top of Leith Walk, 557 2590. 7.30pm.
£3. This nationally acclaimed Christian Youth Orchestra and Singers perform music for all ages and tastes with selections from TV and stage, screen and the classics.
SUNDAY 2 Glasgow
0 800 City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. Tippett conducts Tippett in a concert of nearly all his own music. Suite of Dances from the Faery Queen, Songs for Ariel, Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli and Songs for Dov are all his, but Stravinsky gets a look in with Dumbarton Oaks.
0 Good Shepherd Chorus Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 943 0526 (Mr T.F. Fields). 8pm. £2.50. This month’s Good Shepherd concert in aid of charity , is given over to one work - Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah. The tower of strength tonight is conductor Richard Honner.
0 Classical Guitar Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre, 31/33 Waverley Bridge; lst of May Bookshop, Candlemaker Row; One World Shop, Peace and Justice Centre; Azteca, Victoria Street. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). The Chilean guitarist Galvarino Ceron visits Edinburgh to give a benefit concert for Chile, with music by Lauro, J .S. Bach, Manuel Ponce and others.
0 Meeting with Artists 5 Northumberland Street, 334 7414 (ECAT). 8pm. Free. Geoffrey King and Alasdair Nicholson introduce their new works and, together with Tom Yang, discuss Vesalii Icones (see Tuesday 4).
0 Symphonium Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street. Tickets: 248 4567 (Friends of Scottish Opera). 7.30pm. £7 (incl buffet and wine); £3 (concert only). Thomas Hemsley (baritone) joins this group of professional Glasgow instrumentalists, mainly from the Scottish Opera orchestra, for a programme of music by Bach, Delius and Dvorak.
0 Music and kite in China Assembly Rooms, George Street, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £1 (50p). Ronald Stevenson, composer and pianist, who recently spent a year as visiting artist at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, gives a talk with illustrations at the piano about his experience in China. Part of China Week events.
0 Breac Brass Quintet Assembly Hall, Strathclyde University, James Weir Building, Montrose Street. 1.15pm. Free at door. A lunchtime recital of music for brass.
0 Opera Video Scottish Opera
" Designer Michael Yeoman puts this production oi Carmen in a sparse set on a large revolving stage, to cleverly give structure and deilnltlon to the action. Escamlllo’s iamous Toreador song is sung irom the top at a long table whose length is the diameter oi a circle oi people in the tavern. As he sings- and as the set revolves-the crowd rise like a ripple to cheer, hats tossed in the air -the more eiiective ior being silent. A group of soldlers sitting together in their yellow unlionns rise as it in a patch oi sunlight.
Part oi the stage rises up at right angles, dividing the stage into two halves. It is a simple but highly effective device which is used to almost cinematic eiiect in the third act. Escamillo and the nervous toreadors emerge from their edgy darkness on one side to the colour oi the cheering crowd on the other. Then, by slowly revolving the stage, it is as though the camera pulls back and we have an aerial glimpse oi the action which pans
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Sergei Leiiertus as Escamillo
the scene, observing Carmen slip onto the stage to rendezvous with her lover.
Jenny Mlller acquitted horse-It well In Emily Golden's absence due to illness, a heartless Carmen to Gary Bachlund's touching Don Jose, and Jane Leslie MacKenzie made a particularly tine and lyrical Micaela. (Sally Kinnes) Carmen is at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre on Tuesday 11 and Friday 14 November.
Centre, 39 Elmbank Crescent, 248 4567. 7pm. £2. While Scottish Opera is away on tour, the Friends Society make sure no one is starved of opera by presenting a video of Andreas Chenier from La Scala. Next week it’s Il Trovatore.
0 invitation to Music Studio One, BBC, 5 Queen Street, 225 3131. 1pm. Free at door. The Edinburgh Quartet are joined by pianist Peter Evans for Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. Also in the programme are Philip Norris’s Fantasy Quartet and Mendelssohn’s youthful Quartet in E ﬂat, Op 12. The performance will be recorded for future transmission on Radio Scotland.
0 Harpsichord Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Spend a relaxing lunch-hour in the company of Noel O’Regan and tuneful harpsichord music by Frescobaldi, Froberger and J .S. Bach.
0 Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre, 31/33 Waverley Bridge. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). An evening of music theatre with Tom Yang, dancer, in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Vesallii lcones. Also on the programme is the first performance of Geoffrey King’s Man With Hammer and Alasdair Nicholson’s General Reid: His Dumpe.
o McGibbon Ensemble McDonald Road Public Library, off Leith Walk. Free at door. 8pm. Edna Arthur (violin), David Johnson (cello) and Bryce Gould (harpsichord) play 18th century music with a Scottish ﬂavour as part of the Nelson Hall series of concerts.
WEDNESDAY 5 Glasgow
0 Piano Recital Eastwood Theatre, Eastwood Toll. 8pm. Tickets at door. £4.50 (students £2.25). Christopher Oakden, who came
third in the recent Scottish Piano Competition, gives a recital for Eastwood Music Society, of Haydn, Schenberg, Chopin and Prokofiev, culminating with Beethoven’s great Hammerklavier Sonata.
THURSDAY 6 .
0 The Secrets ol the Muse Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University.
1 . 15pm. Free at door. Elspeth Mack (soprano) and Neil Morrison (lutes) perform ‘Airs de cour’, Scottish lute songs and music for lutes.
0 Music Careers Convention Music Library, 9 George [V Bridge, 225 5584 ext 233. 2—4pm and 6—8pm. Free. All you ever wanted to know about . . . conducting, rock music, piano tuning, composing. . . or any sort ofcareer in music (see panel). 0 Three’s Company present Just Two Laigh Room, St Cecilia‘s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets: 332 4930 (J. Logan) or 665 2271 (P. Cannell). 7.30pm. £2.50. A recital with soprano, baritone and piano concerning relationships - meaningful or otherwise. In aid of UNICEF.
FRIDAY 7 . Glasgow
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 1pm. Free at door. It’s the Alberni String Quartet again — but who’s complaining? — this time with Lawrence Glover and the Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor.
0 Young Concert Artists Trust Recital Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 01 637 8743 (YCAT). 7.30pm. £2.50. Vioin/piano and soprano/piano share tonight’s YCAT recital. Elizabeth Layton with Edinburgh-born pianist Malcolm Nartineau plays Beethoven’s E ﬂat
Sonata Op 12 No 3, the impressive but difficult Carmen Fantasy by Saraste and the Romance Op 23 by Szymanowski. Songs by Mozart, Schumann, Wolf, Debussy, Strauss and Delibes make up the rest of the programme in a performance by Eileen Hulse and Paul Turner (see also Fri 31). '
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets from Reception, BBC Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. Jukka-Pekka Saraste newly appointed Principal Conductor of the SCO, has a turn with the BBC SSO and music from his native Finland. A rare chance to hear Sibelius’ Suite Mignonne and the Kalevala Suite by Uuno Klami. 0 Piano Recital Kilmardinny House, Bearsden. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. Kilmardinny Music Club welcomes back Susan Tomes, runner-up in the . recent Scottish Piano Competition, I who first played there in 1972 while something of a child wonder.
0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. John Kitchen cooks up a programme of organ music by Pachelbel, Bohm and Bruhns.
O SNO Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 2281155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 8, Glasgow. £2—£8. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Liszt’s death, the SNO open with the symphonic poem The Passing Of Beatrice by William Wallace. And if you though William Wallace was a 13th century Scottish patriot, then ofcourse you’d be right, but there was another one after that. Born in Greenock in 1860 this William Wallace based tonight’s' work on Dante and the connection comes in when you learn that Liszt’s Dante Symphony is also being performed.
SATURDAY 8 - Glasgow
0 Organ and Harpsichord Recital Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Free at door. 2.30pm. Sir David Lumsden, ex-principal of the RSAMD, returns to Glasgow to give a recital of music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and works by Gibbobs, Tomkins, Boyce, Green. Stanley, Couperin, Handel and W.F. Bach.
O SNO City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 7, Edinburgh for full description.
0 800 Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 2281155. 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 9, Glasgow. £3—£8.50. An evening of popular Victorian and Edwardian ballads with Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Robert Tear (tenor) and Carl Davis (conductor).
0 Caritas Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Taking a change from administering the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, William Webb turns to conducting this young orchestra in a programme of Mozart, Massenet, Haydn and the rather unusual
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