MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I la Belle Helene Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. Offenbach’s sparkling opera set in ancient Sparta at the Temple of Venus. It‘s a new production by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser. with Anne Howells in the title role. The translation is by John Wells and the whole thing ought to be a lot of fun. And another thing.just what is the connnection between pears and Belle Helene?
I Trio Serenata Renl'reld St Stephen‘s Parish Church. 260 Bath Street. 332 4293. lpm. Free. Alison Donaldson (soprano). George Macllwham (ﬂute) anti David Murray (piano) present works from a number of composers who were inspired to set Robert Burns‘ poems to music.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50 (£3—£5). Joseph Swensen conducts the SCO in Macmillan‘s Tryst and Strauss‘ Metamorphosen. Imogen Cooper is the soloist in Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No 17.
I Ming Chen Robertson St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Castle Street. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Chinese classical music. folk dance and music.
I Sunday Promenade Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s ,Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). ‘William Conway conducts the musicians in Sibelius‘ Fourth Symphony before Catherine Manson and Ralf Ehlers demonstrate their talents as the soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Brahms‘ Hungarian Dances brings a close to the evenrn .
I Jubilo Choir Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Walter and Renton Thomson conduct the Choir in Handel’s Dixit Dominus and other choral and orchestral works.
I The Banquet ot Music St Mark’s. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3). An evening of baroque music for baroque violin. viola da garnba. harpsichord. chamber organ and violone.
I Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. TBC.
I Benetit Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). The pupils of Mary Erskine School and Stewarts/Melville College produce a concert of music and song with all proceeds going to the The Sick Kids Friends Foundation.
I St Petersburg Exchange Concert Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Free by ticket. Staff and students of the St Petersburg Conservatoire give a lunchtime concert. I Edinburgh Ouartet Hutcheson's Hall. John Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.15pm. £2. The string quartet perform Purcell’s Chaconne. Murray McLachlan joins the Quartet for Dvorak’s Quintet 0p 5.
I lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1. 10pm. Free. Louise Breyer (cello) and Lucy Carolan (piano) perform Prokoﬁev‘s Sonata 0p
I I 9 and Brahms‘ Sonata 0p 99.
WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh
I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50 including afternoon tea. William Conway ﬂexes his talents on his cello and gets stuck into Bach‘s Ricereare. Britten‘s Third Suite for Solo Cello and Bach‘s Fifth Suite for Solo Cello.
I Rimma Sushansltaya and James Walker Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The violinist and the pianist perform Brahms‘ Sonata No I. Prokofiev‘s Five Pieces front Cinderella and Kreisler‘s Tarn/maria Chinois, Tango and Spanish Dance.
I The John Currie Singers and Orchestra Merchants Hall. West George Street. 221 8272. 8pm. £8 (£5). The John Currie Singers start off their season with McPherson’s Spanish Rimas followed by songs from Strauss to Hearne‘s Fishmarket sung by the composer.
I Vanbrugh String Ouartet Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Gregory Ellis and Elizabeth Charleson (violin) along with Simon Aspell (viola) and Christopher Marwood (cello) perform Purcell’s Clraconne. Michael Berkeley’s Magnetic Field and Janacek’s Quartet No 2.
I The Wallace Collection Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. The brass ensemble tackle works by Tim Ewers. Petr Eben. Iannis Xenakis. John White and James MacMillan as well as the premiere of Edinburgh man Robert Crawford’s Hammered Brass. This is an ECAT concert.
I Janus: - The Great Romantics Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8 (£5/£7.50). The Polish pianist caresses the ivories with Liszt’s F unerailles, Brahms" lntemrezm, Rhapsody. Rachrnaninov’s Four Preludes and Polonaises, Nocturnes. Impromptu and Scherzo by Chopin. The concert
Polish-ed perrormaace: Janus: plays the Great Romantics, Glasgow, Frl 1o
benefits the World Trust. the children‘s charity which the pianist founded.
I Fine Arts Brass Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£1). The ﬁve-piece ensemble perform Berio's Call. Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks arranged by Roberts. Philip Wilby‘s Classic Images and Berlin's An Irving Berlin Suite arranged by Roberts.
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall/Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Members of the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble give a masterclass. I lunchtime Concerts Adelaide's. Bath Street. 248 4970. 12.30pm. £4 including sandwich lunch. Informal concert featuring Alison Barton (mezzo-soprano). David Jaggs (guitar) and Julia Lynch (piano).
I lleil Sedaka Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 8pm. £16.50—£18.50. The legendary crooner sets his own lyrics to the music of Chopin. Puccini. Schumann. Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninov and others. I Jeremy Cull McEwan Hall. Bn'sto Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The organist gives a recital of Dupré’s Le Monde darts l'attente du sauveur. Bairstow's Sonata and Drayton’s Advent Dances.
I Alexander Codona Renﬁeld St Stephen‘s Parish Church. 260 Bath Street. 332 4293. 1pm. Free. Psalms 120—134 set for voice and guitar using rock. jazz and classical styles.
I Netherurd Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). An evening of musical celebration from Girl Guides and Brownies from Wigtown to Glasgow. The musical programme is just as varied.
I The Edinburgh University Singers St Mary‘s Episcopal Church. Dalkeith. 7.30pm. Free. The singers give a recital and their director. John Kitchen. displays his prowess on the organ.
Glasgow I Csardas Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6
(£4). Csardas take the caravan route through Central Europe and Spain with scenes from Carmen. Monti‘s Csardas: Songs My Mother Taught Me, Dark Eyes. Bartok‘s Romanian Dances and traditional Russian Gypsy songs. Sheila Osborne is the mezzo-soprano. Bernard Docherty the violinist and Stephen Adam the pianist. I The Gamelan St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Castle Street. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Demonstration of the traditional music of Java played on tuned gongs and metallophones.
I Barbican Piano Trio Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4.50). The Trio perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B F lat; Piano Trio in E F lat. Piano Trio Movement in 8 Flat and his Piano Trio in
I The Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 332 8691. 3pm. £7.50 (£4/£6). The Quartet kick off their American season with Haydn‘s Quartet 0p 77. Michael Torke’s Chalk and Tchaikovsky‘s Quartet 0;; 30. I ludus Instrumentalis St John's, West End Princes Street. 6pm. £5 (£3). Ludus Instrumentalis are joined by the Edinburgh University Singers and the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble for a reconstruction of the Monteverdi Vespers.
Paul McCreesh directs.
IONapier University Chamber Choir St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Part of the St Giles‘ at Six series.
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I Ileil Sedaka Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £5.50—£18.50. See Fri 10.
I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Saxophone masterclass directed by John Harle.
I Zantonia Trio Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£l2 (£3—£7). The Trio. Kyra Humphreys (violin/viola). Barnaby Robson (clarinet) and Fiona Harris (piano). tackle Stravinsky‘s Soldier's 'thle Suite. Charles Ives‘ Largo. Schumann‘s Mart'lretier:(tliargeri. Ruth Byrchmore‘s Golden Shadows and Bartok‘s Contrasts.
I Ileil Sedalta Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £5.50—£18.50. See Fri 10.
I lunchtime Concert Hutcheson's Hall. John Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.15pm. £2. Joy Watson (viola) and Neil MacFarlane (piano) perform Henry Eccles' Sonata. Bax's Legend. Bloch's Meditation and Prm'essional as well as Brahms‘ Sonata 0/) [20 No 2.
I lIoel tester Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The pianist presents piano portraits from 19th century America.
WEDNESDAY 15 Edinburgh
I Burns and Friends The New Club. Princes Street. 557 3490. 7pm. £17 including buffet and wine. Charity Paintings in Hospitals presents their annual concert.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8 (£2—£6) from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 1 or on the door. Jerzy Maksymiuk and Tan Dun conduct the BBC $30 in the UK premiere of Dun's Orchestral Theatre ll.‘ Re while Bruce Gremo is the soloist in Dun‘s Orchestral Theatre I: Xun. Rolf Hind is the pianist in Messiaen‘s ()iseaur Exotiques and Stravinsky‘s Symphony in Three Movements wraps up the night‘s entertainment.
I Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. £7.50-£21. Libor Pesek conducts the orchestra in Berlioz’s overture Le Corsaire. Dvorak‘s Symphony No 6 and Vlastimi Mares is the soloist in Mozart‘s Clarinet Concerto.
I St Mary’s Music School Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £4 from the School. Nigel Murray Timothy conducts the pupils in a programme ofchoral. orchestral. chamber and solo music including Schubert‘s Quartet. Dvorak‘s Dunrky Piano Trio and Tchaikovsky‘s Serenade for Strings. Timothy Byram-Wigﬁeld conducts the St Mary’s Cathedral Choir in Tippett’s Five Spirituals.
56 The List 3-16 Nov 1995