MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
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I St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral. 6pm. Free. Philip Sawyer gives an organ recital.
I Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. Scottish Opera present Puccini’s opera of western perﬁdy and eastern stoicism in the face of adversity. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts, Anne Williams-King plays Cio-Cio San and Seppo Ruohonen plays the caddish Pinkerton. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
I Saltire String Ouartet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7pm. Free. A masterclass for local amateur string quartets from the Queen’s Hall’s resident string quartet.
TUESDAY 8 '
I Mary Stuart Theatre Royal, Hope
' Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. Richard Armstrong conducts and Yvonne Kelly takes the title role in Scottish OperaTs production of Donizetti’s portrayal of an imaginary meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth 1 of England.
I Bishop Hastings Duo Hutchesons’ Hall, John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. Sally Bishop
and Anne-Marie Hastings give a dual piano recital of Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninov’s Suite No 2, 0p 17 and the ﬁrst Scottish performance of Luton Variations.
I Saltlre String Ouartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£4, schoolchildren £2). The Quartet will perform Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor, Brahms’ Quartet in A minor Op 51 and Shostakovich’s Quartet No 8.
I Madame Butterfly Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. See Mon 7.
I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50 including afternoon tea. James Rhodes, pianist, performs Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor and Sonata in A ﬂat Op 110, Liszt’s Sonetto 123 del Petrarca and two works by Chopin — Scherzo in B ﬂat minor and Fantasia in F minor Op 49.
I Cappella Nova St Stephen’s Centre. 7.30pm. £10 (£6) from Queen's Hall, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. See Sun 6.
; Florestan. from a tyrant’s merciless '; clutches. Tim Albery directs, Michael 1 Pabst plays Florestan and Elizabeth
' Sir Alexander Gibson conducts the
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tramway, Albert Drive, 227 5511. 8pm. £9 (£6). The BBC SSO kick off a series of four concerts celebrating the 50th birthday of the New Zealand born composer Lyell Cresswell. Dennis Cohen conducts the orchestra in Cresswell’s A Modern Ecstasy, Stravinsky’s F irebird Suite and Takemitsu’s Rain Coming.
I Fidelio Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£44. Scottish Opera animate Beethoven’s only opera telling of Leonore’s daring bid to save her husband.
Whitehouse assumes the mantle of Leonore/Fidelio. The production was highly acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival.
I Orchestral Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £2.50—£5.
Academy Orchestra in Sibelius’ Symphony No 6 in D minor Op 104 and Elgar's Symphony No2 in E F [at 0p 63. I Merchants Music Merchant’s House, 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3, £1 students). Kyle Horch, saxophonist and Pamela Lidiard, pianist perform Milhaud’s Scaramouche, Vivaldi’s Sonata in C minor, Ondishko’s Goodnight Wine, Dring’s Three Dances, Koechlin’s Etude No 10 and Creston’s Sonata.
I Kelvin Ensemble Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free. Conducted by Christopher Bell the Ensemble play Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise.
FRIDAY 11 - .
I ECAT Tramway, Albert Drive, 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£5). Continuing Cresswell’s birthday tribute is Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust with a packed programme. Richard Beauchamp is the pianist in Cresswell’s The Grammar of Solitude and Who 's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue. Beauchamp is joined by
Richard Burkhard for Cresswell’s 7 Shaker Songs. Soprano Tracey Chadwell sings in Cresswell’s Prayer For The Cure of a Sprained Back and Words For Music. Pamela Lidiard on piano accompanies Chadwell in Cresswell’s 8 Shaker Songs and Whitehead’s Awa Herea.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The King’s Consort aka violinists David Woodcock and Miles Golding along with Jane Coe on cello and Robert King on harpischord present Bach’s Trio Sonata in Eﬂat, Purcell’s Sonata in Four Parts in G, Handel’s Trio Sonata in D and Corelli’s Sonata da chiesa in F.
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The King’s Consort give an early music workshop on
I Masterclass Guinness Room, RSAMD, 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Geoffrey Parsons reveals the secrets of piano accompaniment.
I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University’s lunch-hour recitals series Rachael Smith performs Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor and Sweelinck’s Mein junges Leben hat ein End.
I Chamber Group of Scotland Tramway. Albert Drive. 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£5). Tonight’s programme sees the UK premier of Cresswell’s Triptych plus other works as the third concert celebrating 50 years of Lyell Cresswell.
I Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£44. See Mon 7.
I Kelvin Ensemble Bute Hall, Glasgow University. information 942 7438.
7.30pm. £5 (£2). Christopher Bell conducts the Ensemble again in Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, Haydn’s Symphony No 83 and Andrew Russell is the soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tramway, Albert Drive. 227 5511. 8pm. £9 (£6). Rounding off Cresswell’s birthday bash is the UK premier of Xenakis’ Trombone Concerto performed by Christian Lindberg, lves’ Three Places In New England and Cresswell’s 0 and Ylur.
I The Coull String Ouartet Merchant’s House. 7 West George Street. 7.30pm. £8 (£5) from Ticketcentre, Candleriggs, 227 5511 and on the door. Roger Coull and Phillip Gallaway on violin, David Curtis on viola and John Todd on cello present Beethoven’s Quartet in Eﬂat 0p [35, Elgar’s Quartet and Dvorak’s Quartet in E ﬂat 0p 5].
I Into The Dark Studio One, Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. 2.30pm. Free from reception in advance or on the door. The Rachmaninov Trio perform music by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Sviridov. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio Three.
I Children’s Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2pm. £6.50, £3.50 children. A concert programme devised with children in mind including Copland’s Hoe-Down, extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker, Prokoﬁev’s Classical Symphony and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Wayne Marshall is the solo pianist and also conducts the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.
I Leda Piano Trio Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Kate Thompson, piano. Peter Campbell-Kelly, violin and Kevin McCrae on cello flex their ﬁngers for Haydn’s Piano Trio in D minor, Thomas Wilson’s Piano Trio, Kenneth Leighton’s Nocturne and Piano Trio along with Britten’s Night Piece.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral. 6pm. Free. The Kilbarchan Singers perform as part of the St Giles’ series.
MONDAY 14 .
I Bernard d’Ascoli Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street, 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£9.50 (£5 student standby on the day). Pianist D’Ascoli takes on the task of performing The
Complete Piano Works that Chopin managed to set down in his last ﬁve years. I Masterclass Guinness Room, RSAMD, 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Trombone masterclass directed by Dudley Bright.
I lindsay String Ouartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£ll (£3—£6). The New Town Concert Society present a programme comprising Mozart’s Quartet in G K387. Barber’s Quartet 0p II and Debussy’s Quartet 0p 10.
I St Petersburg Exchange Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Staff and students from the St Petersburg Conservatoire give a concert.
I Composers’ Workshop Guinness Room, RSAMD, 332 5057. 3pm. Free. Dominic Muldowney is the ﬁrst to feature in a series of ﬁve informal performance and composition workshops, given by students of the Academy, at which distinguished composers discuss their life and works.
I Music School of Douglas Academy Hutchesons‘ Hall, John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. A performance by Academy pupils.
I Ralph Kirshbaum Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6—£9 (£4—£7). for both concerts £9.60—£’14.40 (£6.60—£1 1.20). Top notch cellist Kirshbaum returns to the Queen’s Hall to perform Bach's complete Cello Suites over two nights. Suites numbers 1. 3 and 5 are performed this evening, with 2, 4 and 6 being performed on Thursday.
I Flute and Piano Recital Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library, McDonald Road. 7.45pm. Free. Lucy Cartledge on flute and pianist Stuart Montgomery give a recital.
I lunchtime Recital Reid Concert Hall, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Soprano Frances Lynch and sound recordist Alan Burgess perform Runswick’s Lady Ixtzarus, Cresswell’s Prayer For The Cure ofa Sprained Back and Weir’s King Harald 's Saga.
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Jazz workshop directed by Stan Barker.
I Classic Trio ln-Service Suite. Jordanhill Campus. 12.30pm. £1.60. Geoffrey Haydock on clarinet, Alexander Volpov on cello and Penelope Smith on piano perform Beethoven’s Trio in B flat 0p 11 and Brahms’ Trio in A minor Op 114.
I Glasgow University Orchestra Bute Hall, Glasgow University. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Marjorie Bancroft conducts the Orchestra in Chabrier’s Suite Pastorale, Brahms’ Symphony No 2 in D major and Ben Irvine is the soloist in Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor.
I Organ Recital Bute Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free. Stuart Campbell performs Brahms’ Chorale Preludes from Op 122, Reger’s Fantasia on the Chorale Hallelujah] Gott zu Loben, bleibe meine Seelenfreud, 0p 52 No 3 and a scherzo from Bruckner.
I Ralph Kirshbaum Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6—£9 (£4—£7), for both concerts £9.60—£14.40 (£6.60—£l 1.20). See Tue 15.
54 The List 4—17 November 1994