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

FRIDAY 30 Edinburgh

0 Seraglio Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Extra date: 25 Nov. Glasgow. £3—£ 1 5. Last and only chance to see Scottish ()pera at the Playhouse in this revival of David Poutney‘s lively production. first seen in 1978 and more recently in 1983. This time directed by Richard Jones. but sung in English to Poutney‘s translation.

0 The Prince Consort Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road. Tickets: Tickets Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 31 at 3pm and 7.30pm. £2.90. The popular Prince Consort. now into their 16th year. continue with their run of Ballads. Songs and Snatches.

0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. George McPhee. organist of Paisley Abbey. comes to Edinburgh with works by Lubeck. Sweelinck. Buxtehude and J. S. Bach‘s C major Prelude and Fugue. 0 3N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat

31 . Glasgow. £2.50—£9 (children £2.50). Craig Sheppard is the soloist in Beethoven‘s 4th Piano Concerto. with Neeme Jarvi conducting. Silhouettes by Arensky opens and the second halfis Rimsky Korsakov's magical Scheherazade.

O Conversation 5 Northumberland Street. 8pm. Phone 334 7414 for price. Robin Holloway. whose Scenes from Schumann will be played by the SCO tomorrow. is in conversation with Peter Nelson.



0 8ND City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). See Fri 30. Edinburgh. for full description.


0 The Prince Consort Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 3pm and 7.30pm. £2.90. See Fri 30 for full description.

0 Becital Laigh Room. St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5 (incl wine and canapes). Moira Gibson. soprano. and Stuart Hope. piano. give a recital in aid of UNICEF. with poetry readings from John Whitehead.


Scottish ()pera end their first week back at Edinburgh's Playhouse with a new production of Verdi‘s popular classic. Janice Cairns is in the title role with John Treleaven as Radames. Sung in Italian. 0 Choral Concert Craigmillar Parish Church. Newington. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £2.51) (£1 ). Programme to include the Requiem by John Rutter. Dr Francis Thomas is organist and Alan Martin Tait the choirmaster. o Cottee and Listen Roxburghe Hotel. Charlotte Square. 11am. Tickets and further details: 041 248 4567 ext 138 140(FriendsofScottish ()pera). Roderick Kennedy is today‘s guest talking about his life in the world of music. 0 Piccolo Pack Oueen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 11am. £1 (75p with badge, adults £2). More Sat morning fun for 8— 12 year-olds from the SCO. This time it‘s a magical witches brew for l Iallowe‘en with Baba Yaga and her spooky friends. 0 The Maccabee Singers Church of St Andrew and St George. (ieorge Street. Admission programme at door. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sun 1. Glasgow. £3 (£2). The first concerts of this new choir directed by Neil Bell. Programme includes Motets by Bruckner. Kodaly's Alissa Brevis and Rejoice in the Lamb by Britten. 0 8CD ()ueen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 1. Glasgow. £3—£8.80. British music by Holloway. Scenes from Schumann. and Britten. A Time There Was. along with the Italian Serenade by Wolf and Haydn‘s Cello Concerto with Heinrich Schiff as soloist. ()liver Knussen conducts. O Tapestry Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 8pm. £3 (£2). A pleasing

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combination ofsoprano. clarinet and piano with music from Mozart to Maconchy. Offenbach to Ives and some Cole Porter and Jerome Kern thrown in for good measure. Proceeds go to Edinburgh Competition Festival Association.



0 Masterclass Rankine Hall. Scottish Opera Centre. 39 Elmbank Crescent. Tickets: 248 4567 ext 138/140 (Friends of Scottish ()pera). 3pm. Extra date: Mon 2. Edinburgh. £2. Soprano Ludmilla Andrew gives a masterclass with students from the RSAMD Opera Course.

0 8CD City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£8. See Sat 31. Edinburgh. for full description.

0 The Maccabee Singers Hyndland Parish Church. Admission programme at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). See Sat 31 . Edinburgh. for full description.

0 Inaugural Party Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.45pm. Free. Get together for the launch ofthe new Henry Wood Concert Series with cabaret from John Cairney and Alannah O‘Sullivan. Wine and snacks.


0 Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £5 (£3.’£1 ). Afternoon concert of music from the Scottish Court at the time of 1 Mary Queen ofScots. Purcell‘s A bile/azar Suite. St K enti gem Suite by Thomas Wilson (see Guest List) and Holst's popular St Paul's Suite. Director is Jonathan Recs.

0 Cappella Nova Old St Paul‘s Church. Jeffrey Street. Free at door. 6pm. Choral Evensong for All Saints' Day.

0 Ashdown Eurythmy’s tnklings Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road. Tickets at door. 8pm. £4 (£3). A chance to sample Eurythmy. described as music and speech made ; visible in creative movement. with music by Lennox Berkely and Francis Poulenc coming together with works by D. H. Lawrence. Frank Martin. Dylan Thomas and 1 Owen Barfield. Introduction to Eurythmy at 6pm.

0 Scottish Cantata Singers St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place.

Tickets: at door. 8pm. £3 (£2). Music for organ and voices by Kenneth Leighton and William Walton conducted by Peter Backhouse. assistant director ofmusic at the Cathedral.

MONDAY 2 Edinburgh

0 Masterclass Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £2. Very friendly evening with Friends of Scottish Opera and Friends of the Edinburgh Festival getting together for a masterclass given by soprano Ludmilla Andrew and students of the RSAMD. Also in Glasgow Sun 1.


0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall. University ofStrathclyde. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. A varied programme ofsolo. chamber and orchestral music given by pupils of the Music School of Douglas Academy.


0 Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. Fascinating 50-minute programme of music for recorder played by Peter Duggan on original instruments from Edinburgh University‘s extensive collection. As

; you‘d expect. lots of Baroque music.

but interesting contrast too between Jacob van Eyck‘s Engels .Vttelttegaeltje of 1646 and the 20th century .‘llitsie/or a Bird by Hans-Martin Linde from 1968.

WEDNESDAY 4 Edinburgh

0 SCO Oueen‘s I lall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3—.£8. Mozart. Bach. Mozart. Bach. Mozart is the order oftonight‘s programme featuring 2 rarely heard Mozart Symphonies. Nos 24 and 28 and Bach's delightful Suite No 2 in B minor. John Tunnell directs from the violin and William Bennett and David Nicholson are solo flutes.



0 Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Daphne Godson (violin) and Sheila Desson (piano) play Sonatas by Howard Ferguson and Aaron Copland.

0 SND City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 6. Edinburgh and Sat 7. Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). Romanticism rules this evening in Brahms‘s 3rd Symphony. Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Karine Georgian and. to finish.

Straus::'s lively Till Eulenspiegel.

Edward Downes conducts.


0 Hindustani Instrumental and Vocal Music St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £3.50

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0 Aida Playhouse Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 26 fld 28 Nov. Glasgow. £3—£15.

at the BBC 380 Centre. Broadcasting House. 1 Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. See guest list and listings from Tuesday10.

director Edward Harper in the tirst pertormance at Thomas Wilson's Chamber Concerto. part or their programme on

(£2.50). A chance to hear some classical music a bit different from a.

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