young string players who meet

regularly on Sunday afternoons

under the direction ofviolinist and

teacher William Baxter. Programme

features the suite String Music of the

Second Elizabeth. a collection which

; consists of music by Josef Horowitz.

Ernest Tomlinson and Malcolm

i Williamson. Visiting Professor at the

University of Strathclyde.

o Cramb Lecture Concert Hall.

Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext

: 571. 5pm. Free. Peter Branscombe. Professor ofGerman at St Andrews University. gives the annual Cramb

Lecture on Mozart and the Theatrical Conditions of his Times. 0 Warmer Theatre Royal. Hope Street.33l 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue 18. Thurs 20. Sat 22 at 7.15pm and Sat 15 at 2.15pm. £2.50—£ 18.50. Take your tissues to this one it‘s one of the most moving weepies in the operatic repertoire

and Scottish Opera‘s revived

production of Massenet‘s tragic opera is sure to start the floods. It‘s

the romantic tale ofthe impossible and doomed love between the young and wildly romantic poet (Werther) and Charlotte. who is already committed to a loveless but safe and

i secure marriage to the reliable

' Albert. Scottish Opera describes the

result as ‘an explosive emotional

outburst. which touches the heart as surely as it delights the ear.‘


0 Heriot Watt University Lunchtime

' Concert Magdalen Chapel. Cowgate.

Tickets at door. 1.15pm. Free.

Ronald Stevenson. local composer, pianist and musicologist. just

T returned from a visit to China. is the

featured artiste in Heriot Watt

' University Music Society‘s regular

series ofconcerts in this fascinating

and historic small chapel. Coffee and

rolls available from 1pm.

THURSDAY 1 . Glasgow

, 0 Plano Recital Concert Hall.

; Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext

7 571. 1.15pm. Free. Peter

3 Seivewright. a lecturer at the RSAMD. continues Glasgow

University’s celebration ofthe

centenary ofthe death of Liszt in a

. recital to include his 104th Petrarch

Sonnet and Vallée d‘Obermann.

Well known for his interpretation of

contemporary piano music. he will

also include the 5 Studies by Richard

Rodney Bennett and the first

Z performance ofSean Rourke‘s

: Waterloo Approach.

. o Telemann Ensemble Burrell

3 Collection. Pollok Country Park.

' 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 334 3488.

; 7.30pm. £3.50. Trombonist Bryan

I Free joins the Telemann Ensemble

f for a rather unusual Sonata for violin. oboe and trombone by Bertali and Vivaldi’s Concerto a 5. Also on the programme is music by Turini. Purcell, and Schmeltzer. 0 Plano Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 334 6908 (Ambassador Classics). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 15. Edinburgh. £3.15 (£1.60). Ezequiel Vinao from Buenos Aires is the guest of Pro Arte

Eoncert Management. set up to give

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1 Glasgow

Pianist Jorge Boiet who appears with the SCO (Saturday 8 Feb Edinburgh and Sunday 9 Feb Glasgow) in Chopin’s

young artists debuts in Scotland. His programme is an attractive one of Beethoven‘s Moonlight Sonata. Chopin‘s Sonata No 2 in B flat minor and Pictures from an Exhibition by Mussorksky.

o Orchestral Concert City Hall.

- Candleriggs. 332 4101 (RSAMD).

7.30pm. Free. The orchestra ofthe Royal Scottish Academy of Music displays its high standard and

virtuosity in The Sorcerer‘s

Apprentice by Dukas. The Walk to the Paradise Garden by Delius and William Walton‘s 2nd Symphony. Claire Docherty is the soloist in Tchaikovsky‘s Violin Concerto.


0 Edinburgh University Madrigal Group McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 667 101 1 ext 4577. 7.45pm. Free. This small group in a very large hall perform music for Holy Week and Easter including motets by Palestrina and Victoria and some of Victoria‘s Responsories for Tenebrae. There‘s a while to go until it really is Easter. but this could put us in the mood.


i 0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall.

: 4101. 1pm. Free. For St Valentine‘s

RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332

? Day. Howard Davis and Virginia 3


Black present a programme of music Q by the composer everybody loves I



; Edinburgh

Piano concerto N01 in E minor Op 11 (see Listings).

Mozart. Edinburgh 3 0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 667 1011 ext 4577. 1.10pm. Free. Herrick Bunney is back at the organ of the McEwan Hall fora concert ofmusic by Brahms. Bach and Reger.

0 3N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 15. Glasgow. £2.80—£8.30. Stenhammar's rarity. Two Romances. seems a fitting choice of work for St Valentine‘s Day. with Edwin Paling as soloist. Equally romantic music on offer is The Golden Spinning Wheel by Dvorak and the massive Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.



0 Werlher'l'heatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 22 at 7. 15pm. £2.50—£18.50. See Wed 12 for full description.

0 3N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Fri 14. Edinburgh for full description.

0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3. 15 (£1.60). See Thurs 13. Glasgow for full description.

0 Georgian Concert Society St

3 (UsherHall). 7.45pm.£2(£l).To f satisfy your own curiosity as to what curious music is. you really are going

Animals and Krumpelhorn‘s 27th

5 Centre.

5 0 John Currie Singers Queen‘s Hall. 1 Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 3

of instrumentalists must come as

Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2). Edinburgh based pianist Peter Evans. playing fortepiano on this occasion. is joined by Christophe Coin (cello) in an early Romantic programme including Beethoven Sonatas.

0 Yet More Comic and Curious Music Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1155

to have to go to this concert of oddities. We can only tell you the programme may well include music by the infamous PDQ Bach. Malcolm Arnold‘s Carnival of the

Symphony. It‘s being presented by the Music Department of Napier College and instruments playing include 5 Clarinets. 7 trumpets and 8 flutes!

SEEKI- Glasgow

0 Good Shepherd Chorus Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £2.50. Bruch‘s Violin Concerto is often heard on the concert platform. but it‘s not so often there's a chance to hear his Scottish Fantasia for violin and orchestra. Angus Anderson is the soloist manouevering his way round Bruch‘s arrangements of reels. airs and dances. The choir comes into its own in Parry's I was Glad and the Banner ofSt George by Elgar. All in aid of the Tom Allen


0 Classical Guitar Society Queen's '3 Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets at door. ! 1pm. £2 (£1 .50). Galvarino Ceron. a ' young guitarist from Chile. ROger Quin and Phillip Thorne. guitars and

l Enid Bannatyne.voice.presentthe :

Annual Concert ofthe Edinburgh Classical Guitar Society.

8pm. £2.50/£3.50 (£2). Note a

change ofprogramme for this excellent small professional choir. Instead of the promised commission , by Morris Pert. Edward McGuire‘s i Loonscapes will receive its premiere ' performance. Also on the new

v programme is Haydn‘s

Theresienmesse (instead ofthe Beethoven Mass in C) and Handel‘s i Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6. i

Glasgow ; o Paragon Ensemble Henry Wood 5 Hall, Claremont Street. 884 2965. ; 8pm. £3 (£2). Although players from E Scotland‘s leading symphony 5 orchestras may well love playing in

such large groups, chamber music

making with a much smaller number

something ofa breather. The Paragon Ensemble give audiences a chance to listen more closely to the indivudual talents ofScottish musicians in Haydn‘s Divertimento, Holst‘s Quintet. Hexahedron by Sohal. Arnold‘s 3 Shanties and the Sextet by Poulenc.