Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical Listings compiled by Cami Main.
FRIDAY 11 Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Organ recital of Buxtehude. Fricker. Franck and Messiaen by Peter lnness.
I Stakis Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 3325057. 2pm. Free at door. Brassrnasterclass directed by Fred Fox.
I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson 1 tall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). An all Bach programme of Brandenburg (.‘oncertos Nos 3. 5 and (i and the Violin Concerto in A minor.
I BBC 380 Studio One. BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: from Room 107. BBC. please enclose sae. 7.30pm. Free.
I SCO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227551 1. Extra date: Saturday 12. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £2.50-£1 l. Mozart‘s arrangement of Handel's Messiah to get the new SCO season off to a resounding start.
I The Fair Maid ol Perth Adam House Theatre. Chambers Street. Tickets: 447 9341(Allingham 61; Co). 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 12. £4 (£3). Pocket Opera in piano accompanied version of Bizet's opera based loosely on Scott‘s novel ofthe same name. Sung in English.
SATURDAY 12 Edinburgh
I Open Day St Mary's Music School. 25 Palmerston Place. Free at door. 2.30—6pm. Chance to meet staff and pupils of Scotland‘s only independent school for musically gifted children.
I The Fair Maid ol Perth Adam House Theatre. Chambers Street. Tickets: 447 9341 (Allingham d: Co). 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Friday 11.
I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.668 2019. 7.45pm. £3-£12. See Friday 11. Glasgow.
SUNDAY 13 Edinburgh
I Organ Recital Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 4.30pm. Motherwell organist David Hamilton plays works by Mendelssohn. Reger. Bridge. Peter Inness and Andriessen.
I Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7/£9 (£2.50-£6). See Friday 1 1. Glasgow.
TUESDAY 15 Glasgow
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15—2pm. £1.50. A Russian programme. including works by Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. performed by Czardas. a trio of soprano. violin and piano.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Patricia MacMahon. soprano. and Walter Blair. piano. in the first ofEdinburgh University's free lunch-hour recitals.
I Frederlksborg Chamber Choir Craigmillar Park Church. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm.
Extra date: Thursday 17. Visiting choir from Denmark sing works by Britten. Schutz. Bernhard Lewkowitch and PE. Lange-Muller.
WEDNESDAY 16 Edinburgh
I Musical Gala Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £3—£8. The Band ofHer Majesty‘s Royal Marines and the Gilbert 8; Sullivan Society of Edinburgh perform in aid of King George‘s Fund for Sailors.
THURSDAY 7 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants Hall.7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45—1.45pm. £2.50(£2). Kenneth Hamilton in the first ofa short seriesof piano recitals featuring the musicof Mozart. Today he includes Liszt‘s Fantasia on themes front Don Giovanni. I Organ Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1 . 15pm. Works by Burnett. Maxwell-Davies. Mozart and Mendelssohn played by David Hamilton . I Gyorgy Paulr/RogerVignoles Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Sonatasby Mozart and Bartok for violin and piano. with the latter’s Rhapsody No l to finish. I Gala Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17.50. A special celebration to mark the 75th birthday of Sir Yehudi Menuhin who conducts the English Symphony Orchestra in a very popular programme. including the Bach Double Concerto. for which he is joined by violinist Michael Bochmann. Pianist Ronan O'l lara plays Mozart‘s C major Piano Concerto. I Mary Stuart hettleston Town I lall. Glasgow. Tickets: 554 7020. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50. Scottish Opera Go Roundin scaled-down version of Donizetti's opera about a supposed meeting between Mary. Queen of Scots and her cousin. Elizabeth 1.
I Frederiksborg Chamber Choir Murrayfield Parish Church. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. See Tuesday 15.
I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3—£12. Cho-Liang Lin is soloist in the Violin Concerto No 2 by Prokofiev. sandwiched between the Concertina by Stravinksy and Mozart‘s G minor symphony. No 40.
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 10m. Admission free by ticket. Mezzo-soprano Susan Kessler with pianist Roger Vignoles in songs by Schubert. Ravel and the first performance ofLasses, Love and Life by John Maxwell Geddes.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1. 10pm.
I Die Walkure Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5.30pm. Extra dates: Thursday 24. Wednesday 30 October; Saturday 2. Saturday 9 November. £3—£40. Scottish Opera's new production of the second opera in Wagner‘s Ring Cycle. Willard White returns to the role of Wotan and Brunnhilde is sung by soprano Jane Eaglen. John Mauceri conducts.
I Call That Singingl Community Central Hall. 304 Maryhill Road. 33291 15. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Glasgow‘s singing audience goes local in the first ofseven concerts in near-to-home venues. There
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I Celebrity Piano Recital Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £12.50 (inc wine/canapes). Solo recital of popular Mozart. Beethoven and Chopin by Ronan O'Hara.
I Piccolo Pack Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 11am. £2 (£1f75p). Children‘s morning with the SCO led by clarincttist Lewis Morrison.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£2.50). William Conway. more usually on the concert platform as acellist. is conductor tonight in Beethoven. . Schubert and Brahms's Piano Concerto N01 with Richard Beauchamp as soloist. I Georgian Concert Society Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 229 8018(GCS). 8pm. £10(£5/£4/£2).See
I SCO Quartz Princes Square Shopping Centre. Glasgow. 2pm. Free. Informal chamber music from SCO string quartet. I John Currie Singers Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). John Currie is back from Los Angeles to the singers bearing his name and opens their season with a tribute to Mozart in the form ofA ve Verum. Piano Concerto in A and the Requiem.
I Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s 1 tall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £2 (incl coffee). An illustrated talk on Wagner's Die Walkure.
MONDAY 21 Edinburgh
I Evelyn Glennie Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.30pm. £5—£10.50 (£4—£6.50). Scotland‘s most famous young musician in a programme for theJapan Festival. Philip Smith is her accompanist and there are several Japanese marimba pieces.
TUESDAY 22 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants House. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 2275511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs).
12.45—1 .45pm. £2.50 (£2). Extra concert in this well-subscribed series features pianist Ronan O‘Hara in an all Mozart programme.
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Ha11.2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15-2pm. £1.50. Pianist Peter Seivewright istoday’s recitalist for Strathclyde University Music Society. He plays music by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. The Edinburgh Quartet with Jennifer Next. soprano. and Edward Harper. piano.
WEDNESDAY 23 Glasgow
I Stakis Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free at door. Evelyn Glennie gives away some of the secrets of how she docsit to students at the RSAMD.
I Choral Workshop Strathclyde University. 552 4400ext 3444. 2—5pm. For allwho enjoy singing in choirs and would like to be a bit better at reading music.
THURSDAY 24 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm—1.45pm. £2.50(£2). More Mozart from pianist Kenneth Hamilton who. apart from Mozart in the style of Handel and Mozart in the style ofMozart. also chooses Mozart a la Chopin with the variations on La ci darem.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Those converted to the lengthy minimalism of cult composer Morton Feldman at last issue's ECAT concert will no doubt ﬂock to hear today's performance of his Three Voices for two sopranos and mezzo-soprano.
I Die Walkure Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5.30pm. Extradates: Wednesday 30 October: Saturday 2. Saturday 9 November.
£3—£40. See Saturday 19.
I Chamber Music at Queen Street BBC Broadcasting House. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: from BBC Reception (enclose sac). l—2pm. Free. The BBC SSO Brass plays music by John Maxwell chdes. Michael Norris and Lutslawski.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Rainer Burck. piano.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. Extra date: Friday 25. Glasgow. £5/£7.50 (£4). An evening of 17th century songs from the shows based around the music of Henry Purcell with singers and instrumentalists.
I SCO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. Extra date: Friday25. Glasgow. Another all-Mozart programme. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts Symphony No l . the Piano Concerto No 22 (soloist John O'Conor) and the Mass in C minor with the new SCO Chorus.
THE GEORGIAN CONCERT SOCIETY
THE ENGLISH CONCERT (Director TREVOR PINNOCK) with JULIA GOODING Bach suites and Wedding Cantata - Corem/Gemlniani La Folia Saturday 1 9 October at Greyfriars Kirk,
Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh at 8pm Tickets £10; unemployed/ students £4: OAPs £5: 'Young Scots' £2: series subscription £35 from Usher Hall. Queen's Hall or at door Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council
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