Williams makes a return visit to Edinburgh for a special concert with organist Philip Sawyer of Scarlatti. Buxtehude and early English music.
I Young Norwegian Talents Queen‘s Halt. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Five musicians from the Norwegian State Academy with songs by Grieg and Walton and instrumental music by Handel.
FRIDAY 4 Glasgow
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 3302578(BBCShop). 12.15pm.£3.5() (£2.30/£1). George Hurst is guest conductor in Brahms“ Variations on the St Anthony Chorale. Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on a Theme of Weber and the 5th Symphony by Beethoven.
I Glasgow Skye Association City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm.
I Flute/Piano Recital Kilmardinny House. Bearsden. 7.45pm. Rosemary Eliot and Angela Livingstone play some well known and some not so well known music for flute and piano. including the virtuosic Carnival of Venice by Genin.
I Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Details from: Mr Ritchie. 26 Stanperland Crescent. G76.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Morley Whitehead plays works by Mendelssohn. Dupre and Sydney S Campbell.
I 8N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 5. Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90. Christmas music in the form of Une cantate de Noel by Ilonegger. better known for Pacific23l. Also Edward Harper‘s Intrada after Monteverdi. heard for the first time in its new orchestral version. Ravel‘s Daphnis and Chloe in the second half. Matthias Bamert conducts.
I Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: in advance only from Extra-Mural Dept. Edinburgh University. 1 1 Buccleueh Place. 7.30pm. Free. Listen to Kenneth van Barthold play lots of Chopin and Liszt as a change from getting Brahms and Liszt on a Friday evening.
I Choral Concert Central Hall . Tollcross. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. The Central Hall Choir and other guests in a programme of Christmas music.
I Harpsichord Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Free at door. An informal hour of music for harpsichord. Worth going just to see Pollok House.
I SND City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90. See Friday4. Edinburgh. for full description.
I Schola Cantorum St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Tickets: 668 2019(Queen‘s Hall). 7pm. £3 (£2). An early start forthe complete version of Handel‘s Messiah. conducted by Eric lbler.
I Edinburgh University Musical Society Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.45pm. £2./£3 (£1 off). Popular works from EUMS with conductor Christopher Bell including Ravel‘s Bolero and Dvorak‘s New World Symphony.
I Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall) or 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £4 (£3). Bruce Dickey. one ofthe world‘s leading cornettists. joins L'Ecole d'Orphee to celebrate the beginnings of the virtuoso tradition in 17th century Italy and Germany.
I Centenary Concert Assembly Rooms.
George Street. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). Edinburgh Society of Musicians Centenary Concert features Edmund Coxon on violin and Mako Watanabe. from Japan , on piano.
I New Music Group oi Scotland Lecture Theatre. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place (or enter by Lady Lawson Street). Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall). 8pm. Extra date: Sunday 6. Glasgow. £3.50 (£2). Scottish clectro-acoustic music for viola. keyboards and percussion. including the premiere of Craig Armstrong‘s Seven Stations and the first Scottish performance of William Sweeney‘s Sonata for viola . marimba and claves.
SUNDAY 6 Glasgow
I New Music Group oi Scotland Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Sat 5. Edinburgh. for full description.
I Syd Lawrence Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. Please note this concert is cancelled.
I Cantilena Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511. 1pm. £3.50. Chamber music by Abel. Corelli. Pokorny and - comingjust a little too late. butdoes it matter on a Sunday? — Haydn's Symphony No 6. Le Matin.
I New Glasgow Singers Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: at door. 7pm. £3.50. Handel‘s Messiah with the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra and conductor Graham Taylor. Soloists are Gillian Taylor. Jane Guy. Peter Richfield and William Peel.
I Janet Hilton/Steven Isserlis/Peier Evans Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: 667 1011 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Charming chamber music from this collectively unnamed trio of clarinet . cello and piano by Glinka. Poulenc. Liszt and Brahms. I Edinburgh Academy Choral Society St John's Church . West End. Princes Street. 8pm. £1.50(£1). Parents. friendsand supporters come together for their annual Christmas concert . this year featuring French music through the Requiem by Duruﬂe and Faure’s beautiful C antique de Jean Racine. I St Columba's Hospice 10th Anniversary Concert Dominion Cinema. Newbattle Terrace. Tickets: 551 1381 (St Columba‘s Hospice). or Dominion Cinema. 7.30pm. £3. Help one of Edinburgh's most valued charities and have a good night‘s entertainment at the same time with compere and tenor Alan Borthwick. soprano Margaret Aronson. the ever popular Caledonia Brass and the Orchestra of St Mary‘s Music School.
MONDAY 7 Glasgow
I Carol Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7pm. 50p at door. The Salvation Army with this year‘s selection of Carols
TUESDAY 8 Glasgow
I RSAMD Wind Ensemble Assembly Hall. University of Strathclyde. J ames Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm—2pm. Exchanging educational establishments. students of the RSAMD visit Strathclyde University with director Edgar Williams for a lunchtime concert. I Glasgow Harpsichord Society McLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. Further information: 882 6127. 7.30pm. Guests welcome at the Society‘s Club Night and social evening. Theme is TheAllemande.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall.
Bristo Square. Free at door. 1. 10pm. A varied selection of songs pc rformed by Heather and Leon C oates including some from 1986 by Mr Coates himself. Being given their Scottish premiere are Lyell Cresswell's Six Poems by Amy Lowell. Thea Musgrave‘s Suite 0' Bairnsangs and La Courte Paille by Poulenc complete the concert.
I Friends oi Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.30pm. £2. Kathleen Ferrier Remembered is tonight's topic. with Winifred Ferricr. Eric Crozier and John Drummond talking about their close friend. There will also be a showing of John Drummond‘s film Blow the wind southerly .
I Nelson Hall Concen Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Public Library. off Leith Walk. Free at door. 8pm. Edinburgh University Madrigal Group with their director Michael Turnbull give a colourful and spirited selection of madrigals. Open
I Strathclyde University Chamber Orchestra Assembly Hall. James Weir Building. University of Strathclyde. Montrose Street. Admission programmes at door. £3 (£1 .50). Borodin .' Composer and Chemist — A Centenary ('mnmemoration is the grand sounding title of a concert featuring his Symphonic Poem In Central Asia and the 2nd Symphony.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. C112 8DG. 7.30pm. Free. but please send s.a.e. Mezzo Christine Cairns is the soloist in Mahler's Songs from Des Knahen Wander/torn. with conductor Gaetano Dclogu. Saint-Saens' Symphony in F isthe second half.
I Glasgow University Chamber Orchestra Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Cantata lch hahegenug byJ.S. Bach and the Organ Concerto Op7 No 3 by Handel. directed from the organ by Stuart Campbell make up today‘s lunchtime fare.
FRIDAY 27 Glasgow
I The Works 0t Scott Skinner Hutchesons Hall, National Trust For Scotland, Ingram Street. 1—2pm. £2 (£1). Fiddle recital from Dougie Lawrence. Glasgow Tryst.
I Star Club St Andrews Night Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 8pm—2am. £3. Bar. From Aberdeen. ﬁne singers Danny Cooper and Jenny Clark. Dance to Claehnacudden. Glasgow Tryst. I Ceilidh Dance Pebples Palace, Glasgow Green. 9pm—1am. £3. The Gallivanters band and friends. Glasgow Tryst.
I Zydeco Ceilidh band Dowanhill Centre, Hyndland. 9pm. £2. Bar. Glasgow‘s own and only Caledonian cajun blues band have a new album on release.
I Steam Jenny Scotts Corner, Derby Street. 334 4891 .
I Ceilidh Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Scottish Dance Night. Louis’ Nite Spot. 1073 Argyle Street. 10pm—2am. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records.
I 0ch Broad And The Fallen Goats Balloch Folk Club, Balloch. 8pm. £1.50.
I iialian Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. Fiddle and accordion.
I The Pipers Cave Reid Music Hall. Bristo Square. 8pm. £3. Annual concert of bagpiping includes the Whistlebinkies‘ Rab Wallace.
I Ceilidh South Side Community Centre, Clerk Street. 8pm. £2. Late bar. Benefit with the battery powered Red Hot Polkas. I Gaberiunzie Roseberry Hall. South Oueensfcrry. 8pm. £2. Ancientduo played at the opening of the Railway Bridge.
I Alan Johnston and iriends Blackwoods Bar. West Preston Street. Evening. Mainly songs.
I North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Resident mandolins. guitars and well worn songs.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late bar with informal songs and music.
I Scotway Proiesslonal Piping Competition City Chambers. George Street. Two sections. Piobaireachd and Ceol Beag. Glasgow Tryst.
I T.M.S.A. Competitions Hutchesons Hall. National Trust For Scotland. Ingram Street. Instrumental pairs noon. traditional singing 2pm. Spectators 50p. Glasgow Tryst.
I Foundry Oar Band Babbity Bowstcr. Blackfriars Street. l-Spm. Free. The famous Arbroath crowd in a session. Glasgow Tryst.
I An ‘ieallach Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 1—5pm. Free. Session with the Tayside rs. Glasgow Tryst.
I Eclipse First Concert/Ceilidh Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 8pm. £2.50(£l). Harpist/singer Maggie Mclnnes. Ian Kirkpatrick. accordion and keyboards; Les Sang. guitar and drum; Martin Hughes. clarinet and Breton Bombarde. Comparativcly new band creating music in the widest celtic tradition. Glasgow Tryst.
I Storm the Palace ilight Wintergardens. Peoples Palace . Glasgow Green. 7pm—1am. £3. Revolutionary blues cajun ceilidh organised by the Scottish Socialist Teachers. With Kokomo. O‘ Cajunales, Fast Eddie Smith and the Clydebuilt Ceilidh Band.
I Peely Wally: Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. Tunes inthe corner.
I Eric Cuthbertson St Enoch Folk Club. 56 Howard Street. St Enoch's Square. Bar opens 7pm.
I Kells Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Resident electric Celtic band.
I Oan Ar Bras Old St Pauls. Jeffrey Street. 8pm. £2.50 (£2). Also authentic local bluesman. guitarist and recent father. Alan Jones. Presented by Acoustic Routes. Tickets from Virgin Records. HotWax. Dairy Road or Countriﬁed. London Road. The acoustic/electric guitarist and singer from Brittany. ex-Alan Stivell and Fairport Convention. I Music/Dance Workshops St Annes Community Centre. Cowgate. 2—5pm. £2 (£1.50). Three Workshops. French and English dance; French Music; Hurdy Gurdy. Sabotage are a trio from Birmingham who play concertina. ﬁddle. guitar. melodeon and hurdy gurdy. They are better known down south as members of Pigtown Fling. The dances will be taught by Jacqueline Contre. France; and Kevin Murphy. England. Organised by Footloose Dancers. contact 5564151. Ceilidh in the Evening. see below. I Ceilidh Dance Tollcross Community Centre. Fountainbridge. £2.50 (£2). With Sabotage. See Workshops above. I Avalon Preservation HaU, Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Electric folk
24 The List 27 Nov — 10 Dec 1987