0 8N0 Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 25 Glasgow. £2—£8.80. Linz and Liszt tonight -— Mozart’s Symphony No 36 is the former and the latter is featured in his Piano Concerto No 2 and Piano Transcription on the Waltz from Gounod’s Faust, part of the special series marking the 100th anniversary of his death. Kun Woo Paik is the soloist. The whole orchestra stars after the interval in Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. A new conductor for the SNO this evening— Vanco Cavdarski.

0 Concert Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk Candlemaker Row. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £2 (min donation). Greyfriars Choir and Camerata give the first Robin Smith Memorial Concert. Works by Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi (Gloria).

SATURDAY 22 Glasgow

0 8N0 City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 21. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Meet the Band on St Cecilia’s Day Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Napier College Music Department, Sighthill Court. 3pm. £2 (£1). With inspiration from the Patron Saint of Music, students of Napier College perform light music for ‘children of all ages”, featuring all sections of the band. In aid of Queen‘s Hall funds. 0 Edinburgh Bach Choir Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Ticket Centre, 31/33 Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). The Bach Players join the Bach Choir for Haydn St Cecilia Mass - and Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day. Not Bach, but appropriate music for the day of the Patron Saint of Music.

0 Recital Society of Musicians, 2 Belford Road. Admission at door. 8pm. Music for voice and guitar performed by Malcolm Watson, Caroline Kerr and Kathleen Dyne. 0 Edinburgh Chamber Singers St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Admission at door. 8pm. £2 (£1.50). First performance by this new choir. A cappella British sacred music including works by Byrd (Haec Dies and Mass for Four Voices). Weelkes, Purcell, Stanford and Britten.

SUNDAY 23 Glasgow

0 Friends at SNO Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 332 7244

(SNO). 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 24.

£3 (guests £4). The SNO Chorus and SNO Youth Chorus join together with the orchestra for Judith Weir‘s Ascending into Heaven, Awake my Glory by Kenneth Leighton, Tudor Music by Byrd and Gibbons, and Menotti‘s popular Amahl and the Night Visitors.


0 Friends at Scottish Opera Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 3pm. £1 .50 (guests £2). Talk on Wagner’s Flying Dutchman by Derek Watson.

0 Scottish Slnlonia Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3 (£2.40/£1.50). It must be a coincidence that Scottish Sinfonia’s Wagner concert follows Derek Watson’s Wagner talk at the Queen's Hall earlier today. Unfortunate then that his subject, The Flying Dutchman, is not being heard at all. Plenty ofother meaty stuffthough in the form of the Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music, the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and all the best bits from Die Walkure.

0 Edinburgh University Madrigal Group St Cecilia’s hall, Cowgate. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3 (£2). A programme to include Orlando Gibbons' Welcome Song for James Vl‘s visit to Scotland in 1617, Do Not Repine Fair Sun, and Henry Purcell’s Ode for St Cecila‘s Day of 1683 Welcome to all the Pleasures.

0 Concert Cargilfield School, Barnton. Free at door. 7pm. A somewhat early performance of the Christmas Oratorio.

MONDAY 24 Glasgow

0 Friends of 8N0 Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 332 7244 (SNO). 7.30pm. £3 (guests £4). See Sun 23 for full description.


0 New Town Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.50—£5.50 (conc available). One ofBritain‘s most renowned pianists, Bernard Roberts, plays some of the greatest works from the piano repertoire, including Beethoven‘s Waldstein Sonata and Schubert‘s Sonata in B flat major, D960.

0 Claremont String Quartet Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50 Friends of SNO). Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall) or 556 8921 (Scottish National Portrait Gallery) or 041 332 7244 (SNO). String Quartets by Haydn (The Hunt) and Brahms (No 2) plus Oboe Quintet by Arnold Bax.

TUESDAY 25 Glasgow

0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. A chance to witness a viola masterclass directed by Margaret Major.

0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall, James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. Strathclyde University presents a varied programme of orchestral music given by the Chamber Orchestra ofthe Music School of Douglas Academy.

0 Evening Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 3324101. 7.30pm. Free at door. Cellist Raphael Wallfisch teams up with pianist Gustav Fenyo for music by Schumann, Kodaly, Bartok and Brahms.

0 Opera Video Scottish Opera Centre, 39 Elmbank Crescent, 248

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As tar as Saints' Days this month are concerned, that oi St Andrew, Patron Saint oi Scotland on 30 Nov is rightly the most honoured. But earlier, on 22 Nov, lalls the special day at the Patron Saint at Music, St Cecilia. As with all saints, lite was neverstraightiorward.

Desperately determined to keep vows oi Christianity and celibacy in 2nd Century pagan Rome, martyrdom came in a dry bath, heating courtesy oi the leaping ilames surrounding it, iollowed by decapitation. Curiously, apart from a vague rumour oi an angel enticed to earth by the charms oi Cecilia’s singing, there is no mention oi music in her life. It’s even reported that the only reason she is the patron saint oi music is due to the mis-reading at a Latin text in the 16th century. In spite oithls, St Cecilia is now well and truly regarded as the tutelary saint oi music and musicians and has inspired both literature (Chaucer's Second Nun's Tale in Canterbury Tales and Pope’s Ode ior Music on St Cecilia’s Day) and music. Edinburgh University Madrigal Group perlorm Purcell’s Ode on St Cecilia's Day on Sun 23 in, appropriately, St Cecilia’s Hall and on the day itseli, Sat 22, the Edinburgh Bach Society choose the St Cecilia Mass by Haydn and Handel's Ode ior St Cecilia’s day- see Music listings. (Carol Main)

4567. 7pm. £2. Sample the opulence ofold Vienna with the film of Strauss‘s Die Flederrnaus.


0 Aberdeen Trio Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Violin, cello and piano play the new Piano Trio by Raymond Dodd and the slightly older Piano Trio by Smetana.

WEDNESDAY 26 Edinburgh

0 Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.50—£6 (half price conc available). Ending a fascinating series of all sorts of music from Denmark, organised through the Danish Institute. this ‘big‘ concert is jointly promoted by Edinburgh District Council and Van Walsum Management. It‘s all Danish music and inevitably Grieg— the Piano Concerto with John Ogden as soloist, and Neilsen - Symphony No 2.

0 Compact Disc Demonstration Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 2 Belford Road. 7.30pm. Free at door. lfyou‘ve ever wondered just how these neat little silver discs work and if they‘re really worth it, the Scottish Wagner Society provides the answers this evening.

0 Flamenco Guitar Recital Dundonald House, 5—7 Dundonald Street, 557 3928. 8.30pm. £2. Frederico Triay is the guest ofColegio Espanol with authentic Spanish flamenco.

0 Opera Video Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place. Tickets: 041 248 4567 (Scottish Opera). 7pm. £2. Friends of Scottish Opera present a film showing of Andrea Chenier.

O Musics Meet Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. £2 (£1). The first performance of‘Fathers‘ for singers and jazz backing with Melanie O'Reilly, Francis Cowan and the choir of Fettes Chapel directed by Michael Lester-Cribb.

THURSDAY 27 Glasgow

0 Piano Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Lively music for lunchtime in the form of Masques Op 34 by Szymanowski, Chopin‘s Mazurkas Op 17 and Beethoven‘s F sharp Sonata No 24.

O 8N0 City Hall, Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. The SNO‘s Glasgow Herald Thursday series of a concert each month continues with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mahler‘s Das Lied von der Erde with Kurt Sanderling conducting and soloists Carolyn Watkinson and Kenneth Woollam.


0 Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Students of Edinburgh University’s Music Faculty prove their talents to the public.


RIDAY 14 Glasgow

0 Nailan Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. Evening. Varied numbers of musicians with fiddle and melodeon in the middle.

0 Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Folksy music in the bar. From ‘Beggars Mantle‘.


0 A Night for the ANC Assembly Rooms. George Street. 8pm. £4.50 (£2). Compered by Danny Kyle and with a large lineup of comedy and music including Dick Gaughan, Rua and a choir from Soweto.

0 North Sea Gas Platform 1, Rutland Street. Evening. Folk entertainment.

0 Colin Ramage Royal Oak, lnfirmary Street, 557 2976. Late night sessions and singing. Crowded downstairs bar. Till 2am.

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