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CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 5 Opera Listings compiled by Carol Main.
I Elephants and Peacocks Paisley Museum. Paisley. 1.30pm. Further info: 031 557 6802 (SCO). An SCO development project which uses the famous shawl collection as a backdrop. Six local schools present the results of their musical journey examining cultural links between Paisley and lndia through the textile industry.
I RSID Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3—£i9 (£4/standby £3.50). The Magic of Vienna. music of the Strauss fatnin plus Lehar and Suppe conducted by Takuo Yuasa.
I Acts of love Chandler Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). An RSAMD Opera School presentation of excerpts from La Traviata. Ariadne aquexos. The Rake '3 Progress and La mix humaine by Poulenc. Four lovers await judgment at the Gates of Heaven. ls constancy the key to etemity? Go along and you might just find out.
I European Cities Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £2-£6. School orchestras and choirs from across Europe combine to perform Mozart‘s overture 7itus and Vespers. Vivaldi‘s Magnificant. Guonod's Sanctus and Dvorak‘s Mass in D.
I RSAMD Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £5 (£3). Neil Foster directs a programme exploring and challenging the influence ofjazz. folk and rock in contemporary music.
I Bel Canto All Saints Church. Bearsden. A concert of sacred choral music including motets by Palestrina. Taverner. Bruckner and Duruffé.
I RSAMD Junior Department Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 4pm. Free. A varied programme played by Colin Cum’e. winner of the percussion section of the 1994 BBC Young Musician of the Year with pianist Robin Michael.
I RSID Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3—£l9 (£4/standby £3.50). A Night at the Opera. a stream of operatic highlights from works such as Carmen. Die Fledermaus. The Merry Widow and Turandot. With mezzo Sally Burgess. tenor Gordon Wilson and conductor Jose Serebrier.
I Fete de la Musique French Cultural Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 6pm-midnight. £2 (£1.50). Dare one say that this is more interesting than the British National Music Day celebrations? Whatever the answer. there is plenty of music to celebrate. including lndonesian gamelan. Ugandan drums.
acappella singers. jazz. pipes and plenty of good French food and wine.
I Cadenza Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Newish. up-and- coming choral group in an evening of summer songs featuring works from the 16th to the 20th century. including the Requiem by Faure under conductor Graham Lovett.
I St Mary’s Music School Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). Debussy‘s Sonata for violin and piano. Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik for wind quintet. Dvorak‘s American string quartet make up the chamber music element of tonight’s concert. with the string orchestra to follow in Mahler's arrangement of Beethoven's Quartet in F minor and Elgar’s luscious Serenade for Strings. Nigel Murray is the conductor and there's a free post concert reception. See also Wed 22. Edinburgh.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. The Choir of McDonagh School from Maryland with Wanda W. Walker conducting.
I Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 22% 1155. 7.30pm. £5/£7 (£4/£5). Brahms‘ Requiem with soloist Patricia MacMahon and Quentin Brown. in the ﬁrst half there’s Beethoven‘s Coriolan overture and the Com‘ertino 0p 4 for trombone by David. Toby Sigouin is soloist and Philip Coad conducts.
I BSID Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3—£l9 (£4/standby £3.50). Gerswhin. Gershwin and Gershwin in Strike up the Band. an evening which includes the Piano Concerto with Wayne Marshall and soprano soloist Maureen Braithwaite.
I The Magic Flute King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.15pm. Scottish ()pera in their one Edinburgh performance this season of Martin Duncan's delightful Flute. Gary Magee sings Papageno. Anne Dawson is Pamina. Jennifer Rhys-Davies sings the Queen of the Night and Timothy Lole conducts.
I Organ Recital St Mary‘s Episcopal Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5 (free). Timothy Byram-Wigfield. director of music at St Mary‘s. in his last The Wondrous Machine recital. Tonight he plays pieces which have been specially requested by members of the audience.
I RSID Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3-£l9 (£4/standby £3.50). Carl Davis conducts Northern Lights. not of Aberdeen. but a programme front Norway and Finland. Grieg and Sibelius — Peer Gynt. Piano Concerto from the former and Valse Triste and F inlandia from the latter.
I l’Elisir d’atnore King‘s Theatre. Leven Street, 220 4349. 7.15pm. Extra date: Thurs 23. Newish Scottish Opera production by Giles Havergal — it opened in Glasgow in February - of Donizetti's light-hearted love story. Stephen Clarke conducts a cast which includes Richard
45 The List 17-30 June 1994