MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
Imagined Fable by Philip Wilby.
I Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Ofﬁce). 7.45pm. £8 (£2/£4/£5). Shows and Nightly Revels is the title of the ensemble Kithara‘s programme of masque and theatre music from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Lots of lutes. dancing and singing.
I Music at St Mungo St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. 2 Castle Street. Free at door. 2.30pm. Ram Narayan and Aruna Narayan in performance and demonstration of the sarangi. the ancient North lndian bowed instrument.
I Paragon Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. Extra date: Tue 23. Edinburgh. £7 (£3.50). Scottish premiere of the Chamber Symphony by John Adams. who is seemingly the most frequently performed living American composer. its inﬂuences come from rock and jazz. The programme also includes music by Judith Weir. John Maxwell Geddes and George Benjamini‘s At First Light. inspired by a Turner painting. David Davies directs.
I Sunday Overtures Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £6.50/£8 (£3.50/£5). Songs by Wolf. Liszt. Handel. Vivaldi. Poulenc and Ravel performed by mezzo-soprano Elizabeth McCormack.
I Live lrom Studio One BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: BBC Reception. 2.30pm. Free. Pianist Gusztav Fenyo in Beethoven’s Sonata in D minor Op 31 No 2. Six Pieces Up I 9 by Schoenberg and the Sonata by Bartok.
I Scottish Sinionia Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Rows Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Ofﬁce). 7.45pm. £5.50 (£4.50). Great chance to hear SCO leader James Clark in Berg‘s Violin Concerto. Neil Mantle also conducts Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No 6 and Brahms‘s Tragic Overture.
I Scottish Musicians’ Benevolent Fund 75th Anniversary Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50—£25. St Cecilia‘s Day. the day of the patron saint of music. is marked with the coming together of the Royal SNO. the BBC $80. the SCO and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera who all give their services freely in aid of this important charity. Music is by Wagner. Rachmaninov. Judith Weir. Samuel Barber. Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts.
I lunchtime Recital Hutchesons' Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.60. String quartets by Berwald (No 3) and Grieg (G minor, Op 27) performed by the Edinburgh Quartet.
I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. The Chamber Group of Scotland in the curiously titled General Reid, His Dumpe and Brahms's Trio for clarinet. cello and piano.
I Paragon Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50). See Sun 21. Glasgow.
I Song Recital Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. off Leith Walk. 7.45pm. Free at door. Moira Gibson. soprano. with Bum Hope. piano. in a varied
programme of Scarlatti. Brahms. Wolf. Poulenc. Madelein Dring and an English selection.
I SOD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 25. Glasgow. £3-£l 1. Two premieres tonight. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies being the composer of both. His Strathclytle Concerto No 8 gets its ﬁrst hearing. as does A spell for Green C orn — The MacDonald Dances. a special commission by SCO Chairman Donald MacDonald to celebrate the 60th birthday of Sir Peter and the 20th of the orchestra next year.
I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £4.50 (incl afternoon tea). Exceptionally talented
: young pianist Paul lanes plays Haydn. Ravel and Schubert.
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West George Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Original compositions and arrangements of traditional folk tunes for various pipes, played by Hamish Moore. and various wind instruments. played by Dick Lee.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Extra date: Tue 30. A programme of works for fortepiano (Olga Tversky) and voice (Mhairi Lawson) by Haydn. Mozart and Schubert.
I Academy Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Haydn's Concerto for two horns is centrepiece of this student programme conducted by Leon Spierer. On either side are Rossini's ll Signor Bruschino overture and Schubert's Symphony No 6.
I Scaramuccia Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets: at door. 12.30pm. £5 (£3). Music for arch- lute. strings and recorder by Purcell and Matteis performed by leading authentic instrument ensemble.
I 800 Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15 (£3.50/£5). See Wed 24. Glasgow.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). George McPhee plays organ music by Pachelbel. Bach. Alain. Vieme and Peter lnness.
I Milngavie Music Club Milngavie Town Hall. Further info: 956 1572. 7.30pm. Robert Max (cello) and Zoe Solomon (piano) play sonatas by Beethoven. Mendelssohn. Rory Boyle and Chopin.
I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Lunchtime organ music in Edinburgh too today. John Kitchen chooses works by Sweelinck. Walther and Bach.
I Royal SID Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 27. Glasgow. £4.50—£19 (standby £3.50). Brahms’s A German Requiem with soprano Gabriele Lechner and baritone Alfred Muff is paired with Mozart‘s Symphony No 39. Walter Weller conducts.
I Royal SID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£19(£3.50). See Fri 26. Edinburgh.
I The Strings of Scotland Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7.50. A foot-tapping evening of traditional Scottish ﬁddle music under the baton ofJohn Mason. in aid of the Child and Family Trust for children with severe behavioural problems.
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I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. 7.30pm. The University's String Orchestra. conductor Emre Araci. in the Clarinet Concerto by Finzi (soloist Nathalie van der Weide). the Nocturne from Borodin‘s second string quartet and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 7.
I Edinburgh Bach Choir and Orchestra Greyfn'ars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Ofﬁce). 7.45pm. £7 (£5). At least one conductor - Neil Mantle - and one soloist — Lisa Milne — return to Greyfriars after last weekend's performances. Tonight it’s for Haydn‘s Mass in Time of War. Mozart. and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3.
I llorma Lerer Sings Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £10 (£6). A Rainbow ofMe/otlies by Brahms. Schubert. Tchaikovsky. Granados and traditional Hebrew and Yiddish songs. Norma Lerer was last heard in Glasgow in Peter Brook‘s Pelleas at Tramway and makes a welcome return. I Live from Studio One BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. 012 8DG (please enclose sae). 2.30pm. Free. Trio of oboe (Alan Gamer). bassoon (Julie Price) and piano (Graeme McNaught) in an aftemoon‘s recital for future broadcast which includes the Trio by Poulenc.
I Music at St Mungo St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. 2 Castle Street. Free at door. 2.30pm. The Dumbreck String Quartet play Haydn. Beethoven and hymns for the start of Advent.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Ofﬁce) or 332 8691 (EQ). 3pm. £7 (£3/£6). First in series of four afternoon concerts with coffee and mulled wine. Today the string quartets are by Arriaga. Mendelssohn (0p 12 in liﬂat) and Debussy.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers St Columba‘s by the Castle. 14 Johnston Terrace. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Music for Three Saints. an aptly timed programme of mainly Scottish Renaissance music celebrating St Andrew. St Columba and St Margaret. directed by Noel O‘Regan.
I Brindisi String Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6.50/£9.50 (£4.50/£6.50). One of Britain‘s foremost young quartets. the Brindisi make a welcome return visit to Edinburgh with string quartets by Haydn. Janacek‘s Kreutzer and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in 1’ minor Op 80.
I lunchtime Recital Hutchesons' Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.60. See Thurs 25. Lunchtime Concert. I 830 880 Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive G 12 8DG. 7.30pm. Free. Scandinavian music is to the fore with Nielsen‘s Helios Overture opening Martyn Brabbins’s programme in which the main work is Sibelius's Symphony No l. Marc-Andre Hamelin is the soloist in the Piano Concerto by George Henselt.
I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. The Edinburgh Quartet in the String Quartet No 2 by Kenneth Leighton and 0p 64 No 3 in Bﬂat by Haydn.
I Katharine Ourran Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Extremely varied recital of piano music by. among others. Scarlatti. Chopin. Mozart and Fauré. in aid of St Columba‘s Hospice and in memory of Stuart Thyne. who died earlier this year.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Pianist David Owen Norris gives a Ferguson Celebrity concert featuring works by Purcell. Schubert and MacMillan.
I Academy Wind Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Scottish ﬂavour tonight with Scottish dances by Malcolm Arnold and Thea Musgrave. as well as Arnold's Tam O'Shanter and Martin Dalby‘s A Plain Man '3 Hammer.
I Scaramuccia Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets: at door. 12.30pm. £5 (£3). Period performance of Bach sonatas and trios for ﬂute and violins. After today. only one more concert left in this new short Thursday lunchtime series.
I 800 Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50—£ 15 (£3/£5). Sir Charles Mackerras. the SCO’s Chief Guest Conductor. conducts Bartok’s Music for strings. percussion and celeste. Haydn’s Military Symphony and the Piano Concerto K466 by Mozart with Alexei Lubimov as soloist.
44 The List 19 November-2 December 1993