MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8. Opera listings compiled by Carol Maia.
I Philadelphia Boys Choir St George‘s West Church. Shandwick Place. Free at door. 7.30pm. The Friends ofSt George's West host this world famous youth choir. Retiring collection for church funds. Everyone most welcome.
I Opera Study Session Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 041 248 4567. 2.30pm—5.30pm. £5. Brian McMaster. director of Edinburgh lntemational Festival, talks about the Festival opera programme and. in particular, Verdi and his little-known work I due Fuscuri.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. Rupert Jeﬁ'coat gives this month‘s free recital on the recently installed and much lauded Rieger organ.
I The Intermezzo Choir Church of St
Andrew and St George. George Street.
Free at door. lpm. Gospel choir from the Aland Islands — there are 6500 of them lying between Finland and Sweden — with spirituals and Nordic folk songs in modern arrangements. Only Central Belt stop of short tour.
I Organ Recital St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (free/£3). First concert in new summer series at St Mary’s is given by Vladimir Koshuba from Kiev. who is a Merited Artist ofthe Ukraine.
I Merchants Music Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). l2.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Early music ensemble Scaramuccia in trio sonatas by Corelli and Basanti.
I 100 Summers with Tchaikovsky Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 55] I (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50—£15. First concert in series of three devoted to the music of Tchaikovsky in celebration of his centenary. Tonight it‘s the RSNO with Mozurriunu. excerpts from Eugene ()negin and lulunrn and the Symphony No 5. Mikhail Pletnev of the Russian National Orchestra conducts.
I The Hilliard Ensemble - Composers’
James MacMillan Workshops Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5pm and 8pm. Free at door. A chance to witness rehearsal and discussion of six new choral works from Scottish and English composers. Led by James MacMillan and presented in collaboration with the Society for the Promotion of New Music.
I Tchaikovsky Centenary Recital Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £5. Pianist Michael Lester Cribb with baritone Alan Lamb.
I Open Rehearsal Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm—5pm. Free at door. Singers from Cappella Nova with conductor Alan Tavener are open to scrutiny in rehearsal of a number of works submitted to the group in recent years.
I Choral Forum RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free at door. A platform for discussion about the current
state of contemporary choral performance in Scotland for both promotors and practitioners — and. ofcourse. their audiences — organised by Chorus lntemational as part of the two-day burst of activity on the choral music front.
I Hilliard Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). 'A witty and adventurous programme of vocal works‘ is the enticing description of this concert connecting Medieval and Renaissance music to that of the present day. Includes world premiere of a new work by James MacMillan.
I Organ Recital St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (free/£3). Master of the Music at St Mary‘s. Timothy Byram-Wigﬁeld. gives this evening's recital.
I National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6—£ 14. Festival Overture makes a flamboyant opening to NYOS‘s summer programme. with Holst‘s Planets providing a spectacular finish. In between comes the first performance of Thomas Wilson’s new Violin Concerto with Ernst Kovacic as soloist. James Loughran conducts.
I Lamp of lothian St Mary's Parish Church. Haddington. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £7 (£2.5()/£5). Vivaldi. Bach. Mozart. Miyagi. Walton and Villa-Lobos make up the programme of duo Carlos Bonnell. guitar. and Mara del Sol. flute.
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42 The List 30 July—l2 August I993