0 Edinburgh Primary Schools String Orchestra McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: Education Dept. 40 Torphichen Street (Mrs Kinghorn). 7.30pm. £1 (50p). Very young musicians in their end ofterm concert.
WEDNESDAY 25 Glasgow
0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. Tenor Robert Tear puts students ofsinging through their paces. giving lots of good tips on the way.
0 Piano Recital Oueen's Hall. Clerk Street. 228 l 155 (UsherHall). 7.30pm. £3.25 (£1 .75). SeeTue 24. Glasgow. for full description.
THURSDAY 26 Glasgow
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). Nelson Mandela Place. 1pm. Free at door. Putting into practice the advice he gave at yesterday's masterclass. Robert Tear shows how it‘s done in a performance of songs by Liszt. Mendelssohn and Madeleine Dring. Philip Ledger accompanies.
o Telemann Ensemble Hutcheson‘s Hall. Ingram Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Telemann (hardly surprising). Ramcau. Ouantz.
Handel and C.P.E. Bach go together to form an interesting programme of Baroque music with Neil Gillies as special guest.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3 (£2/50p). George Hurst pays a return visit to the BBC SSO to conduct Wagner‘s Suite from The Mastersingers. the Concert Music for Strings and Brass by Nindemith and Brahms‘ Symphony No 4.
o The Washington Ensemble Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street. 2214526. 7.30pm.£2.50(£1). A programme of Baroque music including Vivaldi‘s Sinfonia No 3 in G major and Concerto for Two Violins in A. and Bach‘s Brandenburg Concertos Nos 4 and 5. Ben Buurman and Bernard Docherty (violins) and Graeme McKinnon (harpsichord).
0 Fort Theatre Music Club Kenmure Avenue. Bishopbriggs. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2. Con Brio sing favourite classical pieces and operatic excerpts in harmony.
0 SNO/SNO Chorus Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 28. Glasgow. £2—£8.80. An attractive programme of Pelleas and Melisande by Fauré. Ravel‘s Mother Goose Suite. and the Four Sacred Pieces by Verdi.
ELISABETH SODERSTROM in a Gala Evening of Schubert with the SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA RICHARD ARMSTRONG conductor
SUNDAY 29th MARCH 7.30pm Theatre Royal, Glasgow Ellen’s songs from the Lady ofthe Lake Arias from Alfonso und Estrella Offertorium Erlkonig Symphony No 8 in 8 minor ’the Unfinished’ Symphony No 6 in C Tickets £3—£12, Schoolchildren £1.50, Concessionsfrom Qtrom
Theatre Royal Box Office, Hope Street, Glasgow, 041 331 1234and Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow, 041 552 5961.
Subs:d:sedby the Scottish Arts Councd
0 RSAMD Junior Department Concert Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 332 4101. 3pm. £2 (£1.50). A concert given by students of the Junior School of Music. the culmination ofall their many Saturday mornings ofhard work.
0 SHO/SHO Chorus City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 27. Edinburgh for full description.
0 St Matthew Passion Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). Part 1. 5pm; Part 11. 8pm. £6.50 (£3 conc at door only). As Easter approaches. its time for the St Matthew Singers and Orchestra under director Herrick Bunney to present their annual performance ofone of Bach’s greatest works. The Evangelist is sung by Neil Mackie and Peter Harvey is Christus.
o Choral and Orchestral Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 332 7925 (Stewarts-Melville College). 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Over 200 boys plus at least as many parents. join together for Handel's Dixit Dominus and Mendelssohn‘s Hymn of Praise. The school orchestra. with conductor Neil Mantle. plays the 1st Movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony.
0 Edinburgh Society at Musicians 2 Belford Road. Free at door. 8pm. Michael Lester-Cribb plays Rachmaninov‘s Etudes Tableaux.
0 SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 29. Glasgow. £3.50—£9. Starting with Schubert‘s Unfinished. but finishing with his Symphony No 6. the rest of this all-Schubert evening swings the spotlight onto soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom in Ellen‘s Songs from
the Lady OfThe Lake. Erlkonig. and Arias from Alfonsound Estrella.
SUNDAY 29 Glasgow
0 Piano Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Ambassador Classics. Kelvinbridge. 3pm. Extra date: Tue 31. Edinburgh. £3.25 (£1.75). In the last ofthe programmes presented by Pro Arte Concerts featuring American professors of music. the Argentinian pianist Estela Olevsky now at the University of Massachusetts. performs sonatas by Scarlatti. Soler. Chopin and Ginastera. plus music by Ravel and Mozart
0 5CD Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.30pm.£3—£12. See Sat 28. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Scottish Sinionia Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3 (£2.40/£1.50). The usual ‘biggie‘ type programme which suits Neil Mantle‘s amateur but good symphony orchestra admirably. Brahms Violin Concerto with SNO leader Edwin Paling as soloist. Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole and La
Valse and. to open. Schumann’s Manfred Overture.
0 Edinburgh Schools’ Concert Band Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Education Dept. 40 Torphichen Street (Mrs Kinghorn). 7.30pm. £1 (50p). A concert by these talented young musicians from Edinburgh Schools.
TUESDAY 31 Glasgow
0 Great Piano Trios Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). After unfortunately having to cancel their last concert. this still newish trio oqusztav Fenyo. Geoffrey Allan and Mark Bailey seem all set to go ahead with a programme of Haydn (C major No 35). Brahms (B major Op 8) and Ravel (Trio in A minor). The question is. will they have a name by next season?
0 Piano Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.25 (£1.75). See Sun 29. Glasgow. for full description.
0 Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Education Dept. 40 Torphicen Street (Mrs Kinghorn). 7.30pm. £1 (50p). More ofthe Lothians‘ young musicians in concert.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC SSO Centre. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. SAE to Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. Definitely no April Fools here. It's Bryden Thomson conducting Delius' Walk To The Paradise Garden. Valse Triste by Sibelius. Greig‘s Four Norwegian Dances and the Cello Concerto by Joonas Kokkonen with Arto Noras as soloist.
o Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra McLelIan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. A varied programme ofworks from the Baroque period. See also Thurs 2. Edinburgh.
THURSDAY 2 Edinburgh
0 Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall) or Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £3.50—£6.50 (conc£1 offat door). A Baroque programme of Vivaldi. J.S. Bach. Purcell. Pachelbel and Telemann. including many ofthe usual goodies heard from this period. some even regularly shooting to fame in TV advertising.
0 Violin/Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £3.50 (ESU members): £3 (£2). The English Speaking Union present Clare Docherty (violin). as part of their occasional series of concerts.
24 The List 20 March - 2 April