0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.
lFRIDAY 3 ’
0 SCOCityllall. ('andleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. lixtra date: Sat 4. Edinburgh. £3—£7.50. Pianist Radu Lupu joins the S(‘() for Mozart's Piano ( ‘onccrto No 211 K4oo. ()pening the programme is Britten‘s Simple Symphony for string orchestra. while Schubert's Symphony No 3 brings the concert to a close.
0 3N0 1 'shet' l lall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. llxtra date: Sat 4. (ilasgow. £2 £8.80. In the penultimate concert ol‘the SNQ's current season. Musical Director Neeme .laryi returns to conduct the Russian liaster l-‘estiyal ()yerture by Shostakoy ieh. l’rokol'iey's Sinl'onia (’oncertante (cello Raphael \Valll'isch) and Dyorak's much-loved From The New World Symphony.
SATURDAY 4 - Glasgow
0 Harpsichord Recital l’ollok llouse. Pollok (‘ountry Park. 200.0 Polloks‘haws Road. 3pm. Free at door. An informal hour of music. so time before and alter 1or a look round the Burrell ('ollection down the road.
0 Music Project Concert ( iltisgtiyy Arts Centre. Washington Street. 221 4526. 2pm. £1 (50p). ('hildren attending the popttlar ( ilasgow Arts (‘entre‘s Music l’roiect now present a concert of the fruits of their work over the past few months.
0 SNO ('ity llall. Candler'iggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2-£9. See Fri 3. Edinburgh. lor full description. OSNO Centre Open Day l lenry Wood llall. (‘laremont Street. Tickets: 332 7244(SN01. (.7 from l'idinburgh (incl. transport and refreshments): £4.50 (incl. relrcshments). Advance hooking essential. ()pen from 11.30am: concert 12.30pm. A chance to View the home of the SN(). have coffee. listen to a concert by tncrnbersol the orchestra (including mainly lighthearted works by (ilazunoy. Shostakoyich — Tea For Two — Dvorak and 'l‘chaikm'sky). and then ioin in a special reception. No doubt all information on how to become an official Friend of the
SN( ) will be available.
0 3C0 L'sher l lall. Lothian Road.
3. Glasgow. for full description. 0 Oboe/Piano Recital Queen‘s llall. (‘lerk Street (Lothian Room — Bar). 7.45pm. Free at door. Music by Donizette. Gregorio. Schumann and Hindemith. performed by Alberto Negroni and Felicia Gregorio on the occasion of the exhibition of paintings by the contemporary Italian Artists Pirro ('uniberti and ' Maurizio Bottarelli (See Art listings). For further info tel. 226 3173 (Italian Institute). 0 StAndrew Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Teyiot Row. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Tickets at door. In a programme of mainly
For an amateur company lighting against the odds at problems with raising lunds, little or no choice as to when they can periorm, and even the dlttlculties ol choosing an opera to suit everyone trom tried and trusted soloists to a large and enthusiastic chorus, Edinburgh Grand Opera has a pretty good track record of successful productions. Not a company to yield to the temptation of playing sale, this year they have chosen Umberto Glordano's Andrea Chenier, never beiore pertormed in Scotland.
Set in France just as the Revolution at 1789 approaches, Act I opens with an extravaganza oi aristocratic celebration. The story unlolds to link the lives of one ol the party, Maddalena, to the poet Andrea Chenier and Gerard, a servant who later becomes a revolutionary, through the
classical ‘pops‘ (including the Overture to the Caliph of Baghdad. Debussy's Claire de Lune and the Albinoni’Giazotto Adagio) conductor Noel de Jongh has also chosen to include the Premier of Symphony in E Flat written by Robert Yuille—Smith when a music student in London in 1926 and now. remarkably. leading the orchestra‘s ‘cello section at the age of82.
0 Good Shepherd Chorus 1 lenry Wood Hall. Clarcrnont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 9-13 0256 (Mr Fields). 8pm. £2.50. Christopher Seaman. one of the Chorus‘s two eminent Presidents (the other being Simon Rattle) is guest conductor in tonight's concert in aid of the Musicians‘ Benevolent Fund and the Tear Fund. Elgar‘s Light Of Life. llandel‘s Zadock The Priest. and the Romance by Svendsen with Angus Anderson as soloist.
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Period lllsratlon ol the Frech Revolution.
riot oi the Revolution to the grim height oi the Reign oi Terror live years later.
Somewhat akin to early Puccini, the music is tlowlng and lyrical, with plenty oi sumptuous melodies, given, more olten than not, (and rather unlairly on the chorus) to the orchestra. Chenier is betrayed, put in prison and finally goes to the guillotine with Maddalena by his side, she having bribed the gaoler to let her swap places with another condemned prisoner.
The role at Andrea Chenier is shared (on a two nights each basis, in common with the other three principal roles) by tenors Robert Crowe and Robin Hills, both past members at Scottish Opera chorus. Edinburgh Grand Opera’s premiere production 01 Andrea Chenier opens at King’s Theatre, Edinburgh on 15 Apr, sung in English. See Listings. (Carol Main).
MONDAY 6 ' no t urg
0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall) or 225 5373 (P & 0 Travel). 1pm. £3 (£2). After a short break. this popular series resumes with the Israel Piano Trio playing Haydn‘s Trio in C minor and Beethoven’s Archduke.
WEDNESDAY : Edinburgh
0 Edinburgh Duartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.75/£4. The Edinburgh Quartet come to the end of their 1986/87 season with Schubert’s Quartet in B ﬂat. Dvorak‘s American and the Quartet by Ravel.
THURSDAY 9 Glasgow
0 SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. With the second half the same as last weekend‘s programme (Dvorak‘s From The New World). the SNQ ring the changes in the first halfof the closing concert in their Glasgow HeraIdThursday series. Hakan llardenberger is the soloist in llaydn‘s Trumpet Concerto. preceded by Enescu‘s Romanian Rhapsody No 1. Neeme Jarvi conducts.
0 Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Wind Band Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50). A programme of music by Arnold. Leon Coates, Elgar and Rossini conducted by John Grundy with soloist Gerard MeChrystal, clarinet.
FRIDAY .10 Edinburgh
0 Allander Ensemble Scottish
National Portrait Gallery. Queen Street. Free at door. 12.45pm. Members of the SNO play chamber music — the Duo by Halvorsen and Beethoven‘s Septet. Presented by Friends of the SNO — see Sat 4.
O 5N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat
1 1 . Glasgow. £2—£8.80. Closing their season, the SNQ perform a powerful programme including Brahm‘s 4th Symphony. Hakan Hardenberger is the soloist in Haydn's Trumpet Concerto and The Water Goblin by Dvorak opens the concert. Musical Director. Neeme Jarvi is conductor.
o The Secrets oi the Muse Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Lute (Neil Morrison) and voice (Elspeth Mack) in Rest Awhile. You Cruel Cares. a programme ofearly music featuring songs from the Turypn Book of 1612 along with music by Dowland. Purcell. Frcscobaldi. Caccini and 17th century Scottish airs.
O 3N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552
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