0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, than by event.
0 Lauriston Singers North
Merchiston Church Hall. Slateford % Road. 339 3937 (Mrs Wightman).
i 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 6. £2 (inc
refreshments). Putting on the Style is i the glamorous title ofthis 10th Anniversary show.
i SATURDAY 6 Glasgow
0 Scottish Fiddle Orchestra City Hall. 1 Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4—£5. A popular programme of fiddle music. | Only a few seats left — book now.
g o Laurlston Singers North
I Merchiston Church Hall. Slateford ] Road. 339 3937(Mrs Wightman).
7.30pm. £2 (inc refreshments). See Fri 5 for full description.
0 Harpsichord Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. Admission at door. 3pm. Free. Under the auspices of Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries. an informal hour long recital ofmusic for harpsichord.
0 Scottish Fiddle Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961.
SUNDAY 7 Glasgow
0 Treasure Hunt and Car Rally. Venue — could be anywhere. Tel. 248 4567 (Alicia). All day. Obviously not a classical music event as such. but seeing as it‘s being organised by Friends of Scottish Opera. it will probably have some musical content. It ought to be a good fun day for all the family. with starting points in Glasgow. Edinburgh and Perth. The final route will be in the Trossachs where there will be a barbeque in the David Marschall Lodge, kindly lent by the National Trust.
0 St Giles' at SIX St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Admission at door. 6pm. Free. Wendy Ross and Colin Lochead are the musicians presenting a short recital in this regular series.
Lothian Road.2281155.7.30pm. £2—£5. Moura Lympany celebrates her 70th birthday with Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra and Lothian Brass Band.
0 Indian Classical Music Pleasance Theatre, 60The Pleasance. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £1. Edinburgh Indian Association presents Deepak
' FRIDAY 5 i
Choudbury. one of the world's leading sitar players.
0 Scottish Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 038 983 218 (Robin
Barr). From 10am. Free entry at door by Souvenir Programme. Extra
dates: Tues 9. Wed 10. Thurs 11.Fri ’ 12. Young concert pianists with some sort of Scottish connection
o Moura Lympany- Piano Usher Hall,
take part in the preliminary rounds ofthe first Scottish piano competition. Each recital. and there are 27 pianists in all. lasts around 45 minutes.
TUESDAY 9 Glasgow
0 Scottish Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George's Place. ()38 983 218 (Robin Barr). from 1()am. Free entry at door
by Souvenir Programme. Extra dates: Wed 10.Thurs 11.Fri 12. See Mon 8 for full description.
g o The Marriage of Figaro Churchill
i Theatre, Morningside. Tickets: 228
1155 (Usher Hall) or 447 7408 (Sinfonia Opera). 7pm. Extra dates:
, Wed 10.Thurs 11. Fri 12,Sat 13.
£3.50 (£2.50). In conjunction with Scottish Sinfonia. Sinfonia Opera
presents Mozart’s much-loved opera
: The Marriage ofFigaro in a production by Isobel Ewen with musical director Neil Mantle.
. WEDNESDAY 10 Glasgow
0 Scottish Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George's Place. 038 983 218 (Robin Barr). From 10am. Free entry at door by Souvenir Programme. Extra dates: Thurs 1 1. Fri 12. See Mon 8 for full description.
0 The Marriage of Figaro Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 447 7408 (Sinfonia Opera). 7pm. Extra dates: Thurs 11. Fri 12. Sat 13. £3.50 (£2.50). See Tue 9 for full description.
1 THURSDAY11 " Glasgow ‘
a GNU - Glasgow Cathedral Festival Glasgow Cathedral. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £4 and £6. As Festival celebrations continue at Glasgow Cathedral for its 850th anniversary. the SN() is reunited with formal musical director and principal conductor. Sir Alexander Gibson. fora programme including works by Wagner. Brahms and Beethoven.
0 Scottish Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 038 983 218 (Robin Barr). From 10am. Free entry at door by Souvenir Programme. Extra date: Fri 12. See Mon 8 for full description.
0 The Marriage oi Figaro Churchill Theatre. Morningside. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 447 7408 (Sinfonia Opera). 7pm. Extra dates: Fri 12. Sat 13. £3.50 (£2.50). See Tue 9 for full description.
FRIDAY 12 Glasgow
0 Scottish Piano Competition. Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 038 983 218 (Robin
_ SCOTTISH PIANO COMPETITION
Even though musical competitions are continually in the tiring line of adverse criticism, they are equally continually
spectacle. Hence the first Scottish Piano Competition for young pianists aged between 18 and 32. ‘It was started by two members of the RSAMD statt’ explained Robin Barr, one at the committee, “who tell that there should be something to aim iorior people going out oithe Academy. About a third at the applicants have never actually been near Scotland, but they all have some sort of Scottish ancestry, and others are Scots who are now having to work abroad. It's amazing how many are working in, for example, Germany, simply because they can’t get similar jobs here.’ About 27 pianists will be competing for the work that this competition promises to bring them in Britain. ‘The number oiengagements will earn the winner around 28000- and that's on top at the 22000 prize money. Already, one sponsor has guaranteed a London recital, with expenses, and an audience made up of theirclients.‘
Standards should be high. One applicant has had to withdraw because of winning a big competition elsewhere. Another was Young Musician oi the Year piano iinalist two years ago (her grandmother is Scottish) and again at the top end olthe scale is Edinburgh born Susan Tomes
3 (the first woman to read music at King’s
in demand by artists, concert promoters and the public, who seem to have an insatiable thirst for such
recording with the Domus Piano Quartet was awarded Gramophone’s ‘Record of the Year’. The final, to be televised by Scottish Television, is at Glasgow’s City Hall on Saturday 13
, Sept-see listings. (Carol Main)
The List 5 — 18 September 11