Matthews and Judith Weir in conversation about the work of Benjamin Britten (see listings— Thurs 4).
THURSDAY 4 Glasgow
0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. After his recital last night, pianist Peter Frankl now shows students how he does it and how they can do it too.
0 Voice/piano Recital Concert Hall, Glasgow University, 339 8855 ext 4092. 1.15pm. Free at door. In association with the French Institute, Marie-Jeanne Tropet (soprano), Daniel Brandt (bass baritone) and Michael Dussek (piano) perform a selection of French songs.
0 Scottish Early Music Consort Burreil Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 5. £3.50 (£1 .50). Songs and instrumental music by an unusual selection of 15th century English composers and their contemporaries at the magnificent court of Burgundy are woven together to form An Anglo-Burgundian Tapestry. Burreil Collection open from 6.30pm and during the interval.
0 Christmas Concert Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 5. £2 (£1) (including refreshments). Now a regular treat at Christmas time, the young musicians of Glasgow Arts Centre put on their annual concert. This year‘s includes a concert performance of the children’s opera ‘A Sea Journey’ plus lots of fun, not to mention a few surprises.
O Paragon Ensemble Hutcheson’s Hall, Ingram Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3 (£2). First performance of Solos A and D for flute and guitar by John Maxwell Geddes plus Markheim Revisitied by David Davies and the Septet by Kees van Baaren.
0 Glasgow Phoenix Choir City Hall, Candleriggs. Tickets: 884 3257 (Flora Harrison). 7.30pm. £2. See Tue 2 for full description.
0 Harpsichord Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square, 6671011 ext4577. 1.10pm. Free at door. Ex-professor at Edinburgh University, Peter Williams, makes a welcome return from America for a lunchtime rehearsal of music for harpsichord. Please note change of date from Tues 9.
0 An invitation to Music BBC, Studio 1,5 Queen Street, 225 3131.1pm. Free at door. Before dashing back to Glasgow for their evening concert there, the Paragon Ensemble give a similar programme for future broadcast (see Glasgow listings).
0 Anne oi Green Gables Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Tickets: 229 8443 (Mrs Burns). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 5, Sat 6. £2.50 (£1.50). See Wed 3 for full description.
0 Pro Arte Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Tickets:
2281155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 8, Glasgow. £3.25 (£1.75) Saying hello for the first time to Scottish audiences is the young American pianist Jeanne Farewell. A silver medallist in the International Piano Recording Competition in 1980, she has given recitals in America and London. On this occasion her programme is an attractive mix of Poulenc, Beethoven, Ginastera, Chopin and Prokofiev.
0 Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre , 31/33 Waverley Bridge or 334 7414 (ECAT). 8pm. £3.50 (£2). This Britten Memorial Concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the composer’s death, includes several of his most outstanding chamber music compositions. First performance of Judith Weir’s Memoriale, a setting of Auden’s valediction of the death of W.B. Yeats (see listings Wed 3).
FRIDAY 5 Glasgow
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 1pm. Free at door. Peter
F rankl gives his second recital at the Music Academy this week. This time it’s Beethoven (Sonata Op 26), Brahms (Three Intermezzos) and Debussy (Four Preludes and L’Isle
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. Wit and Weber this evening — Overture: La Preciosa, Piano Concerto No 2, with soloist Alan Schiller and Invitation to the Dance. Wit, on this occasion, being the conductor rather than the funny stuff.
0 Scottish Early Music Concert Burreil Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). See Thurs 4 for full description.
0 RSAMD Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free at door. Edgar Williams conducts students in a programme to include works by Beethoven, William Walton, Cedric Thorpe Davie and Malcolm Arnold. 0 Piano Recital Scottish-German Centre, Lower Medway Building, 74 Victoria Crescent Road, G12, 334 6116. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Christian Zimmerman, a young German pianist currently on an exchange programme with Clydesdale District, plays Schubert’s Klavierstucke, Beethoven’s Op 109, some Dallapiccola and Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel.
0 Christmas Concert Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street, 221 4525. 7.30pm. £2 (£1) (including refreshments). See Thurs 4 for full description.
0 Fiddler on the Root Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 6 (also 2.15pm), Tue 9, Wed 10, Thurs 11 (on until end of Dec). £3—£7.50 (Tue 9—Thurs 11 £1 off cone for children/student/U B405. Sat mat - two for price of one). Due
to popular demand, the Theatre Royal’s 1986 Christmas Show is a revival of Scottish Opera’s 1979 production of Fiddler on the Roof. This time it’s presented in association with a new company, the Scottish Singers Company, formed by Bill McCue, who sins Tevye the milkman. Scots comedy actress Una McLean plays his wife.
0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square, 667 1011 ext 4577. 1. 10pm. Free at door. Simon Ciarkson, winner of the 1986 J .S. Anderson Organ Prize in Edinburgh University’s Faculty of Music, demonstrates why he won it with music by Bach, Pescetti, Walther, John Stanley and Bohm.
O 8N0 Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 6 Glasgow. £2—£8.80. Britten features strongly in a few concerts this issue, marking the 10th anniversary of his death. This evening the SNO plays his Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes plus the Cantus to the memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Part, Estonian compatriot of conductor Neeme J arvi. Henryk Szeryng is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Sibelius and the concert closes with Dvorak’s Symphony No
0 Anne oi Green Gables Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Tickets: 229 8443 (Mrs Burns). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat6. £2.50 (£1.50).
SATURDAY 6 Glasgow
0 Harpsichord Recital Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Free at door. An informal selection of music lasting about an hour. A great excuse not to do Christmas shopping.
0 SP“) City Hall, Candleriggs. Tickets: 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 5, Edinburgh for full description.
0 Fiddler on the Root Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue 9, Wed 10, Thurs 11 (on until end of Dec). £3—£7.50 (Tue 9—-Thurs 11 £1 off conc for children/students/UB40s. Sat mat — two for price of one). See Fri 5 for full description.
0 Anne ol Green Gables Churchill Theatre, Morningside. Tickets: 229
8443 (Mrs Burns). 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See Wed 3 for full description.
0 Recital 3 East Castle Road. Tickets: 229 5074 (John Piper). 7.30pm. Alison Crum, Elizabeth Liddle (bass viols) and Philip Sawyer (harpsichord) present an evening of music by rarely heard composers including Simpson, Locke, Jenkins, Lawes and Marais.
0 800 Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 229 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3—£8.50. A very neatly devised programme with Haydn’s 6th, 7th and 8th Symphonies interspersed by Stravinsky’s Three pieces for solo clarinet and Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe. Soloists are the orchestra’s own players — Lewis Morrison and Robin Miller. John Tunnell directs the Haydn from the violin.
0 Edinburgh Quartet St Bernard’s Church, Saxe-Coburg Street, Stockbridge. Tickets: Russel and Aitken, 16 Raeburn Place; John G. Hardie, 45 Queen Street, Forest McKay, 38 Howe Street. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Performing in aid of the church organ fund, the Edinburgh Quartet play Mendelssohn’s E ﬂat Op 12, Beethoven’s F major Op 59 and Dvorak’s bagatelles for Harmonium , two violins and cello.
0 A Concenior Paul Theatre Royal, HOpe Street, 331 1234. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. Scottish singer Marie Slorach brings musical friends together for a concert in aid of Cancer Research in memory of her 16 year-old nephew who died of cancer last year. Bill McCue hosts the evening and many familiar Scottish faces will be taking part, including the popular Music Box.
0 Good Shepherd Chorus Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 943 0256 (Mr Fields). 8pm. £2.50. While the Scottish Singers in Edinburgh are half an hour into their performance of the Messiah, the Good Shepherd Chorus in Glasgow are ready for the upbeat of conductor Robert Burns.
0 Classical Band Aid St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, 225 6293. 7.30pm. £2—£5. The second
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