0 Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.


FRIDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Cappella Nova Glasgow Cathedral. John Knox Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. Extra date: Sat 18, Edinburgh. £3.50 (£2). One hundred years after its first performance in St Marylebone Church, London, Stainer‘s The Crucifixion is still going strong. Joined by soloists Brendan MacBride (tenor) and Colin Heggie (bass), Cappella Nova keep up the tradition with two Easter performances. John Turner gives a short recital of organ music for Passiontide immediately preceding the choral performance at 7.30pm.


0 Andrea Chenier King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 18. £2.50-£7.50. Edinburgh Grand Opera continue their run of Scotland‘s first performances of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier, a story of love, tyranny and idealism set in the time of the French Revolution. 0 StJohn Passion St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Admission by programme at door. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Cathedral Choristers, Scottish Cantata Singers, Cathedral Orchestra and Strings of St Mary‘s Music School, all come together under the baton of Dennis Townhill for this special Good Friday performance. Paul Hindmarsh is the Evangelist and Scott Cooper sings Christus.

SATURDAY 18 Edinburgh

0 Andrea Chenier King's Theatre, Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.30pm. £2.50-£7.50. See Fri 17 for full description.

0 Cappella Nova Old St Paul’s Church, Jeffrey Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge. 8pm. £3.50(£2). See Fri 17, Glasgow, for full description.

MONDAY 20 Edinburgh

0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms, George Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or 225 5373 (P & 0 Travel. George Street). 1pm. £3 (£2). Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich plays Bartok‘s Suite ‘Out Of Doors’ and Schubert’s Sonata in B flat D 960.

TUESDAY 21 Edinburgh

0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. A nicely mixed bag of Mozart‘s Sonata in B flat K333, Schumann‘s Op 11 and Six Song Transcriptions by George Gershwin, played by Nicola Meecham.

0 Schiehallion Horn Trio Dalkeith Arts Centre. Dalkeith, 663 6986. 8pm. £2.25 (£1.75). Hitting the peaks of music for this fairly unusual combination of violin, horn and piano in Mozart‘s Trio from the Quintet K407 and the Brahms‘ Trio Op 40. Also on the programme are works by Svendsen, Dukas and Kreisler.

THURSDAY 23 Glasgow

0 Student Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. A short workshop of student compositions.


0 Edinburgh Telephone Choir Churchill Theatre, Morningside Road. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or Cruickshank Newsagent

opp Theatre. Extra dates: Fri 24. Sat 25. £1 .50. Dial M for Music is the current call after being engaged in singing for forty years this summer. A varied programme of musical numbers by mixed choir of about forty voices.



0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. Competition runs throughout the day. Free at door. It’s summer term and time for the start ofthe annual round of competitions. Today it’s the Governors‘ Recital Prize for chamber music.

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBCSSO Centre, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC, Queen Margaret Drive, by post or call in to Reception. 7.30pm. Free. A Scandinavian programme of Songs By Sibelius (soloist Karita Mattila) and the 2nd Symphony by Nielsen. Conductor is Michael Schonwandt.

0 Friends oi Scottish Opera Scottish Opera Centre. 39 Elmbank Crescent, 248 4567 (ext 138 or 140) or at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Nicholas Till, authority on Rossini. visits Friends of Scottish Opera to give an illustrated talk on his music.

0 Fort Music Theatre Club Fort Theatre, Kenmure Avenue. Bishopbriggs. Tickets at door. 8pm.

£2. An evening entitled The

Curator‘s Egg. Somehow involves barbershop singers and possibly the folk group, Cruachan.


0 Edinburgh Telephone Choir

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Favourite fairy tale oi many and noe pantomime material at the very best sort, the story at Cinderella has also inspired operas by more than a handful oi unknown composers, including such names as Laruette in 1759, Steibelt in 1810, Conradi (a predecessor of Edinburgh’s most famous music critic?) in 1868 and Buttyltay in 1912. Di the more familiar, Rossini and

Massenet also had a go, the latter’s being the more usually pertormed. Out oi a grand total of 27 operas, Massenet’s Cinderella is one oi the more inlrequently staged. Perhaps Glasgow Grand Opera’s Scottish premiere will set the precedent for change. Cinderella is on at the King’s Theatre Glasgow trom Tues 28 Apr- Sat 2 May (See Listings). (Carol Main).

Churchill Theatre, Morningside Road. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall) or Cruickshank Newsagent opp Theatre. Extra date: Sat 25. £1.50. See Thurs 23 for full description.

SATURDAY 25 Edinburgh

O 800 Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 26, Glasgow. £3—£8.50. Mitsuko Uchida returns to join the SCO for more Mozart Piano Concerti. This time Nos 18 and 19. In between, Oliver Knussen conducts some of his own music plus Stravinsky‘s Cat‘s Cradle/Elegy forJ.F.K. O Kevoclt Choir Usher Hall, Lothian Road. Tickets: Sheena McNeill Music. Barclay Terrace or 660 2406 (Mr Collier). 7.30pm. £2—£4 (half price cones). This popular 130-strong choir in a pot-pourri of part songs, spirituals and light music, with husband and wife soloists Neil Mackie and Kathleen Livingstone. 0 Edinburgh Telephone Choir Churchill Theatre, Morningside Road. Tickets: 228 l 155 (Usher Hall) or Cruickshank Newsagent opp Theatre. £1.50. See Thurs 23 for full description. 0 Royal Bank oi Scotland Choir Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Tickets: Royal Bank Public Relations Office, West Register Street. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Dealing with rather different notes than usual, singers from the Royal Bank present a mixed selection of music from Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan in aid ofthe Multiple Sclerosis Society in Scotland.



0 800 City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£7.50. See Sat 25, Edinburgh, for full description.


0 Kontra Ouartet Danish Cultural Institute, 3 Doune Terrace, 225 7189. 12 noon. £3. Denmark’s foremost string quartet makes a return visit to the UK with a programme of Haydn, Gade and Nielsen. Tickets include Danish smorrebrod lunch.

0 Friends of Scottish Opera Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 3pm. £2 (FSO £1.50). Rossini expert Nicholas Till gives a talk on his operas with music illustrations.

0 Viva Verdi Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 229 9697. 7.30pm. £5—£15. Richard Baker presents a gala entertainment based on the life

and music of Giuseppe Verdi, in aid of Scottish Opera. Performers include soprano Maria M011 and tenor John Treleavan with Margo and Charles Barron as Giuseppina and Giuseppe Verdi.

O Paragon Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge. 8pm. Extra date: Mon 27, Glasgow. £3 (£2). Poulenc’s Mouvements Perpetuels and Le Bal Masque sandwich the Piano Concerto by Constant Lambert and Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes.

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