MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
I Scottish Early Music Consort City Hall.Cand1eriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £10 (£5.50). The Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. directed by Timothy Byram-Wigfield along with the Baroque Orchestra of the SEMC directed by violinist Gregory Squire join forces with a trio of trumpeters for parts 1 and V1 of Bach's Christntas ()ratorio. Schutz's Magttijit‘at. Vivaldi‘s Double Trumpet Concerto and a selection ofcarols.
I Celebrity Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) and Roger Vignoles (piano) tackle Bach's Suite No}. Beethoven’s Sonata 0p [02/2. Webern‘s Three Little Pieces 0/71] and Shostakovich's Sonata 0/) 40.
I Strathclyde University Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 8pm. £6 (£2.50/£3.50). Paul MacAlinden and Alan Tavener conduct the orchestra in the overture to Mendelssohn's Ruy Itlas and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 5. Murray McLachlan is the solo pianist in Liszt's Piano Concerto
I Edinburgh University Musical Society Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £3/£4 on the door. James White conducts the musicians in Copland's Four Dani-e Episodes f rotn Rodeo. Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. lves's Central Park in the Dark and Bernstein‘s Symphonic Dam-es from W 1st Side Story.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street, 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£10. (£3—£8). Jerzy Maksymiuk and Martyn Brabbins are the conductors for the orchestra's 60th Anniversary Concert. The evening kicks off with Berlioz's overture Rontan Carnival followed by Rachmaninov‘s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. Evelyn Glennie plays solo marimba in the Scottish premiere of Thea Musgrave's Journey Through a Japanese Ltmtlst'ape and then the orchestra will perform the world premiere of lain Hamilton’s The Transit of Jupiter which was commissioned by the BBC. Elgar’s [Enigma Variations concludes the evening. See preview. I Sheherazade Merchant's‘ House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. £3.50 (£3). Denise Dance (ﬂute). Verona Chard (soprano) and Fiona Clifton-Walker (harp) perform pieces by Debussy. Delibes. Faure. Gluck. Mozart. Ravel and Saint Saens among others. I Uni-Son Concert Hall. Glasgow
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University. 330 4092. Programme featuring new works by living composers. I Chamber Music Concert Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. A concert given by student chamber ensembles.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7I£9 (£4/£6). The exciting ensemble perform Shostakovich's ChamberSymphony and Two Pieces for String Octet 0p II. The inimitable Clio Gould is the soloist in Bach's Concerto in A tninor for Violin while Daniel Bates is the soloist in Vaughan Williams’s Oboe Concerto. The two join forces for Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe.
I Scottish Early Music Consort St Marys Episcopal Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. Tickets from Queen's Hall. 668 2019. See Wed 6.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£14.50 (£2.50). lvor Bolton conducts the SCO in what looks like being rather a special evening. Tonight sees soprano Nancy Argenta sing in Bach‘s cantatas Non sa (‘IlL’ sia dolore and li'eit‘het nur, betrubte St'hatten while the orchestra tackle Telemann's Water Music. The highlight of the evening though. will be the world premiere of a new work by young Scottish composer Alasdair Nicolson. See feature.
I The Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8-£12. The massed choirs of The Greater Glasgow Health Services. conducted by Christopher Bell. make their annual contribution towards the funds of The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAM 1). Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9 (£5). See Thurs 7.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAM D. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Organist David Sanger performs his own Sonata fon' e piano, Purcell's Voluntary for Double Organ. Bach’s Prelude attd Fugue. Heiler‘s Variations on Nun komm '. der Heiden i Heilatul. Vierne‘s Impromptu and Wesley’s Choral Song and Fugue. : I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Organ masterclass directed by David Sangen
I Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The Glasgow Jewish Choral Society Prize Competition for vocal ensemble.
I Oon Pasquale Cottier Theatre. Hyndland. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Winners of the 1995 Paper Boat Award. Opera On A Shoestring. follow on from last year‘s success I! 'I‘raviata with Donizetti's comic masterpiece. using Leonard Hancock's witty translation. Jeremy Silver is the musical director.
I Royal Scottish llatlonal Orchestra Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£ 19.50. Walter Weller . conducts the RSNO in Wagner's Siegfried i Idyll and the world premiere of Stevenson's Cello Concerto which was commissioned by the RSNO with help from the Scottish Arts Council and the Jennie S. Gordon Memorial Fund. Moray Welsh is the soloist.
I Royal Scottish llatlonal Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6.50—£19.50. See Fri 8.
I Glasgow Slnlonla Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Peter Jones conducts the musicians in Faure‘s Suite Masque et Bergamasque. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto 0p 64 and Beethoven's Symphony No 3.
I Glasgow Chamber Choir and Scotia Brass Ensemble St Aloysious Church. Garnethill. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). A celebration of 17th century music for brass. choir and organ with music by Purcell. Schulz and Praetorius.
I The Auld Alliance Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 220 4349. 6.30pm. £10 (includes wine) or £12 on the door. Prepare yourselves for an evening in three acts with French. Norwegian and Scottish groups performing a programme of music for voices. harps and lutes from the 13th—16th century. The performers comprise Nordic Voices. Nancy Thym. Ensemble Clement Janequin and The Rowallan Consort with Ian Darling. Vivien Heilbron will perform readings.
I The london Oboe Band St Cecilias Hall. Cowgate. 229 8018. 7.45pm. £8 (£2—£5). Comprising five oboists. two bassoonists and one harpsichordist. The London Oboe Band are one of the few groups in the world specialising in music for double reed instruments. This evening sees a programme of works by German composers including Telemann. Fasch. Muller and Krieger.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £4.50—£l6.50 (£3—£5). See Fri 8.
I Paragon Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057.
‘Sheer Bliss’. the ensemble perform the
a world premiere of Edward McGuire's Prelude I7. Gordon McPherson's The
Bliss of Sexual Ignorance and the chamber version of Mahler's Symphony No 4.
I Glasgow University Choral Society and
Chamber Orchestra Chapel. Glasgow
University. 3304092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2).
Marjorie Rycroft conducts the musicians I in Handel‘s Israel in Egypt.
I Oon Pasquale Cottier Theatre. Hyndland. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5.50). See Fri 8.
I SCU Chamber Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 2.30pm. £4—£10(£3.50). Handel's Violin Sonata. Rameau's Trois I’iet'es de clui'et‘itt en concert. Purcell's Three Fantasias and Haydn's Symplumy No 94 form the meat for the ensemble this evening. lvor Bolton mans the harpsichord.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). Peter Evans conducts the orchestra in works by Brahms and Steven Dance is the soloist in Dvorak‘s Cello Concerto.
I Christmas Concert St John’s Church. West End Princes Street. 6pm. £5 (£3). Ludus lnstruinentalis and the Scottish Trumpet Consort team up for parts 1 and
i ll of Bach's Christmas Oratorio anti i Christmas Motets by Praetorius.
I St Giles’ at Six Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The Choir ofSt Margaret's School give a recital.
I Carol Concerts Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057.
7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). The festive season is looming large on the horizon and soprano Machteld Williams. trumpet player Angela Whelan. the Academy Choirs and the Academy Orchestra intend to make it go with a bang. Look out for the Christmas music from Handel's Messiah. Bach‘s cantata for soprano with trumpet obligato Jatte/tzet Gott in allen Lantlen and a selection of old and new carols.
I The Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£9.50.The choir give a seasonal concert.
I lunchtime Concert Hutcheson’s Hall. John Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.10pm. £2. Michael Beeston (viola) and Peter Seivewright (piano) perform Leighton’s Fantasia on the name b‘atrh. Mendelssolm‘s Sonata and Benjamin's I’rotn San Domingo.
I Oon Pasquale Cottier Theatre.
' Hyndland. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7.50
(£5.50). See Fri 8.
I The Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£9.50. See Tue 12. I Carol Concerts Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.5()). See Tue 12.
I Competition Guinness Room. RSAM D. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free.
The Dunbar-Gerber Prize Competition for strings and piano duos. ! I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free.
SUNDAY 10 ;
‘ I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen’s Hall.
5 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50). In an evening entitled ;
The Bach Prize (Class A) Competition for keyboards.
Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50 including afternoon
tea. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Logan. - accompanied by Alan Jaques. sings her way through a festive repertoire.
' THURSDAY 14
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra
1 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50-£21.
Vernon llandley takes up the baton for
Mcndelssohn's Hebrides ()i'erture. Nielsen's Helios ()i'erture and Sibelius's Symphony No 5. Tasmin Little is the solo violinist in Lalo's Symphonic espagnole. I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free from 880 Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. GI2 8DG. Postal applications only and enclose an SAli. Martyn Brabbins conducts the orchestra in two symphonic poems by William Wallace: The Passing ()fllc‘tlll'lt‘t’ and Wallace. Stephen Coornbs is the solo pianist in Glazunov's Piano Concerto No 2.
I University Carol Service Chapel. Glasgow University. 330 4092. 4pm. A simple service of Scripture readings and well-known carols to which everybody is invited.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50 (£3—£5). Raymond I.eppard conducts the SCO in art evening entitled ‘Mozart in Salzburg'. The programme comprises the composer's Divertimento, Sinftmia Concetta/rte, Bassoon Concerto and Symphony No 34. James Clark (violin). Catherine Marwood (viola) and Ursula Leveaux (bassoon) are the soloists for the appropriate pieces.
52 The List 1-14 Dec 1995