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The SCO new season strikes up on a tremendous note . . . a high note that will be sustained through the months and concerts to come.

Making her first British concert performance for 5 years, the legendary and celebrated soloist Dame Joan Sutherland will be singing Arias by Verdi, Handel, and Donizetti (including the Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermore) in what promises to be a stunning Operatic Gala.

With the baton in the very capable hands of Richard Bonynge, this is a concert that no serious music-lover will want to miss.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow (first) on Sunday 4 October to be followed by Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 October. (The Royal Bank Concert).

Make sure to be there—book now!


The SCO new season—our first season with new Principal Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste—will play on through a feast of musical highlights which include Christmas with The King's Singers, Pindtas Zukerman playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto and an evening with Stuart Burrows.

You’ll see new faces, you’ll hear much-loved musical favourites—it's a new season which will absorb and delight from beginning to end.


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For full details, booking and subscription information on all 1987/88 SCO concerts, here’s where to go for it—now: In Edinburgh Queen’s Hall Box Office, Clerk Street, (Mon-Sat 10.30 a.m.-5 p.m.) 031-668 2019, Usher Hall Box Office (Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-S p.m.) 031-228 1155. In Glasgow The Ticket Centre, Candleriggs (Mon-Sat10.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m.) 041-227 5511. All major credit cards are accepted

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SUNDAY 20 Glasgow

0 A Bayreuth Evening Goethe-Institut, 74 Victoria Crescent Road, 041 334 6116. 7.30pm. £2 at door. Recital of extracts from Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung (with Derek Watson, piano), by Susanne McLaren. A short film on Wagner And Bayreuth will be shown and Susanne will talk about her visit to Bayreuth this summer. Wine will be served during the interval.


0 Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 668 2019. 2.30pm. £5 (£3/£1) (series discounts available). A Sunday afternoon Scandinavian Serenade with music by Larsson, Grieg, Schubert, Nielsen and Dag Wiren. Elizabeth Layton is the SE‘s first Guest Director ofthe season. Scandinavian type lunch available at the Queen‘s Hall restaurant from 1pm.

0 St Giles' at Six St Giles’ Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. The Roxburgh Trio in an hour of early evening musical entertainment.

WEDNESDAY 23 Edinburgh

0 Martineau Piano Trio Canongate Kirk. Royal Mile. Tickets: Haddington 3738. 8pm. Extra date: Fri 25 Holy Trinity Church, Haddington. Violin, cello and piano in a programme of Haydn, Dvorak, Stravinsky and Brahms.

FRIDAY 25 Glasgow

0 Seragllo Theatre Royal, Hope Street. Tickets: 331 1234. 7.15pm. Stalls £19.50, £16.50, £13.50, £10.50 (restricted view £8, £4.50); lst circle £21,£16.50, £13.50 (restricted view £16.50, £13.50, £10.50); 2nd Circle £14.50, £10.50 (restricted view £8); 3rd circle £6. £4.50 (£4.50 £3); stand-by, any seat, available two hours before performance, £3. Extra dates: Tue 29 Sept, 3 and 22 Oct, 25 Nov (all 7.15pm)— Theatre Royal, Glasgow; 30 Oct, 7.15pm— Playhouse, Edinburgh. A revival of the popular David Poutney production for Scottish Opera in 1978, seen again in 1983. All good clean fun in a Turkish harem. whose ruler is played by none other than Oscar James, perhaps more familiar as Tony in Eastenders. Sung in English.

SATURDAY 26 Glasgow

0 Aida Theatre Royal, Hope Street. Tickets: 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 1,23 Oct, 26 and 28 Nov (all at 7.15pm)— Theatre Royal, Glasgow; 27, 29 and 31 Oct (all at 7.15pm)— Playhouse, Edinburgh. See Sat 19 for full description.

SUNDAY 27 Edinburgh

0 Mllltary Band Concert Usher Hall,

Lothian Road, 228 1155. The 71 (Scottish) Engineer Regiment parading their musical talents in a programme of pieces for military band.

0 St Giles' at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. Peebles Orchestra takes a trip up to Edinburgh to give an hour‘s worth of music in the splendid setting of St Giles‘.

TUESDAY 29 Glasgow

0 Seragllo Theatre Royal, Hope Street. Tickets: 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 3 and 22 Oct (7.15pm)- Theatre Royal. Glasgow; 30 Oct- Playhouse, Edinburgh. See Fri 25 for full description.

WEDNESDAY 30 Edinburgh

0 Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 668 2019 or 228 1 155 (Usher Hall) or 332 8691 (E0). 7.45pm. £3.25—£4.50 (series discounts available). The Edinburgh Quartet open their new season with Beethoven‘s Op 18 No 3, the first quartet he ever wrote, Brahms Op 51 No 1 in C minor, Chrisantemi by Puccini and the Italian Serenade by Wolf.

THURSDAY 1 Glasgow

0 Aida Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Tickets: 331 1234. 7.15pm. extra dates: 23 Oct. 26 and 28 Nov (all 7.15pm)— Theatre Royal, Glasgow; 27,29 and 31 Oct (all 7. 15pm)- Playhouse, Edinburgh. See Sat 19 for full description.




0 Nailan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Instrumental music from Scotland and Ireland. occasional songs. 0 Tonight at Noon Scotts Corner, Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Top Scottish electric folk-influenced band. 0 Scottish Dance Night Louis‘ Nite Spot. 1073 Argyle Street. 10pm—2am. O Singers Night Fort Theatre Bar. Kenmure Avenue. Bishopbriggs, 772 7054. 7.30pm. £1.50. 0 Mod Fiddlers’ Rally and Dance Glasgow Strathspey and Reel Society. singers and pipers. Dance to Michael Garvin and his band. Govan .Town Hall. 7.30pm.


0 Chilean Pena Cornerstone, Lothian Road. Music. song. dance and poetry. Evening. BYOB.

0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Populist folk.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 9.30pm—1.3()am. Late night folk music basement bar.

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