SUNDAY 13 Edinburgh
I Harpsichord and Organ Recital Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlcmaker Row. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen's Hall Box Office). 4.30pm. £3 (£2). Michael Chibbett plays harpsichord and organ music by Frescobaldi. Clerambault. Bach and Widor. simultaneously showing offthe new Peter Collins organ in the Kirk.
MONDAY 14 Glasgow
I Paragon Plays Dillon Concert Hall. Glasgow University. University Avenue. Enquiries: 332 9903. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Controversial Glasgow-born composerJames Dillon returns to his native city to discuss and listen to twoof his newest works — eileadh sguaibe and
L 'Oeuvre au Noir.
I Hebrides Ensemble Queen‘s Ilall . Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £5 (£2/free). Debut concert of new ensemble formed from BBC $80 and SCO players. For theirfirst programme. presented by ECAT Contemporary Music. they‘ve chosen a mixed bag of Commedia by Sally Beamish. Syrinx by Debussy. Lyell Cresswell‘s quuipoise and Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time.
TUESDAY 15 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Britten's String Quartet No 3 and Haydn 's ()p 55 N02 in I".
I Nelson Hall Concert Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. off Leith Walk. Free at door. 7.45pm. Lewis Morrison. principal clarinet of the SCO. teams up with accompanist Hester Dickson fora recital of music for clarinet and piano.
WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow
I Stakis Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Piano masterclass directed by John Lill.
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Ilope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 19at
2. 15pm. Thurs 24 at 7.15pm; 12. l6and 19 Feb at 7. 15pm (Glasgow); 19 and 22 March (Edinburgh). £3—£30. Anne Williams-King. a young. British rising star in international opera sings Mimi in Scottish Opera‘s revival of one oftheir most popular productions. The Australian tenor Richard Greager is Rodolpho. Definitely recommended.
I BBC 880 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £2.50—£13.50 (concessions available). Second concert in new Edinburgh Series. Dmitri Bashkirov is soloist in Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No l in a programme which opens with Stravinsky'sJeu de cartes and is completed by Tchaikovsky‘s Pathetique Symphony. Jerzy Maksymiuk conducts. A fine opportunity for Edinburgh audiences to hear this Glasgow-based national orchestra.
THURSDAY 17 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants‘ House. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511. 12.45pm. The Morley String Quartet play Mozart's Quartet K458 and No 3 by Shostakovich.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. University Avenue.
Free at door. 1. 15pm. Piano recital by Roy Howat.
I RSAMD Strings Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£3/£2/£1 .50). From Dvorak to Jerome Kern by way of Pagagini. Malcolm Arnold and Tippett this evening in a programme revealing the talents of the RSAMD‘s current batch ofstring players. James Durrant and Simon Fischer conduct.
I The Scholars Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Choral music including French Chansons and Shakespeare Songs plus From the Doorways of the Dawn by Christopher Brown.
I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 18. Glasgow. £2.50—£10.50(£4/£2.50). Symphonies Nos 25 and 38. The Prague form the framework for the Oboe Concerto and Pastoral by the American composer Elliot Carter. Heinz Holliger is soloist and Ivor Bolton conducts.
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Students of
the RSAMD‘s singing department present The Best Laid Plans. a selection of songs showing with and without humour how life might not turn out just as intended.
I Kontra Guartot Milngavie Town Hall. Further information: 956 1572(Milngavie Music Club). 7.30pm. £5 (£4 students). String quartets by Haydn. Nielsen and Beethoven performed by leading Danish quartet.
I 800 City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £2.50—£10(£1). See Thurs 17. Edinburgh.
I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. An all Bach programme from Graham Jackson including the StAnne Fugue and the Fantasia in G.
I RSND Usher Hall. Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 19. Glasgow. £3—£15 (£3). Scottish favourite conductor Alexander Lazerev conducts a programme of Debussy — Preludea l'Apres Midi d'un Faune and Nocturnes in the first half— and Stravinsky. Symphony ofPsalms with the SNO Chorus and Capriccio for piano and orchestra in the second half.
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 24 at 7.15pm; 12. 16and19 Feb at7. 15pm (Glasgow); 19 and 22 March (Edinburgh). £3—£30. See Wed 16.
I RSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £3.50—£15 (£3). See Fri 18. Edinburgh.
I Song Machine Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 3312. 8pm. Special one-nighter with songs from Novello to Sondheim.
SUNDAY 20 Glasgow
I Bach at the Burrell Burrell Collection. Pollok Park. 649 7151. 3pm. £4(£2.50). Leslie Maclcod. harpsichord. plays the Partitas Nos 1 . 5 and 6.
MONDAY 21 Glasgow
I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10.30am. Free at door. The Lawrence Glover
Memorial Prize - Schumann songs.
I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. The Governors' Recital Prize Competition for strings.
I Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Young Scottish duo of tenor Jamie MacDougall and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform songs by Mozart. Poulenc and Schubert.
WEDNESDAY 23 Glasgow
I Lunch and Listen First CircIe.Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Furtherinformation: 248 4567 (Friends of Scottish Opera). 1pm. £1 .25. Guest of Scottish Opera talks about life as it really is in the worldof opera.
I Edinburgh Guartet St Bernard's Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office)/332 8691
(E0). 7.45pm. £6.50/£4.50 (£2.50). First EQ concertof 1991 featuresthe first performance of David Ward‘s Quartet No 2. along with Beethoven’s Quartet in G 0p 18 N02 and Schubert's in A minor.
THURSDAY 24 Glasgow
I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. The Bach Prize (Class A) Competition — keyboard.
I Merchants Music Merchants‘ House. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511.
12.45pm. Getting everyone warmed up for the big night tomorrow. the New Saltire Singers sing songs of Robert Burns. I Morley String Quartet Concert Hall. Glasgow University. University Avenue. Free at door. 1.15pm. Glasgow University‘s lunchtime series continues with Glasgow-based quartet.
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 12. 16and 19 Feb at 7. 15pm (Glasgow); 19 and 22 March at 7. 15pm (Edinburgh). £3—£30. See Wed 16.
I RSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 25. Edinburgh and Sat 26. Glasgow. £3.50—£15 (£3). Lively evening of Bartok‘s Dance Suite to open. Beethoven‘s Symphony No 7 to close and Prokofiev’s 15! Piano ( ‘ont‘erto in between. lvan Fischer conducts and Andrei Gavrilov is soloist.
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