Noel O‘Regan. Price includes light refreshments. Anyone needing transport should phone 447 3244.
0 Young Musicians Concert The Church of St Andrew and St George George Street. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). The Saltire Society and the Clarsach Society get together to present a concert featuring Denise Borland and Iain Hood plus young members of Comunn Na Clarsach in a varied programme.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow
0 Vienna Boys ChoirTheatre Royal. Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.30pm. £3.50—£8.50. See Sat 15, Edinburgh for full description.
0 New Music Group oi Scotland- Epsilon Wind Quintet Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). See Sat 15, Edinburgh for full description.
0 Scottish Singers and Scottish Sintonietta Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Ticket Centre, 31/33 Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 17, Glasgow. £2.50/£3.50 (£2). Following their successful first concert with a new name and a new director (John McLeod), this professional group now celebrates the sea with the Overture Portsmouth Point by the eccentric and under-rated Lord Berners, Sea Shanties, The Rio Grande by Constant Lambert and, on a more
orthodox note, Haydn’s Nelson Mass.
0 Masterclass Edinburgh Academy, Henderson Row. Tickets: 332 1641 (Marjory Ross). 3pm. All enquiries to above tel no. Thomas Hemsley, who is engaged with Scottish Opera this season, gives a masterclass for budding singers.
O Gala Concert St Mary‘s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. Admission programmes at door.
MONDAY 17 Glasgow
0 London Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. As part of their 10th Shell-LSO National Tour, the LSO is one of the few orchestras from South of the border to venture this far north. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Berlioz and Strauss, with Cecile Ousset as soloist in Rachmaninov‘s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
0 Scottish Singers and Scottish Sinionletta Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Sun 16, Edinburgh for full description.
0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms, George Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 225 5373 (P & O Travel). 1pm. £3 (£2). Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez is the international star of this week’s lunchtime concert, playing works by Sor. Turina, Brouwer and Granados.
TUESDAY 18 Glasgow
0 Guitar Recital Collins Gallery. University of Strathclyde, Richmond Street. Free at door.
1. 15pm. A gentle lunchtime serenade to aid the digestion by Arne Brattland. Grieg‘s Lyric Pieces, Serenades ofthe Unicorn, Birds by Duarte and Mallorca by Albeniz.
0 Opera Video Scottish Opera Centre 39 Elmbank Crescent. 248 4567. 7pm. £2. Attila by Verdi, much neglected until the early 19505, is the choice of film this evening by Friends of Scottish Opera.
0 Plano Trios Recital Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). A newly-established ensemble oqustav Fenyo (piano), Geoffrey Allan (violin) and Mark Bailey (cello) playing piano trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
0 Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Daphne Godson (violin) and Sheila Desson (piano) play violin sonatas by Beethoven and Copland.
0 Friends oi the Oueen's Hall Event Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Friends Stall, Queen‘s Hall. 6.30pm. £1.50. Listen to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra rehearsing for their concert with Paul Tortelier. followed by a reception in the Lothian Room. Only one of many activities organised by this lively group. Phone the Queen‘s Hall (663 3456) for further details of membership.
0 Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra Music Hall, Assembly Rooms, George Street. 7.30pm. Tickets at door: £1 (50p). This fine band of young musicians play Dvorak’s 8th Symphony and Alba, the tune more usually heard as the signature tune for Radio Scotland,
by Scottish composer George Mcllwham.
WEDNESDAY 19 Glasgow
0 Cramb Lecture Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 5pm. The Tradition oszech Opera is the title ofthis annual lecture. to be given this year by Dr Alena Nemcova ofthe Music Information Centre of the Czech Music Fund.
0 Orchestral Concert City Hall. Candleriggs, 332 4101. 7.30pm. Free at door. Two symphonies this evening— Beethoven’s sprightly No 1 and Brahms‘ heavier No 3. Also the sentimental great weepy ofclassical music — Bruch‘s G minor Violin Concerto with Jane Murdoch as soloist. James Loughran conducts the orchestra of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
0 Edinburgh Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Edinburgh. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 332 8691 (E0). 7.45pm. £2.75—£4. Keeping it in the family. the Edinburgh Quartet‘s guest clarinettist in Weber‘s Clarinet Quintet is violist Michael Beeston‘s younger brother Martin Beeston. Dvorak‘s E flat Op 51 Quartet continues the thread being spun by that particular composer through the current series. and Haydn‘s quartet in G major Op 77 No 1 makes up the programme.
0 Musics Meet Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. £2 (£1). Francis Cowan, Lucy Cowan and Orkistra perform music by Isaac. Ockeghem, Walther and Purcell. along with Rant by Edward McGuire and Scottish tunes in 17th century arrangements.
0 Guitar Recital St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Under the auspices of the Classical Guitar Society, Goran Sollscher plays music by Bach, Villa-Lobos and Britten.
O Choral Concert Morningside United
As part oi its annual UK tour, the London Symphony Orchestra visits Glasgow on Monday 17 Nov. As the London-based or major English symphony orchestras seldom venture north oi the border, this makes a welcome change. Linked to the Shell-LSD Music Scholarship, the tour, which also encompasses Aberdeen, Cardiil, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, gives the opportunity oi presenting the award’s young iinalists with their medals and certiiicates. Glasgow regional tinallst is nineteen year-old violinist Abigail Young irom Paisley, a student at London’s Guildhall School at Music and Drama. She, however, will not be playing on this occasion (only the Gold Medal winner, Stephanie Gonley, another nineteen year-old violinist, receives the additional honour oi periorming a concerto with the LSD). Cecile Ousset, the outstanding French pianist, is the
soloist in Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto. Conductor is the distinguished American Michael Tilson Thomas (see photo and llstlngs- Monday 17, L80, City Hall, Glasgow). (Carol Main)
Church. Morningside. 7.45pm. Tickets at door. 50p. Recital by Sine Nomine choir conducted by Jim Carey. Proceeds to Holy Corner Church Centure. Tea/Coffee.
THURSDAY 20 ‘
0 Competition Stevenson hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. 3324101. Competition runs throughout day. tickets free at door. Students of piano vie for the John Ireland Prize.
0 Organ Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. A fascinating sounding programme of the Clavier Sonata by contemporary Scottish composer John Purser plus works by William Russell. Samuel Wesley, and Herbert Howells‘ Dalby‘s Fancy and Dalby's Toccata.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm (audience to be
V seated by 7.25pm). Free.
Conductor/composer Leif Segerstam wields the baton with his Nocturne and A Last Melodioso, followed by Lemminkain’en Legends by Sibelius. Hanncle Segerstam is the violin soloist this evening.
0 SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.50—£9.50. It‘s a special concert this evening with Paul Tortelier playing the double role of both soloist (in Tchaikovsky‘s Variations on a Rococo Theme) and narrator of Prokofiev‘s much loved Peter and the Wolf. His Symphony No 1, Classical, Opens the programme, which is completed by Arensky‘s Variations on aTheme of Tchaikovsky.
0 Contemporary Music Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. Students of Edinburgh University‘s Music Faculty perform contemporary compositions.
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 3324101. 1pm. Free at door. Paganiniana is the title of Lawrence Glover‘s lunchtime recital. No straight Paganini but Variations by Brahms, Impromptus by Frank Spedding and arrangements by Schumann. Liszt and Glover himself.
0 Concert City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. The Tiree Association give an evening‘s musical entertainment.
0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1 . 10pm. What career other than an organist (or maybe a pianist) could today‘s soloist — John Keys - have chosen? He plays Bach‘s Allein Gott in der Hoh, both BWV 662 and BWC 664, the B minor Prelude and Fugue and a Christmas piece by Dupré.
30 The List 14— 27 November