TUESDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Strathclyde University Student Concert Assembly Hall, James Weir Building, Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. 45 minutes of Saint-Saens played by members of the University - a Tarantella and the Septet for trumpet, strings and piano.

0 Edinburgh Ouartet Hutcheson’s Hall, Ingram Street. Tickets: 552 5961/227 5511 (Credit Cards) (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £4 (£2). Making a rare appearance in Glasgow, the Edinburgh Quartet give a performance of the String Quartet No 6 by Villa-Lobos, marking the centenary ofhis birth. Also, Beethoven Op 18 No 4 (see Wednesday 18, Edinburgh) and Schubert's Death and the Maiden. (see photo)


0 Edinburgh University Student Concert Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Performances by students of the Music Faculty.

0 Nelson Hall Concert Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Public Library. Free at door. 8pm. Music for cello and piano with William Conway, more usually to be found leading the cello section of the SCO, and Hester Dickson accompanying. Works by Bach. Kodaly, Bevan-Baker, Webern and Beethoven (G minor Sonata).



0 RSAMO Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs. Free no tickets required. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thursday 19, Edinburgh. Already settling in to their magnificent New Building in Renfrew Street, students of the RSAMD give the public a chance to hear some of what they get up to inside it. Bryden Thomson conducts Walton’s Portsmouth Point Overture, Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No l with Mark Trotman as soloist.


0 Edinburgh Ouartet Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£3.25). Continuing with their Beethoven theme for this season, the Edinburgh Quartet play Op 18 No 4. Also. the Quartet No 4 by Thomas Wilson and Haydn‘s Op 54 No 2.

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0 Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall, Glasgow. Free at door. 1.15pm. Soprano Patricia MacMahon with accompanist Kenneth Elliott give a programme including Ravel’s Histoires Naturelles.


0 RSAMO Orchestra Usher Hall, Lothian Road..Free no tickets required. 7.30pm. See Wednesday 18, Glasgow, for full description.

0 The Romantic Violin Reid Concert


Although it opened some three weelrs ago, Scottish Opera's new co-production with Opera North of Berg's l.qu still has two performances to run in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. The story is oi Lulu, the femme latale, who is finally driven to prostitution and ' meets death at the hands of Jaclr the Rippper. Left uncompleted, but with most of Act 3 stretched out, as Berg neared his own death, Lulu had to wait until 1979 fora lull reconstruction by Friedrich Cerha: it is this version Scottish Opera are giving audiences the chance to see for the first time in the UK outside London. For that reason alone it is well worth going to see Lulu, but don’t loolr for an easy time of it. - Almost four hours long, with a complex plot, Berg’s score moves between lusciousness and fragmented, sparse atonality. Dramatic though the music is, there is something rather one dimensional about this production which doesn’t complement that drama to the full. ‘I’he American soprano Beverly Morgan is the perfect combination of being visually right for the part with a remarkably agile voice, but her Lulu doesn't have the gutsy sexiness the role calls for, although, admittedly that aspect can be all too easily overdone. Dramatic tension is lost too simply through flat, wooden acting by some of the male characters. Even though Lulu is sung in English,

Hall, Bristo Square. Tickets: 667 1011 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Isabelle Flory and Robin Colvill play works by Paganini, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Schumann and


FRIDAY 20 Glasgow

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall, Claremont

Edinburgh born Susan Tomes (see photo) returns to her native city to give a special Pro Arte concert marlring the 10th anniversary of the death of Eric Roberts. founder of the Pro Arte Concert Seriesfor young artists and a much loved and respected leading llgure in the musical life of Edinburgh for many years. Saturday 21,

. Reid Concert Hall (see listings).

you should try to worlr out the plot first and Edinburgh dwellers should note that the last train baclr home has left by the time curtain comes down. (Carol Main)

Street. Tickets: 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3.50 (£2.30/£1). J erzy Maksymuik shares today‘s conducting with William Sweeney, who takes over for his own C umha (see Guest List). Fou Ts’ong is the soloist in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 3 and Sibelius’s Symphony No 4 completes the programme.


0 Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Jane Watts gives a lunchhour concert.

0 8N0 Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 21 , Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). Walter Weller conducts Bruckner’s massive Symphony No 8.



0 8N0 City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). see Friday 20, Edinburgh, for full description.

0 Masters of the King’s and Queen's Music Hutcheson‘s Hall, Ingram Street. Tickets: 552 5961/227 5511 (Credit Cards) (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3 (£1.50). The King Shall Rejoice by Boyce and the Pastoral Lie Strewn the White Flocks by Bliss in a performance by Strathclyde University Chamber Choir and Sinfonia conducted by Alan Tavener.


0 Eric Roberts Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall).

7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.95). Piano recital by Edinburgh born pianist Susan Tomes. Mozart, Bartok and Schubert. see panel.

0 Israel Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3—£8.80 (£3/£2). The Scottish Philharmonic Singers join this visiting orchestra with conductor Yoav Taimi for the Requ‘l‘em in C minor by Cherubini. A Sinfonia by J C Bach and Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings complete the programme.



0 Israel Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3—£8. see Saturday 21 , Edinburgh, for full description. 0 Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Normally to be seen and heard playing horn with the SNO, Charles Floyd takes on the role of conductor in an attractive programme of Mendelssohn’s Italian S ymphon y. Mozart‘s Overture to l The Marriage of Figaro, Serenade for Strings by Dag Wiren and Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles.


0 Scottish Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £5 (£3). An all Bach programme, but not the same one, as J.S. , C.P.E. and W.F. all make contributions, including the 5th Brandenburg . Concerto. Flautist Rosemary Eliot is the guest soloist.

0 Scottish Sinfonia Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3 (£2.40/£1.50). An all English programme of Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, the Walton Viola Concerto (soloist John Harrington), two works by Delius and Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony.

MONDAY 23 _ Glasgow

0 John Currie Singers Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Just a day after her special day, St Cecilia has her Mass by Haydn performed by this small professional choir, with conductor John Pryce-J ones.



0 Alba Consort Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, 22

. Richmond Street. Free at door.

1.15pm. Unusual venue, but why not? 16th-century Florentine madrigals, songs and dances by composers associated with the Medici family performed on authentic instruments.

0 l.qu Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra date: Friday 27. £3-£21. Rare chance to see full version, completed in 1979. A new production by Scottish Opera. See paneL


0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall,

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