CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8r Opera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
I Cappella Nova and Scottish Brass Ensemble Barony Hall. Tickets: 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4—£1l (£2.50—£7). Mulled wine. competitions and a party atmosphere are guaranteed for Cappella Nova‘s tenth anniversary of ‘Carols By Candlelight‘. A programme of early and traditional carols is supplemented by commissions and premieres from the last decade.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£14.50 (£2.50). Raymond Leppard conducts an evening of music written by Mozart during his Salzburg years: Divertimento in D major: Sinfonia Comfertante. Bassoon C oneerto and Symphony No 34. James Clark (violin), Catherine Marwood (viola) and Ursula Leveaux (bassoon) are the featured soloists.
I Scottish Opera For All Woodside Halls. Tickets: 332 9000. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). The Balrnuildy Primary School Choir isjoined by Scottish Opera soloists Lisa Milne and Ann Archibald and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera for a festive spin through traditional carols. The Snowman and excerpts from The Barber OfSeville and Cosi Fan Tutte.
Scotland. The Mound. 556 8921. 12.45pm. Free. The Gallery‘s series of winter concerts begins with a programme ofchoral music given by the choir of St Mary‘s Episcopal Cathedral.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£19.50. Violinist Tasrnin Little puts bow to string to create some Spanish sunshine in Lalo‘s Svmphonie Ifspagnole. while Vernon Handley conducts the RSNO through a programme that also includes Mendelssohn‘s Hebrides Overture. Nielsen‘s Helios Overture and Sibelius‘ Symphony No 5.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow
I Scottish Opera For All Woodside Halls. Tickets: 332 9000. 2.30pm. £5 (£2). See Fri 15.
I Junior Academy Concerts RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm and 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). There‘s a Christmas theme in the air. as the Junior Academy Choir and Orchestra play music by Shostakovich. Corelli. Vaughan Williams. Rossini. Britten and Arnold. with a fun stop off for Kleinsinger's Tubby The Tuba. Bill McCue (narrator). Robin Greenway (baritone) and Thomas Walker (tuba) lend a hand.
I Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£19.50. The last Scottish dates in the Royal Orchestral Exchange series feature soloist John Lill in Schumann‘s Piano C ()ttt‘erto. The evening begins with Wagner‘s Tannhauser Overture and concludes with Dvorak‘s Symphony No 8. under the baton of leading symphonic conductor Yuri Ternirkanov.
I Cappella Nova and Scottish Brass Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4-£10(£2—£5). Credit card hotline 667 7776. See Fri 15.
I Tovey Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Lionel Friend conducts the Ensemble in Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Mozart's Symphony No 4 and Nielsen‘s String Suite.
I City oi Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 3pm and 7.30pm. £8—£15. Matinee and main evening shows of the Phil's ‘Christmas Cracker‘. which explodes with a bang. throwing out Christmas music. movie themes and special guests. Probably not the crapjoke and that fish thing that curls up in your hand. though.
I Scottish Voices and Chamber Group oi Scotland RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. A programme of Christmas music is given added interest by the delayed premiere ofJane Gardner's Banten. which is scored for three female voices and percussion. Also on offer is the second performance of Sally Beamish‘s A’Ittgltijit‘ttt.
I Organ Recital St John‘s. Princes Street. 5.30pm. Free. The monthly trip through the organ alphabet continues as Bob Kidd tackles composers with the initials S. T and U.
I Jubilo and The Edinburgh Players Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Credit card hotline 667 7776. 8pm. £5 (£3). A family Christmas Carol Concert
3 containing some familiar and some not- : so-familiar pieces.
MONDAY 18 .
I lunchtime Concert National Gallery of '
I linn Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. Christmas Is Coming. according to the Linn Choir. and so they're taking a ‘musicological journey through the twelve days ofChristmas' using melodies from the 6th century on. This also marks the retirement from the concert platform ofJack Bolling. who has
! been with the Choir for 42 years. ever since he was guest artiste at their first ever
concert back in the 1950s.
I Trabichoii Duo Hutchesons‘ Hall. John Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.15pm. £2. A selection of pieces for violin and viola by Pleyel. Bartok. Mozart and Richard Hall. I Linn Choir City Hall. Candlcriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. See Mon 18.
I Strathclyde University Christmas Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£3.50/£2.50). The Strathclyde University Wind Band. Brass and Wind Ensembles and Chamber Choir come together with conductors Colin Suckling and Alan Tavener for a programme of light classical and popular Christmas arrangements.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.15pm. £7.50—£21. Christopher Bell conducts and presents an evening of Christmas music and audience participation carol singing. which begins with mince pies and mulled wine in the foyer at 6.30pm.
I Camerata Scotland Stevenson Hall.
RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£5. children/students £1). William Conway conducts the NYOS Chamber Orchestra in a programme consisting of Haydn's Symphony No 96. Sibelius' Pelleas and Melisande Suite. Dvorak‘s C :er'h Suite and ~ of local interest -- Edward Harper's Fiddler ()f'l'he Reels.
I John Currie Singers and Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £8 lib/£4.50). A swift. stylish and dramatic rendering of Handel's Messiah.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm.
£3—£10. John Birch conducts the SCO. the massed choirs from Lothian, Fife and Tayside Health Services and guest artist Donald Maxwell in a special festive concert in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
3 I Stanza Merchants' House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Peter Alexander Wilson (tenor). Peter Winton Thomson (baritone). Crawford Logan (speaker) and Richard Honner (piano) are the Scots who form Stanza. Here they ‘open their Christmas box' and offer a reverent and irreverent look at Yuletide in music and verse.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. (‘redit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £4.5()~£16.50
difference. as Benjamin l.uxon narrates l’rokoliev's l’eters’ind ’l‘he Wole Also on the programme are Mozart's The Magic .S'leig/rride. Patterson's Little Red Riding Hood and Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.
2 I The City oi Glasgow Chorus and The Orchestra oi Scottish Opera Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6.50—£19(concs available). Get into the Viennese New Year spirit early with popular highlights from The .‘llerrv Hit/ow and The Land Of
Two) of Die I'let/ermaus. The aptly named Martin Merry picks up the baton. and is joined by soloists including Claire Rutter and Lisa Milne.
I City oi Glasgow Philharmonic
1 Ordhestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
; Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2.30pm.
1 £5.50—£8.50. Who better than Bill McCue ; to lead everyone through a farewell to
r 1995 in this Hogrnanay Matinee?
new YEAR’S DAY 5
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7pm. £3.50—£l7.50. Favourites by Mozart. Haydn. Rossini and — ofcourse — Strauss blow away those hangovers as the SCO celebrates ‘A Viennese New Year‘ with conductor Carl Davis and violinist Maxim Xue Wei. All proceeds go to Action Research.
I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Usher
Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. Noon.
between come Britten‘s l’haedra and
SATURDAY 30 §
Condtrctor Walter Weller gets things underway with Caplet's arrangement of
£6—£15 (Li—£10). The ERCU are joined by Sophie Danemarr. Frances McCafferty. John Bowen. Christopher Purves and the Cantorum Amici for the first 1996 performance of Handel's Messiah.
I National Youth Orchestra oi Scotland Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£ 16 (concs available. children/students £1). Raphael Oleg is the soloist for Szymanowski's Violin (‘onrerto No I. while the Russian theme is maintained with Prokofiev's love of Three ()ranges Suite and Rachmaninov's lush Svmphonv No 2.
I National Youth Orchestra oi Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6-£16(concs available. children/students £1). See Thurs
I Nelson iiali Concerts Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. Info: 225 5584 ext 233. 7.45pm. Free. Violinist Daniel
: Bell and pianist Huw Watkins give a recital.
7 I Saltire String Quartet Concert liall.
: Glasgow University, 3304092. 1.15pm. i (£3/£5). A family Chrismas concert with a Kenneth Leighton's Seven litriationsjor
Free. A relatively rare performance of
String Quartet isjoined on the programme
i by Dvorak's better known String Quartet
in I" major ( ‘xlmerit'an ').
‘ I Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50-s£21.
I)c*l)tls.\‘)"s Children is Corner before the infant theme is picked up by mezzo
soprano Irina Tchistjakova for Mahler's
Ix'indertrrtenlietler. Prokofiev's stirring music for liisenstein‘s film Alexander
; Nevsky closes an excellent programme.
Smiles. plus the complete party scene (Act
: I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's
Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). Credit card hotline (>67 7776. 7.45pm. £4.50—£|6.50
I (£3/£5). lvor Bolton conducts the SCO in i llaydn's Svnr/r/tonv No 82 ( "I’he Bear')
and Mozart's .S'vinphonv No 40. In
' Schoenberg's Sung Uf'l-lte Wood Dare.
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with soprano Ann Murray.
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