0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.


FRID I Y “I ' Glasgow

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £2.50(£1.50and50p). It could be a bit premature. but On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius is part of this attractive lunchtime programme. conducted by Christopher Seaman. In addition there is Haydn‘s London Symphony. the Suite from The Wand of Youth by Elgar and Danses Concertantes by Stravinsky.

O Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 1pm. Free. Sir Peter Pears (reciter). Neil Mackie (tenor). Chris Griffiths (horn) and Jack Keaney (piano) perform a programme of» English music. including the first Scottish performance on A Sitwell Sequence by Benjamin Britten. confidante and close colleague of Peter Pears.

O Columba. Glasgow Cathedral. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Saturday 8 at 2.30pm. £6—£10. Kenneth Leighton‘s opera Columba is the high point ofall the celebrations in Glasgow Cathedral's Festival Year. Many distinguished

Soprano Felicity Lott joins the 8th to sing live songs by Richard Strauss, including Morgen and Freundilche Vlslon on Thursday 6 and Saturday 3 Feb (Glasgow) and Friday 7 (Edinburgh) (see Llstlngs).


artists are taking part in this unique venture. Opera in the cathedral doesn‘t come our way every day.

0 Kilmardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House. Bearsden. 943 ()312. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£1 .50).

Soprano. clarinet and piano is the

combination playing music by Britten. Debussy. Poulenc. Rossini and Spohr. Something for everyone, surely.

0 Scottish Early Music Consort Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 339 885.5 ext 571 (Glasgow University Music Dept). 8pm. £3 (£1 .50). Songs and instrumental music by William Lawes ( 1602—1645). the ‘quick-sightcd genius‘. who met his end while serving under Charles I in the civil War at the age ofonly 43.


0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 667 1011 ext4577. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Richard Galloway, more usually found behind the console ofthe Church ofthe Holy Rude in Stirling. gives one of Edinburgh University‘s regular recitals. It‘s an unusual programme of music by Basil Harwood. Cesar Franck and Dupre.

O SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road.

228 1 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat8. "

Glasgow. £2.80—£8.30. Musical Director. Neeme Jarvi. returns to conduct a varied programme including the orchestra‘s first ever performance ofBrahms‘ Triumphlied and his Liebeslieder Waltzes. Felicity Lott sings Songs by Richard Strauss and the concert opens with Mozart‘s Divertimento for string K136.


3 Glasgow

0 Columba Glasgow Cathedral. 552

i 5961 (Ticket Centre). 2.30pm.

£6—£10. See Fri 7 for full description. 0 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Fri

7. Edinburgh for full description.

7 Edinburgh

0 8CD Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street,

228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm.

Extra date: Sun 9. Glasgow. £3.50—£8.50. InternationalstarJorge

Bolet joins the SCO for Chopin‘s Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor. Appropriately enough. the carver

i (affectionate term for conductor) is

Wilfried Boettcher. who starts the concert off with Beethoven‘s Leonora No 2 and Bartok‘s Divertimento for Strings.

SUNDAY 9 Glasgow 0 8C0 City Hall, Candleriggs, 552


Gold watches, sllvertankards, even a bouquet oi ilowers, are all lairly staple tare as retirement gilts. But it is a rare event ior many years oi valuable service to be honoured by a concert with a new piece written specially lor the occasion. Yet that is how James Milne (see photo), a much respected iigure throughout Scotland, is being recognised as he retires irom the post oi General Secretary oi the STUC.

The 8N0, under the baton ol their Honorary President Sir Alexander Gibson, will give the iirst periormance oi the new work, entitled Sunset Song, commissioned by the STUC and written by Glasgow based composer, William Sweeney. inspired by the harsh clarity oi language and imagery oi Lewis Grasslc Gibbon’s trilogy A Scots 0uair, the twenty minute work is in one movement, with its North-East iniluence particularly appropriate as Jimmy Milne comes irom Aberdeen.

The concert is being sponsored by the STUC with £5000 provided by the Musicians' Union, an imaginative

means oi iurihering the SNO’s associations with the unions and reputedly the iirst time anyone in the trades union movement has been honoured in this way.

Also included is music by MacCunn, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. Date is Wednesday 19 February at 7.30pm in

the City Hall, Glasgow (see listings).

5961. 7.30pm. £3—£8. See Sat 8. Edinburgh for full description.

0 Friends oi the 8N0 Henry Wood Hall. SNO Centre. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. All friends ofthe SNO please note that this concert has had to be postponed to a later date to enable the orchestra to fulfil its recording commitments.


0 Charity Concert Queen's Hall.

Clerk Street (Main Hall). Box office

Red Cross Society. 62 Great King Street. 2.30pm. £2.50. The ()rpheus

: Club Concert Party present items by Gilbert and Sullivan and other operatic and musical works in aid of

the British Red Cross Society.

0 Lecture Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street (Lothian Room). Tickets at door. 3pm. £2 (£1 members). Friends of Scottish Opera have organised a talk by Professor Hugh Macdonald of Glasgow University on Massenet. whose opera Werther is on this month at Glasgow‘s Theatre Royal. It‘s in Edinburgh in March.

0 Scottish Sinionia Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.60 (£2 and £1.50). Renowned as one of Scotland‘s leading amateur orchestras. Scottish

: Sinfonia has chosen an all French

' programme. Donald Macdonald is

the soloist in Saint Saens Cello Concerto and the Waverley Singers accompany the orchestra in Debussy’s Three Nocturnes. Also on the programme is music by Berlioz. Faure and Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe Second Suite).

0 Piano Recital Palmerston Place Church, Palmerston Place. 334 5501. 8pm. £2 (£1). Costas Niotis. a young Greek pianist. will introduce and play works by Bach. Beethoven. Brahms and Rachmaninov in aid of Cancer Research.

MONDAY 10 3 Edinburgh i

0 Salomon Quartet Queen's i lall.

Clerk Street. 228 l 155 (Usher 1 lall).

7.45pm. £2.20—i5. ll.(‘. Robbins

Landon. possibly the world‘s leading

and most entertaining Haydn scholar. introduces this unique

ensemble. playingon original

instruments of the classical period. Not surprisingly. they’ll be playing a

: quartet by Haydn (Op 17 No4).

along with Mozart's Quartet in ( i. K387 and Beethoven‘s Quartet in (' Op 18 N04.

TUESDAY 11 Edinburgh

0 Reid Memorial Concert Reid

, Concert Hall. 'l‘eviot Row. Bristo

Square. 667 101 1 ext-1577. 1.10pm. Free. The Bufano 'l‘rio. a fairly new group of young musicians. premiere

a new work by Alasdair Nicolson

based on the music of General Reid. the man to be thanked for much of the music making in Edinburgh University. They‘ll also be playing a trio by one ofthe University’s current professors in the music faculty Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune by Kenneth Leighton. 0 Nelson Hail Concert Nelson Hall.

McDonald Road Library (off Leith

Walk). 8pm. Free at door. Patricia MacMahon (soprano) and Hester

Dickson (piano) perform works by Schumann. Burns. Liszt. Poulenc.

Rodrigo. Bennett and Bernstein. 0 Piano Recital Merchiston ('astle

School. (‘olinton. 441 1567. 7.30pm.

£2.5()(Conc£2:£1.50). Sandra Brown gives a varied recital including music by Beethoven. Rachmaninov.

Chopin. Debussy and Scott Joplin.



0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall.

: Strathclyde University. 552 4400 ext i 3444/2682. 1.15pm. Free. For the

first time. Strathclyde University hosts Da Capo Strings. a group of

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