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FRIDAY 3 Glasgow

0 Midday Concen Stevenson Hall. RSA MD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 1pm. Admission free at door. Edwin Palin (violin) and Elizabeth Pitts (piano) kick off the Academy's new season of concerts with a programme of music by Beethoven. Brahms and .losef Sttk.

o Fiddlers Rally City 1 lall. Candleriggs. 945 0155 (Mr Mackay). 7.30pm. £2.50. The glorious sounds ofScottish fiddles together in aid of Strathclyde Fire Brigade Widows and Orphans Fund.


0 3N0 Usher 1 lall. Lothian Road. 228 1 151. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 4. Glasgow. 122—1880 (series discount available). An exciting programme to mark the start of 8o 87. Three works by Liszt Les Preludes. Piano Concerto No 1 (soloist Cecile Ousset). Concert Paraphrase on Verdi‘s Rigoletto (sounds interesting) and. in the second half. Brahms' 1st Symphony. with Neeme Jarvi conducting. Can we take all this in one evening‘.’

SATURDAY 4 Glasgow

0 Scottish Opera Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 11.Thurs 16. Fri 24. Mon 27 Oct (all Glasgow) and Tue 11Nov(Edinburgh).£3—£1‘)lseries discount available). Scottish Opera's first production of their 86 87 season is a new one ofCarmen. Emily Golden sings the title role and the

young American. John Mauceri. conducts. Sung in English in a new translation by Anthony Burgess. O Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Admission free at door. Spend an informal hour in the splendid surroundings of Pollok House to the delightful sounds of music for ' harpsichord. ' O 3N0 City 1 lall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. {243) (series discount . available) See Fri 3. Edinburgh. for full description. o Comloran Choir Shettleston l lall. Wellshot Road. Tickets: Fullerton‘s. i 1(103 Shettleston Road. 7.30pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Three local choirs join together for this special concert in

aid of Mentally Handicapped. A

folk songs. sacred pieces and Scottish songs.

varied programme of light music.


0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Ticket: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 5. Glasgow. £3—£8.50 (series discount available). All of Mendelssohn‘s delightful music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be heard tonight in a concert presentation with actors in an abridged version of the play's original text.


0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. {3.504.850 (series discount available). See Sat 4. Edinburgh. for full description.

0 Good Shepherd Chorus Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5%] (Ticket Centre)or 943 0256(Mr Fields). 8pm. £2.50. An all Mendelssohn programme opens the Good Shepherd Chorus‘s new season. Hymn of Praise. the Violin Concerto and ever-popular Hear My Prayer. The professionals giving their services free ofcharge are Angus Anderson. Pat McMahon. Sheena Gilchrist and John Oakman. Conductors are Ian Robertson and Robert Burns. Well worth supporting.

TUESDAY 7 Glasgow

0 Naxis Piano Ouartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George's Place. 332 41111. 7.30pm. Admission free at door. A pleasing programme of

Flora Danica, the loremost Baroque ensemble lrom Denmark, who perform on Sat 11 Oct at 7.45 pm in St Cecilia’s

Mozart‘s Piano Quartet in E flat K493. Brahms' Piano Trio in C Op 87 and Schumann's E flat Op 47 Piano Quartet.



0 Scottish Opera-Open RehearsalTheatre Royal. Hope Street. Tickets: 331 1234 or 248 4567 (F30). (1.30pm. £1 .50. Although this opportunity ofseeing all the last minute panics before the curtain opens is really only open to Friends of Scottish Opera. it may well he a good reason for joining. Strauss‘s Intermezzo is in its final stages of rehearsal before its first night on Friday (see listings).

THURSDAY 9 Edinburgh

0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 10. Glasgow. £3—.£8.50 (series discount available). An all-French evening with Bizet's Symphony in C. Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto (soloist Sharon Robinson) and his rarely heard The Mttse and the Poet. On a more well known note. Ravel‘s Mother Goose Suite makes up the rest of the programme. Conductor is Jaime Laredo.



0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claretnont Street. Tickets: 3302353 (BBC— Margaret Beaton) 12.15pm. £3 (OAP. Student L'B40 £2 and Child 50p). Sir Charles Groves conducts this midday concert. Grieg’s Sigurd .1orsalfar Suite. Clarinet Concerto No 1 by Graham thttatn (with Geraldine Allen as soloist) and Sibelius’ (Till Symphony make up an attractive programme.

0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 41(11. lprn. Admission free at door.

Hall in Edinburgh and in Glasgow, at the University Concert Hall on Thurs 16 Oct at 1 .15 pm (see listings).

The sonata by John McLeod for violin and piano receives its first performance this lunchtime by Peter Mountain and Angela Dale. Also on the programme are the Sonata in G by Mozart and the Sonata in A Op 100 by Brahms.

0 Scottish Opera Theatre Royal. 331 1234. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: Sat 18. Wednesdays 22 and 2‘) (Glasgow) and Thurs 13 Nov (Edinburgh). £3—L’1‘) (series discount available). Another new production this time Intermezzo. with both words and music by Richard Strauss. It's an i autobiographical tale of love. jealousy. affairs the usual sort of thing.

0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5%]. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50 (series discount available). See Thurs 9. Edinburgh. forfulldescription.


0 3N0 [fisher 1 lall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat

1 1. Glasgow. £2—£8.80 (series discount available). Another ‘big‘ programme from the SNO and Jarvi. Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss and the Symphony No 10 by Shostakovich. Recommended.

SATURDAY 11 Glasgow 4

0 Scottish Opera’s Carmen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234.

7. 15pm. Extra dates: Thurs to. Fri 24. Mon 27 (all Glasgow) and Tue 11 Nov. Edinburgh. £3—£1‘) (series I discount available). See Sat 4 for full description.

0 3N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £24.“) (series discount available). See Fri 10. Edinburgh. for full description.


0 Piccolo Pack Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. 31 "33 Waverley Bridge. 11am. Extra dates: Sat 18 and Sat 25. Child £1 (inc Piccolo Pack membership and badge): Adult £2. The first ofa trio of good fttn musical mornings for children aged 8—12. presented by the SCO with conductor Christopher Adey. Mussorgsky‘s Pictures from an Exhibition is the first work for exploration. Be prepared for audience participation.

0 Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia’s Hall. Cow'gate. Tickets: 221 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £6 (inc buffet ): series discount available. in celebration of its 10th Anniversary the GCS gives a special opening gala concert in its 86 87 season. Flora Danica (see photo), one of Denmark's leading Baroque ensembles. with Simon Standage. play mttsic by Bach. Handel and the less familiar J .A Sheiber and Duphly. it‘s in association with the Danish Institute. so the buffet promises to have a Danish flavour.



0 Cappella NOVB Glasgow Cathedral. 3 Tickets: 552 5%] (Ticket Centre). 8pm. Extra date: Tue 14. ' Edinburgh. £3.50 (£2). Cappella 1 Nova launches its new season withiflt