CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
Nocturne No 6. Robin Orr‘s Three Lyric Pieces and Trois Valses Romantiques for two pianos by Chabrier.
I Fidelio Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £4-£44. Scottish Opera animate Beethoven’s only opera. telling of Leonore's daring bid to save her husband. Florestan. from a tyrant’s merciless clutches. Tim Albery directs. Michael Pabst plays Florestan and Elizabeth Whitehouse assumes the mantle of Leonore/Fidelio. The production was highly acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15. Bit of a theme tonight along the lines of ‘Mozart in Prague’. Raymond Leppard conducts the SCO in Wolfgang's overture to Don Giovanni. Sir German Dances, Concert Arias and his Symphony No 38 otherwise known as Prague. Lynne Dawson is soprano.
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Studio One Invitation Concert. Concert hall. Broadcasting House. 7.30pm. Free from $80 Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Dn've. Glasgow G12 8DG. Postal applications only. enclosing an SAE. Tan Dun conducts the BBC $50 in Tom Takemitsu‘s Requiem, Tan Dun’s On Taoism and Edgard Varese’s lntegrales. Cho-Liang Lin is the soloist in the violin concerto from Tan Dun's Out of Peking Opera.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, Renfrew Street. lpm. £2.50 (£1.50). Michael Collins clarinet and Jack Keaney on piano perform Debussy’s Rapsodie. Poulenc's Sonata. Berio’s Sequenza IX and Brahms‘s Sonata in F minor Op 120/].
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 2.30pm. Free. Clarinet masterclass directed by Michael Collins.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6-£l9 (£4). Walter Weller leads the Orchestra in a programme designed for Russophiles with Prokoﬁev’s Symphony No 7. Shostakovich's Festival Overture and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. David McClenaghan is the solo horn in Gliere's Horn Concerto.
I Mary Stuart Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £4—£44. See Fri 2.
I The Edinburgh New Town Choir Glasite Meeting House. 33 Barony Street. 557 5039. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). Anne Barker directs the Choir in a performance of Spanish Renaissance Christmas music.
I Charity Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2pm. £8-£12 (£5). Seasonal singing in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund.
I Royal Scottish iiational Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£19. See Fri 9.
I Promenade Concert Si Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Castle Street. 331 1854. lpm. Free. Choral recital by Holyrood Secondary School.
I Killermont Young Singers Kilmardinny House. Kilmardinny Avenue. 943 0312. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Bill McCue presents a programme of seasonally themed music with the Singers.
I Tristan und Isolde Edinburgh Festival Theatre, N icolson Street. 529 6000. 5pm. £4—£48. See Sat 3.
I School For lovers Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £8—£12. The music of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte with a new st0ry line and libretto. The main stars of the evening are Robin Bell. Gillian Taylor. Janet de Vigne. George Gordon. Peter Wilson and Peter Winton-Thomson. All proceeds go to the Jan de Vries Benevolent Trust for Complementary Medicine.
I Baroque Brass St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. 229 8018. 7.45pm. £8 (£5 OAPs. £4 UB40 and students. £2 Young Scot Cardholders) from Usher Hall. 228 1155. Queen’s Hall. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776 or on the door. The Georgian Concert Society continue their season with Michael Laird. Mark Bennet and Michael Harrison on trumpet and cornet. Roger Hamilton on organ and harpischord and Robert Howes on timpani and percussion present a programme of music by J.S. Bach. C.P.E. Bach. Frescobaldi. Franceschini. Schmelzer and Gabrieli.
I A Christmas Celebration St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30pm. £6 (£5) from Queen’s Hall. 668 2019; Usher Hall 228 1155; Assembly Rooms. 220 4349 and on the door. Timothy Byram-Wigfield directs the St Mary's Choir and the John Kenny Brass Consort in Rutter’s Gloria. Herschmann’s Meditation for Brass and choruses from Handel's Messiah. Organist for the evening is Peter Backhouse. cellist is Rupert Waddington. Charity concert in aid of the Macmillan appeal.
I Concert for Christmas St John’s Church. Princes Street. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from One World Shop. 229 4541; Seeds Cafe. 667 8729; Scottish Refugee Council. 557 8083 or on door. Murray Campbell conducts the Linton Singers in a rare chance to hear Missa Luba. a mass in the Congolese style arranged by Guido Haazen. Other highlights include extracts from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Berlioz’s The Shepherd's Farewell and Si Quis Diligit Me by David Peebles and Francy Heagy. Stephanie Davidson. soprano and Paul Falkner. baritone will be adding their voices to proceedings.
I Edinburgh Bach Choir and Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 225 1900. 7.45pm. Price TBC. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio gets a timely airing at the hands of conductor Neil Mantle. soprano Jennifer Bern. alto Colette Ruddy. tenor Dennis Haggerty and bass Simon Crookall.
I Christmas Opera Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 553 1156. 7.30pm. £6. Opera on a Shoestring present music front La Bohéme. La Cenerentola, Hansel and Gretel. The Magic Flute and Die
F ledermaus. Exercising their vocal cords will be Christina Dunwoodie. Frances Mom'son. Theresa Goble. Allan Adams. Campbell Russell. Graeme Danby and Scott Cooper.
I City oi Glasgow Chorus Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6-£l2.50. Handel‘s Messiah performed on period instruments by the Scottish Baroque Players. Soloists are Carys Lloyd Roberts. Rebecca de Pont Davies. Jamie MacDougall and Patrick Donnelly. Supervising the proceedings is conductor Graham Taylor.
I Glasgow University Choral Society and Glasgow University Chamber Orchestra Chapel. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Myra Soutar conducts the Orchestra and Chorus in Dvorak‘s Te Deum and Fauré’s Requiem. Adeleine Ramage is soprano and Richard Morrison baritone.
I Into The Oarit Studio One. Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. 2.30pm. Free from reception in advance or on the door. The Scottish Guitar Duo with music by Edward Maguire and John Maxwell Geddes. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio Scotland.
I Sixteen Choir and Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £4.50—£22.50. They’re back in town with Harry Chnstophers at the helm. This time around they perform Handel’s Messiah. Representatives of Radio 3's Midweek Choice will also be on hand front 1pm to take any suggestions for future programmes.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 332 8691. 3pm. £7 (£3/£6) on the door. from Queen’s Hall. 668 2019 or from Ticketline. 220 4349. The foursome take on Haydn‘s Quartet in 0 Op 64, No 4, Fauré's Quartet in [5 minor and Brahms‘s Quartet in B ﬂat Op 67.
I St Aloysius’ School St Giles‘ Cathedral. 225 5147. 6pm. Free. As part of the St Giles' at Six series pupils from the Glagow school give a performance.
I Friends oi Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 1pm. £15 in advance. Christmas lunch with seasonal entertainment from special guests.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Nigel Murray conducts the Orchestra in Arensky's Variations for Strings and Haydn’s Symphony N0103. Gina McCormack is the soloist in Prokofiev‘s Violin Concerto No 2.
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I Chamber Group oi Scotland Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50. students £2). More in the ‘Roots and Fruits’ series including Roger Sessions' Piano Sonata No l. Babbitt’s Three Compositions. Jonathan Harvey's Piano Trio. the posthumous premier of Anderson's String Quartet and Bloch‘s Piano Quintet No I. Representatives of Radio 3's Midweek Choice will also be on hand from 6pm to take any suggestions for future programmes.
I Kinross Wolarol School Orchestra St Giles‘ Cathedral. 225 4363. 12.15pm. The orchestra have toddled all the way from Orange. New South Wales to perform Gabrielli's Sonata pian e forte. Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. Ravel’s Pavane Pour Un Infante Defunte. Mozart's Rondo Front Concerto In E for Horn and Orchestra. Khatchaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade and Adagio front Spartacus. Saint Sa'e'ns’ Danse Macabre and the Berceuese and Finale from Stravinsky’s Firehird Suite.
I Carol Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). The Academy Ladies Chorus. Readers from the School of Drama and the Academy Orchestra limber up under the watchful baton of Richard Jeffcoat for four new carols commissioned from Academy undergraduates as well as Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Bax‘s Christmas Eve.
I Chamber Group of Scotland Henry Wood Hall. 8pm. £7 (£2/£3.50). See Mon 10.
I Murray McLachlan Hutcheson’s Hall. John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. Piano recital of Beethoven’s Sonata in Fminor. Op 57 — Appassionata. C hopin's Nocturne in C minor, Greig 's Nocturne Op 64.
Prokofiev‘s Four Pieces. Op 4 Nos 3 and 4. Despair and Suggestion Diabolique and Années de Pelerinage Apre’s une Lecture de Dante by Liszt.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50-£8.50 plus concessrons.
I St Mary‘s Cathedral Choir Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Timothy Byram-Wigfield directs the choir in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Praetorius' Magni rent and Carols and a selection of carols by Howells. Tavener. Britten and Leighton. Jane Lister is the solo harp.
I Christmas Opera Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 553 1156. 7.30pm. See Sun 11.
I Carol Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). See Tue 13.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50-£8.50 plus concessions. See Tue 13.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.50-£15. Antonio de Almeida conducts the SCO in popular arias from Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Undenrorld, La Vie Parisienne and La Belle Helene among others. Frederica van Slade is the soprano.
Frederica van Stade
I Just Flutes Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Four enthusiastic young ﬂautists who recently graduated front the RSAMD perform Eddie McGuire’s Celtic Knotwork and a piece specially written by the Scottish composer. Paul Rissmann.
I University Carol Service Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 4pm. Free. Scripture readings and carols for all.
I 81' Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7/£9 (£4/£6). Clio Gould directs a programme entitled ‘Night Music by Candlelight‘ which includes Schoenberg‘s Verklarte Nacltt Op4, Dvorak’s Nocturne in 8 Op 40 and two of Mozart's works — Serenata Nottuma in D and [fine K leine Nachrmusik.
I ludus Instrumentalis Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Neville-Towle directs the group in Schutz‘s Christmas Story and Praetoreus‘s Christmas Motets.