5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£5. £2.50). Gerard Korsten conducts the scaled-down version of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in Mozart’s Divertimento ‘Et'ne Kleine Nachtmusik' and Haydn‘s Symphony No 103 as a prelude to the judging of the Lasmo Staffa Music Award for 1994. The contenders are pianist Rustetn Hairutdinov. viola player lan Rathbone. and mezzo-soprano Colette Ruddy. The orchestra also play additional concerts, with Mozart's Overture The Marriage of Figaro and Schubert’s Symphony No 5 added to the programme. at Marco's in Fort William on Fri 8. and the Tait Hall in Kelso on Sun 9.

I A Tale of Four Cities Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£15.50. lan Sutherland conducts the City of Glasgow Philharmonic in a programme of popular classics based around the theme of four great cities London. Paris. New York and Vienna. Music includes works by Bernstein. Gershwin. Elgar and Johann Strauss. among others.



I Chord ‘n’ Blew Hutcheson’s Hall. 2 John Street. 7.45pm. Excrutiating pun. but doubtless Rosemary Lock (flute) and Anne Chaurand (guitar) will provide tasty enough pleasures in this recital. including Edward McGuire's lmprovisations on Calderon and Fountain of Tears alongside works by Ravel. Handel. and others. They will repeat the programme in St Stephen‘s Church on Sat 16 at lprn.


I Chamber Group of Scotland Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50). The third programme in the Chamber Group’s The Elements series reaches (and possibly catches) Fire. The music includes Sally Beamish’s Flame alongside fire-related works by Berio. Stravinsky. Maxwell Davies and Brahms. and features the group at (or up to) quintet strength. Mike Newman‘s lighting effects will doubtless be appropriately fiery.

I South Pacific King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. Advance booking from 664 2933. 7.30pm. £3-£8.50. Amateur production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical by the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company.



I Peter Grimes Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. £5—£35. This eagerly anticipated new production of Britten‘s great tragic opera has Anthony Rolfe Johnson in the title role. with Rita Cullis as Ellen Orford. Russell Smythe as Bulstrode, and Richard Halton as Ned Keene. Joachim Herz directs. and Richard Armstrong conducts Scottish Opera’s Second Britten production of the current season. Other dates: 23 April; 10 May; 14 May (mat); 19 May. (Edinburgh opera- goers should note that this opera is being performed in Glasgow only). See preview. I Mike Bamett Trio Hutcheson‘s Hall, 2 John Street. 227 5511. 12.45pm. £1.60. A distinctjazz flavour to this one. with a new work by Michael Barnett himself. Red Devil, and Claude Bolling‘s Suitefor Flute and Jazz Piano. Bamett plays piano. with Euen Drysdale on electric bass. Graham Barclay on drums. and Camille Mason on flute.

WEDNESDAY 13 Edinburgh

I Essential Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5. Scottish Opera are towing a programme of popular operatic arias around the

country for the third successive year.

courtesy of sponsorship from the Clydesdale Bank. Highly accessible. and lots of favourites guaranteed. Contact Scottish Opera on 041 248 4567 for full tour details.

THURSDAY 14 Edinburgh

I SCO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 668 2019 for advance bookings. 7.45pm. £3.50—£ 15. The penultimate Usher Hall concert of the SCO's season reunites the band with conductor Sir Charles Mackerras for a heavily Germanic programme. They will play Wagner’s Seigfrietl Idyll, Weber‘s Piano Concerto No 2 (with Nikolai Demidenko as soloist). Konzertstut‘k. and Beethoven‘s Suite The Creatures o/‘Promethus.



I RT Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.50). The final programme in the BTSE's current series features the young Chilean pianist Alfredo Perl, who now lives in Germany. That country will be the source of all the music. which includes Perl in both Mozart's Piano Concerto in C, K415, and Hindemith‘s The Four 'Iernperaments. as well as Richard Strauss‘s overture Caprir't'io (performed as a sextet). and Mahler’s arrangement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden. which some people still feel was unwarrantable tampering with the sacrosanct. The admirable Clio Gould leads the ensemble as usual.


I Grand Piano Classics Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Suachiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£10. Rostal and Schaefer dish up their usual mixture of classical pops for piano.



I L’Elisir d’amore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. £5—£35. Giles Havergal’s first-ever Scottish Opera production of Donizetti’s opera returns for further performances. Other dates: 7 May; 18 May; Edinburgh (King's Theatre): 22—23 June.



I Grand Piano Classics Glasgow Royal

Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£10. See Fri 15.


I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £8. £6.50 (£5. £3). See Fri 15.



I leda Trio Hutcheson’s Hall. 2 John Street. 227 5511. Doors open 12.45pm. £1.60. Back to more classical pursuits this week (see Tue 12). with Hans Gal’s Variations on a Viennese Folksong (see below) and Schubert‘s Trio No 1 in B flat from this highly regarded Scottish tn'o.


I Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Hall. Bristo Square, 1.10pm. Free. The University recital series is back after the Easter holidays with quartets by Haydn (Op. 64. No 4 in G) and Hans Gal (No 2), whose music may well be played simultaneously in our two major cities (see above). Perhaps the players could agree to synchronise their watches?




Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by day. Sport listings compiled by

Tom Lappin.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 for race programme.

FOOTBALL Saturday 9


I Dundee United 1! Aberdeen Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm. The New Firm clash in the first semi-final. In his first season Ivan Golac has the opportunity to take United to another final. and another chance to fail heroically on the big occasion. This match could hinge on the contrasting goal-scoring styles of United’s Brewster and Aberdeen’s Jess.


I Celtic V Hearts Celtic Park. Glasgow. 3pm. Two sides experiencing relatively disastrous seasons look covetously at the main event taking place across the city and play out a meaningless league game (although Hearts could do with the points to be on the safe side).

I Dundee 11 St Johnstone Dens Park. Dundee. 3pm.


I Ayr V Airdrie Somerset Park. Ayr. 3pm. I Dumbarton v Duntermline Boghead Park, Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Falkirit V Brechin Brockville Park. Falkirk. 3pm. The Brechin boys suffered a nine-goal mauling at the feet of Hamilton recently. and won’t be relishing a visit to table-topping Falkirk. whose Richard Cadette will fancy his chances of filling his boots.

I Hamilton V Morton Douglas Park, Hamilton. 3pm.

I St Mirren 1: Clydebank Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion 11 Clyde Annt‘teld. Stirling. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v Cowdenbeath Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Stenhousetnuir Firs Park, Falkirk. 3pm.

I Meadowbank V East Fiie Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm.

Sunday 10


I Kllmamock 1: Rangers Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm. Is there no stopping Tommy Burns’s irresistible Killie army and their inexorable march to Hampden? Well. probably.

Saturday 16

PREMIER lEACUE I Aberdeen v Motherwell Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen. 3pm.

I Dundee Utd V Ribs Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. I Hearts V Dundee Tynecastle Park.

Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Kilmamoclt v Celtic Rugby Park. Kilmamock. 3pm.

I Rangers v Raith Rovers Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Partick Thistle McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm.


I Airdrle V Dumbarton Broomfield Park. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Clyde V Falkirit Douglas Park, Hamilton. 3pm.

I Clydebanlt v Stlrilng Albion Kilbowie Park, Clydebank. 3pm.

I Dunfermllne 11 Hamilton East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm.

I Morton V Ayr United Cappielow Park, Greenock. 3pm.


I Ocean’s Park V Meadowbank Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

DEE}- Thursday 14—Saturday 16

I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts

Road. Ayr. First race. 2.20pm. The final

National Hunt meeting of the season, culminating in the Scottish Grand National on Saturday. less of a lottery than the Aintree affair but becoming increasingly competitive.

Monday 18

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 2.20pm. The first Flat meeting of the new season at the twisting seaside course.


I British Championship Long Circuit Karts Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. Fife. Top Kart racing with 125$. 250s and l60mph Formula Es.


Monday 11-Sunday 24 April

I Vlomen’s Vlorld Championshlps The top event in the women’s game takes place in Scotland. Early rounds are on a group basis with the teams USA. Sweden and Japan (playing at Greenyards, Melrose); England. Russia and Scotland (Meggetland. Edinburgh); France. Spain and Ireland (Bumbrae. Glasgow); Canada, Wales and Kazakhstan (Raebum Place. Edinburgh). Quarter-finals are played on 17 April. semi-finals on 20 April and the final on 24 April.

SPEEDWAY Sunday 10

I Glasgow Tigers v Belle Vue Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. An Inter- League fixture for Tigers warming up for the season proper.

Sunday 17

I Glasgow Tigers v Sbetfleld Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. A British League clash.

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