TUESDAY 10 Edinburgh
0 Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Bringing Edinburgh University‘s second term concerts to a close the Edinburgh Quartet play Beethoven‘s Quartet in C minor Op 18 No 4 and the Quartet No 6 by B van Dieren. See also Wednesday 18.
0 20th Century Camerata Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). A programme devoted completely to first performances of new works by young Edinburgh-based composers including Martin Eastwood. Maximilian Richter. David Horne and Josephine Laming. Soloists are Irene Drummond (soprano) and Peter Douglas (tenor).
0 Nelson Hall Concert Nelson Hall. MacDonald Road Public Library. off Leith Walk. 8pm. Free at door. The Scottish Chamber Choir under conductor Colin Tipple in a free concert for everyone.
WEDNESDAY 11 Glasgow
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 830 Centre. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. For tickets send sae to Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. A Scandinavian evening ofSibelius and Nielsen — Festivo and Violin Concerto (soloist Arve Tellefsen) by the former and An Imaginary Journey To the Faroes And Helios Overture by the latter. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts. Please note — children under 12 cannot be admitted.
0 Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust Assembly Rooms. George Street. Tickets: 557 2727 (Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge). 8pm. £3.50 (£2/£1). A programme of20th century music. including Stockhausen‘s Kontakte and new works for tape. Introduction and demonstration at 7pm. See panel.
THURSDAY 12 Edinburgh
0 Chamber Music Concert St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets at door. 8pm. Members of Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra present a selection of items for small groups of players.
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 1pm. It can only be good luck today to hear songs by Schubert and Brahms performed by Margaret Marshall. Lewis Morrison (clarinet) and Jack Keaney (piano). 0 Violin/Piano Recital Milngavie Town Hall. Milngavie. Tickets: 943 0312 (Kilmardinny House Arts Centre). 7.30pm. £3.50. Haroutune Bedelian and Gerald Robbins. Please phone for price and full details ofprogramme.
0 Scottish Early Music Consort Henry
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While BBC2 is in the midst of its three-week Landmarks series on Sunday afternoons (see Media), Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust presents a live performance of another of the great landmarks in 20th century music, Stockhausen's Kontakte. Written for piano, percussion and tape almost thirty years ago, with very primitive means, it's the first really significant piece ofelectronic music. As British composers currently struggle to keep up in this field, mainly due to a lack of finance to provide facilities in this country, most European and American composers are now regularly using electronics as another exciting resource.
Pieces for tape on ECAT’s programme
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include the British premieres of Jean-Claud Risset’s Sud, an evocation of the Mediterranean and Idle Chatter by Paul Lansky, along with the first Scottish performance of Jonty Harrison's Clang, described by Peter Nelson, co-dlrector, as a ‘Kitchen piece’. Using sophisticated computer-controlled sound systems with speakers everywhere, Peter Nelson expects the evening to be ‘quite an overwhelming experience. it’s not the case of sticking out a couple of speakers and listening to gramophone records.’
Stockhausen's Kontakte and new works for tape are on at the Assembly Rooms. George Street, Edinburgh on Wed 11 (see Listings). (Carol Main)
Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £3.50(£1.5()). Bach and Vivaldi in various combinations of harpsichord. violin. viola da gamba and voice with the Baroque Orchestra of the SEMC. directed by Marjory Rycroft.
0 8N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 14. Glasgow. £2—£8. Wrong month. but who cares when it‘s a rare chance to hear Bax‘s November Woods. The blind French pianist. Bernard d’Ascoli is the soloist in Ravel's G major Piano Concert. After the interval. Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 1. Vernon Handley conducts.
SATURDAY 14 ‘ Glasgow
0 Organ Recital University Chapel. Glasgow University. 3pm. Free at door. Margaret Philips gives an afternoon recital for the Royal College ofOrganists. Programme includes works by Bach, Bohm. Mendelssohn. Widor and Forbes. O 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 13, Edinburgh for full description.
0 Piccolo Pack Queen‘s Hall. Clerk
Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 11am. £1 child. £2 adult. The second of a series of three Saturday morning action-packed sessions for kids with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Forget 80 days — it’s a musical tour of the world in an hour. See Kids.
0 8CD Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.45pm. Extra date: Sunday 15. Glasgow. £3.50—£9. Haydn‘s Creation (in German) with the Scottish Philharmonic Singers. Kathleen Cassello. Vinson Cole and David Wilson-Johnson. Wilfried Boettcher conducts.
0 Edinburgh Bach Choir Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). As you might expect. an all Bach (J.S.) evening. Cantata No 50. Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft: Double Violin Concerto; Motet No 5. Komm. Jesu. komm: Magnificat in D (see also Mon 16. Scottish Singers. Glasgow).
0 Edinburgh Society of Musicians 2 Belford Road. Free at door. 8pm. Guitar recital including the Bach Lute Suite in E and works by Guiliani. Dodgson and Morrel.
0 Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: Ambassador Classics, Kelvlnbridge. 3pm. Extra date: Mon 16
Edinburgh. £3.25(£1.75). Peter Amstutz (currently co-ordinator of keyboard studies at Oklahoma State University) plays sonatas by Leon Kirchner, Schubert and Beethoven plus works by Ravel, Chopin and Byrds, along with the premiere of Pensées ll by Steve Rush.
0 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. See Sat 14. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Glasgow University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra University Chapel. 7.30pm. Free at door. After spending last weekend with Edinburgh University students as soloist in two of their end ofterm concerts. Patricia MacMahon now joins Glasgow students in a performance of Mozart‘s C minor Mass K427. Marjorie Rycroft conducts.
o Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £3 (£1 .50). Earning an enviable reputation for her performance of 20th century music. Irene Drummond is the soloist in Britten‘s Les Illuminations. Also on the programme. conducted by Nigel Murray. are the Symphony No 6 by Schubert and Peleas and Melisande by Sibelius.
MONDAY 16 '
0 Scottish Singers I Ienry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The final celebration this season from the Scottish Singers. Stravinsky‘s Ave Maria. Credo. Pater Noster. Bach‘s Brandenburg Concert No 4 and Magnificat plus the Bach-Stravinsky Choral Variations. And it’s not even their birthday.
0 Piano Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.25 (£1.75). See Sun 15, Glasgow for full description.
TUESDAY 17 Glasgow
0 The Music Man King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 18. Thurs 19. Fri 20. Sat 21 March. £3—£5. A musical about music by Meredith Wilson. The music women in charge of the Music Man are Betty Stewart (Artistic Director) and Liz Wright (Musical Director).
0 The Flying Dutchman King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.15pm. Extra date: Fri 20. £3—£15. First Edinburgh performance of Scottish Opera’s new production of Wagner‘s powerful opera. Norman Bailey sings the title role and Sir Alexander Gibson conducts. Mixed reviews ofGlasgow performances. 0 Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall.
Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £4/£5 (£2/£3). An all Mozart programme including the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola with
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