TUESDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Cathedral Classics Paisley Abbey. Box ()ffice 887 1007 (Paisley Town Hall) or 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £4. See Sunday 15 (Edinburgh) for full description. Partly altered programme is Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Trumpets. Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and Haydn's Nelson Mass with the Paisley Abbey Choir. Tenor Neil Mackie joins the distinguished line-upof soloists.

o BSAMD Competitions Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St (ieorge‘s Place. Box Office 331 4101 . daytime. Free at door. See Mon 16 for full description. 'I'oday it‘s the Bach Prize (Class B) for pianists.

O Tosca Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra date: Sat 21 . £2.50—£18.50. Nearing the end of their season Scottish ()pera have two more performances of Puccini‘s Tosca. this particular production. first seen in 1980. set in Fascist Italy.

0 3N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Box ()ffice 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 227 5015 (Credit Cards). 7.30pm. £2—£b‘.50 (series discounts available). .larnes (ialway in concert performing music by Mozart. Handel. Vivaldi. Sibelius. Debussy. Farm" and (irieg.

WEDNESDAY 18 . Edinburgh

0 Organ Recital Church of St Andrew and St (ieorge. (ieorge Street. Tickets at door. lprn. Extra date: Wed 25. 50p. Regularorganist at this fine oval-shaped church. Philip Sawyer. gives two lunchtime organ recitals as part of the ongoing series of recitals throughout June. .1 uly and part ofAugust.

o Twin-city Concert St Bernard‘s Church. Stockbridge. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). Twin cities Edinburgh and Munich team up for a concert given by the united choirs. orchestras and string ensembles of Drummond Community I Iigh School and Maximiliansgyrnnasiurn to perform a varied programme ranging from Handel's Water Music to songs from Jesus Christ Superstar. Refreshments at the interval.


0 RSAMO Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St (ieorge‘s Place. Box Office 332 4101 . daytime. Free at door. See Mon 16 for full description. It‘s now the (iovernors‘ Recital Prize Competition for piano. 0 SNO Proms Scottish Exhibitions and Conference Centre. Box ()ffice 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 227 5015 (Credit Cards). 7.30pm. £2—.£b‘.50 (series discounts available). The young female conductor Sian Edwards makes a welcome return to Glasgow after a highly successful last minute spell with Scottish( ":ra in March to take the SNO through some more of the world's best-loved classical favourites— Midsummer Night‘s Dream ()verture. Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and '1‘chaikovsky”s 4th Symphony.

THURSDAY 19 Edinburgh 0 Schools' Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets from Royal High School or George Heriot‘s. 7.30pm. £1.50 ( £1 ). Last night pupils of Drumrnond High School joined with young musicians from Munich and tonight it‘s Royal High and (‘reorge Heriot's schools getting together with another Gymnasium from Edinburgh's (ierman sister-city. to perform Beethoven‘s ()verture The ('onsecration of the House and the Requiem by Mozart.


0 The Turn ol the Screw Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. 7.15pm. £2.50—£1b’.50. SeeSat 14 for full description.

0 3N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and

Conference Centre. Box Office 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 227 5015 (Credit Cards). 7.30pm. £2—£b’.50 (series discounts available). The SNO have a rest tonight and let the BBC Symphony ()rchestra have a go. With soloist John Lill and conductor .liri Starek they perform an all Beethoven programme the 5th Symphony. 4th Piano Concert and Leonora ()verture No 3. No further countdown.


0 St Mary's Music School Concert Queen’s I Iall. Clerk Street. Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 ). Pupils of this famous


music school. founded by Sir Yehudi

Menuhin. present a well balanced programme of Vivaldi’s Concerto in

E minor for Bassoon and Strings. the

String Quartet by Stravinsky. Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (4 movements). and. to finish up with. Elgar‘s much loved Introduction and Allegro. Just before David Ilorne's ()n the Infinite Horizon for soprano and chamber ensemble receives its first performance.


0 8N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Box Office 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 227 5015 (Credit Cards). 7.30pm. £2—£8.50 (series discounts available). Evelyn (ilennie. the brilliant deafyoung percussionist from .-\berdeenshire. makes her SNO debut in what’s probably the most unusual piece in the Proms the Concerto for Mallet Instruments by Alexander Lepak. Bryden Thomson conducts. starting with Shostakovich's joyous Festival Overture and 'l‘chaikovsky‘s 5th Symphony in the second half.

0 The Lighthouse Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. 7.45pm. £3—£10.50. The second spine-chiller on at the Theatre Royal this fortnight is Peter Maxwell Davies‘ chamber opera The Lighthouse. (The Turn of the Screw is the other see listings). Based on the ghostly true story of the disappearance ofthree lighthouse-keepers from the Flannan Isle in the outer Hebrides.


A concert to draw attention to the British Institute of Organ Studies and in support 01 its endowment fund, takes place at Glasgow University’s Concert Hall on Monday 16 June at 7.30pm. The soloist will be John Wellingham oi the Loosemore Centre for Organ and Early Music at Bucklaston in Devon who will be playing works by composers such as Crott, Bull, Tomkins and Handel. During the concert he will be playing the oldest organ in Glasgow built in 1747 by John Smetzler lorthe Episcopal Chapel in Edinburgh, it has been enlarged over the years and travelled to Glasgow where it has been installed at the St Vincent Street Church amongst others before ending up at the University. Dr Donald Wright, President 01 the BIOS will be giving a short talk on the organ which will be used together with an 1840 Chamber Organ. Tickets tor the concert are £5 (£3 Student/OAP) and are available from Glasgow University Department of Music, 14 University Gardens (Cheques payable to Stuart Campbell Bach Account) and also on the door. (Graham Caldwell)

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0 Tosca Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box ()ffice 331 1234. 7.15pm. £2.50—£Ib’.50. See'l‘uc 17 for full description.

0 3N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Box ()fficc 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 227 5015 (Credit Cards). 7.30pm. £2—£ts’.50 (series discounts available). Another evening of some good old classical favourites. with some good (not terribly old) favourite personalities ofthe Proms. Bryden 'l'homson conducts Borodin‘s ()verture and Polovtsian Dancer from Prince Igor and soloists including Bill McCue. Donald Maxwell and Janice Cairns join him and the SN() for excerpts from Carmen and Act 2 of Verdi's grand opera Aida. with the S;\'() chorus.



0 Edinburgh Academy Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets from

(£1). Still in the season ofschool

Edinburgh Academy. 7.30pm. £1.50 i


end-of-term concerts. the Edinburgh

Academy presents a programme of orchestral. choral and chamber music.

0 Choral and Orchestral Concert St Mary's Church. Bellevue Crescent. Admission programmes at door. 7.30pm. £2.50(£l ). Soloists and chamber choir from the Specialist Music Unit ofBroughton High School with director Neil Bell perform works by Purcell. Monteverdi and Bach including his Double Concerto for Violin and ()boe and Brandenburg Concerto No 6.

0 StGiles' at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. More usually heard at services in the Cathedral. Vaughan Williams‘ Mass in G minor has a concert performance by the Choir of Dunfermline Abbey with conductor Andrew Armstrong.


0 East-West Musical Encounter Crlasgow Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. Box ()ffice 221 4526. Workshop: 4.30—6pm; Performance: 7.30pm. £2 ( £1) inclusive. Indian and Western instruments featuring Anup Kumar Biswas (cello) accompanied by four musicians and a singer from India playing saxophone. rnridangarn. tabla. ghaturn and tanpura. Anup Biswas is becoming well known for his work in combining Indian and Western Classical music. this being his third such tour.

0 Strathclyde School Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. Box ()ffice 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £1 (50p). For anyone who things that youth orchestras are a mere shadow ofthe real thing. this is a concert that will most certainly make you change your mind. With an ambitious programme of Rimsky—-Korsakov‘s Scheherezade. (ieorge (icrshwin‘s Rhapsody in Blue and the ()verturc to Die Meistersinger by Wagner. conductor John Lubbock takes some of Scotland's most talented young musicians through what promises to be a splendid concert.



0 Lunchtime Concert A rt Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Box ()ffice 3324101(RSAMD).12.30-2pm. Admission free at door. See Mon 16 for full description.

0 Verdi Requiem (ilasgow Cathedral. Box ()ffice 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £5. The SNO Youth ()rchestra. New (ilasgow Singers. Chansons. the Scottiin ()pera ()rchestra with members ofthe National Youth ()rchestra of Scotland all come together under the baton ofWilliam Webb for a performance of Verdi's magnificent Requiem. with soloists Patricia MacMahon. Jane (iuy. Robert Crowe and Donald Maxwell. It's being promoted by the Forum Arts Society Trust whose ambitious plan is to convert Martyr‘s Public School. the first major work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. into an arts and leisure centre. Proceeds

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