lt's all too easy to forget that apart from playing to its regular Scottish audiences in Edinburgh's Usher Hall and the City Hall in Glasgow, the SNO

has a job to do abroad. So, with that in

mind, the end at April sees the

: orchestra setting out on a Spring tour at European capitals. In 14 days between

I 22 April and 5 May, the orchestra will

, give 12 concerts throughout Europe

i including Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and even Vaduz, the capital city at tiny

I Lichtenstein. One ot the highlights is a

v special pertormance in Vienna as part at a lestival oi theatre, design, art and

music presented by the British Council

to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Austria’s capital city. The performance will include, appropriately, Les Illuminations by one of Britain’s most

door. A Brass Quintet and Madrigal Group provide informal entertainment at this afternoon‘s musical session.

0 Stainesby Recorder Trio Glasgow

Arts Centre. Washington Road. Box office 221 4526. 11.30am.£1.50 (£1). Members ofthe Scottish Early Music

Consort (Jenny Hill recorder; Marjorie Rycroft baroque cello and bass viol: John Kitchen harpsichord) play music by Telemann. Vivaldi and Couperin on authentic instruments of the period. 0 Good Shepherd Chorus The Church ofthe Good Shepherd, Hillington

Road South. Box office 943 0256 (Mr

Fields) or 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £2. In an informal concert in aid of the Tear Fund, the Chorus presents a concert with Beethoven’s Romance in F for violin (Lorna McLaren) and orchestra, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto (soloist Nick

Ross) and Vaughan Williams‘

Serenade to Music. Wine and cheese

served duringthe interval. 5 O SND City hall, Candleriggs. Box } office 552 5961. 7.30pm. g £2.80—£8.40. See Fri 11, Edinburgh i for full description.


0 Hell Beaumont Gilded Balloon L(Restaurant), Cowgate. Box office





distinguished 20th century composers, Benjamin Britten, with Felicity Lott as soloist. in the same concert the tamous French sisters, Katia and Marielle Labeque, perlorm concertos lortwo pianos by Poulenc and Brush.

Although not particularly noted tor its haute couture, the SNO is even joining some at the ioremost ligures in the world of lashion by playing in Berlin as part at the lntemational Fashion Fair there.

It’s the iirst time the orchestra has toured with Musical Director and Principal Conductor Neeme Jarvi (see

photo) and as several ol the concerts

are already sold out, it seems their tour will be capital in more ways than one. (Carol Main)

225 5650. 8pm. Free. It’s a stylish restaurant and no doubt Neil Beaumont will supply stylish music, joined this evening by a classical harpist.


0 SCO - The Composer Conducts City Hall, Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£8. See Thurs 10. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Mooshl Westem/WIII England Gilded Balloon (Restaurant). Cowgate. Box office 225 5650. 12pm—3pm. Free. Violin and flute are the delicate strains to eat to this lunchtime.

0 Friends at Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 3pm. £2 (£1). Graham Vick, Director of Production at Scottish Opera, talks on the production of Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘The Turn

g Glasgow ; o Pollok House Arts Society Pollok ' House, Pollok Country Park, 2060

Pollokshaws Road. Box office 423


(inc meal). French pianist Anne Queffelec IS the guest of Pollok House Arts Society this month. Her polished playing and warm personality should make her visit a popular one. Advance booking essential.

0 Open (Scottish) Opera Theatre

x Royal. Hope Street. Application

details from 331 1234. 7—8pm. Extra : dates: Thurs 17, Fri 25. £10 for four 5 sessions. See Fri 11 for full



0 An Invitation to Music Studio 1. BBC. 5 Queen Street. Box office 225 3131. 1pm. Free at door. Ifyou‘ve never heard Ukranian songs by

' Rozhavskai and Kanyershtyelna (and, let‘s face it. who has?) then this is an invitation you can‘t refuse. It‘s an all Russian song programme with

f baritone Brian Bannatyne-Scott accompanied by Angela Livingstone. The main works are the cycle entitled Sunless by Mussorgsky

: and Shostakovich‘s Four

Monologues by Pushkin Op 91.



o The Turn ot the Screw Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box office 331

1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 19 Apr (2.15pm);10,14.19June(7.15pm).

Edinburgh performance 22 May. £2.50—£18.50. Based on the novel by Henry James, Britten‘s opera is an eerie tale of two young children living in a large country hourse. It‘s a revised production originally seen in 1970. See panel.

. o Pre-pertormance tallt Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box office 331 1234. 6pm. Free to ticket holders.

' Friends ofScottish Opera present an

-introduction to Benjamin Britten‘s opera The Turn of the Screw.

opening tonight.

. Edinburgh

' o McEwen Memorial Concert Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Box office 339 8855 ext 4092. 7.30pm. Free at door. The Naxos String Trio with Jack Keaney (piano) give the

- first ofthis year‘s McEwen Memorial Concerts of Scottish chamber music. Music includes works by McEwen, Edward McGuire, Frank Spedding and Ronald Stevenson.



T o Telemann Ensemble Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Box office

i 334 3488 (M. Watts). 7.30pm. £3.50.

The final concert in the Telemann

i Ensemble’s series surprisingly

doesn’t include any music by

? Telemann. Plenty ofother good stuff

: though Boismortier. J.S. Bach.

ofthe Screw’, opening in Glasgow on C.P.E. Bach. Marini and Purcell. the 16th (see listings).

i 0 Open (Scottish) Opera Theatre

, Royal, Hope Street. Application details from 331 1234. 7-8prn. Extra date: Fri 25. £10 for four sessrons.

| See Fri 11 for full description.

I o McEwen Memorial Concert Concert

I Hall, Glasgow University. Box

2485. 6.30pm for 7pm. £7.50/£12.50

office 339 8855 ext 4092. 1.15pm. Free at door. More Scottish contemporary music, including the first performance of Edward McGuire‘s Prelude 3 for solo flute. David Davies (flute) and Peter Seivewright (piano) also play works by John Maxwell Geddes, Rory

Boyle. Ronald Stevenson and John Purser.

o McEwen Memorial Concert Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Box office 339 8855 ext 4092. 7.30pm. Free at door. The 11th Triennial Series of the McEwen Concerts

continues with the Edinburgh Quartet playing Kenneth Leighton‘s

Piano Quintet. with the composer

himselfat the piano. John McLeod’s new String Quartet gets its first

performance and the other works are by Hans Gal and Philip Norris.

There are two more McEwen

: concerts after this one for details

see the next issue ofThe List.


0 SCD Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Box office 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 18. Glasgow. £3—£8. Spanish music embraces Mozart in the last SCQ programme this season. To start, Falla's Suite El Amor Brujo and to end. Musieaen la Giralda for harp

. and orchestra. In the middle,

Mozart‘s Concerto for flute and harp and Les Petits Riens.

; 0 Classical Guitar Society St Mark‘s 7 Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace.

Admission programmes at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Neil Smith gives

j a solo recital of music for guitar

including 3 Pieces Platero by Sainz

de la Maza. Stepan Rak‘s

Renaissance Temptation. 3 Cuban

Pieces by Brouwer and other works

by Rodrigo. Sor. Bach and Albeniz.


The Composer Conducts series has been one oi the Scottish Chamber

Orchestra‘s innovatory moves over the last few months. Peter Maxwell

Davies, conductor, one oi Scotland's

j include The Lighthouse, and one oithe

i 13 (Glasgow). See listings.

ioremost composers, whose works

leading lights of the Magnus Festival in Orkney, will conduct his own work in the Iinal concerts of the series, on Thursday 10 (Edinburgh) and Sunday