Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Opera Listings compiled by Carol Main.



I 8CD City Ha11.Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 23. Edinburgh. £3-£l 1. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts Handel's Jeptha with the SCO Chorus. John Mark Ainsley in the title role and Lynne Dawson as lphis. Michael Chance is Hamor and Zebal is sung by Stephen Varcoe.


I Young Musicians llecital James Watt Centre. Heriot Watt University, Riccarton. 451 3440. 12.45pm. Free. Colin Currie. specially commended finalist in this year's BBC Young Musician ofthe Year competition. in a lunchtime concert of music for percussion and piano with Fife pianist Robin Michael.


brilliant and powerful opera based on Crabbe's poem The Borough. set in the world of Suffolk fisherfolk. Anthony Rolfe Johnson. the highly acclaimed Engish tenor, sings the title role for the first time on stage. See Music review.

I 8CD Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15. See Fri 22.

Glasgow Glasgow.

I Peter Grimes Theatre Royal. Hope

Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tues 10. Sat 14 (mat) and Thurs 19 May

(Glasgow). Note: No Edinburgh Glasgow

I Opera in Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street.

performances. £5—£35. Scottish Opera in excellent new production of Britten’s


Wednesday l8th May i994 at 7.30pm The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Introduced by Davvd Rintoul

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Plays music from INSPECTOR MORSE composed and conducted by Barrington Pheloung

Caroline Dale - Cello Susan McCulloch - Soprano

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

Barrington Pheloung Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Cello Concerto (World Premiere)

Arias by Puccini & Mozart

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Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £9—£l7. An international cast and over 200 singers on stage for Carl Orfi’s celebrated Carmina Burana. With the Scottish Opera Orchestra and conductor Martin Merry. Programme also includes Zadok the Priest and Mozart‘s Symphony No 40 in G minor.

I Scottish Voices Trio Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£4). The usual line-up of two sopranos. mezzo and piano (Alice Dumas. Amanda Morrison. Tracey Wilson and Graham Hair) is joined by an extra mezzo (Marie Louise Edmondson) for music by Hans Gal. Host. Kern. Berlin. Gershwin. Porter and the first performance of The Joyous by Nicky Hind.


I lecture Recital Danish Cultural institute. Carlsberg House. 3 Doune Terrace. 2.30pm-5.30pm. £4.50 (EPTA members £2.50). Ludmila Lazar on The Influence of Folk Elements in Bartok is Piano Music. with reference to song. gesture, language and particularly the irregular rhythms. illustrative video. Ms Lazar. a graduate of Ljubljana Central Music School in Slovenia. is currently Professor of Piano at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. See also Wed 27.

I Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £2.50. Tristan and Isolde. a talk on Scottish Opera’s joint production with Welsh National Opera.


I Guitar Recital Hutchesons' Hail. Ingram Street. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Anne Chaurand in a solo guitar recital with works by Bach. Takemitsu, Brouwer, Edward McGuire and Spanish composers.

TUESDAY 26 Edinburgh

I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. in association with the Austrian institute. Florian Kitt (cellist) and Rita Medjimorec. piano. play music by Schumann. Gert Kuhr. Nigel Osborne and the Suite ltalienne by Stravinsky.

WEDNESDAY 27 Edinburgh

I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £4.50 (incl afternoon tea). The first of a series of four concerts featuring students from the RSAMD.

I Recital In aid of Bosnia iiow Palmerston Place Church. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £5 (£2). Piano duo of Sheena Nicoii from Scotland and Ludmila Lazar from the US in works by JC Bach. Schumann. Brahms. Petr Eben. Schubert and Bizet.

I Cappella love St Mary's Church. Haddington. Tickets: 062 082 3738 (Lamp of Lothian Trust). 7.30pm. Scottish Early Choral Music, a programme of music from the 9th century to the 16th century including Robert Carver‘s Mass L'Homme arme. Readings by Tom Fleming.


I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. A recital of new student compositions.

I Deersden Burgh Choir St Andrew‘s

College. Bearsden. Tickets: 942 8947 (T. Fry). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Schubert's Grand Mass in E flat and the Concerto for Organ and Strings are heard alongside the world premiere of a new work. Harmony of Angels for brass. percussion and choir by Jennifer Barker. :1 young Glasgow-bom composer currently living and working in the US. in aid of the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society.

I BSAMD Chamber Choir/Soloist: Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A concert performance of Purceli’s King Arthur by members of the Academy's Early Music Course.


I ECAT Contemporary Music Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£2/free). Musit‘for Voices is the title of tonight‘s performance by the John Currie Singers and Orchestra. which includes the world premiere of The Pot ofBasil by Lyell Cresswell. The programme also includes Cinq Rec/rants by Messiaen and Abraham and Isaac by Britten. Last ECAT concert this season. See Music preview.



I BBC $50 Concert Hall. BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: BBC SSO Concerts Secretary (please enclose sae). 7.30pm. Free. Pianist Piers Lane is soloist in the Piano Concerto No I by d'Aibert. who was born in Glasgow 130 years ago. His teacher. Liszt. opens the concert in the form of Legendes and there's the Suite No I by Tchaikovsky to finish.

SATURDAY 30 Edinburgh

I New MUSIC Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. Further info: 652 0485. Recent works by young composers Robin Bradley-Roake and Rebecca Rowe. both Edinburgh University Master of Music composition graduates and Esquisse for thirteen strings by their tutor. Nigel Osborne.

TUESDAY 3 Edinburgh

'I Edinburgh University Concert Reid

Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Concert by students of the Music Faculty.



I SCD Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 5. Edinburgh. £3—£15 (£1). Last concert of the SCO's current series is a biggie choral event with a fine trio of soloists joining the orchestra. SCO Chorus and conductor Peter Schreier for Haydn‘s The Creation. Soioists are Barbara Bonney. John Mark Ainsley and David Wilson Johnson.


I lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. A recital by student performers.


I Plano Recital Danish Cultural institute. Carlsberg House. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. 7.30pm. Peter Sievewright plays Gade. Nielsen and Leif Kayser.

I 3CD Usher Hail. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15 (£3). See Wed 4. Glasgow.

so The List 22 April—5 May 1994