I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 3302578(BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3.50 (£2.30/£1). Elgar Howarth conductsthe 1st performance of Fantasy Concertante by David Wooldridge. Charles Ives‘ Symphony No 1 and Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell by Britten.

I SCO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3—£8. Taking the dual role of

The French Institute presents

A recital by the French pianist JEAN-MARC LUISADA

Programme 4 Mazurkas op 24 Chopin 3 Scherzos Chopin Nocturnes nos 2 & 4 Fauré Humoresques Schumann

on Thursday 18 February at 7.30pm

The French Institute, 13 Randloph Crescent, Edinburgh

Tickets £2 members; £3 non-members. available from the institute Tel: 031 225 5366


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


soloist and director. Trevor Pinnock JOH'IS the SCO for Hadyn's Fortepiano Concerto in D. Bach‘s Orchestral Suite .\'o 3. and. jumping a century or two. Stravinsky‘s Pulcinella Suite.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Christopher Bell plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D. a Praeludium by Buxtehude and the [Echo Toccata by Sweelinck.

I SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sattirday6. Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90. A programme to pull the crowds with Grieg's Piano Concerto (soloist Dmitri Alcxeev). Overturcs to Der Freischut: and The Mastersingers. and Stray'insky‘s colourful ballet music to l’etrushka in the second half. Yuri Temirkanov conducts.

SATURDAY 6 Glasgow

I Cosi ian tune Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extradates: Tuesday9. Friday 12. 20 February. 16 March. 4 June (matinee). Glasgow. 10 March. 22 June. Edinburgh. £3—-£21. Scottish Opera in a new production of Mozart‘s comedy of sexual manners. full of pretence. deceit and everything ending up happily ever after. Producer is Richard Jones. reputed to be hot stuff as a young. up-and-coming opera director. See guest list.

I SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90. See Friday 5. Edinburgh. for full description.


I Piccolo Pack Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 11am. £2 (£1X75p). The SCO‘s woodwind players in a hour of musical fun for children.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). The ClassicalSymphony by Prokofiev. Ravel‘s G major Piano Concerto and Symphony No 5 by Shostakovich.

I A Garland of Songs ()xenfoord Castle. by Dalkeith. Tickets: 668 2019(Oueen's Hall) or 0875 3405 12 (Music is Pleasure). 7.30pm. £7.50. A concert of songs about plants and flowers by British. French. German. Russian and Spanish composers performed by Joan Busby and Paul Hamberger followed by supper in the Adam dining room.



I Good Shepherd Chorus Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511


(Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3(£2). Lotsof memorable tunes in this choral concert of the Easter Hymn from Cai'alleria Rusticana. Puccini‘s Messe di Gloria and Verdi‘s Stabat Mater. Soloists are Fiona Murphy. Gordon Christie and Graeme Danby and it‘s all in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Tear Fund.


I St Mary's Music School Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1). Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is guest conductor in a concert featuring some of St Mary‘s outstanding young students. including 17 year old pianists David Horne and Steven Osborne who have both won through to the finalsof BBC's 1988 Young Musician ofthe Year competition.



I John Currie Singers Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Recently appointed director of the JCS. Scottish Opera‘s John Pryce-Jones conducts Elgar‘s Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands and the Faure Requiem. plus the first performance of an seachnadh or. in English. the avoiding by Glasgow composer William Sweeney.



I Glasgow Parks Orchestra City Chambers. Tickets: 554 0204. 12.30pm—1.30pm. Free. A relaxing hour oflight classics and popular melodies.

I Lunchtime Harp Recital Assembly Hall. Strathclyde University. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm—2pm. Vanessa McKeand plays a variety of music for harp.

I RSAMO Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. Free at door. 7.30pm. Sian

Edwards is guest conductor in Weber‘s Overture to Der Freischutz. the Clarinet Concerto by Nielsen with Colette Louis as soloist. and Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz.

I COSi lan lune Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 123-1. 7.15pm. iixtradates: Friday 12. 20 February. 16 March. 4June (matinee). Glasgow. 10 March. 22June. Edinburgh. £3—£21 . see Saturday 6 for full description. '


I Reid Memorial Concert Reid Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Music for flute and piano. including General Reid‘s own Sonata. played by David Nicholson and Peter livans. Also works by Copland and Jindrich Feld.



I Lunch and Listen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 1pm. Admission free. Optional lunch £1 .50. Today‘s guest is Andrew Shore. currently playing Alfonso in ('osifan iutte. but also remembered for his hilarious role as the Swedish baron in Scottish Opera‘s pre-Christrnas La Vie Parisienne.


I Edinburgh University Opera Club George Square Theatre. Tickets: 667 101 1 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thursday 1 1. Friday 12. Saturday 13. £3 (£2). Two new operas by Edward Harper The .‘llellstock Quire— and Alasdair Nicolson - The Vision of Hildegard - presented by this ever~enterprising student society. (see paneU

I Napier College Orchestra The Chapel. Napier College. Craiglockhart Site. 219 Colinton Road. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Programme to include Kenneth Leighton‘s Festive ()i'erture and Bach‘s Brandenburg Concerto No 3.


For a small, but fairly transient group working on a small, but fairly static budget, Edinburgh University Opera Club has chalked up the most remarkable achievements. A string oi rarely performed works and, in 1975, the premiere of the specially commissioned ‘Fanny nobin' by Edward Harper (subseqently performed and recorded professionally with Jane Manning in the title role, which was written for her), make an impressive list of past productions. It is to Edward Harperthat E.U.O.C. has returned this year iorthe second half of their operatic double bill and to an cit-Edinburgh University music student, Alasdair Nicolson for the first. Again, Harper has taken the work of Thomas Hardy as his inspiration, the Mellsiock quire of ‘Under the Greenwood Tree', also providing the work’s title. Set in 19th century rural Wessex, librettist and producer Roger Savage has ireely taken scenes and ideas from other Hardy novels, short stories and poems, as well as ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ to present ‘a

astonishing 12th Century Abbess, Hildegard ot Bingen. Set in the middle ages and scored for 3 principal voices, 7 female singers and chamber orchestra with electronic tape, it deals with ‘matters of mystical experience,

Tues 23rd Feb, 7.30pm Reid Hall

- ml taleofchan e,lossand Fri 26th Feb,7.30pm SNOCentre serio co c g


vocation and powers of art and ritual'. (Carol Main)

B‘“”‘”’" “M”: PM?" Nicolson's The Vision of Hildegard', The Vision of Hildegard/The Mellsiock isonmé’hol’ 3' M 2 also with libretto by Roger Savage, Ouire, George Square Theatre, hogan?" Sonamacoogll: draws from quite a difierent source Edinburgh, 1043 February at 7.30pm. Liszt Venezia e siapon entirely —the writings of the (see listings)

28 The List 5 18 February 1988