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


FRIDAY 21 Glasgow

I Midday Concert Stevenson ilall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Pianist Peter Frank] plays Haydn. Debussy and lots of Chopin.

I Carmen King's Theatre. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.15pm. Extradate: Saturday 22 at 2. 15pm and 7.15pm.£3—£5. Glasgow Grand Opera with Bizet's popular opera. Musical directoris Graham Dickie and innes Wilson is producer.


I 8N0 Usher 1 tall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £2.50—£1 1 .50 (standby £2.50). Extra date: Saturday 22. Glasgow. Last concert of the season brings Sir Charles Groves and one of Elgar‘s greatest choral works. The Dream of Gerontitcs. Soloists are Della JonesJohn Treleaven and Robert Hayward.

I Aspects oi Love St Mark‘s- Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Caledonian Trio of singers Fiona Mitchell and Margaret Aronson with pianist Stuart Montgomery take love in music as their theme and how it has inspired composers such as lvor Novello. George Gershwin. Cole Porter. Chopin and Schumann.

I Edinburgh Telephone Choir Church Hill Theatre. Morningside. Extra date: Saturday 22. Annual concert.

SATURDAY 22 Glasgow

I Carmen King's Theatre. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 2. 15pm and 7.15pm. £3—£5. See Friday 21 forfull description.

I 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm.£2.70—£11.50. See Friday 21. Edinburgh. for full description.

I Westerton Male Voice Choir/Lamond Quartet Westerton Church Hall. Crarae Avenue. Further information: 942 3802. 7.30pm. Annual concert.


I Music ior Multiple Sclerosis Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50. Bach to Burns with the Caledonian Trio and fiddlers from Edinburgh Reel and Strathspey Society.

I Edinburgh Telephone Choir Church Hill Theatre. Morningside. Annual concert.

SUNDAY 23 Glasgow

I Westbourne Music Belhavcn-Westbourne Church. Westbourne Gardens. Tickets: 332 5057 (RSAMI)). 3pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The Allander Ensemble open this season's Westbourne Music series ofSunday afternoon recitals with the Mozart Oboe Quartet. Goblin Market by the young Scottish composer Gordon McPherson and Schubert's Piano Quintet The Trout. I Pops at the Philharmonic City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7pm. £3—£1 1. Iain Sutherland conducts Patrick Moore '5 Musical Galaxy with the man himself introducing and performing some of his favourite music. which includes Phaeton '5 Ride and Peter and the Wolf.

I Harpsichord Recital St Mary's

Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. Extra date: Mon 24 (Hutcheson's Hall). £3.50(£2.50). Leslie Maeleod in complete performance of Bach‘s Goldberg Variations.


I St Giles at Six: Concert St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Vivaldi‘s Gloria performed by the Roxburgh Singers and the Newcastleton and Wilton Schools and Borders Dance Group.

MONDAY 24 Glasgow

I Harpsichord Recital Hutcheson‘s Hall. lngram Street. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Sun 23 forfull description.

TUESDAY 25 Glasgow

I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234 or 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Saturday 29 April. 5 and 26 May (all 7. 15pm). 3 June (2. 15pm) Glasgow. 20 and 24 June (7. 15pm) Edinburgh. £3—£23 (cone available). Scottish Opera and Verdi‘s tragic love story in a new production by Nuria Espert. Nancy Gustafson sings Violetta.

I The Linn Choir City Hall . Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm.


I Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1. 10pm. Free at door. The Edinburgh Quartet‘s series of contemporary string quartets continues with that by Richard Watson. Haydn‘s Op 64 No 5 is the second half.

I Helene Dclavault George Square Theatre. George Square. Tickets: 225 5366 (French Institute). 7.30pm. £5 (£3).

LA TRAVIATA Scottish Opera open their summer season with what promises to be a stunning new production oi Verdi’s La Traviata. Alter great success with Madam Butterfly. director Nuria Espert (see photo) returns with one oi her irequent collaborators. designer Ezio Frigerio and Scottish Opera's John Mauceri conducting. Another Scottish Opera lind, the young American soprano Nancy Gustaison, sings the role oi the courtesan, Violette, with compatriot Jorge Pita playing opposite her as Allredo. Opens Glasgow Tuesday 25, with iurther Theatre Royal periormances on 29 April, 5, 26 May, 3 June and traniers to Edinburgh’s Playhouse ior only two periormances on 13 and 17 June.

Best known as Carmen in the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord production of Peter Brook‘s highly acclaimed version of Bizet‘s opera. Helen Dclavault sings La Republicaine. a look at the satirical and militant songs of the time of the French Revolution and music from the two centuries that follow. both popular and classical.

I Peter Katin Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.45pm. £4.50/£6 (£3). Edinburgh piano specialists Allan Makin & Sons present Peter Katin in a programme of Bach. Schubert. Debussy and Chopin. The Beehstein he plays is making its first appearance in Scotland. I Erismena by Cavalli English Literature Drama Lab (Crown Theatre). Hill Place. off Nicolson Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 26. Fri 28. Sat 29. £4 (£2.50). Edinburgh University Club in their second production this year. Complicated. but essentially simple and good fun [talian baroque plot updated to the 19305 in typically witty and clever fashion by director Roger Savage.



I A Mozart Serenade Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Glasgow University Chamber Orchestra. with soprano

. Patricia MacMahon. devote their evening

to Mozart. Kenneth Elliott directs. as well as playing fortepiano.

I Phoenix Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thursday 27. Friday 28.

I Teachers' Whisky Concerto Series Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. 1pm. A series of recitals given by the recently established Glasgow Festival Strings Group and sponsored by Teachers. This one comprises Vivaldi‘s Concerto Grosso Op 3/11. Wilson‘s Pas de Quoi. Vivaldi‘s flute concert La Notte (soloist Rosemary Eliot). Tchaikovsky‘sAndante Cantabile and Mozart‘s Divertimcnto K136.


I Young Composers' Concert Broughton High School Theatre. Carrington Road. 337 7805. 7.30pm. Compositions by pupils of Broughton High School and Flora Stevenson Primary School for 2 pianos. brass quintet. synthesiser and chamber ensembles.

I Phllomusica Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Baroque pops plus Britten's Simple Symphony in aid of Scottish Aids Funding Enterprise. I Kegelstatt Trio Holy Trinity Church. Haddington. Tickets: 062 082 3738 (Haddington House). 8pm. Extra date: Thursday 27. Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh. £4.50(£3/£1.50). Combination of clarinet, viola and piano play music by Mozart. Frank Bridge.

Schumann. Gordon Jacob. Brueh. Cyril Scott and Alec Templeton as part ofthe Lamp of Lothian‘s summer season.

I Erismena by Cavalll English Literature Drama Lab (Crown Theatre). Hill Place. off Nicolson Street. 7.30pm. See Tue 23.

THURSDAY 27 Glasgow

I Student Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Ashort workshop of student compositions.

I Visiting Composer's Concert Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Admission free by ticket. Academy composer-in-residenee Judith Weir (who isn‘t really resident. which is how she can be visiting today) directs her Airsfrom A nother Planet (not where she's visiting from presumably). along with Lyell Cresswell’s MacP/terson '5 Rant and Folksongs by Luciano Berio.

I Phoenix Choir City Hall . Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Friday 28. See Thursday 26 for full description.


I St Margaret's School Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Choirs. recorders and orchestra in a mixed programme which includes Malcolm Williamson‘s eassation The Snow Goose.

I ltegelstatt Trio Canongate Kirk. Canongate. Royal Mile. Tickets: 062082 3738 (Haddington House). 8pm. £4.50 (£3/£1.50). See Wednesday 26 for full description.

FRIDAY 28 Glasgow

I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Clarinet. horn and percussion with Weber. Schumann and Loris Tjeknavonan.

I Phoenix Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Sec Thursday 26 for full description.

I Talk: Puccini the Wagnerian Goethe institut. 3 Park Circus. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Rodney Milnes. editorof Opera magazine. is the guest ofthe Scottish Wagner Society.


I Edinburgh Quartet Hutcheson’s Hall. 158 lngram Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £4 (£2). As guests of Strathclyde University. the EQ play string quartets by Mozart (F major K590). Janacek (Intimate Letters) and Beethoven (Op 127).

I Royal Scottish Academy: Lunchtime Prom Members Gallery. Royal Scottish Academy. The Mound. 031 225 3922. 1.05pm. £2.50. Again. to complement the Annual Exhibition at the Academy. a short series of lunchtime proms. Today‘s features Lelan Chen and Clare McFarlane

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