SATURDAY 11 Glasgow

I Glasgow lntemational Early Music Festival Merchants‘ House. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £4(£2). Lute music from Scotland and France played by Jakob Lindberg. Lunch available from noon.

I The Maid ot Orleans SECC. F inneston. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7pm. Extra date: Sunday 12. £10—£75. See Friday 10.

I Glasgow International Early Music Festival Tramway. Albert Drive. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.15pm. £6—£12(£-1). The Scottish Early Music Consort. host for the Festival. in their special production of La Vita Humana in its first production since 1656. I Glasgow Festival at British Youth Orchestras City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 l . 7.30pm. £4—£9 (£2—£-1.50). Opening concert of the third Glasgow Festival of British Youth Orchestras features the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in the premiere of A Glasgow Symphony by Edward McGuire. James Loughran conducts and Sungsic Yang is soloist in Brahms‘ Violin Concerto.

I Paisley lntemational Organ Festival Paisley Abbey. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candlcriggs). 7.30pm. £5/£7.50 (£3/£5.50). Sir Alexander Gibson conducts the SNO in the closing concert of the Festival. Programme includes George McPhee as soloist in Handel‘s ()rgan Concerto in D minor. Elgar's Enigma Variations and Thomas Wilson's Passeleth Tapestry .

I Century’s End Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. Extradate: Sunday 12. £5.50 (£3.50). See Friday 10.

SU N DAY 1 2 Glasgow I The Maid of Orleans Scottish Exhibition

and Conference Centre. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7pm. £10—£75. See Friday 10.

I Concerto Bonanza Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Tickets: 882 6127 (Glasgow Harpsichord Society). 7.30pm. £5. Final concert in The Complete Harpsichord series presented over the past couple of weeks to complement the Gallery's current exhibition.

I Century's End Tron Theatre . 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). See Friday 10.



I Glasgow Festival of British Youth Orchestras Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2/free). Essex Youth ()rchestra Jazz. Band and Brass Ensemble in .411 thatJa:: and The Best ofBrass directed by Scott Stroman and George Reynolds.

WEDNESDAY 15 Glasgow

I Glasgow Festival of British Youth Orchestras Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2/free). Estonia Youth Chamber Strings appear as a special guest in this otherwise British festival with Arvo Part's (’antus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten. Britten's Simple Symphony and Haydn's ( 'e/lo Concerto with the brilliant young English/Estonian Henry David Varema as soloist.

THURSDAY 16 Glasgow

I Merchants Music Merchants' Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.-15pm. £2 (£1 .50). Edwin Paling (violin) and Elizabeth Paling (piano) in the first of their concerts of Beethoven sonatas.


reach their twenties.

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(Fiona Shepherd) but the venomous l I The Heart Throbs: approach to rock tradition ' 90"" 0' 0'93!“ l Cleopatra Grip (One Little 1 is still in evidence. Nu Immigfamsi Emlgfams and | Indian) Cleopatra Grip has North Britain is their M8 (Pglydo') whether 1 the lot: from the sinisterto second album. less Pcddhng acoustic the sublime. The debut

melancholia or fiery pop. Power of Dreams nestle closer to their Irish contemporaries than

they'd like to admit the verve and enthusiasm of A House spring readily to ' mind but Immigrants. Emigrants and Me effortlessly fights off alarming. offbeat comparisons with The Undertones and The House of Love. Admittedly. ‘Stay' flirts with the Bickers school of spiralling guitars. but the impassioned vocals create the kind of storm Guy Chadwick couldn't even stir in a teacup. Sadly. it transpires that 100 Ways to Kill a Love' was an over-inviting taster there's nothing else here approaching its calibre. but as a critical cataloguer of social abuses. Craig Walker has years to develop. Power of Dreams exude professionalism beyond their years. but at this rate their teen-angst precocity could prematurely evolve into self-indulgence of Mark Knopfler proportions before they


massacre of a

from The Heart Throbs ' includes their two previous singles and places them firmly in the context ofan album of refreshing guitar pop. The Carlotti sisters' harmonies distance the band easily from the Darling

Buds Primitives school of perfect pop. while the

- guitarsfrequentlyally themselves with John Mackay-era Banshees. Perfect song titles (‘She‘s in a Trance' and ‘Kiss Me When I'm Starving') have their apparent lyrical sweetness underpinned with more than just a hint of malevolence. No two ways about it. this is sugar-coated poison of the highest order. (James

I Bole Kapelle: No North Britain (In Tape) When Rote Kapelle first sprung themselves on an unsuspecting Edinburgh in the early 80s. the highlight of their act consisted of the ritual

record-player turntable by ' means of a four-foot sledgehammer. Well. they've progressed a tad

arrogant than '87's It

Moves. . . . but with

* sharper musical focus and

: moretellingforthat. Andrew Tully (who also fronts Jesse (iaron and The Desperadoes) has improved both as a lyricist and as a vocalist. and the garage-pop harmonics of Margarita Polite provide a perfect foil for his Ian Curtis Lou Reed rant. All in all. a neat record from a blossoming bunch. sweeter than of yore. btit still wickedly barbed. Rote Kapelle are .still out to surprise your stereo ~~ they just don‘t need the sledgehammer any more. (Christine Duffy) I Jack De Johnette: Parallel Realities (MCA) l)e Johnettc continues his attempt to persuade tis of his standing as an acoustic electric composer by drafting in heavyweight btiddics Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny. The result is a mellow fusion entertainment that puts most of the focus on the leader‘s rhythmic drive and big Pat's familiar

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1 who like that sort ofthing.


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