MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL - & OPERA m
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
FRIDAY 22 Edinburgh
I Madam Butterﬂy Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£ 17.50 (£4.75—£8.75). Crystal Clear Opera present the classic tale of the dastardly Pinkerton and the fragrant Cio Cio San. Puccini's work is sung in English with Fiona O’Neill taking the title role and Andrew Forbes-Lane as the American naval officer.
I Golden Age Music from Denmark Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. £4 (£2). Danish soprano. Nina Pavlovski. accompanied by pianist Christen Stubbe Teglbjaerg performs a selection of songs by Danish Golden Age composers including Kublau. Gade and Hartmann.
SATURDAY 23 Edinburgh
I Don Pasquale Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£l7.50 (£4.75—£8.75). For the second night of their two-day residency. the Crystal Clear Opera present Donizetti‘s romantic comedy. Sung in English.
I St Augustine’s High School Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). For this 25th anniversary concert both Jenny Sutnmerling and Stephen Callaghan conduct past and present pupils in works by Vivaldi among others. Mark Ashford (guitar) is the guest artist.
I Sunday Promenade Organ Recitals Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Duncan Sinclair of Merrylea Parish Church gives a light-hearted recital.
I St Giles at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Scottish Trumpets Consort with Stuart Muir on the organ perform works by Bach and Telemann.
TUESDAY 26 Edinburgh
I The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Ensemble Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 (£6) from Applause Ltd. 0171 312 1999. The Ensemble will perform Martinu's Sextet. Bridge's Setter and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir (le Florence.
I The Jacobin Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. Scottish Opera give us their version of Dvorak‘s humorous work about exile. Richard Armstrong conducts and Christine Mielitz makes her British directorial debut.
THE GEORGIAN CONCERT SOCIETY St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh Saturdays at 7.45pm
THE PALLADLAN ENSEMBLE 14 October 1995 Instrumental music from 18th-century Venice
RED BYRD & ROMANESCA 18 November 1995 Purcell’s sacred and secular vocal music
THE LONDON OBOE BAND 9 December 1995 Court and chamber music from 18th-century Germany
THE ROWALLAN CONSORT 20 January 1996 Scottish vocal and instrumental music from Montgomerie to Burns
LISA GOODE CRAWFORD & MITZI MEYERSON 24 February 1996 Music for two harpsichords by Couperin and Gaspard Le Roux
SUSAN SHEPPARD 23 March 1996 Bach’s unaccompanied ‘Cello Suites
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I lunchtime Recital Merchants' House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Owen Murray gives a rare classical accordion performance comprising Scarlatti's 71m Sonatas. Mozart's Andante/or a Wallzjor Organ and Ibert's Little White Don/rev.
I Richard lleville-Towle Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Queen Street. 12.45pm. Free. The director of music at St John's Church. Princes Street and the artistic director of l.ut1us Instrumentalis gives a recital of harpsichord music.
I Trio RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4). Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin). Brian Schiele (viola) and Kate Thompson (piano). who between them are members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Leda Piano Trio. present Prokofiev‘s l'll'c’ Melodies. Britten's lxtt'ltrvntae. Mozart's [)tto. Khachaturian's Trio and Schumann‘s Fairy Tales.
I The Organist Entertains Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. William Davies gives a light-hearted recital.
I Lunchtime Recital St Mary's Parish Church. Haddington. 1pm. Free. This concert is the first of three in a mini-music festival at Haddington. Sandra Porte (mezzo soprano) is accompanied by Graeme McNaught (piano) in songs by Erik Satie and Robert Schumann along with Thomas Wilson‘s song cycle ll’t’l/oit' Branches.
I Nikolai Demenko St Mary's Parish Church. Haddington. 7.30pm. £8 on door. £7 in advance (£3—£6). in person from James Orr. 81 High Street. Haddington. or by post (cheque only) from SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G12 8DG. Cheques made payable to BBC Scotland. The Russian pianist demonstrates his talents performing Clementi's Sonata 0/) 24. No 2. Field's Sonata No 4. Chopin's Not'lttrnes' No 5. Na 7. Na [4 and Weber‘s Sonata No 2, ()p 39.
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£15. Adrian Drover conducts the Philharmonic through the works of Bernstein. John Williams and Duke Ellington among others. Singing star Carol Kidd will be joining in with selections from Gershwin‘s Porgy and Bess and other popular classic songs.
I lesley Garrett Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8.50—£15.50 (£6.50—£13.50). Britain’s biggest selling soprano. accompanied by the National Operetta Orchestra. perfonns a selection of popular arias and excerpts from the classic musicals as well as songs by Johann Strauss.
I Trio Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4). See Fri 29.
I ORG Scottish Symphony Orchestra St Mary's Parish Church. Haddington. 7.30pm. £9 (£3—£8). In person from James Orr. 81 High Street. Haddington. or by post (cheque only) from 850 Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House.
Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G|2 8DG. Cheques tnade payable to BBC Scotland. David Shallon conducts the BBC $30 in Weber‘s overture Ettryant/te and Tchaikovsky‘s Sympltmtv No 6. Michaela Fukacova is the soloist in Walton's Cello Concerto.
MONDAY 2 '
I Wadailto lchiro Drummers Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8.5()—£10.5(). The Concert Hall kicks off its fifth anniversary celebrations with this stunning drum company from Japan. Timing. rhythm and stamina are all requirements. particularly the latter. with one of the drums weighing in at a spectacular l()()()lbs.
I New Alliance Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£ 1 2 (£3—£7). French ilautist Patrick Gallois tackles the works of Faure. Poulenc. Widor and Messaien along with pianist Alexandre Tharaud and clarinettist Michel Lethiec. The concert is promoted by Radio Three and the French institute in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the Auld Alliance. Whether this is sufficient to patch up the damage done to the entenle eon/tale by France's nuclear policy remains to be seen.
I St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£19.50. The Concert Hall continues its birthday celebrations with a performance of the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies over two evenings with the Orchestra's principal conductor. Yuri Temirkanov. waving the baton on both occasions. Tonight sees Tchaikovsky's first and fourth symphonies being performed.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511.£4.5()—£14.50. 7.30pm. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the SCO in their opening concert of the season. The pieces performed are Haydn‘s Svntplionv No 99. Schoenberg‘s Ver/tlaerte Ntlt'lll and Brahms' Double Concerto. James Clark is the solo violinist and Ursula Smith the solo cellist.
I St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 1. 6.30pm and 9pm. £7.50—£19.50. See Tue 3. NB There are two concerts tonight. the first comprises Tchaikovsky‘s second and fifth symphonies while the second comprises his third and sixth.
I Opera Gala Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £13.50—£29.50. The Concert Hall continues to push out the boat with Alexander Lazarev conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and soloists from the Bolshoi Opera while Christopher Bell conducts the RSNO Chorus. Along with many other works. this evening sees the world premiere of Fowler's Anniversary Fanfare which was commissioned by the Concert Hall.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50 (£3 on the door. £5 in advance). 7.45pm. See Wed 4.
52 The List 22 Sept-5 Oct 1995