SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
QUEEN'S HALUUSHER HALL Midweek and Saturdays October-April 7.45 pm
CITY HALL Fridays and Sundays October-April 7.30 pm
Recognised around the World as one of the outstanding orchestral ensembles, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has delighted audiences both in Scotland and abroad for the last 13 years. Its 37 members, many of them soloists in their own right, play together as one, creating a warm and intimate sound.
"The finest young orchestra I have worked with" Sir Michael Tippett
An Operatic Gala with Dame Joan Sutherland making her first British concert performances for 5 years; Christmas with The King’s Singers, Pinchas Zukerman playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto and an evening with Stuart Burrows. These are just some of the highlights in a season that also marks a new era for the SCO—our first season with new Principal Conductor, Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Providing a back-cloth to this rich tapestry of music and artists are the familiar masterpieces, many of Mozart's best-loved symphonies, his Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments (of 'Amadeus' fame). Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 3 'Eroica', 4 and 7, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Scotch Symphony and Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings.
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throughout the day. Student violinists vie for the Hilda Bailey Prize and the Robert Highgate Scholarship.
0 Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Palmerston Place Church. Palmerston Place. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2.50. A mixed programme by this talented student orchestra of Mozart. Beethoven. Gounod. Hindemith and the first performance ofa new work by conductor Bruce Davies. entitled Those With Ears To ilear.
0 Opera Video Italian Institute. 2a Melville Crescent. 226 3173. 7.30pm. Free. ‘I Grandi Della Lirica: Franco Corelli‘ is the title of this programme featuring arias from some of the great operatic giants including Aida. ll 'I‘rat'amre. Turandor. ( 'at'alleria Rusticana and the Requiem by Verdi. See also Wed 13.
0 The Barber of Seville Theatre
Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234.
7. 15pm. Extra dates: Sat 9. Tue 1‘). Fri 22. Thurs 4 June (Glasgow) and Thurs 25 June (Edinburgh). £3—£1‘). Rossini‘s sparkling comic opera in a repeat ofScottish ()pera's 1985 production by Robert David Macdonald. Richard Hickox conducts. Sung in English.
0 Student Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. A short workshop of student compositions.
0 Electra-Acoustical Music Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Some ofthe latest techniques and sounds of the ‘classical‘ music ofcurrent times are demonstrated in an evening presented under the direction of Peter Nelson. Fascinating stuff. in spite of Britain lagging behind the rest of the world in this exciting new field.
i FRIDAY 8
0 Madame Butterfly Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 2(). Tue 2. Fri 5 June (Glasgow) plus Wed 24 and Sat 27 June (Edinburgh). £3—£19. See Sat 2 for full description.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Clarernont Street. Tickets: 331) 2353 (BBC
Shop). 12.15pm. £3 (£2/50p). Polish violinist KrzystofJakowicz plays the Concerto by Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz. Probably sounding poles apart in Beethoven‘s Symphony No l.
o Strathclyde University Chorus and Chamber Orchestra Assembly Hall. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door (donation programme £2 [£1 1). 8pm. The Overture to Der Freischutz by Weber. Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Schubert‘s Mass in B flat blend together to form an enjoyable programme.
0 Glasgow Youth Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. Extra date: Wed 13. £1 .5(l/£2. This enthusiastic young choir perform music to suit all tastes from classical to light.
0 Guitar Recital St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). Evening. Check with box office for time. £3.75 (£2.75). Kist o‘ Musik presents Philip Thorne playing works by Boccherrini. Guiliani. Villa-Lobos and Edward McGuire.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow
0 The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234.
7. 15pm. Extra dates: Tue 19. Fri 22. Thurs 4 June (Glasgow) and Thurs 25 June (Edinburgh). £3—£19. See Thurs 7 for full description.
0 Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£7.5(). Bryden Thomson conducts Salieri‘s Coronation Te Deum and Mozart‘s C minor Mass. The SC() accompanies and the fine line-up ofsoloists comprises Joan Rodgers. Lorna Anderson. Mark Tucker and Jonathan Robarts.
0 Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Tickets Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). One of Edinburgh‘s amateur orchestras who this season have chosen Honegger's 5th Symphony. Dvorak‘s Violin Concerto. Saga Dream by Neilsen and Ravel‘s popular Bolero.
0 Scottish ChamberChoir St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Admission at door. 8pm. £3 (£2). Choral music by Bruckner. Kodaly (Missa Brevis) and Purcell (Funeral Sentences) conducted by Colin Tipple with Peter Backhouse at the organ.
0 Choral Concert St Cecilia‘s Hall.
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