CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical Listings compiled by Carol Main.
I Midday Concert Siev enson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2 (£1 ). ('ant‘onv \ ()ln‘es tlt' I’ittno. a celebration of Catalonian composer Frederic Mompou with Patricia MacMahon. Jean lluichison and Jack Keane).
I Opera Gala New Aihenaeunt Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. lisira date: Sat 24 (2.15pm and 7.15pm). £6 £8. Glasgow Grand Opera presents a selection of staged extracts from operas by Verdi. Bi/ei. Wagner and Strauss. Musical Director is Graham Dickie and l)irector/l)esigner is lnnes Wilson.
I Milngavie Music Club stiliigav ic 'i‘imrn Hall. Further info: ‘)56 1572. 7.15pm. AGM followed by concert given by pupils of St Mary K Mitsic School in Edinburgh. I Scottish Ensemble Sle\enson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. 1i\tra date: Sun 25. Edinburgh. £8.50 (£4.50). Violinist Jonathan Rees directs J. C. Bach's Sin/onto ('oneertante for violin and cello. .-\lbiii()iii's (it'llit’l'lll (1 Cult]. Schubert's RUIN/0171.3 for violin and orchestra and Apollo .llusttct'tev by Stravinsky.
I Eine Kleine Lunch Musik City .-\rt Centre. Market Street. Free at door. 12.45pm. Membersofihe RSNQ a quartet of violins. viola and double bass perform works by Bach. Debitssy. Tchaikovsky and lilgar. Presented by the lidinburgh branch of Friends Of The RSNU.
I RSNU l‘sher Hall. l.oihian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. listra dale: Sat 24. Glasgow. £4.25 £18.50 (standby £3.50). Cracker of a programme to end the RS.\'()\ season with Sir .-\le\ander
Gibson conducting Brahms' Symphony .\'o
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I Opera Gala New Athenacum 'l‘heairc.
RSANH). Hill Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.15pm and 7.15pm. £6 £8. See Fri 23.
I Norma Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 0000. 7.15pm. listra dates: Tue 27. Sat
I. Thurs 6 Glasgow; Tue 15 June. Sat 1‘) June Edinburgh. £3.50 £38.50. Scottish Opera in their first L \Cl' production ol Bellini‘s rarely performed
Norma. Leading young British soprano Jane Eaglen takes the title role. director is Ian Judge and John Mauceri conducts.
I RSNU Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.25--£18.50 (standby £3.50). See Fri 23. Edinburgh.
I Westerton Male Voice Choir St Andrews College. Further info: ‘)42 3802. 7.30pm. Annual concert featuring lleaiher Corbett. percussion.
I SCD Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. Extradaie: Wed 28. Glasgow. £3.50-—£l5 (standby £3). A showcase of orchestral virtuosity featuring Webern's arrangements of Schubert's ('ierman Dances. Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No l and Le Bourgeois: (r'enti/lunnme by Strauss.
Glasgow I Scottish Massed Male Voice Choir
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm.
£3 £ 10. 300 voices from all over Scotland in chorus to the sounds of popular pieces such as Mare/i oft/1e Peers. Pants: Angelieus. 7n 'I‘romlmnes‘ and ()l' .llan River. Guests are soprano lrene Drummond. percussionist Heather Corbett and Dalmellington Band. James Hunter conducts.
I The Lyric Choir and Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremoni Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6. An all Beethoven night with the .llass in C and Choral Symphony. .\'airn Maxwell Young is conductor. (ieoffrey 'l‘rabichoff leads and soloists are lili/abeth McKeon. Barbara Brodie. Peter Wilson and Jonathan Hawkins.
I Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £7/£8.50
(£3 £6). See Fri 23. Glasgow.
I Music at St Mark’s St Mark‘s- Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queens Hall Box Office). 6pm.
£5 (£3 ). Philomusica of Edinburgh. an instrumental ensemble playing works by Handel. Bach and Vivaldi. bring the current St Mark‘s Sunday series to a close. I Organ Recital Greyfriars Kirk. 225 1‘)()(). 4.30pm. Donations. Christopher .\'ickol plays Guilmant. C1érambault. Mo/ari. Hollins. Bach. Bourgeois and Durtille.
I lunchtime Concert l-lutchesons' Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.50. Florilegium. top young authentic instrument ensemble. play milsic by .\'audot. 'l'elemann. Purcell and Handel. See also Wed 28 for workshop.
I Norma Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 ‘)()00. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 1. Thurs 6 Glasgow; Tue 15 June. Sat 1‘)June Edinburgh. £3.50 £38.50. See Sat 24.
I Edinburgh University Concerts Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert by pupils of St Mary 's Music School. Edinburgh.
I Workshop Jordanhill College. Further info: 552 4400 ext 3444 (A. Tavener). 12.30pm. Presented by Florilegium. See also Tue 27 for lunchtime concert.
I BBC SSD Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: BBC Reception or Room 40‘). BBC
(please enclose sac). 1pm. Free. Interesting mix of Haydn's Symphony No ()7. [.udi [.eopoltlini by Gottfried von Einem and Idyllikon by Hans Gal.
I SCD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3—£ll (£1). See Sat 24. Edinburgh.
I The Pilgrim’s Progress King‘s- Theatre. Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 2‘). Fri 30. Sat 1. £4—£10. Edinburgh Grand Opera choose Vaughan Williams' rarely performed work for their production this year. Directors are Gerry Mulgrew and James Bryce with Christopher Bell in charge of the music. George Banks Martin and Ivor Klayman take the role of The Pilgrim on alternate nights.
I John Tunnell Trust Celebrity Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £3.50 -£10 (on night standby £3). Award winners for 1993. the authentic instrument ensemble Florilegium are joined by soprano Lorna Anderson for music by Bach. Scarlatti. Monteclair. Handel. Couperin. Croft. Purcell and Telemann.
I Merchants Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The Morley String Quartet with Christopher Freeman on double bass play Dvorak's String Quintet. which follows the first performance of Quartet by Rene Gruss.
I lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow liniversity. Free at door. l.l5pm. Recital of student compositions. I RSAMD Chamber Choir Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The choir isjoined by members of the Early Music Course playing on period instruments for an all Bach programme of the Motet: Jes‘u meine I-reutle and the Magniﬁeat in 1).
I 8CD Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.50—£15 (standby £3). The SC() go out with a bang for their last Edinburgh concert this season with Evelyn Glennie as soloist in James MacMillan’s Pereussimt Concerto. Providing its frame are Beethoven's overture *l.eonora No 3 and Pastoral Svmp/umv.
I The Pilgrim’s Progress King‘s- Theatre. Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 30. Sat 1. £4—£l0. See Wed 28. I Guitar Recital Scottish 1 'ational Portrait Gallery. Queen Street. 556 8921. 7.30pm. £4. Peter Argondizza performs a programme which includes the premiere of Sally Beamish's ‘Madrigal'.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2 (£1). Mozart. Debussy and Chopin piano music from Fou Ts‘ong.
I 3CD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3—-£11 (standby £1). A salute to Italy with the SC()‘s leader James Clark as soloist/director in Vivaldi‘s Four .S'eas'ons followed by Mendelssohn’s Italian Syrup/lull) .
I The Pilgrim’s Progress King's Theatre. Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 1. £4—£10. See Wed 28.
I Percussion Extravaganza Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332
5057. 4pm. Admission free by ticket. Junior percussion students presented by Pamella Dow and Eric Hendry.
I llorma Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 ‘)()00. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 6 A— Glasgow: Tue 15 June. Sat 1‘) June — Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50. See Sat 24.
I The Pilgrim’s Progress King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. £4—L‘10. See Wed 28.
I Bach at the Burrell The Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. Tickets: at door. 3pm. £3 (£2). Harpsichordist Leslie Macleod plays nos 3. 4 and 5 of Bach's French Suites along with the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue.
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.50. Pianist Peter Sievewright in a solo programme which includes Shallow Waters~ and Marigold by Billy Mayerl plus Kenneth Leighton's 9 Mutations and Franck's Prelude. Choral and Fugue.
I Edinburgh University Concerts Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Lunchtime performance by students of Edinburgh ['niversity's Faculty of Music.
I SCD Family Concert Brunion Hall. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7pm. £3.50 (£1.50). llrorks. a look at the work of minimalist composers involving local school children and their own compositions.
I Music in May Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Clyde Street. Free at door. 7.30pm. First in series of three Wednesday evening recitals on the Cathedral's two organs is given by David Hamilton of St Mary's. Hamilton. who plays Bach. Stanford. Franz Schmidt. Philip Moore and his own improvisation. I Strathclyde University Concert Winter Gardens. People's Palace. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). A Winter Gardens Prom with fanfares. marches. madrigals and folksong arrangements from Strathclyde University‘s Wind Band. Ensembles and Chorus. Colin Suckling and Alan Tavener are conductors.
I Norma Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue 15 June. Sat 1‘) June Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50. See Sat 24.
I BBC SSU Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: BBC Reception or Room 40‘). BBC (please send sae). 7.30pm. Free. Glazunov's Piano Concerto No l is paired with Schubert‘s .S'vmphony No 3 under conductor En Shao. Stephen Coombs is the pianist.
I Student Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free at door. Recital by student performers.
I Opera Caledonia Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £10 (£8) —< with supper; £5 (£3) no supper. ()pera Ixn'eriv. a recital of operatic music with Paula ()'Sullivan. Carol lrvine. Neil Sharp. Riccardo Simoneiii and
1 accompanist Stuart Hope. J
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