0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.


FRIDAY 23 a Glasgow

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3 (conc£2/50p). As ever. an interesting programme from the BBC 880. The St Kentigern Suite by Scottish composer Thomas Wilson. Panufnik‘s Violin Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 1. Conductor is Jerzy Maksymiuk and soloist Krzysztof Smietana.

o Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. The Alberni String Quartet are joined by James Durrant. viola and Elizabeth Macdonald. cello for Brahms‘ Sextet in G Op 36.

O 800 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552

5961. 7.30pm. £3.50—£8.50. The ever popular Labeque Sisters in Mozart‘s Concerto for 2 Pianos. Two Haydn Symphonies. Nos 21 and 104 ‘London‘. complete the programme 0 Lontano Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 339 8855 (Glasgow University). 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Eight Songs fora Mad King by recently knighted Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is the main work in this programme ofcontemporary music, which also includes ‘As If‘ by Paul Lansky and a new work by Scottish composer Edward McGuire.


0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1 . 10pm. Colin Tipple plays works by Reinberger (Sonata No 6) and John Ireland (Meditation on John Keble‘s Rogationtide hymn).

O Fiddler on the Root Playhouse.

' Greenside Place. top of Leith Walk. 557 2590. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 24, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £4.50—£6.50. The recently formed Scottish Singers Company near the end of their much enjoyed production of Fiddler on the Roof.

0 SM) Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 24, Glasgow. £2-£8.80. Two well-known pieces - Finlandia by Sibelius and Rachmaninov‘s 2nd Symphony— on either side of a lesser-known work. Thomas Wilson‘s Piano Concerto. David Wilde is soloist and Bryden Thomson conducts.



0 800 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552


5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 23. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Fiddler on the Root Playhouse, Greenside Place. top of Leith Walk, 557 2590. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £4.50—£6.50 (matinee conc available). See Fri 23 for full description.

0 Mondrian Trio Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. .£3.50/.£2.50. Trios by Beethoven. Kenneth Leighton and Mendelssohn.

O Violin and Piano Recital Society of Musicians, 2 Belford Road. Tickets at door. 8pm. Susan Matasovska and Bill Alexander play Mozart, Dvorak, Chopin. Franck and


SUNDAY 25 » Glasgow

0 New Glasgow Singers City Hall, Candleriggs. 552 5961. 8pm. £2—£3.50. Graham Taylor conducts a choral and orchestral programme including Walton’s Crown Imperial.



0 Cappella Nova Glasgow Cathedral. John Knox Street. 552 5961 (Ticket


Scottish Opera’s winter pocket of performances opens on Tuesday 27 with a new production, by John Cox, oI Wagner’s Flying Dutchman. Never one to let a good story go by, Wagner bases his powerful drama on the romantic legend ot the Dutchman who is condemned to sail his ship for ever- or until he linds a woman who will be laithtul to him. Easier said than done, especially as he only has one chance every 7 years to land and seek her out. The opera opens as one at the 7 year

stretches comes to an end and he finds just what he needs In Norway, Senta. But even though she tails In love with him and promises to be faithful, the Dutchman is not sure enough to trust her and believes that his lite on the sea can only be lor ever. Senta's love is so strong though that he finally Ilnds release Irom his doomed destiny.

In a strong cast, Norman Bailey sings the title role, with Kathryn Harries (see photo) making a welcome return to Scottish Opera as Senta. Highly acclaimed for her performances in the title role oi Scottish Opera’s world premiere oi Edward Harper’s Hedda Gabler, Miss Harries Is now building up an enviable reputation for her interpretations at 20th Century opera (she recently starred in ENO’s Rape oI Lucretia) and the great Wagnerlan

Centre). 8pm. Extra date: Tue 27. Edinburgh. £3.50 (conc £2). For Cappella Nova‘s first concert of the New Year, the main work is by director Alan Taverner‘s 16th century ancestor, John Taverner his Western Wind Mass. Parry‘s Songs of Farewell, some of his organ music and two of Benjamin Britten’s Hymns complete the programme.


0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms, George Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 225 5373 (P & 0 Travel). 1pm. £3 (cone £2). The highly acclaimed Lindsay String Quartet perform two Quartets by Schubert Death and the Maiden and Quartettsatz in C minor.

0 The Cello Takes a Bow Society of Musicians. 2 Belford Road. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Friends £2/Guests £2.50. Art illustrated talk by Jeremy Fletcher. a member of the SNO cello section, as part of the Edinburgh Friends ofthe SNO‘s season ofevents. Tickets include wine and cheese.



0 Lecture-Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. Ifor James (horn) and Jack Keancy (piano) present ‘Cornucopia‘: the riches and fruits of the born.

0 Cranachan Assembly Hall, Strathclyde University, James Weir Building, Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. Not a tasty mixture of fresh raspberries, cream. whisky and oatmeal. but a recipe of Scottish

roles. Her Gutrune In Welsh National Opera’s Ring earned a nomination for the coveted Lawrence Olivier awards and tollowlng her htet debut in New York as Kundry ln Parsltal, she was Immediately invited back there tor Gutrune.

The Flying Dutchman, sung in German and conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson, Is on at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on 27 and 31 January, 5,12 and 26 February and 4 March at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh on 17 and 20 March. (See Listings) (Carol htaln)

renaissance and traditional songs. including settings by Burns.

0 Flying Dutchman Theatre Royal, Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 31 , ThursS. Sat 21 Feb. Thurs 26 Feb, Wed 4 March and March dates in Edinburgh. £3—£l9. A new Scottish Opera production starring Norman Bailey in the title role. with Kathryn Harries singing Senta (see panel).


0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Mayone. Luzzaschi, Gabrieli. Frescobaldi and Froberger make up the selection ofcomposers chosen by Christopher Stembridge for his lunchtime recital.

0 Cappella Nova Old St Paul‘s Church. Jeffrey Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £3.50 (conc £2). See Mon 26. Glasgow. for full description.

WEDNESDAY 28 ' Glasgow

0 Claremont String Quartet Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road. 7pm. Tickets at door. Further information phone 6497151 (The Burrell). £3 (£2.50). Quartets by Britten and Schubert.

0 Glasgow University Orchestra Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Free at door. 7.30pm. Stravinsky‘s Symphonies ofWind Instruments. Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and two works by Sibelius (Swan of Tuonela and Suite from The Tempest) make up the ambitious programme by this student orchestra.

0 Evening Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 7.30pm. Artists performing separately at the Academy on Mon and Tue all get together to play Mozart Horn Quintet K407. Brahms String Quintet Op 111 and Horn Trio Op 40


0 Cate-Cabaret Evening French Institute. 13 Randolph (.‘rescent. 225 5366. 8pm. £3.50 (members £2.50). Writer. composer and singer Jean-Louis Caillat presents an evening of traditional songs and poetry ranging through Hugo. Apollinaire, Rimbaud. Baudelaire to Brecht with a chance to hear some of his own compositions.

THURSDAY 29 ' Glasgow

0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 10am and 2pm. Brass masterclass directed by horn player Ifor James.

0 Fortepiano Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Excitingly misprinted as Ridecars from Bach’s Musical Offering in Glasgow University's diary ofevents. Kenneth Elliot presumably plays the famous Ricercare. along with a Haydn Sonata and Mozart A minor Rondo. 0 8N0 City Hall, Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 30, Edinburgh and Sat 31. Glasgow.

The List 23 Jan - 5 Feb 23