I Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city. then by event.
FRIDAY 24 Glasgow
I BBC SSO Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 12.15pm.£4.50 (£2.75/£2.25/£1). Regular luchtime series continues with Kenneth Leighton‘s Dance Suite No 1. Dvorak's Violin Concerto (soloist Miriam Fried). and Beethoven‘s 6th Symphony. Volker Schmidt Gertenbach conducts.
I Lunchtime Concert Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267/3748. 1pm. £l/£2. Glasgow Opera Group in concert.
I An Evening With Jonathan BestTron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267/3748. 7.30pm. £3:£4. Glasgow Opera Group take a night off from their production of The Consul to present Scottish Opera‘s Jonathan Best. who sings arias. liederand ballads.
I Glasgow Philharmonic Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511.7.30pm.
I ielemann Ensemble Kilmardinny House. Bcarsden. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Baroque music. under director Leslie MacLeod. by Bach. Handel. Telemann. Vivaldi and Scarlatti in aid of the Third World Aid Group Mozambique Appeal. See also Thurs 2.
I Lunchtime Concert City Arts Centre. Market Street. Free at door.
12.45pm—l .45pm. The SNO Viennese Ensemble in a lighthearted programme presented by their Friends.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Bach. Messiaen (L 'Aseension) and Mozart played by John Willmet.
I SNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 25. Glasgow. £2.70—£1 1 .50 (standby £2.50). Little and large tonight with Goehr's Little Musicfor Strings and Schubert‘s Great Symphony. No 9. In between comes Schumann's Piano Concerto with Malcolm Frager as soloist. Matthias Bamert conducts.
SATURDAY 25 Glasgow
I SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £2.50—£1 1.50 (standby £2.50). See Fri 24. Edinburgh. for full description. I The Consul Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267/3748. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sun 26. £3/£4. Glasgow Opera Group in Menotti‘s opera about the horrors of bureaucracy and a young wife trying to obtain a passport for her husband who is on-the-run.
I Guitar Recital St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Genoan guitarist Gualtiero Pcdriali plays music by Falla. Roussel. Ponce . Turina. Walton and others.
I Schools Concert Queen‘s Hall . Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Pupils of Daniel Stewart‘s and Mary Erskine‘s get together for Sullivan‘s Overture to Yeomen of the Guard. Mozart‘s E minor Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky‘s 5th Symphony.
I SCO Usher Hall. Lothian Road, 228
1155 or 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall). 7.45pm.
Following several sell-outs at St Cecilia’s Hall last season, Edinburgh’s Georgian Concert Society is moving to the bigger venue of Greytriars Church for its most important guests this season, the Tallis Scholars. Internationally acclaimed, the Scholars’ programme includes the Josquin Mass La sol ta re mi, which brought them Gramophone’s Record of
the Year award in 1987. Also, there's Allegri’s beautiful Miserere, allegedly written down by the 14 year-old Mozart after just one hearing — at that time it was so greatly treasured by the Sistine Chapel that copying it out was a crime resulting in instant excommunication. (Carol Main)
Tallis Scholars, Greytriars Church, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. Saturday 25 at 8pm. See listings.
£2.20—£12 (£3). Special 15th Anniversary concert with James Galway. that man with the golden ﬂute. percussionist Evelyn Glennie and conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Programme is Mozart‘s Figaro Overture. Beethoven‘s 5th. the Flute Concerto by Nielsen and John Field‘s Sinfonia ( 'oncertante.
I Tallis Scholars Greyfriars Church. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall) or 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £5 (£4/£2). Edinburgh music lovers are spoilt for choice tonight. although the Georgian Concert Society do claim that this is not to be missed. Underdirector Peter Phillips this internationally acclaimed group of singers perform Josquin‘s Mass La Sol Fa Re Mi. motets by Byrd and Gibbon‘s and Allegri‘s Miserere. I Santoshi St Bernard's Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Free at door. 7.30pm. East meets West with young pianist Penny Hodgson who presents herown arrangements ofcontemporary Bengali devotional music. composed by Sri Chimnoy and performed by a seven piece ensemble. featuring piano. woodwind and ‘cello.
I 8N0 Chorus Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Rossini‘s Petite Messe Solennelle conducted by Christopher Bell with soloists Patricia MacMahon. Linda Strachan. Harry Nicoll and Alan Watt.
I The Consul Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267/3748. 7.30pm. £3/£4. See Sat 25 for full description.
I Organ Recital St James‘s Church. Underwood Road. Paisley. 7.30pm. Last of short series of Sun evenings with St James's fine Willis/Walker organ is given to David McGinnigle of Rubislaw Church in Aberdeen.
I Paisley Chamber Choir Paisley Abbey. Tickets: 332 5057 (RASMD Box Office). 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Simon Crookall conducts the Requiem by Duruﬂe. Copland‘s In the Beginning and Vaughan Williams' G minor Mass. Frances McCafferty is soloist and George McPhee presides at the organ.
I Scottish Sintonia Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4 (£3/£2). Concert performance of Act 111 of Wagner‘s Die Meistersinger sung in English under conductor Neil Mantle.
I Choral Concert Craigmillar Park Church. Ncwington. 6.45pm. Choir of St Margaret‘s School for Girls.
MONDAY 27 Glasgow
I BSAMD Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Free at door. 10am. Governors‘ Recital Prize Competition for Percussion.
I Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Holst's Planets and Ballade by Faure.
TUESDAY 28 Glasgow
I Lunchtime Recital Hutcheson's Hall. Ingram Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm—2pm. £1. Students of the tnusic department ofGlasgow University in performance.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Mixed programme performed by students of Edinburgh University‘s Facultyof Music.
I Don Giovanni Playhouse. Greensidc Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 21 and 23 June. £3—£15. Scottish Opera in new production by David Walsh. with Jonathan Summers in the title role and Jane Eaglen in superb form as Donna Anna. Pre-performance talk at 6.45pm. I Ruddigore King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extradates: Wed 1.Thurs 2. Fri 3. Sat 4(two performances). £3—£6.50 (£4). Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society in this 1887 operetta. otherwise known as The Witch 's Curse.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
I Lecture-recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free at door. Learn all about the history and repertoire ofthe oud with oudist Salman Shukr Daoud. The oud is. apparently. the Arabic predecessor ofthe lute.
I L’Ensemble Gilles Binchois Old St Paul‘s Church. Jeffrey Street. Tickets: 225 5366 (French Institute). 7.30pm. £3 and £5. An evening of Gregorian Chant from mediaeval France.
I La Boheme Playhouse. Greensidc Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Extra date: Fri 3. £3—£15. Revival of Scottish Opera‘s stunning production. first seen last season.
Great cast. apart from slightly disappointing Mimi. and definitely to be recommended. Pre-performanee talk at 6.45pm.
I Ruddigore King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201 . 7.30pm. Extradates: Thurs 2. Fri 3. Sat 4 (two performances). £3-£6.50 (£4). See Tue 28 for full description.
I Piano Recital Queen's Hall . Clerk Street. 668 2019. 6.45pm. £6 (£3). An Armenian Aid concert given by Seta Tanyel. who plays works by Scarlatti. Beethoven. Chopin and Babatjanian. who presumably is one of Armenia‘s native composers.
I Thomas Allen/Roger Vignoles Royal College of Physicians. 9 Queen Street. 220 3955. 7.45pm. £12.50/£15. New seriesof concerts promoted by the Virtuosi Society. Programme includes Schumann‘s Dichterliebe. six songs from Butterworth‘s A Shropshire Lad and an excerpt from Britten's Billy Budd.
I BSAMD Concert City Hall . Candleriggs. Tickets: 332 5057 (RSAMD Box Office). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Verdi Requiem with the Academy Choir and Orchestra and the Scottish Philharmonic Singers. Philip Ledger conducts and soloists are Patricia MacMahon. Alfreda HodgsonJohn Mitchison and Ian Caddy.
I Telemann Ensemble Trades House. 85 Glassford Street. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (£3). Music by Bach. l landel. Scarlatti. Vivaldi and. of course. Telemann in aid of the Third World Aid Mozambique Appeal. Ticket includes free glass ofwine. See also Fri 24.
I Lunchtime Concert Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1. Newish Edinburgh Competition Festival series presents music for horn quartet.
I Oas Rheingold Playhouse. Greensidc Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. ExtradatczSat 4. £3—£15. Scottish Opera has assembled a strong cast for this new production. which could well be the start of a new Ring. Willard White as Wotan. Felicity Palmer as Fricka. Nicholas Folwell‘s Alberich and Bonaventura Bottone‘s Loge are particularly outstanding. Richard Jones‘ production is probably of the love or hate variety. John Mauccri conducts. Sung in German. so do your homework before you go. Pre-performance talk at 6.45pm.
I Ruddigore King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 3. Sat 4 (two performances). £3—£6.50 (£4). See Tue 28 for full description.
I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.20—£9.60. Music by Vivaldi. Cavalli and Monteverdi including two Vivaldi Concertos for 2 Trumpets and the B minor Concerto Grosso for 4 violins. Roger Hamilton conducts and the SCO‘s own trumpeters. Peter Franks and Shaun Harrold. are soloists. Please note this isa change of programme.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I BBC 880 Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 332 5057 ( RSA MD). 12.15pm. £4.50(£2.75/£2.25/£l). More music in the new Young Artists Series. today‘s concert featuring Carol Smith in Strauss‘s Four Last Songs. The re‘s also the Symphony No 73 by Haydn and Rachmaninov‘s Symphony No l.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Peter Sievewright. piano. plays Thomas Wilson‘s Sonata and Variations and Fugue on a theme of Bach by Reger.
I Glasgow University Chapel Choir Glasgow University Chapel. Free at door.
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