirov theatre and Alexander Vedernikov ofthe Bolshoi Theatre join the orchestra for operatic arias by Tchaikovsky and Moussorgsky.
0 Band Aid Concert St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. £2. While the massive classical aid concert is underway in Glasgow. Edinburgh based musicians are not sitting back idly listening. as they give their own concert in aid of famine relief. The Edinburgh Quartet play works by Finzi. Telemann. and Pergolesi and Robert Marshall conducts his choir in Vivaldi‘s Gloria.
0 Piano Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 4-17 1793 (Leon‘s Locker). 8pm. £3 (£2). Known these days for his performances ofcontemporary music. Roger Woodward presents a surprise programme ofChopin‘s three piano sonatas.
0 Scottish Sinlonia Concert Music Hall. Assembly Rooms. George Street. 8pm. Extra date Sunday 24 (Glasgow). £2.60 (conc £2 and £1.50). Mezzo-soprano Frances
McCafferty joins Scottish Sinlonia as ’
the soloist in a performance of Mahler’s gigantic Third Symphony. The chorus will be made up of Edinburgh University Singers and the choir from the combined junior school of Daniel Stewart's & Melville College and the Mary Erskine School. This fine orchestra has a reputation for being ambitious and their high aims usually pay off.
Glasgow 0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332
For opera lovers In Edinburgh, this season marks an occasion: the return ol Scottish Opera to the newly returbished King’s Theatre.
For its 85/86 season in Edinburgh the Glasgow based company will present ten operas during three visits, which startthls month followed by the other two in March and May at next year. The current choice is Jonathan Miller’s production oi Mozart's The Magic Flute, a brand new production oi La Vie Parisienne with translation by Private Eye’s John Wells, Handel’s Orlando (see photograph) in celebration of the tercentenary oi the composer’s birth and the much talked about production of Oberon with an entirely rewritten
OPERA IS KING
libretto by the novelist Anthony
Burgess. II Trovatore, The Rise and
Fall at the City oi Mahagonny, Werther, 3
Tosca, The Turn oi the Screw and The Marriage of Figaro are the operas in store tor next year. All in all, it’s an attractive and varied package oi six new productions and tour revivals with a subscription scheme uttering up to 20% discount.
One word at warning though. In recent weeks the standard oi etllciency i at the Box Oillce telephone service at the King’s Theatre has not measured up : to the splendour and magnitlcence oi the building it serves. Bearing in mind the City at Edinbvrgh District Council's promise oi improving services, let us hope the King's Box Office is next in line. (Carol Main)
The ListrT—5—28 November 17 i