Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra perform a rarely performed work by Offenbach. Young directorate has Paul Hoskins in charge of music and Michael Richardson as stage director.
THURSDAY 14 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £2.50 (£2). The Coull Quartet plays Schubert's Quartet in Eﬂat D87and Mendelssohn‘s 0p 13 in A.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Recital by soprano Patricia MacMahon accompanied by Margaret Wakeford.
ldelio by Scottish Opera.
I Fidello Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 20. Fri 22. Glasgow; March 20 and 23. Edinburgh. £3—£30. New Scottish Opera production of Beethoven's only opera. The American director Stephen Wadsworth sets it in the period ofits composition. 1805. Roderick Brydon conducts.
I Talich Quartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 3325057. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). As part ofthe international Celebrity Series. the Talich plays string quartets by Schubert. Beethoven (Op 74) and Janacek (Intimate Letters).
I Reid Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Sample the delights of early music on authentic instruments in memory of General Reid, whose Solo No3forﬂute and harpsichord opens the programme. Other works for various combinations of ﬂute. violin. cello and harpsichord are by Lanzetti. Handel and Festing. I Napier Chamber Ensemble Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 1.15pm. £3 (50p). Debbie Swanson is soloist in Bach‘s A minor Violin Concerto in an easily digested lunchtime programme which also includes Moazrt‘s Eine kleine .‘Vachtmusik and the Overture and Chacony by Purcell. Proceeds to Edinburgh Competition Festival. I Napier Symphonic Wind Band/Napier Chamber Ensemble Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). More talented Napier Polytechnic students with directors Christopher Bell and Margaret Murray McLeod. A varied programme with the familiar and not so familiar. I Christopher Columbus George Square Theatre. George Square. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office) or 228 1155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 15. Sat 16. £5 (£3). See Wed 13. I SCO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £2.50-£10.50 (£2.50). See Wed 14. Glasgow. '
FRIDAY 15 Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Three student pianists from the Piano
Department of the Academy show off their stuff in Liszt. Scriabin and Beethoven.
I Scottish Opera International Singing Competition New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Free at door. 2.30pm.
I Cunning Little Vixen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 21 at 7. 15pm and Sat 23 at 2.15pm. Glasgow; 21 March. Edinburgh. £3—£30. See Wed 13.
I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 16. Edinburgh. £7 (£4). More classics for chamber forces. Schubert's The Trout. Britten‘sSimple Symphony and. in between. Mozart's Piano Concerto K414. Jonathan Plowright is soloist.
I Lunchtime Recital St Andrew‘s and St George's Parish Church. George Street.
Free at door. 12.45pm—l .45pm. Friends of
the RSNO promote a chamber music recital by the orchestra's principal cellist Pauline Dowse accompanied by Jane Williamson. piano. They play the Cello Sonata by Shostakovich and Beethoven‘s ()p 5 No 2 in G minor.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1. 10pm. French organ music by Duruﬂe and Vierne performed by Nigel Hutchinson.
I Conversation Room 125. Napier Polytechnic. Sighthill Court. Free at door. 3pm--5pm. Donald Mitchell. Mahler scholar. Britten expert and Chairman of the Performing Rights Society talksto composer John McLeod.
I RSNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 16. Glasgow. £3—£15 (£3). Should be a popular evening with Mikhail Pletnev as soloist in the original version of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2 and David McClenaghan with Mozart‘s Horn Concerto No 2. Matthias Bamert conducts and his interesting programme is completed by Atmospheres by Ligeti and the Symphony No 1 by Kurt Weill.
I Christopher Columbus George Square Theatre. George Square. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office) or 228 1155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 16. £5 (£3). See Wed 13.
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra date: Tue 19. Glasgow: March 19 and 22. Edinburgh. £3—£3(). See Tue 12.
I BSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm.
£3.50—£15(£3). See Fri 15. Edinburgh.
I Christopher Columbus George Square Theatre. George Square. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office) or 228 1155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Wed 13.
I Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen's Hall Box Office) or 2281155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £7 (£2/£4/£5) More Mozart. marking the bicentenary of his death. Peter Evans (fortepiano). Richard Gwilt (violin) and Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) play K548. along with trios by Beeth0ven and Haydn. I Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.50—£8.50. Sec Fri 15. Glasgow.
I Sirathclyde University Big Band Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2). 24-piece ensemble playing music by
Ellington. Kenton and Basie as well as contemporary pieces.
I Mostly Mozart St Andrew's and St George‘s Church. George Street. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The second in a series of concerts to celebrate the Mozart bicentenary is given by members of Edinburgh University whose programme includes the Clarinet Trio K498. various songs and duos.
MONDAY 18 Edinburgh
I The Leda Trio Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.5()(£3). Young SCO based trio of violin. piano and cello play Haydn‘s Gypsy Rondo. Kenneth Leighton‘s Trio and Brahms‘ Trio in 8 major. Op 8.
TUESDAY 19 Glasgow
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: March 19 and 22. Edinburgh. £3—£30. See Tue 12.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert 1 lall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1 . 10pm. Wolf 's Songs from the ‘Italienisches Liederbuch' performed by Margaret Aronson (soprano). lvor Klayman (baritone) and David Kimbcll (piano).
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
I Lunch and Listen First CirelC.Thcatre Royal. Hope Street. Tickets: at door. 1pm. £1.25. Regular series ofinformal chats where Scottish Opera visiting artists talk about their life and work. Lunch available.
I Stakis Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Free at door. 2pm. Woodwind masterclass directed by Gordon Hunt.
I Fldelio Theatre Royal. Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Fr122. Glasgow: March 20 and 23. Edinburgh. £3—£30. See Thurs 14.
I Stockbridge Rouse Youth Recital Stockbridge House. Cheyne Street. 315 2236. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). Second concert in an imaginative concept where the young and the not so young join forces to help each other. Edinburgh and Leith Old People's Welfare provide the platform for talented musicians from the Royal High School with proceeds going towards the upkeep of Stockbridge House.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow I Merchants Music Merchants Hall . 7
West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £2.50 (£2). Piano recital by PhilipJenkins who plays sonatas by Prokofiev and Mozart.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. John Kenny (trombone) and John Kitchen (organ).
I Cunning Little Vixen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 23 at 2. 15pm. Glasgow; 21 March. Edinburgh. £3—£30. See Wed 13.
I 3C0 Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.50—£10.50(£2.5(l).'l‘he orchestra's principal trumpet. Peter Franks. is soloist in Hummel's Trumpet Concerto in a programme conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste which opens (Coriolanus) and closes (Symphony No 2) with Beethoven.
FRI lSth-SUN 17th FEB IIOPE PARK CHURCH & YOUNGIZR HALL TUCKWELL WIND QUINTET (weekend of wind music) TUES 19th FEB ST. SALVA'I‘OR'S CHAPEL 8.00pm MATS LIDSTROM
WED 20th FEB YOUNGER HALL 7.30pm LORRAINE MCASLAN
THURS let FEB ST.SALVATOR'S CHAPEL 1.15pm THE ABACALLULI SINGERS
THURS 21st FEB YOUNGER HALL 7.30pm CYPRIEN KATSARIS
SAT 23rd FEB HOPE PARK CHURCH 8.00pm JOANNA MacGREGOR
Further information from: The Box Ofﬁce, The Victoria Cafe,
1 St. Mary's Place Tel: 0334 72740
geottish (Early Music Consort
O ROSA BELLA Songs and motets by Johannes Cieonia, 'The Stork' (d.1412) Friday 22 February 1991 8pm Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Glasgow Saturday 23 February 1991 7.45pm The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Tickets Glasgow: RSAMD 041 332 5057 or Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 Edinburgh: The Queen's Hall 031 668 2019 or Usher Hall 031 228 1155
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