MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL & OPERA meme-
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Opera listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3.50—£13.50. Yoav Talmi conducts the SCO and SCO Chorus in Rameau‘s Suite from Dardanus. Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Fauré’s Requiem. Judith Howarth is soprano and Simon Keenlyside baritone.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. lprn. Free. John Kitchen pulls out all the stops to give a recital of IL Krebs' Praeludium et Fuga in C, Luis Marchand’s Suite in D minor. Vieme's Dear Pieces en Style Libre and Leighton's Er resurrexit.
I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 2.30pm. Free. Harp masterclass directed by Savourna Stevenson.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£19 (£4). On the menu this evening are Delius's Prelude to Irmelin. Walton’s Violin Concerto and Elgar’s Symphony No 2. James Lou ghran conducts and Tasmin Little is the solo violin.
I Mary Stuart Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £4—£44. Richard Armstrong conducts and Yvonne Kelly takes the title role in Scottish Opera’s production of Donizetti’s portrayal of an imaginary meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth I of England. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. I Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University‘s lunch-hour recitals series. Stephen Doughty performs Karg-Elert‘s Three Advent Chorale Improvisations. Leighton's Fantasy on Veni, Emmanuel and movements from Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.45pm. £4 (£2.50). Nicholas Jones directs the Choir in Charpentier‘s Messe de Minuit and Schutzs Christmas Story. I Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group and University Singers Greyfriars Kirk, Candlemaker Row. 667 7491. 8pm.
£5 (£3). Fund-raising event. the proceeds of which will go to AIDS charities. Shona Morgan directs the chorus in a performance of Peter D. Robinson‘s An AIDS Requiem. The programme also includes Orff‘s In Trutina from Carmina Burana. Robinson’s Cello Sonata. Nairn’s God Be In My Head and Kedrov‘s Our Father.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£l9. See Fri
I Junior Academy oi Music Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 3pm. Free. Wind orchestra. brass ensemble and chamber music groups.
I Christmas Carol Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove Museum. 331 1854. 2pm. Free. The St Michael‘s Church Choir from Linlithgow joins the festivities.
i I Tristan und isolde Edinburgh Festival
1 Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 5pm.
£4—£48. Scottish Opera in a co-production
i with Welsh National Opera present
Wagner's rich epic of the doomed lovers. Carol Yahr is Isolde. Jeffrey Lawton is Tristan and King Mark is played by Carsten Stabell and Kenneth Cox. Richard
? Armstrong conducts.
i I Ukrainian Joan Sutherland St Mary‘s
Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293.
i 7.30pm. £5/£7. Olha Basystiuk gives a
recital of Ukrainian sacred music and folk
songs and arias by Bellini. Catalani. Schubert and Verdi. Proceeds to Chernobyl Relief Foundation UK.
I Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. Tickets on the door. Programme to be announced. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £3.50-£15. See Fri 2.
I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Stevenson
' Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm.
£5 (£3). Peter Jones takes the stand for Debussy‘s Petite Suite and Berkeley‘s Divertimento. and Geoffrey Trabichoff is the solo violin for Elgar’s Violin Concerto in 8 minor.
I Hebrides Ensemble Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 332 5057. £7.50 (£3). James Clark on violin. William Conway on cello. Peter Evans on piano and Ruth Ellis on clarinet perform Debussy‘s Premiere Rhapsodie. Panufnik's Piano Trio and Messiaen's Quartet for the End ofTime.
The Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Saturday 10th December at 7.45pm
A Concert Opera Gala Performance In the presence of Hayley Mills
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The music of “Cosi fan Tutte" set to a new storyline and libretto by Ian Callender.
Set in London during the l980's around Lord's Cricket Ground. Hampstead and Hyde Park.
Proceeds to the jan de Vries Benevolent Trust
Tickets £12 (IO £8 No Concessions Tickets available from Queen’s Hall
Box Office 03! 668 20I9
TH Ii QUEEN ' S HALL
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£ 16. The Orchestra will be joined by the City of Glasgow Chorus and the Glasgow Wind Band for some popular classics including Tchaikovsky‘s 18/2 Overture and 0 Fortuna from Carmina Burana.
I Children’s Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2pm. £6.50 (£3.50). Christopher Bell presents and conducts this programme of popular classical pieces formulated with younger listeners in mind. The Orchestra of the Scottish Opera will be hitting the high notes and the audience will have a chance tojoin in and help conduct.
I Kelvingrove Organ Series Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Ian Johnston continues the tradition of recitals on the organ built by Lewis and Co Ltd at the turn of the century.
I Edinburgh Children’s Orchestra Central Hall. Tollcross. 7.30pm. £5 (£2 children) from Queen's Hall 668 2019. Lewis Morrison conducts this family concert which features junior and senior strings sections and a wind group. The programme comprises The Sttolr'matl. Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons. some Mozart and assorted TV and film theme tunes. In aid of the Children’s Hospice Association.
I Edinburgh Renaissance Band, Scottish Cabrielll Ensemble and linton Singers St Mark's. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) from Queen's Hall. 668 2019 or on door. The festive season gets into full swing with vocal and instrumental music with a Christmas tinge from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. 225 5147. 6pm. Free. As part ofthe St Giles‘ at Six series Howard Duthie gives a performance on the Rieger organ.
I Student Composer’s Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. Free. New works from the cream of the crop at the RSAMD comprising Joe Evans's F ii'L’ Musical F islt, Music‘jbr Twelve and Sonata for Alto Sump/tone and Piano. Robin Adams's Lullabies. Cameron Angus's Sonata for Guitar No3, Joe McGowan’s Legend oft/1e Bell and Paul Leonard-Morgan’s Withers Rocking Carol. Diversity will be the evening‘s keyword with a variety of styles and genres. ranging fromjazz to neo- lmpressionism. minimalism and other modern styles.
I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 2pm. Free. Tuba masterclass directed by Patrick Harrild.
I Mitsulto Uchida Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £3—£l 1. The New Town Concert Society season continues apace with Uchida performing Schubert‘s Sonata in A minor D845. Sonata in G D894 and Schoenberg's Five Pieces. lOGuitar Recital Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library, 225 5584 ext. 233. 7.45pm. Free. Phillip Thorne and Selina Madeley give a performance.
I Emma Johnson Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50-£12.50 (£5). This month's contribution to the International Series comes from the world famous clarinet player. She will perform with the RSNO accompanied by Malcolm Martineau in a programme which includes Mozart‘s
Clarinet Concerto and works by Donizetti. Saint-Sae'ns and Chopin. Jane
I Andrew Sparling and Katharine Ourran Hutclieson's Hall. John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. Sparling on clarinet and Durran on piano play Ireland‘s Fantasy Sonata in E ﬂat. Richard Barrett‘s Knospend- ges/mltener. Brahms's Sonata in Ejlat 0p I20 and the Scottish premiere of Howard Skempton‘s Four Left Hand Pieces.
I Strathclyde University Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 8pm. £5 (£3). Alan Tavener and Paul MacAlindin conduct the Orchestra in Warlock's Capriol Suite. Strauss‘s Horn Concerto No l in Iijlat. Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No l in C apd Dances at 'I’lireaye by John Maxwell Geddes.
I Chamber Music Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. Free. Performed by student chamber ensembles.
I Composers’ Workshop Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 3pm. Free. Second of five informal performance and composition workshops at which distinguished composers discuss their life and work. Benedict Mason is in the hot seat this time.
I Mary Stuart Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £4—£44. See Fri 2.
I Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University‘s lunch-hour recitals series John Kitchen directs Britten's Hymn to St Cet'ilia. lves's Psalm I50 and
M acM illan's Di yo Aloysio Sat'rum.
I Hebrides Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3). See Sun 4.
I Madama Butterﬂy Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £4—£44. Scottish Opera present Puccini’s opera of Western perftdy 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 Attemoon Tea Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50. Violinist Gina McCormack and pianist Nigel Clayton provide some daytime entertainment with Mozart's Sonata in Bﬂat K454. Britten’s Suite for Violin and Piano 0/) 6, Massenet's Meditation front Thais and Strauss's Sonata in Eflat 0p 18.
I Jack Gibbons Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Gibbons tinkles the ivories with some of the classic Gershwin tunes.
I Roy Howat and Wendy lllscoclts Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free. Piano duo perform Fauré's
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