0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.
FRIDAY 20 Glasgow
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. 1pm. Free at door. Pianist Gustav Fenyo plays Grieg‘s Lyric Pieces and Rachmaninov‘s Sonata No 2 in B ﬂat minor.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC 580 Centre. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. SAE to Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. Hindemith fans are in luck. George Hurst conducts his Concert Music for Brass and String both this evening and next Friday lunchtime. 0 3C0 City Hall. Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. Haydn and Mozart followed by Bartok (Concerto in D) and Stravinsky (Music for Strings. Percussion and Celeste). Paul Sacher conducts and Aurele Nicolet is the soloist in Mozart‘s Flute Concerto No 1.
0 Lunchtime Concert St George‘s West Church. Shandwick Place. Tickets at door. 12.45pm. Free. Symphonium. with guest Bill McCue. presented by Friends of Scottish Opera.
0 The Flying Dutchman King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 228 1201.
7. 15pm. £3—£15. The last chance to see Scottish Opera‘s new production of Wagner's Flying Dutchman. Norman Bailey in the title role and Sir Alexander Gibson conducts. Sung in German.
0 Friends ofthe SNO National Portrait Gallery. Tickets: 041 332 724-1 (SNO). 12.45pm. Free at door (limited seating). The Allander Ensemble playing McPherson's Oboe Quartet and Mozart‘s Clarinet Quintet.
O SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 21 . Glasgow. £2 — £8.80. Alborada del gracioso by Ravel. Bachianas Brasileiras Nos 1 and 5 by Villa Lobos. Paganini's Variations On A Theme By Rossini and the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck. Christopher Seaman conducts. Paul and MaudTortelier are cello soloists and the soprano is Maureen Braithwaite.
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow
0 SNO City Hall. (‘andleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 20.
Edinburgh for full description.
0 Marriage of Figaro King‘s Theatre. Leven Street.229 1201. 7.15pm. £3—£15. Coming to the end ofthis season’s performances. Scottish Opera choose Mozart‘s delightful charmer to finish up with. A repeat ofJohn Cox‘s popular ‘86 production with designs by John Byrne. Conductor is Graeme Jenkins.
0 Edinburgh Society or Musicians 2 Belford Road. Free at door. 8pm. The John Lamb Clarinet Ensemble with Andrea Welsh and Dr Francis Thomas in a programme which includes the Clarinet Sonata by Poulenc.
O Piccolo Pack Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge or T88. 10 South Clerk Street. 11am. £1 (Adult£2). The last Saturday morning ofgood fun for youngsters with the SCO — for the time being anyway. it‘s a whistle-stop circus tour with lots of opportunities to play and sing for everyone.
0 Coffee and Listen Roxburghe Hotel. Charlotte Square. 11am. Tickets £1 .50 at door. The guest of Friends ofScottish Opera this morning is Oddbjtrn Tennfjord.
currently appearing as Daland in Wagner‘s The Flying Dutchman (Tue 17 and Fri 20, see Listings). 0 Schola Cantorum of Edinburgh St Giles’ Cathedral. High Street. Royal Mile. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). An interesting programme of Mozart‘s Coronation Mass and Salieri‘s Coronation Te Deum. plus Movete Al Mio Bel Suon by Monteverdi. A New Commission is also promised on the publicity leaﬂet and assuming conductor Eric Ibler's powers don‘t stretch to commissioning from one of the aforementioned. we shall have to wait and see which contemporary composer it‘s going to be. 0 St Mary’s Music School Concert Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets: 225 1831 (the School office). 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Pupils at Scotland‘s only independent specialist music school give their annual Friends Concert in memory oers Isabel Traill OBE.
SUNDAY 22 Glasgow
0 Friends of the SNO Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 332 724-1 (SNO). 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 23. Friends £3: Guests £4. a concert performance of Britten’s Noyes Fludde with the SNO Junior Chorus and Orchestra.
0 Glasgow Jewish Choral Society City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961 or Mrs Benjamin. 86Tantallon Road. 7.45pm. £2/£3. Evelyn Glennie. the young Aberdeenshire percussionist, makes a guest appearance at this special concert evening in aid of Friends ofthe Samaritans. Compere isJames O‘Hara.
PIECE OF CAKE
Coinciding exactly with his 73rd birthday, ’cellist Paul Tortelierappears with the SNO in a rare double-header partnered by his wife Maud, also a ’cellist. Leading six of the SNO’s players from its own 'cello section. they perform Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras Nos 1 and 5, joined by the soprano Maureen Brathwaite. Dedicated to J. s. Bach, Villa-Lobos, born 100 years ago this year, also draws inspiration from the folk music of his native Brazil — hence the title. Well-known lor his infectious exuberance, not only in music but in
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established as conductor, teacher and composer, as well as perlormer, and the SNO's programme also features his own arrangement of Paganini’s Variations On A Theme By Rossini.
Paul and Maud Tortelier’s dates with the SNO are Friday 20 March (Usher Hall, Edinburgh) and Saturday 21 March (City Hall, Glasgow) (see Listings), and forthose willing to travel, Paul Tortelierplays the Saint-Saens ’Cello Concerto with the SNO on Sunday 22 in Dumfries. (Carol Main)
o Flute/Harpsichord Recital St Mary‘s Episcopal Cathedral. Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 7.45pm. Tickets free at door. Neil Gillies (ﬂute) and Leslie MacLeod play music by J .S. Bach and Rameau.
0 Guitar Recital Edinburgh Society of Musicians. 2 Belford Road. 2pm. Tickets £2 (£1 .50) at door. Young Edinburgh guitarists play works by Francis Cutting. Villa Lobos. Frank Martin. Dowland. Duarte. Albeniz. JS. Bach and Stephen Dodgson. Performers are Douglas Noble. Catherine Watson. lan Smith and Malcolm Watson. Meeting of Edinburgh Guitar Society at 1pm.
0 Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. 3pm. Extra date: Mon 23. Glasgow. £1 .50 (Guests £2) at door. Rodney Milnes. editor of Opera magazine. gives a talk on ‘Operas with a Scottish Theme‘.
0 Symphonium Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 7.30pm. £4. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge or Leukaemia and Cancer Children‘s Fund. Conducted by Richard Honner. it’s a programme ofGrieg. Liszt and Mozart. with Michael Ponti as soloist in his Piano Concerto No 14 in E ﬂat K499.
0 Edinburgh Chamber Singers St Mary‘s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Admission programmes at door. 8pm. £2 (£1.50).
Programme includes the six-part mass Euge Bone by Tye and works by Sheppard. Tallis. Purcell. Parry. Harris and Wood.
0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. Competition continues throughout the day. String players at Scotland‘s Academy of Music compete for the Governor‘s Recital Prize.
0 Friends of Scottish Opera Scottish Opera Centre. 39 Eimbank Crescent. 7.30pm. Tickets £2 (£1 ) at door. See Sun 22. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Friends Oi the SNO Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 332 7244 (SNO). 7.30pm. Friends £3; Guests £4. See Sun 22 for full description.
0 Evening Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. 7.30pm. Schubert's Song Cycle. Die schone Milllerin in a performance by Robert Tear (tenor) and Philip Ledger (piano).
0 Piano Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Ambassador Classics. Kelvinbridge. 7.30pm. Extra date: Wed 25. Edinburgh. £3.25 (1.75). Eugene Flemm. currently Associate Professor of Music at Middle Georgie College. plays sonatas by Haydn. Bartok and Schubert along with works by Ruth Crawford Seeger. Robert Helps and Chopin
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