? THURSDAY 30
‘ 57]. 1.15pm. Free. ('hizumi
. No I (Mozart‘s 40th). Bruch's
7 ext 4577. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 1. ‘ £3 (£2). See Wednesday 2‘) for full
' SATURDAY 1
comedy and. as Stravinsky himself put it. this is how it came about — ‘Starting with a hero. a heroine and a villain and deciding that these people should be a tenor. a soprano and a bass. we proceeded to invent a series of scenes leading up to the final scene in Bedlam that was already fixed in our minds‘. (See Panel).
0 Piano Recital Concert Hall. (ilasgovv l 'niversity. 339 8855 ext
llollingworth gives a lunchtime recital of music by Liszt and Ravel.
0 3CD ()ueen's l Iall. Clerk Street. 228 I 155(Csltcr Hall). Extra date: Fri 31. Glasgow. £3—£S. The Queen‘s Hall should be a full house this evening as the S(‘() present a programme of 'pops’ including the only classical symphony to make it to
weepie G minor Violin Concerto and (ireig's l lolberg Suite. .Iairne Laredo directs from the violin and it might be worth going along to hear him play the only rarit_v on the programme - Spohr‘s Violin Concerto in A minor in the form ofa vocal scena.
0 Midday Concert Stevenson llall. RSAMD. St (ieorge’s Place. 332 410]. lpm. Free at door. 'l‘he Alberni String Quartet are joined by the RSAMD's Head of\'iola Department. James l)urrant. for Mozart's StringOuintet in C K515. Also on the programme is the String Quartet by Peter Maxwell Davies.
0 5C0 City I Iall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50-£7. See 'I‘hurs 30. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Scottish Opera Symposium Theatre Royal. llope Street. 7.30pm. Free at door. Instead of bottling tip inside your good bad indifferent reactions to Scottish ()pera’s new production of II 'l‘rovatore.give them an airing in public in the company ofthe Director of Productions. Graham Vick.
0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. 'l‘eviot Row. Bristo Square. ()(17 WI 1 ext 4577. 1.10pm. Free. Prelude and Fugue in I) by Krebs. one of Bach‘s favourite pupils. opens James Parsons‘ lunchtime recital and after
'I‘hree Voluntaries by Peter Maxwell
Davies it's on to works by the great master himself -— Sonata No 2 in C minor and 'l'occata and Fugue in F.
O The Rake’s Progress George Square Theatre. George Square. ()(17 I011
0 II Trovatore Theatre Royal. llope Street.332 1234. 2.15pm. Extra date: (1 March (7. 15pm).
£2.50—£18.50. See Sat 25 for full description.
0 Pre-prelormance Tallt Theatre Royal. llope Street. 332 1234. lpm. Free to all ticket holders. After spending up to £18 on a ticket for ll 'l‘rovatore. you probably want to know what it‘s all about before the curtain opens. Friends of Scottish ()pera present the answer in an informal talk covering the background of the production.
0 Concert Church of the Good Shepherd. llillington Road South. Tickets at door or 943 0256 ( Mr Fields). 8pm. £2. The (iood Shepherd Chorus present a concert version ofGluck's opera '()rfeo‘ in aid of the 'I‘ear Fund. Wine and cheese during the interval.
and Britten wrote the leading tenor parts in his operas and other works for him eg Peter Grimes. Serenade for Tenor. Horn and Strings and the War Requiem.
0 Open Rehearsal Edinburgh Academy Preparatory School Hall. Arboretum Road. 33‘) 6629. 7.45pm. 3 Free. Edinburgh Royal Choral Union give audiences a sneak 1 preview ofJohn McLeod‘s Stabat Mater. which will be premiered at
the Usher hall in early March. The composer will be there letting his 5 audience into the techniques and
1 Glasgow : o Lunchtime Concert Assembly Halli; j Strathclyde University. 552 4400 . 3444. 1.15pm. Free. Studentsofthéﬁ Junior Department of the Royal ScottishAcademyofMusicand Drama give a varied programme of Z chamber music. ' o Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George's Place. 332 4101. 10.30am and2.30pm. Free at _ door. Sir Peter Pears. who is in '. Glasgow for a couple of days. direct§ a masterclass for singers at the ‘ RSAMD.
o The Rake‘s Progress (ieorgc Square :
'l'heatre. George Square. 667 1011 ext 4577. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). See Wednesday 2‘) for full description.
0 Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s I Iall. Clerk Street. 228 1 I55 (lisherllall). 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Alasdair Mitchell conducts a programme of Weber (Overture Euryanthe). Mozart (Clarinet Concerto with Philip Greene as soloist) and the Symphony No 4 by Bruckner.
0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. 'I’eviot Row. Bristo Square. 228 1155 (Usher 1 Iall). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sun 2. Glasgow. £3. 15 (£1 .60). A bit of Dallas comes to Edinburgh in the form ofpianist Mescal Wilson who presents a programme far removed from the one on TV bearing the name of her home town. Noted for her performances on contemporary music. she includes one of the pieces she has premiered — Metamorphy (1979) by Alvin Brehm. Also included are pieces by Bach. Bartok (Improvisations ()p 20). Debussy (4 Preludes) and Schumann (Sonata No 2 in (E minor Op 22).
SUNDAY 2 ’
0 Piano Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 334 (1908 (Ambassador Classics). 3pm. £3.15
(£1.60). See Sat 1. Edinburgh for full
MONDAY 3 . Glasgow
0 John Currie Singers llenry wood llall. Claremont Street. 552 5%]. 8pm. Extra date: Sun 16. Edinburgh. £3.50 (£2.50). A Symphony of Festivals is the fascinating title of a new work by Morris Pert which the John Currie Singers have specially commissioned. Also on the
programme are works by llandel
(Concerto Grosso in G minor) and
. Beethoven (Mass in C).
. TUESDAY 4
'j 0 Lecture Stevenson Hall. RSAMD.
St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 2pm. Free at door. The great English
tenor. Sir Peter Pears. visits Glasgow
firstly to talk about Benjamin Britten: ()pera Composer. lle. if anyone. should be qualified to talk on this subject as he and Britten were great friends for many. many years
well established as a group renowned for mounting productions outwith the scope of the regular operatic repertoire. ln previous years they have produced such splendid rarities as Vaughan Williams’ SirJohn in Love, the Medieval Play of Daniel, La Dame Blanche by Boieldieu, a Weill/Brecht triple bill, Chabrler's The Horoscope and commissioned Edward Harper’s first opera, Fanny Robin, which has subsequently been produced and recorded by Scottish Opera.
This year's choice is bya more , lamiliarcomposer, Stravinsky, but how I often does one have the chance to see an opera with a bearded lady, a machine to turn stones into bread, a bevy ol whores, a riot or roaring boys and more than a glimpse of Bedlam?
AN OPEAIC TEP'IATION
Edinburgh University Opera Club is now i
Not alien is the answer, so this chance or The Rake’s Progress is not one to be passed up lightly.
Based on a series of paintings by Hogarth (see picture), with libretto by W H Auden, the tale is of Tom Raltewell, an innocent country lad,
whose disastrous late comes about ‘ after he is tempted by Nick Shadow
(who is really the devil) and his
promise of a lortune in London. Tom lollows him but nothing goes right and all ends unhappin with the poor Ralte i condemned to total insanity and death. But, like all good stories, there is a moral to be round: "For idle
; hands/And hearts and mindsz he Oevil linds/A work to do./A worlt, dear Sir, lair Madam/For you - and you!"
: (Carol Main).
secrets of composing. finding the text. orchestrating and all the other things a composer has to think about. The talk will be illustrated by the choir rehearsing and the whole thing has been arranged by Friends ofthe Edinburgh International Festival.
0 Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £5 (£3). A fine selection of mainly English music. including works by Elgar. Vaughan Williams. llolst. Delius and Grainger. is on offer this evening. along with Mendelssohn‘s Violin Concerto with soloist Ulrike Anima Mathe and Romance by Sibelius. As usual. Leonard Friedman directs.
O Columba Glasgow Cathedral. 552 5%] (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: 'l‘hurs 6 (7.30pm): Fri 7 (7.30pm); Sat 8(2.30pm). £(>—£10. The Edinburgh based Kenneth Leighton's opera Columba. with libretto by Edwin Morgan. is set to
be the highlight ofthe 1986 Festival I celebrating the 850th Anniversary of Glasgow Cathedral and the Jubilee ofthe Society of Friends. Columba (William Mackie) is portrayed as a complex character— proud and sometimes vindictive. but deeply religious and concerned fora united 9 Scotland. A rare opportunity to ., witness full scale opera performed professionally in such magnificent surroundings. Graeme Jenkins conducts the BBC Symphony
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