MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
I live Music Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of High Street. 9pm. Free. Wally Allen.
I iiancy Nicholson Royal Oak. lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Singer and melodeon player.
I Christies West Port. Grassmarket. 9.30pm. Folk funk session.
I Bridge Car Session Bridge Bar, George [V Bn'd e. 9pm. Free. Fiddle session.
I Tron ilidii llouse Hunter Square. High Street. lnforrnal live acoustic music most nights.
I Flddlers’ Arins Grassmarket. Evening. 229 2665. Free. Traditional Scottish music on squeeze boxes and fiddles.
I little Green Monkeys Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. 9pm. Free.
I live Music Royal Oak. Inﬁrmary Street. 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free.
I iiobles Bar Constitution Street. Leith. 8.30pm. Free. Folk session.
I lntemational Bar Tarvit Street. 9pm. Session.
I liaebiirn Renters Holyrood Tavern. Holyrood Road. 9pm. Free.
I Open Session Thistle Hotel. Manor Place. 225 6144. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Singers and instrumentalists.
I Patsy Mack Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. 9pm. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh llouse Hunter Square. High Street. lnfonnal live acoustic music most nights.
I Partisan Bar High Street. 9pm. Free. Acoustic Irish session.
I West End liotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. Free. Jam session.
I Tron Ceilidh liouse Hunter Square. High Street. Informal live acoustic music most nights.
I Shooglenlity La Belle Angele, Hastie‘s Close, behind 369 Gallery. Cowgate. Folk fusion band.
I iieil Thompson Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh llouse Hunter Square. High Street. 9pm. Free. lnforrnal sessions. I Riptide Scotsman Bar, Cockbum Street. 9pm. Free.
I Patsy Mack Holyrood Tavern. Holyrood Road. 9pm. Free.
I Gueen’s Arms Frederick Street. 9pm. Free. She iia Gig.
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. aldessIcai listings compiled by Carol n.
I Eugene Gnegln Theatre Royal. Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 20, Wed 26. Sat 29 (2.15pm) May. Glasgow; 16 and 18 June, Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50. Scottish Opera marks the centenary of Tchaikovsky’s death with a revival of their traditional but very enjoyable production with Danish baritone Johannes Mannov in the title role.
I Eastwood Choral Society St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Kilmamock Road. Newlands. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The Society is joined by the Philharmonic Choir of Jena. Germany and the Sinfonia of Scotland under conductors
Norman Wright and J urgen Puschbek for Brahms' German Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in G. Soloists are Margaret Aronson. Alexander Morrison and George Gordon.
I Banks-Martin, Cook and holes Stevenson Hail. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Three young graduate singers on stage together to celebrate opera from ltaly and Austria and lieder from Germany and France.
I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Edinburgh University String Orchestra conducted by Emre Araci.
I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Lively programme of Edward Harper's Bartok Games. the Dance Suite No 3 by Kenneth Leighton and Holst’s The Planets. Alasdair Mitchell is conductor.
I Scratch iielson Mass St Stephen’s Church. Stockbridge. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Edinburgh Royal Choral Union with conductor Nicholas Jones tackle Haydn's Nelson Mass with just an
’ afternoon rehearsal. If you want to join
in. please write with cheque and sae to ERCU at 27 Buckingham Terrace. It costs £3 (£2).
I Carlos Bonnell and Friends Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Streeet. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £8. An evening ofclassic Spanish guitar and song.
I Friends of Scottish Upera Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £2. AGM followed by An End of Season Entertainment.
I Organ Recital Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Donation at door. 4.30pm. The church’s Peter Collins organ is heard to great effect in a concert of Leighton. Demessieux. Mendelssohn. Schmidt and Bach given by Rupert Jeffcoat. assistant organist of St Matthew's in Northampton.
I Scottish Sinfonia Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50/£4). Young outstanding percussionist Colin Currie plays the Marimba Concerto by Rosauro. which is ﬂanked by more familiar fare — Rossini’s Barber of Seville overture and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Neil Mantle is conductor.
I lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm-2pm. £1.50. Snack lunches available from 12.45pm. Cellist Georgia Chamberlain and pianist Julia Lynch play cello sonatas by Beethoven -0p [02 No I in C and Shostakovich - 0p 40. All proceeds. along with the artists' fees. will be donated to the Jacqueline du Pré Memorial Fund.
I St Petersburg Phllhamronlc Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £10—£20. Mariss Jansons conducts Shostakovich Symphony No 7 - The Leningrad.
I Piano Recital Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Eric Davoust. born in Brittany. plays pieces by French composers from the time of Lurcat. whose
tapestries will be specially on view this
evening. Poulenc. Roussel. Ravel and Debussy form the basis of the programme.
I Edinburgh University concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. A programme of seasonal music from Edinburgh University Chamber Choir directed by Nicholas Jones.
I Apollo Saxophone Guartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£4.50). innovative and excellent quartet perform their only Scottish date of a month-long UK tour. Programme includes contemporary repertoire by Michael Nyman. Gavin Bryers. David Bedford. Roy Powell and Paul Mitchell- Davidson.
I Music in May Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Clyde Street. Free at door. 7.30pm. Robert Erskine. on his home ground. plays music by Purcell. Bach. Erskine. Dupré and Soler. Retiring collection.
I Aitemoon Tea Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £4.50 (incl afternoon tea). The second of a new series featuring students at the RSAMD presents award-winning soprano Karina Gauvin and accompanist Julia Lynch in songs by Purcell. Wolf. Debussy. Satie and Ravel.
I Gala Opera Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £5—£20. The SCO and their Chorus are joined by soprano Margaret Marshall and conductor Sir Alexander Gibson for a special gala in aid of the Royal Blind School.
I Chamber Group of Scotland St Bride’s Centre. Orwell Terrace. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £3.50/£7. An evening of music for trombone. string quartet and dancers choreographed and performed by Rosina Bonsu. Edward McGuire’s Zephr is a new commission and other music is by Berio. John Bevan-Baker and Bernard Rands. See also Sun 9. Mayfest.
I lamp oi lotiilan Concert St Mary’s Parish Church. Haddington. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £7 (£2.50/£5). The highly talented Brindisi String Quartet are tonight‘s guests playing Mozart, Janacek and Beethoven.
I Merchants Music Merchants’ Hall, 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Mezzo soprano Sandra Porter is joined by pianist Graeme McNaught for a programme of songs on a Hungarian theme by Brahms. Bartok and Liszt. Snacks available.
I The King’s Consort Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 14. Glasgow. £4-£9 (£3-£6). Final concert in series brings period peforrnance of oboe and violin concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann. instrumental music by Purcell and Geminiani and Bach‘s Concerto for Oboe and Violin. With Gail Hennessy (oboe). David Woodcock (violin) and Robert King directing the Consort from the harpsichord. Preceded by free workshop at noon. Phone QH for details.
Glasgow I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall.
RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2 (£1). Slightly shorter version of yesterday’s Queen’s Hall programme in Edinburgh. with some Handel but no Purcell.
I Band of UM Royal Marines Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50—£15. With Bearsden Burgh Choir and conductor James Hunter. soloist Mary Camerons and piper George Mcllwham.
I Choir oi St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). With conductor Timothy Byram-Wigfield and organist Peter Backhouse. the St Mary’s Choir sing Tavemcr. Gibbons. Langlais. Messiaen and Duruﬂe.
SATURDAY 15 Edinburgh
I Twelve Cellists in Concert Morningside Braid Church. Nile Grove. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Aiming to raise funds for the forthcoming Edinburgh Youth Orchestra tour. the cello section of the orchestra present a full and varied programme of music for cello ensemble by Vivaldi. Klengel and Villa- Lobos.
SUNDAY 16 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Academy Summer Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Everything from Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins to something for band and bagpipes as the talented pupils of Edinburgh Academy display their instrumental and choral skills.
I lunchtime Concert Hutchesons’ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15—2pm. £1.50. Snack lunches available from 12.45pm. Pianist Katherine Thompson in a solo recital of Hjalmar Ragnaisson. Gershwin Preludes and Mozart’s F major Sonata K322.
I The Makropoulos Case Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 22, Tue 25. Thurs 27. Glasgow; 17 June. Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50.
Don’t miss Kathryn Harries singing the role of Elina Makropoulos in Scottish Opera’s revival of David Poutney's original and powerful production. John Mauceri conducts and Nigel Robson is Albert Gregor.
I Music in May Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, Clyde Street. Free at door. 7.30pm. The Cathedral’s Assistant Organist. John Stewart. gives tonight’s recital with music by Buxtehude. Mendelssohn. Guilmant and Elgar.
I Eugene Unegln Theatre Royal. Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 26. Sat 29 (2.15pm) May. Glasgow; 16 and 18 June. Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50. See Sat 8.
I Piano Recital Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 21. £5/£7 (£4). Young acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott plays Schubert. Fauré and Liszt.
58 The List 7-20 May 1993