and series discounts). Other dates in Glasgow: 6 & 9 Dec. New Scottish Opera production under theatre director Di Trevis who is making her debut in opera. The translation is also a new one. by a favourite ofthe Scottish Opera.John Wells.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City l Iall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £9.20—£2.20. Mendolssohn's Hebrides Overture Fingal's Cave. Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22in [;'ﬂat and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 6 in I" Pastoral conducted by Uriel Segal.
I Julian Lloyd Webber Royal College of Physicians. 9 Queen Street. 220 3955. 7.45pm. £15 6’; £12.50. The internationally known brother of Andrew. who has taken his cello all over the world. plays Bach's Aris‘o in (i. Debussy's Sonata. Fattre's Elegy. Delius's Sonata and Shostakovich's Sonata in 1) minor. John Lenehan is the accompanist on the piano.
I The Marriage of Figaro Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Tickets£5—£l7.50(various concessions and series discounts). Other dates in Glasgow: 5 dz 7 Dec. A revivalof John Cox's production of Mozart's first comic opera. Figaro is played byJason Howard. Rosa Mannon is Susanna and Cheruino is played by Clare Shearer. The production has been designed by artist/playwright John Byrne.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
I Scottish National Orchestra City 1 tall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm.Tonight‘s selection in the Glasgow Herald Thursday Series consists of Ravel‘s Mother (ioose Suite. Bartok's Viola ( ‘ont‘erto and Brahms' Symphony No I. the conductor will be George Cleve and the soloist Yuri Bashmet.
I Jenula Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Tickets £5—£17.50 (various concessions and series discounts). ()ther dates in Glasgow: 6 & 9 Dec. See Thursday 26 October.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Stevenson Ilall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7pm for guest speaker. concert begins at 7.45pm. £3—£7. The conductor is Jerzy Maksymuik for work by Sibelius and Wilson performed by the orchestra and the Scottish Philarmonic Singers.
I Lunchtime Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Jane Manning. soprano. is accompanied by David Mason on the piano.
I Kilmardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House. Kilmardinny Avenue. 9430312. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). William Conway plays cello and Peter Evans on the piano perform a selection of Strauss. Lutoslawski and Schuman.
I Edinburgh University Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm—1 .55pm. lain Simcock from Westminster Cathederal plays organ music by J.S. Bach.
I Scottish National Orchestra L'sher l Iall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £12.70—£2.50. See Thursday 2 November. I The Marriage cl Figaro Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Tickets £5—£17.50(various concessions and series discounts). Other
Janacek wrote music oi such intensity and intelligibility lorJenuia that it is difiicult for any production, however ineffective, to lessen its impact. Which
is just as well, for David Poutney’s production is showing every sign of having been around for nigh on fifteen years. It dates from grander, less confident days in British regional opera, and it is difficult now not to be distracted by such devices as huge arthritically flapping shutters in the Kostelnicka’s house or the lugubrious water-wheel marking time with the xylophone in Act I.
When the murdered baby is discovered by mill workers under the melting ice, the chorus ofvillagers rampage around the stage with broomsticks and papier-maché spades, and the production at this all
-... ,3 important emotional climax hovers on the brink of farce.
The music in this perlomance provided more than adequate compensation, even if the translation does not sit quite so happily on the notes as the Czech original. Pauline Tinsley as the Kostelnicka warmed to her part as Act II developed, and with vocal and emotional precision portrayed both the love and fear which
' are to destroy her. Anne Williams-King
(Jenula) sang beautifully, even if she seemed to fire a little towards the end, and both Albedo Remedios (Laca) and Graham Clark (Steva) have fine voices but rather awkward acting styles that in Laca's case seemed somewhat reminiscent of a monolithic Wagnerian giant. (ChristopherJ. Lambton)
dates in Glasgow: 6 8t 9 Dec. See Wednesday 1.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I Scottish National Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511.7.30pm. £2.50—£12.50. Another chance to catchthe Mother (ioose Suite. Bartok‘s Viola
( 'oncerto and Brahms‘ Symphony No 1 . conducted by George Cleve that the SNO performed on Thursday 2 November.
I The Merry Widow Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Tickets £5—£ l 7.50 (various concessions and series discounts). Other dates in Glasgow: 6 & 9 Dec. See Tuesday 31 .
I The Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. 7.45pm. £7 (£4) available from the Usher Hall. 228 1 1556. and
Queen‘s Hall Box Office. 668 2019. GCS present Sinfonye a group who specialise in music composed. inspired or sung by women. Tonight they perform The Medieval Woman as Lover. Patroness and Poet featuring medieval fiddle. harps hurdy-gurdy and percussion.
I Meadows Orchestra Queen’s 1 Iall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50(£2.50). Peter Evans conducts Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon. Vanhal's Concerto for Two Bassoons. Schubert‘s Unfinished Symphony and Dvorak's Czech Suite.
SUNDAY 5 Edinburgh
I British Federation of Young Choirs Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 5pm. Limited number of tickets £2 (£1 ). Six hundred choristcrs come together for one big public performance of a new work by Andrew Carter specially commisioned forthem.
TUESDAY 7 Glasgow
I Raymond Clarke Hutcheson‘s Hall. John Street. 227 5511. 1.15—2pm. Sonata No3] in A Flat by Beethoven and Allegro in 8 Flat by Mozart are performed on the piano.
I Edinburgh University Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm—1.55pm. Auriol String Quartet perform work by Beethoven and Kodaly. I An Evening of Liszt's Piano Music Queen's 1 tall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3.50(£3).
WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh
I Violin and Piano Music Palmerston Place Church. 332 3568. 8pm. £4. The recital is given by Helke Wuertenberger andJane Williamson.
I DUO Antonelli Queen's l Iall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £3.5(1(£2.5()). Piano duet from the Gold Medal Winners ofthe International Festival of Youth Orchestras of Bordeaux.
THURSDAY 9 Glasgow
I The Songmakers‘ Almanac RSAMD.100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). The singers are Patricia Rozario. (soprano). Sarah Walker. (mezzo-soprano). Richard Jackson. (baritone). and Graham Johnson on the piano.
I Edinburgh University Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm—1.55pm. The Scottish Harp Trio perform Debussy"s Sonalafor Hate, Viola and Harp.
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