MUSIC FOLK & WORLD
Notes. one of the handful of good songwriters Scotland has produced in the last couple of decades.
I Kate and Anna McGarrigle Band with Support Main Auditorium/Strathclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £l0.50. £9.50. £8 ‘0 (£6.50). Telephone bookings 227 5511. lnforrnation 353 4131. Legendary. gloriously harmonious singing sisters from Canada. A rare treat. Celtic Connections. See Music Preview.
I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £2. Closed.
I Kieran ilalpin Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 9pm. Irish singer/songwriter now resident in Edinburgh. |
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Opera Listings compiled by Carol Main.
FRIDAY 17 Q P
; I Chapel Choir Carol Service Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£1.50). Copland‘s Fanfare for the Common Man. Symphony for Brass and Penrussion by Schuller and an arrangement of West Side Story played by Academy Brass. conductor Maurice Temple. I BBC SSD Concert Hall. BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G12. 7.30pm. Tickets: by post from venue. BBC Concerts Secretary (please enclose sae). Free. Sibelius' The Swan of Tuonela. Piano Concerto by Schnittke and Symplumic Variations by Dvorak conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Paul Crossley is soloist. I Cappella Nova Barony Hall. Cathedral Square. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 18. Edinburgh. £5—£10(£2.50-£5). Carols by Candlelight. Cappella Nova's traditional Christmas presentation which this year includes the premieres of two new works by Edward McGuire and Michael Barnett. The Russian group The Singers of the Quiet Don join Cappella Nova in Glasgow, while in Edinburgh the guests are The Scottish Brass Quintet. I lyric String Ouartet Milngavie Town Hall. Tickets: 956 1572 (Milngavie Music Club). 7.30pm. Quartets by Beethoven (0p 95). Shostakovich (No I 0p 49) and Voces Intimae by Sibelius.
I IISND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 18. Glasgow. £4.50—£l9 (standby £3.50). Good stuff tonight as James Loughran conducts Shostakovich Symphony No l . Memento vitae, concerto in homage to Beethoven by Thea Musgrave and Beethoven’s own Piano Concerto No 2. with soloist Barry Douglas.
Glasgow I BSAMO Junior Orchestra and Choir
i Street.668 20l9. 7.30pm. £5—£l() (£2.5()—£5). See Fri 17. Glasgow.
' conductor of the City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra. directs a
favourites such as The Nutcracker Suite ' and The Siluii'lllllll. narrated by Johny
. I Jubilo Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668
Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew
Street. 332 5057. 3pm and 7.30pm. £5 (£3). First performance of special commission Waits by Frank Spedding is the climax of an end-of—term concert which opens with Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. Johny Morris is guest artist and conductors are Walter Blair and James Durrant.
I RSIID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). See Fri 17. Edinburgh.
I Carol Concert Milngavie Town Hall. Tickets: 956 4635 (Milngavie Choir). 7.30pm.
I Christmas Carol Concert St Andrew's College. Tickets: 339 4567 (Bearsden Burgh Choir). 7.30pm.
I Cappella Nova Queen's Hall. Clerk
I Music at St Mungo St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. 2 Castle Street. 2.30pm. Free at door. Children of St Aloysius Primary School with songs on a popular and festive theme.
I Pops at the Philharmonic Christmas Crackers Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 3pm and 7pm. £5.50—£15.50. lain Sutherland.
programme of seasonal favourites with s ecial guests.
University Chapel. 3pm. Free at door. Christmas choral music directed by Stuart Campbell.
I BBC SSD Theatre Royal. Hope Street; 332 9000. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15. Christmas Classics. a concert for Bosnia. conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Seasonal
Morris. are played for the SOS for Children in Bosnia Appeal.
I Live trom Studio One BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: BBC Reception. 2.30pm. Free. Riverside Brass play music by Himes. H017. and Drover.
2019. 8pm. £5 (£3). A family carol concert with Jubilo and the Jubilo Juniors in a programme of familiar and less familiar Christmas music. As ever. Walter Thomson conducts.
I Christmas with the Clarsach Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4 (£3). An evening of Christmas music with clarsachs. flutes. fiddles and voices.
TUESDAY 21 ~ Edinburgh
I liberton High School Carol Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 11.30am. Free. Special carol concert for senior citizens.
I liberton High School Carol Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Christmas music for all the family.
I Bearsden Burgh Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. The Spirit of Christmas. a programme including Saint l Nicholas by Britten with the Scottish
Ensemble. Glasgow Youth Choir. Neil Mackie (tenor) and Rikki Fulton (reader).
I John Currie Singers and Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50—£6). Handel‘s Messiah — what else can be said?
Glasgow I Merchants’ Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 551 1
(Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Csardas. a trio of mezzo. violin and piano. perform With a Song in My Heart. well known songs and arias by Puccini. Massenet. Gerswhin and Novello.
FRIDAY 24 Edinburgh
I Christmas Organ Music Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 6.30pm. Free at door. Michael Chibbett plays Noels. Pastorales and seasonal pieces as a prelude to the Service of Lessons and Carols at 7pm.
MONDAY 27 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office). 3pm. £7 (£6). Beethoven’s 0p [8 No2 in G major. Bartok‘s String Quartet No I and Tchaikovsky‘s Quartet No I in l).
MONDAY 3 Edinburgh
I Messiah Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 12 noon. £5—£10(£3.50—£7).
How could the New Year exist without Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and their annual performance of Handel‘s Messiah. Harry Bicket conducts and soloists are Patricia MacMahon. Frances McCafferty. William Kendall and Michael George. With Cantorum Amici.
TUESDAY 4 Edinburgh
I National Youth Orchestra Scotland Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 “55. 7.30pm. £6--£l4 (children/students £1). Extra date: Wed 5. Glasgow. Sian Edwards conducts Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No 2 and Lilo's Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallsisch as soloist.
I llational Youth Orchestra Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6—£l4 (children/students £1). See Tue 4. Edinburgh.
I Merchants’ Music Merehanis‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). l920s All that Jazz is the title of Jessica Drake‘s piano programme which includes Martinu. Lambert. Milhaud and Gershwin. Sounds fun.
I RSIID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £4.50—£19 (£3.50). Alexander Lazarev conducts Elgar‘s Enigma Variations. the same composer’s arrangement of Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and the Brahms' Violin Concerto with Dmitry Sitkovetsky as soloist.
I SCD Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 7.
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list writers otter their personal highlights
I Band RSNO. in spite of the difficulties the past year has seen, they continue to play superbly.
I [P The Confession of Isobel Gowdie Tryst by James MacMillan. BBC SSO Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk.
I Theatre Show Canadian National Opera — double bill of Bluebeantl's Castle (Bartok) and Erwartung at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
I TV Soap Coronation Street
I cook Scotland The Best by Peter lrvine (Mainstream). Excellent guide book for visitors and residents alike. I Festive Plans Christmas eating, drinking and no work. New Year in the Highlands.
Glasgow. £3—£15 (£5). Steven lsserlis is soloist in Hadyn’s Cello Concerto No l. which was discovered as recently as l962.
I SCD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3-£ll (£1). See Thurs 6. Edinburgh.
I RSIID Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228
l 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 8. Glasgow. £4.50—£ 19 (standby £3.50). Brahms‘ Violin Concerto is paired with Scriabin’s Symphony No 3 (Divine Poem) in Alexander Lazarev's programme. Dmitry Sitkovetsky is the violinist.
I RSIID Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). £4.50—£19 (£3..’"). See Fri 7. Edinburgh.
SUNDAY 9 Edinburgh
I SCD Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £3—£7. New series of chamber music on Sunday afternoons kicks off with the SCO Quartet and cellist Steven lsserlis plays the Quintet in C minor by Schubert. The same composer's Quartetsatz opens the programme and Beethoven’s Quartet 0p 95 is in the middle.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 3pm.
£7 (£6). Make a fresh start to the New Year with Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor. Britten’s Quartet No 3 and Haydn‘s 0p 76 No 5 in D.
TUESDAY 11 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. 2 Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. The Clarinet Quintet by MacMillan. with Lawrence Gilljoining the regular string quartet line-up. To start. Haydn’s String Quartet in B minor Op 64 No 2.
I lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Scottish Voices. a trio of Alice Dumas, Amanda Morrison and Tracey Wilson with their director Graham Hair.
CD The List 17 December 1993-13 January 1994