MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
Walpole Hall, Chester Street. 8pm—iam. £5 (£3). Bar. lnfomiation and tickets 337 9458. 229 7093. Fear an Taighe Calum Cameron and (music from singers Arthur Cormack and Maeve Macltlnnon and accordionist Freeland Barbour. with guests.
I Songwriters Play live Netherbow Theatre. High Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Cult heroes lies Damned lies. journey up from their Ayrshire base to perform an essentially acoustic set supported by the big voice and guitar sound of Brian Rutherford, more usually heard fronting Glasgow bands Foxglove and Jump City.
I Martin Wyndham held and Sarah Grey Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. A rare visit by a great performer from the early days of the Folk Revival. A vast repertoire includes much from Australia. Here he teams up with the Scots-resident American singer and banjo player for an evening of vintage song.
I Fierce Beardies Scruffy Murphy‘s. 1 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. %
MONDAY 29 '
I Ceilidh Dance Class Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 7.30—10pm. £3. Bar. Regular caller Karin Ingram. and accordionist Freeland Barbour.
I Kingdom Scruffy Murphy’s. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Fife i’olkies. I Slip Jig Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. Glasgow lrish band.
I Ken Perlman Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9.30pm. Free.
I Mouth Music Venue. Calton Road. 8pm. Late Bar. £8. information 557 3796. Tickets from Virgin. Princes Street. 220 0925. Little Gaelic now informs their music. but a funky good time is assured. Support from Dnm Dum. llevr Lear, Dominic Waxing lyrical. and appearances by Yan Clan and the Sativa Drummers. Sponsored by Monitor for the Pentlands Community Education Centre.
I Edinburgh Folk Club Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Back from the Antipodean tour of her one-woman Burns show 'Toasting the Lassies', songwriter and guitarist Bill Bowman. plays her home club.
I Prodigal Sons/Marcy Darcy Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free.
I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. 94 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. Tickets vary £3—£5. Tonight. recommended by Adam MacNaughton. and all the way from New Zealand. songwriter Martin Cum”.
I Toto La Mornposina La Belle Angele. Hastie’s Close. Cowgate. 9pm-3am. Band onstage 10pm. £7 (£5). Tickets from FOPP, Cockbum Street. 220 0133. Presented by Club Latino. Unique. dazzling Colombian singer appears with her band of Colombian and Cuban
musicians and percussionists.
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 3. Dpera listings compiled by Jonathan Treiv.
I Concert for the Composers Guild of Great Britain Concert Hall. Broadcasting
i House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm.
Free tickets from SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. C312 81)(}. Postal applications only. enclosing a SAli. Jerzy Maksymiuk conducts the BBC SS() in Elgar's .S'erenarlefor Strings and Iain Hamilton’s Symphony No 2. Victoria Soarnes is the soloist in Thea Musgrave‘s Autumn Sonata for bass clarinet and orchestra.
1. I The Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow 1 Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street.
227 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£9.50 (£4.50—£8). Marilyn J. Smith conducts the choir“ in a selection of pieces ranging from classical to film scores. Peter Morrison (baritone) accompanied by Peggy O‘Keefe will provide the vocal solo.
I The Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. Scottish ()pera bring Mozart's operatic comedy to life in the stunning new production directed by David Leveaux.
i I Classical Music Colliers. Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Noon. Free. Classical musicians give an informal recital in the
relaxed environs of Colliers.
I SATURDAY 20
I Lite Willi All Idiot Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. Schnittke's black comedy has provoked a mixed response — some critics love it. some hate it and some councillors want it banned on the grounds ofobscenity. love it or loathe it. you‘re not going to be able to ignore it over the next few weeks. See review.
I The Glasgow Phoenix Chair with Karen Matheson and Friends Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50-£9.50 (£4.50--£8). As last night's concert except Karen Matheson and friends replace l’eter Morrison and Peggy ()‘Keefe and add a Gaelic twist to the proceedings.
I An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4). The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh present a programme of G and S songs. Proceeds go to the Edinburgh Branch of the British Red Cross.
I Edinburgh University Singers and Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). John Kitchen directs the singers and orchestra in Locke‘s Be Thou exalted. Lord. Biow's God spake sometimes in visions and Purcell's Mv heart is inditin‘e.
I Serenata Burrell Collection Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. 331 1854. 2.30pm. £4 (£2). The ensemble perform a programme in celebration of Robert Burns.
I Sunday Promenade Drgan Recitals Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Matthew Owens gives an organ recital.
I St Giles’ At Six St Giles' Cathedral. 225 4363. 6pm. Free. Bel Canto gives a vocal performance.
I Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Company Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8.00pm. £8.50—£l0.50. This new company give a first performance of a programme written by
l virtuoso guitarist Juan Martin.
3 I Orpheus Chamber Orchestra l-irlinliurgh
Festival Theatre. Nieolson Street. 52‘)
a 6000. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l4.50
; (£4.50~~£12.50). The resident chamber
i orchestra of New York‘s Carnegie Hall
; make their Scottish debut and perform
; Vivaldi's 'l'he l-‘our Seasons. 'l'wenty-
‘ threeyearnold Gil Shaham is the violin soloist.
l WEDNESDAY 24
i I Vanessa-Mae Glasgow Royal Concert 1 Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £11.50/£13.50. The sixteen-year- old violinist has been hailed as a child prodigy and compared to Menuhin. lleifet'l. and Kreisler. Find out why.
2 I La Forza del Destino Theatre Royal.
: ilrlpe Street. 332 9000. 6.30pm.
1 £3.50—£44. Scottish ()pera bring Verdi's i tragic epic to Glasgow under the watchful I eye of Richard .»\rmstr‘ong the music
.' director. Leonora is played by Lisa Gasteen and Penelope Walrnsley-Clark. Prexiosilla by lilizabeth Vaughan and Alvaro by Deng.
I Classical Music Colliers. Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Noon. Free. See Fri 19.
I Life With All idiot Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. See Sat 20.
I Jessica Drake Merchants‘ House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The pianist performs Ger‘shwin’s An American in Paris. Ravel‘s l’a/ses Nob/es et Sentimerrta/es. Poulenc's Napoli and Milhaud's Sara/rules (lo Brazil.
I Classical Music Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Noon. Free. See Fri 19.
I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £8/£10(£5/£6.50). Alan Tavener directs the choir in an evening of sacred rmrsic and courtly songs from France and Scotland to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Auld Alliance.
I The Tallis Scholars Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £5.50—£12.50 (£4.50—£10.50). The choir performs works by Taverner. Tallis and Sheppard.
I Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£44. Scottish Opera wind up this season's run at the Theatre Royal with Puccini's tale of the ghastly Pinkerton.
I The Drganist Entertains Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600
2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Duncan Sinclair gives an organ recital.
I Edinburgh Concert Band Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Stephen Callaghan conducts the wind band in Bernstein‘s overture Cant/rile. Ellerby's Paris Sketches and Gregson's The Sword and the Crown among others. Brian Duguid is the guest conductor.
I Purcell and his Time Sr Cecilia's l-lall. Niddr'y Street. Cowgate. 650 2423. £6 (£4). The University of lidinburgh Music Faculty presents a programme of vocal and instrumental chamber music by Purcell and some of his contemporaries. The evening's rrmsicians are Libby Crabtree (soprano). Susan Smith and Murray Campbell (corners) and Michael Tin nbull (harpischord and organ).
I Edinburgh Bach Choir Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£5). Neil Mantle conducts the choir in Mozart‘s iii/lass in C minor and his .S'vnrp/ronv No 28. The soloist singers are Alison Rodger (mezzo soprano). Stephen Austin (tenor) and Hubert Matthews (bass)
I Cadenza St Andrew's and St George’s Parish Church. George Street. 337 8767. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The 35-strong choir are joined by Swedish choir Chorus fora . programme including music by Bach. Monteverdi. Stanford and features Sir Michael Tippet's Five Negro .S'pirituals.
r SUNDAY 28
I The Telemann Ensemble Burrell Collection Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. 331 1854. 2.30pm. £4 (£2). The ensemble will perform works by Vivaldi. Handel and i‘vlendelssohn.
I St Giles’ At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. 225 4363. 6pm. Free. The New Mexico State University Choir gives a performance.
I Rouss-land Male Voice Choir Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50/£8.50 (£5.50/£6.50}. Alexander Govor‘ov conducts the choir which includes Russia's principal bass Wladirnir Pasiukov.
' I The Wondrous Machine 1995 Sr M ary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5. Timothy Byram-Wigtield gives a recital of Reger's Hallelujah! (Iott :rr lohen and Albert Becker's Fantasia and Fugue on the 1879 Father Willis organ.
I Dalkeith Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Malcolm Porteons conducts the orchestra in Haydn Wood‘s overture Apollo, Fould‘s Kam- Suite. Butterworth's :1 Shropshire Lari. Parry's Symphonic Variations and the premiere of William Sweeney's A Song From South U131.
I Classical Music Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Noon. Free. See Fri 19.
Edinburgh I Robert White and Graham Johnson St Mary‘s Parish Church. l-laddington. 01620 823738. 8pm. £7 (£2.50/£5). The tenor and the pianist will perform works by Handel. Quilter. Schubert. Foster and songs from the American musical theatre and from lrelarrd.
«The List 19 May-l Jun 1995