MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical Listings compiled by carol Main.
I Midday concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2 (£1). The Academy Contemporary Ensemble with conductor James MacMillan plays some intriguingly named pieces such as Adjustable Wrench and The Yellow Pages by Michael Torke. Charles lves‘s The Unanswered Question and Remembering Lennon by Steve Martland.
I cappella llova Episcopal Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin. Great Western Road. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 27 (Edinburgh). £8 (£4). Musicfor the Chapel of Mary Queen of Scots. a concert which aims to re-create the atmosphere of her troubled times. Part 1 consists of various Psalm-settings. which contrasts with Part II. Robert Carver's six-part Mass Cantate Domino. Tom Fleming is guest reader.
I BSID Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 27. Glasgow. £4.25—£l8.50 (standby £3.50). Two big works this evening - the Violin Concerto by Beethoven and Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. Yuri Simonov is conductor and Leonidas Kavakos is soloist.
I RSID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.25—£18.50 (standby £3.50). See Fri 26. Edinburgh.
I BBC SSU Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Tickets: Room 409. Broadcasting House. Free but Sold Out. Tan Dun conducts his own symphony Death and Fire in its ﬁrst public performance in a programme which also includes the world premiere of Ian McQueen's piano concerto Phaedrus. with Clive Swansboume conducting. Also Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet and Bartok‘s Dance Suite.
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I cappeIIa llova Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Fri 26. Glasgow.
I The city of Glasgow chorus City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £4.50-£8. An evening of popular French choral music presented with the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra. Judith Lovat is soloist in Poulenc‘s Gloria and the Requiem by Fauré. in which she is joined by baritone Johannes Mannov. Graham Taylor conducts and the concert also includes Faure's C antique de Jean Racine.
I RSAMD Junior Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Lively stuff from the highly talented Junior Dept in the form of McGuire's Scottish Dances and Kodaly‘s Dances of Galanta along with Verdi's overture to Nabucco and Into the Ferment by James MacMillan who is one of the evening‘s conductors. the other being Nicholas Braithwaite. Katy MacKintosh is soloist in Mozart‘s Piano Concerto K459.
I RSID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4—-£16.50. The World of Melody series brings a Spanish night. Sultry sounds of sunny Spain come from Bizet. Tchaikovsky. Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. Marisa Robles is guest soloist and Carl Davis conducts.
I Four at the Piano Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £6/£7 (£4/£5). First in series of four piano recitals is given by David Horne. who plays Debussy. Rachmaninov and Ravel.
I Waverley Singers St Mary’s Cathedral. Broughton Street (top of Leith Walk). Admission at door. 6pm—7pm. Free. A programme of choral pieces by Schubert. Rossini. Faure and Berlioz from this first- rate girls' choir directed by Pamela
Duncan. Organist Morley Whitehead plays pieces by Widor and Franck.
I Rostov String Quartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Acclaimed string quartet. formerly of Glasgow‘s twin town Rostov-on-Don but now established in the UK. plays Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos 3 and 8. Overture on Jewish Themes by Prokoﬁev (with Stephen Adams. piano. and Nicholas Ross. clarinet) and Bloch‘s Jewish Rhapsody.
I RSAMII Junior Orchestra/Contean Music Ensemble Assembly Rooms. George Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. Music from Britain and America conducted by James MacMillan includes lves’s The Unanswered Question. The Yellow Pages by Torke. McGuire‘s Scottish Dances and MacMillan's own Into the Ferment. Presented by Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust.
I Lothian Region Schools choir/Guitar Ensemble Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 479 2174 (J. Auld. Lothian Region Education Dept). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). John Rutter‘s Gloria is partnered with the Faure’ Requiem. in addition to a selection of guitar pieces.
I llew Danish Saxophone Quartet Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. Extra date: Thurs 1. Edinburgh. £1.50. Works by Bach. Debussy. Albcniz. Francaix. Bent Lorentzen and Gershwin.
I Four at the Piano Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £6 (£3). Erik Khopinski gives a Chopin recital. the second in the Queen‘s Hall's current series of four.
I Lothian Region Schools Electric Guitar Ensemble St Bride’s Centre. Orwell Terrace. Tickets: 229 9166 (J Auld. Admin Section. Lothian Regional Council). 7.30pm. £4 (£2).
I Eat/Mill lothlan Schools Wind Band and Training Wind Rand Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. Tickets: 229 9166 (J Auld. Admin Section, Lothian Regional Council). 7.30pm. £4 (£2).
I Friedman and Friends Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5l£7 (£3). Last concert in series features this very friendly violinist with several of his friends in music by Dvorak. Kenneth Leighton. Fauré and Mendelssohn.
I Merchants Music Merchants’ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). 12.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Pianist Murray McLachlan performs Beethoven Piano Sonatas 0p 2 NoZand 0p 1]].
I lieu Danish Saxophone nuartet Danish Cultural Institute. Carlsberg House, 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. 7.30pm. £3. See Tue 30. Glasgow.
I classical Guitar Recital St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (£3). Homage to Catalonia. Robert Phillips tribute to Catalan composers including Mompou. who was born 100 years ago, Albeniz and Sor.
I out: $80 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3—£15. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts Sibelius‘s Karelia overture and Symphony No 5. which frame Music Untangled by Judith Weir and Walton‘s Viola Concerto with Tabea Zimmermann as soloist.
I “SID Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 3. Glasgow. £4.25—£18.50 (standby £3.50). James Loughran conducts Mahler‘s Symphony No 9.
I Royal Bank of Scotland choir St Mary‘s Cathedral. Broughton Street (top of Leith Walk). Admission at door. 7.30pm. Free. Stainer‘s The Cruciﬁxion and Choral Preludes for organ by Parry played by Neil Benyon. John Croyle is director.
I RSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.25—£18.50 (standby £3.50). See Fri 2. Edinburgh.
I Edinburgh Royal choral llnlon Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £7—£16 (£5). Christopher Bell conducts Mendelssohn's Elijah in performance by ERCU with the BBC $30 and soloists Virginia Kerr. Christine Botes. Barry Banks and Mark Holland. In aid of the Usher Hall Organ Fund.
I UYDS chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£4/£2.50). William Conway conducts the top young Scottish instrumentalists in Mozart’s Symphony No 29. Thomas Wilson's St Kentigern Suite and Beethoven's Symphony No 2.
I Serenata Singers St Margaret‘s Church. Newlands. Tickets: 882 7655 (L Thompson). 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Baroque programme of Bach's Suite No 3, played by the Scottish Baroque Players. and excerpts from The Messiah. Robert Dean is guest conductor.
I RSllO/Malcolm Sargent cancer Fund for children Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 | (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £4—£16.50. Verdi‘s Requiem for the Fund‘s Silver Jubilee Birthday Concert with soloists Jane Euglen. Penelope Walker. Christopher Ventris and Stafford Dean and. of course. the RSNO Chorus. Christopher Bell conducts.
l WEDNESDAY 7 Glasgow
I 300 City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 8. Edinburgh. £3—£l 1 (£1). The St John Passion with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting what is perhaps the most intense of Bach's settings of the Easter story.
THURSDAY 8 Edinburgh
I 300 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.50—£15 (standby £3).
See Wed 7. Glasgow.
42 The List 26 March—8 April 1993