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




0 3C0 City Hall. Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£8. Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven‘s Choral Symphony with an impressive line-up of soloists. The Leonora No 3 Overture opens the concert and Mahler's Four Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn are sandwiched in between.


0 8N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Box office 2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 5. Glasgow. £3.30—i‘940. Dame Janet Baker joins the SNO with conductor-in-chief. Neeme Jarvi. for Mahler‘s Five Ruckert Lieder. Vaughan Williams‘ London Symphony ends the programme which begins with one of the symphonies Haydn wrote while staying in London. No 98. . 0 Neil Beaumont/Giles Hamilton Gilded Balloon (Restaurant). Cowgate. Box office 225 5650. 8pm. Free. A selection of music for flute and clarinet 0 Edinburgh Youth Orchesb'a Wind Band Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. 12.30—2pm. Free at door. Drop in at any time between 12.30pm and 2pm for as little or as long as you like. Under the direction ofPhilip Greene the EYO wind players offer a selection of music with something for all tastes.

SATURDAY 5 Glasgow

0 Harpsichord Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Free at door. Morton and Janetta Gould give an informal recital in the more than pleasant surroundings of the marvellous Pollok House. Silver Collection.

0 SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3.30—£9.40. See Fri 4. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Moscow Balalaika Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155. 7.30pm. £2.50—£6.50. Nikolai Nekrasov brings his Balalaika Orchestra direct from the USSR.




Choral Society presents a Gala

Concert with guest artist tenor

Dennis O'Neill. Edinburgh

0 St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free at door.

Central Region Youth Orchestra

provide the music in Scotland‘s most famous cathedral.

0 Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Box office 228 1155. 7.30pm. £4/£3 (halfprice cones). After a week’s intensive

7.30pm. £2 (members£1 .50). Scottish Opera Friends present a showing ofTony Palmer‘s film A Time There Was with archive film material of performances of Britten's music by Peter Pears. Janet Baket. Heather Harper and Leonard Bernstein.

WEDNESDAY 9 Edinburgh

0 Lothlan Schools Strathspey and Reel Society Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 229 9166 ext 2176 (Education Dept). 7.30pm. £1

, (50p). A programme of Scottish

fiddle music. songs and clarsach by

1 this enthusiastic and talented group ofyoungsters. But you‘ll have to be

quick off the mark on the night. as

i there are only a few tickets left for sale at the door.

rehearsal this highly talented body of 1

young musicians presents the results. Livre pour ()rchestre by Lutoslawski opens the programme. with

; Mendelssohn‘s Violin Concerto (the

well known one) coming next. In the

, second half it's Vaughan Williams' 3 Symphony No4.

? MONDAY 7 -


0 Friends oi Scottish Opera Hospitality Inn. Tickets at door.



0 SCO —The Composer Conducts Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Box office 225 1188(Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 13. Glasgow. £3—£8. The last composer in this enterprising series features Peter Maxwell Davies and his Into the Labyrinth. which takes as its theme ‘the change oflifestyle in the Orkneys under the assault of technology‘. Max as he seems to be known to his friends - also conducts a selection of music by Mozart. including the Prague Symphony and



The trouble with some operas is, let's lace it, that the literary material the composer either chooses to or has to work with just isn't up to the standard at the music. So no matter how great the music might be, we're still left with a ieeling of dissatisfaction when it comes to the drama. Happily, there are operas around which don'tlall into this mould, one at which is opening at the theatre Royal on 16 April.

Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw is a true lusion at music and drama based on the short story by Henry James. ittells the spookytaie at two young children living in a large

, country house. Their governess

believes their innocence is being

corrupted by the ghosts ol the lormer


servants, but the children have ideas oi

theirown. . . Its tension and

excitement is sure to keep the audience

on the edge of their seats and as it’s a

production irom 1970 you can be i coniident there won't be any

controversial new interpretations. The Belgian Ronald Zollman

conducts, Marie Slorach sings the

Governess. Ludmilia Andrew plays Mrs Grose, ghosts are Martyn Hill and Phyllis Cannan and the children, Miles

: and Flora, Mark Greene and Rosanne

Brackenbridge, with John Robertson

; giving the Prologue. Two pertormances ? in Glasgow (16 April and 19 April

[mat]), one in Edinburgh on Thursday

22 May and back to the Theatre Royal

on 10, 16 and 19 June. (Carol Main)

the Oboe Concerto. See picture.

0 A Taste ot Italian Opera St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7pm. Free all welcome. Enid Bannatyne (soprano). Alexander Morrison (tenor) and Bryce Wilder (bass/baritone) sing popular Italian

I operatic arias by Puccini. Verdi etc. accompanied by Peter Stranger f (piano). I

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0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Henry Wood Hall. Claremont

Street. Box office 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £2.50(£l.50and 50p) The first ofthe first performances in Glasgow today it‘s a BBC commission by Jqstin Connolly. More familiar fare in the form of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 (remember the haunting Elvira Madigan theme?) and his Symphony No 41. For the adventurous there‘s

also Intermezzo by Penderecki. 0 Glasgow Cathedral Festival Concert

Glasgow Cathedral. Box office 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £5 and £4. The Scottish Ensemble (formerly the group with Baroque in the middle) help Glasgow Cathedral celebrate its special year with a first performance of the St Kentigern Suite by Glasgow composer Thomas Wilson.

0-0pen (Scottish) Opera Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Application details from 331 1234. 7—8pm. Extra

3 dates: Tue 15.Thurs 17. Fri 25. £10

for four sessions. See rehearsals in process for John Cox’s new production of Mozart‘s opera The

Marriage of Figaro. It s a glimpse behind the scenes revealing

' carpenters. electricians. painters as

well as. ofcourse. the singers. First

come, first served basis : applications must be made in


3 Edinburgh

0 8N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Box office 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12. Glasgow. £2.80—£8.30. With Neeme Jarvi conducting. Arto

Noras is the soloist in Haydn's Cello Concerto. discovered in relatively

recent years. Also to be heard this week. as it nears the end of the SNO‘s season. are works by Hindemith (Symphonic Metamorphoses) and the 5th Symphony of Prokofiev.

0 Royal Bank of Scotland Choir Reid

Concert Hall, Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. Box office 556 8555 (PR Office. Royal Bank). £2.50. You can bank on a varied selection ofmusic from this amateur choir

including Scots Songs, negro spirituals. sacred music (including

Mozart‘s Ave Verum) and lighter

repertoire. Joan Bassett conducts the performance. featuring tenor

soloist Gordon Wilson. which is in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer

Fund for Children.


; Glasgow

0 Afternoon Concert Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060

Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961. I 7.45pm. 75p—£3. Glasgow Jewish

l Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. Free at

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