0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. Music for cello and piano by Grieg, Popper and John Foulds performed by Alexander Baillie and Jack Keaney. O SCO City Hall. Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 21. Edinburgh. £3—£7.50. Beethoven‘s 8th Symphony is the heavyweight in tonight’s concert, which also features the European premiere of the Violin Concerto by the American composer Ned Rorem. Rossini’s Overture To The Italian Girl in Algiers opens and Jaime Laredo directs from the violin.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra SSO Centre. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets free from Reception, BBC Queen Margaret Drive or sac to Room 209. 7.30pm. Ronald Zollman conducts Haydn‘s Symphony No 99, Sibelius‘ En Saga and the Suite from Hamlet by Shostakovich. No children under 12. o Yeoman oi the Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street.2213198. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 21. Glasgow University Cecilian Society in this year's annual production - the ever popular wit and humour of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s Yeoman of the Guard.
0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Morely Whitehead plays Elgar‘s Sonata No 2 Op 87a and Kenneth Leighton‘s Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia Op 41.
O SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 21, Glasgow. £3—£8.80. An all Brahms programme and not too cheery — Tragic Overture followed by A German Requiem. Soloists are Barbara Bonney and Stephen Robert. Peter Eros conducts and the SNO Chorus fill the organ gallery.
0 Orpheus in the Underworld George Square Theatre, George Square, 667 101 1 ext 4577. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 21. £3 (£2). A new translation and musical arrangement of Offenbach’s popular opera performed by Edinburgh University Opera Club.
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow
0 The Flying Dutchman Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234.
2.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 26, Wed 4 (Glasgow) and 17, 20 March (Edinburgh). £3—£19. Scottish Opera continue their new production of Wagner's Dutchman with Norman Bailey in the title role. See panel for review.
0 Kilmardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House Arts Centre, 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, 943 0312. 7.30pm. A concert by young members and friends of the Kilmardinny Music Circle.
0 SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 20 for full description.
0 Yeoman oi the Guard Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street. 221 3198. 7.30pm. See Fri 20 for full description.
0 Orpheus in the Underworld George Square Theatre, George Square, 667 101 1 ext 4577. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). See Fri 20 for full description.
0 SCO Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm.
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh 19 March.
Bringing the joint Scottish Opera/Welsh National Opera cycle of Janacek operas to a close, From The House Oi The Dead opens in Glasgow on Wednesday 25 Feb. Based on Dostoevsky’s novel, Notes From The House 01 The Dead, written lrom the author’s own experiences as a prisoner in Siberia, it is a compelling, it grim, account of Iiie in a Tsarist Russia prison camp. No flowery plots, sub-plots and sub-sub-plots here of romantic tenors ialling wildly in love with lyric sopranos and big, bad barltones chasing matronly mezzos round the set. It’s an almost exclusively male line-up, with most of the major roles being taken by the original cast. John Mitchinson,
£3—£8.50. See Fri 20, Glasgow for full description.
0 Phoenix Brass Ensemble Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. Some of Edinburgh’s young musicians, now studying elsewhere come back with a programme of varied music for brass.
O Recital St Cecilia‘s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. Isobel Mieras in a recital of music for clarsach. Phone 445 2022 for full details.
0 Friends oi the SNO Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, 332 7244 (SNO). 7.30pm. £2.50 (Friends)/£3 (Guests). A concert which even includes a one-act opera. Given by members ofthe SNO and friends, Walton‘s The Bear is the opera and Hext’s The Earth Compels for tenor, piano and percussion is an interesting sounding new work.
0 Scottish Singing Day City Hall. Candleriggs, 552 5961. 5pm. £2 (£1). The British Federation onoung Choirs comes to Glasgow for its first singing day in Scotland, following successful similar events in Leicester and Croydon. Programme includes Zadok The Priest. Vivaldi‘s Gloria and St Nicolas by Benjamin Britten. Choirs taking part include Glasgow Youth Choir, Kevock Choir and at least a dozen others.
Graham Clark, Nigel Douglas, Paul Strathearn, Donald Maxwell and Leon Berger all appeared with WNO at the Dominion Theatre, London where the production walked all with the coveted New Opera Award oi the Society of West End Theatres. Joinging them tor the first staging in Scotland are iamillar Scottish Opera names including Norman White, Bill McCue, John Robertson and Rosanne Breckenridge. Richart Armstrong, who recently relinquished his position as Musical Director ol WNO alter a triumphant Ring Cycle, conducts, David Poutney directs and designs are by Maria Biomson. From The House Oi The Dead is on at the Theatre Royal on Wed 25 and Sat 28 Feb and the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh on Thurs 19 March. (Carol Main)
0 Scottish Singers Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 225 3722 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 23, Glasgow. £2.50/£3.50 (£2). It’s time to Celebrate Vienna with the Scottish Singers and Sinfonietta and somehow no music by Strauss (except in Wine, Women and Song in Berg‘s arrangement, so that doesn’t really count). The new Viennese school is also represented by its other two great masters - Schénberg and Webern, but Brahms and Schubert get a look in too.
0 Marriage oi Figaro Athenaeum Theatre, RSAMD. Buchanan Street, 3324101. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue 24. Wed 25. Fri 27. Free from Academy General Office, Nelson Mandela Place. Interestingly, the RSAMD‘s production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro coincides almost exactly with that of Scottish Opera not far up the road. A chance now to hear some of those who may well be gracing Scottish Opera‘s stage in the years to come. Please note change of dates.
0 Scottish Singers Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Sun 22. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Friends of the SNO Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, 228 1 155 (Usher Hall) or 041 332 7244. 7.30pm. £2.50 (Friends)/£3 (Guests). Piano trios by Haydn (Gypsy Rondo), Shostakovich and Mendelssohn played by the SNO's leader. Edwin Paling, cellist Timothy Walden and pianist Elizabeth Pitts.
TUESDAY 24 '
0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall, James Weir Building, Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm—2pm. Strathclyde University’s winter series of concerts continues with William Baxter and his Da Capo Strings in a varied programme of string orchestral pieces.
0 Marriage of Figaro Athenaeum Theatre, RSAMD, Buchanan Street. 3324101. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 25, Fri 27. Free from Academy General Office, Nelson Mandela Place. See Mon 23 for full description.
0 Spring is Coming Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbernauld, 0236 732887. 8pm. £2.50(£1.25). A light programme of Lieder, songs from shows and popular piano bon-bons including Sinding‘s Rustle Of Spring and Chopin‘s Fantasie Impromptu. Musicians are Brian Bannatyne Scott, Joan Busby and Angela Livingstone.
0 Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square, 667 1011ext4577. 1.10pm. Free at door. Edward Harper's String Quartet No 2, first heard last December, gets another
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