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


FRIDAY 6 Glasgow

0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. Ravel. Prokofiev and Schumann/Brahms make up the lunchtime menu of Leon Speirer (violin) and Lawrence Glover (piano).

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Ilall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3(£2/50p). First performance this lunchtime of Peter Nelson‘s Into The Purple. Also music by Svendsen (Carnival in Paris). Delius (Walk to the Paradise Garden) and Malcolm Arnold (Symphony No 2). Bryden Thomson conducts.

O SCO City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. Lots of flashy stuff for solo recorder in Vivaldi‘s C major Concerto and Telemann‘s Suite in A minor, with Michael Petri as soloist. Handel and Bach complete the programme.


0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Robert Coates and John Walker team up to play a selection oforgan duets including a Fancy for two to play by Tomkins and a Verse for two to play by Carlton.

O SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 7. Glasgow. £2—£8.80. Mozart‘s delightful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin (Valery Oistrakh) and Viola (Igor Oistrakh) makes up the centrepiece of the evening with Mahler’s Symphony No 1 to finish and the Overture-Symphony in G by Mozart to start.


SATURDAY 7 Glasgow

0 Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal. 1 Hope Street.331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra Dates: 27 Feb. 3 and 7 (mat) March. Glasgow; 18 and 21 March. Edinburgh. £3—£19. First seen in April 1986. John Cox's popular Scottish Opera production of Mozart‘s lighthearted opera returns to the Theatre Royal before touring to Aberdeen. Edinburgh and Newcastle.

0 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 6. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Gregorian Chant Weekend St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. Enrol at door. 10am—6pm. Extra date 2nd day. Sun 8. £7.50 (£5). Dr Mary Berry leads a weekend course studying the Gregorian Chant of Holy Week. culminating in a performance (see Sun 8).

0 Music Paints a Picture, Tells a Story Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 3pm. £2 (£1 children). Napier College Department of Music present a fascinating orchestral concert for children. complete with birds. animals. clocks. trains and even ghosts.

0 Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Rachmaninov‘s Piano Concerto No 2 tops the bill with a soloist whose name is somewhat less familiar than the music - Chizumi Hollingworth-Watanabe. Works by Benjamin Frankel (again unusual - Symphony No 5). Ravel and Roussel also come under the baton of Alasdair Mitchell.



0 Scottish Early Music Consort Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street.


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(chorus master: Geoffrey Ditcham)


Saturday 14th February 1987 Usher Hall, Edinburgh





he BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Bryden Thomson

Neil Mackie Kathleen Livingstone

The Waverley Singers

ets £3—£6.S() from Usher Hall Box Office

Schoolchildren £1.50. Vouchers from UHBO

Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 339 8855 ext 4092. 8pm. Extra date: Sat 14. Edinburgh. £3.50 (£1 .50). 400 years to the day after the axe fell on Mary. Queen of Scots. the SEMC presents a programme of Mary's Music. Voices and early instruments perform music associated with Mary’s childhood. her time in France. her reign in Scotland. her captivity and execution.


0 Alban Berg Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.50—£5.50. This internationally acclaimed Quartet play Schubert's E flat major D87. Quartet No 7 by Shostakovich and Beethoven‘s C sharp minor Op 131. Definitely worth going out on a Sunday night for.

o Gregorian Chant Weekend St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 2pm. Second day ofweekend course. See Sat 7 for full description.

0 Gregorian Chant St Cecilia‘s Hall, Cowgate. Free at door. 4pm. Students of a weekend course on Gregorian Chant of Holy Week present the fruits oftheir labours.

MONDAY 9 ,. . Edinburgh

0 Bernard d’Ascoli Assembly Rooms. George Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 225 5373 (P&O Travel). 1pm. £3 (£2). Beethoven. Ravel and Debussy make up this lunchtime concert by one of France‘s best known piano soloists.

TUESDAY 10 Glasgow

0 Lunchtime Recital Assembly Hall. University of Strathclyde. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. Aylish Kerrigan (mezzo-soprano) and Seoirse Bodley (piano) entertain with arrangements of Irish. Spanish and American folksongs (see also Thurs 12).

o Orchestral Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. Free at door. 7.30pm. Just as talented as a harpist. Mary Ann Kennedy turns her hands tonight to the piano in Grieg‘s famous A minor Concerto. with the RSAMD orchestra. Another young woman. Sian Edwards. conducts the programme which also includes Beethoven‘s Coriolan Overture and the Symphony No 5 by Shostakovich.


0 Reid Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. The Sonata for flute and continuo by General John Reid. the man the Hall‘s named after. is given a rare airing by Jean Murray and John Moore. Specially commissioned for the occasion is a new work by Raymond Monelle while Debussy and Milhaud are a bit more familiar. 0 Opera Gala Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £5—£i7.50 (students/children £3). A Gala Evening with operatic excerpts from Nabucco. Carmen. Don Carlos. La Boheme. Turandot. Don Giovanni everybody‘s favourite aria must be

there somewhere. The distinguished line-up of soloists include Valerie Masterton. Sally Burgess. Mario Malagnini and the young up and coming Mark Tinkler. The SCO and Scottish Philharmonic Singers do the rest under conductor Roy Laughlin.

WEDNESDAY 11 Edinburgh

0 SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2—£8.50. Mozart’s C minor Mass is coupled with the more unusual Thamos. King Of Egypt. The Scottish Philharmonic Singers join the orchestra. along with soloists Yvonne Kenny. Howard Crook and Gregory Reinhart. Philip Herreweghe is the conductor.

THURSDAY 12 Glasgow

0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. Day-time. The Governors‘ Recital Prize Competition for Woodwind.

o Lunchtime Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. After appearing as part of Strathclyde University‘s concert season on Tuesday . the duo of Aylish Kerrigan (mezzo-soprano) and Seoirse Bodley (piano) now visit Glasgow University with a slightly different programme which includes John Purser’s Five Landscapes as well as the Irish and Spanish folksongs (see Tue 10).

FRIDAY 13 Glasgow

0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. Philip Thorne gives a recital of music for guitar two works by Edward McGuire and two by Villa-Lobos. one being McGuire's tribute to Villa-Lobos composed just last year.


0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Philip Sawyer‘s programme includes Christe qui lux es et Dies. written last year by David Johnson. The rest remains a surprise.

0 SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 14. Glasgow. £2—8.80. William Sweeney‘s atmospheric Sunset Song. first heard played by the SNO last year. gets another welcome airing. Beethoven kicks offwith Egmont Overture and finishes off with Piano Concerto No 3 (soloist Jon Kimura Parker). Somewhere in between. conductor Sir Alexander Gibson manages to find time for Sibelius‘ Symphony No 7.

SATURDAY 14 . Glasgow

0 SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 13. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 228

24 The List 6— 19 February