Concortsmlisted bydate,thenbycity. musical G Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.

FRIDAY 26 Glasgow

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. Tickets: 227 55 l 1. 7.30pm. £4.50-£l4.50 (£2.50). Michael Collins is the soloist in conductor Mikhail Pletnev‘s arrangement for clarinet of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Pletnev himself sits at the keyboard for Mozart’s Concerto Rondo for Piano and Orchestra. and the programme is completed by Schubert‘s Symphony No 5.


I Commonwealth Chamber Ensemble National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 556 8921. 12.45pm. Free. Music by Bach. Berlioz. Andres. Pasculli and Damase.

I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Mark Hindley plays music by 1.8. Bach. Cabanilles and Sweelinck.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£I9.50. Alexander Lazarev conducts the RSNO in Britten's Four Sea lnterludes from Peter Grimes and Shostakovich's Symphony No 7. which is subtitled ‘Leningrad' and captures the composer's support of Russian resistance and the Allied cause during World War II.


I The Yeomen oi the Guard Church Hill Theatre. Momingside. Tickets: 447 7597 or 447 3946. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4). The highly acclaimed Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group present the Gilbert and Sullivan favourite. which is set in the Tower of London during the 16th century. A little more lyrical and heavyweight than their other operettas. Yeomen of the Guard features some strong ensemble pieces. particularly the double chorus of the Yeomen and the Street People in Act I.

SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. Scottish Opera's Verdi favourite. in Nuria Espert’s original production. is revived for 1996 by director Peter Watson. Richard Armstrong conducts. with Claire Rutter in moving form as Violetta (a role she has previously performed with Welsh National Opera). Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6.50—£19.50. See Fri 26.


I The Yeomen oi the Guard Church Hill Theatre. Momingside. Tickets: 447 7597 or 447 3946. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4). See Fri 26.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50 (£5/£3). As the annual conference of the Association of British Orchestras hits

town. Mikhail Pletnev conducts the SCO (and plays piano) in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 20. Haydn’s Symphony No 100 ( Military") and Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue.







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I Children’s Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2pm. £7 (£4.50/£3.50). Conductor Carl Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra invite you to ‘Take Your Partners!‘ for a specially designed hour-long concert for children featuring dance music from around the world Dvorak's Slavonic Dance. Strauss's TI’ilSt‘ll Tratsclt Polka. a Scottish Dance by Malcolm Arnold. a Mozart minuet and many others. After the concert. audience members can question the conductor and musicians and even have a shot on various instruments.

I The City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£15 (£8.50—£I3). For a programme of ‘Classical Sensations’. the Philharmonic are joined by the City of Glasgow Chorus and Glasgow Wind Band. Conductor lain Sutherland spins through popular classics including Ravel’s Bolero and Tchaikovsky’s 18/2 Ovemtre.

I Chamber Group of Scotland RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3.50/£2). Ruth Crouch (violin). Robert Irvine (cello), Lawrence Gill (clarinet) and Graeme McNaught (piano) play unperformed scores by five Scottish composers Graham Lynch. Amanda Collins. Kevin Mayo. Janet Beat and Marc Yeats giving audiences the first chance to sample the newest work from undiscovered talents. The performance is linked to an educational project with composer Alasdair Nicolson and Lothian Region schools. and it is hoped that one of the resulting compositions will be premiered tonight.


I SOD Chamber Ensemble Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 2.30pm. £4~£10(£3.50). The SCO Quartet plays Dvorak's Four Cypresses and Beethoven’s String Quartet 0]) [8 N02 before being joined by Michael Collins for Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.

I Ludus Instrumentaiis St John's Church,

Princes Street. Tickets from Queen‘s Hall (credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall and at the door. 6pm. £5 (£3). The baroque ensemble. local specialists on period instruments. play cantatas by

Handel and Telemann. including his rarely

heard Times of the Day.

I Acis and Galatea Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£I7.50 (£4.50—£8.75). Midsummer Opera shift the setting of Handel's early pastoral tale of love up to the Edwardian era. complete with straw boaters and striped blazers. The flavour of the time of composition remains. however in the music. which is played on authentic baroque instruments. Lorelle Skewes as Galatea and Mark Tucker as Acis bring a splash of summer sun to the dreich Edinburgh winter.

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I St llilda's College Orchestra St Giles'

Cathedral. High Street. Free. Hailing from

Buenos Aires. St Hilda's is the first Argentinian school orchestra to tour the UK. The programme includes Ramirez's Kyrie Eleison and instrumental works by Shostakovich. Handel. Vivaldi and Valentin Garvie (son of the school’s headmaster).

I Chamber Group of Scotland Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50/£2). See Sun 28.



I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Sat 27.


I Viola Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Michael Beeston (viola) and Peter Seivewright (piano) play Kenneth Leighton’s Fantasia on BA CH. Hindemith's Sonata 0p II No 4 and Benjamin‘s From San Domingo.



I Hansel And Gretel Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45. Scottish Opera's delightful production of Engelbert Humperdinck‘s grim(m) fairytale could almost be classed as an intelligent musical panto. with its superb stage design and rich visual symbolism. The harder edges of the story are softened by some beautiful melodies. with excellent performances all round. Claire Bradshaw and Catriona Smith are the siblings of the title. and Elizabeth Vaughan‘s lively turn as the Witch is also worth a mention.


I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.50. Athenaeum Brass brighten the afternoon with music by

i Shostakovich and Handel. as well as lesser known composers including Tylman Susato. Richard Roblee and Joseph Horovitz. Afternoon tea is

i included.



I Merchants' Music Merchants‘ Hall.

West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50

(£3/£l) at door. Borante Piano Trio

including pianist Scott Michell from Perth

play Mendelssohn's Trio in D Minor

and Mozart‘s Trio in 8 Flat.

I Torridon String Quartet Concert Hall.

University ofGlasgow. 330 4092.

1.15pm. Free. A selection of chamber

works from Liza Webb and Jane

Sidebottom (violins). Martin Wiggins

i (viola) and Paul Duncan (cello).

i Ila Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Sti‘t‘t‘t.

332 9001). 7. IFpm, £3.50 L315. Sec Sat 27.

I RSAMD Chamber Choir and RSAMD

; Brass Ensemble Stevenson llaIl.

' RSAMI). Rt‘llll‘t‘w street. 33: film.

7 30pm. £5 1:3). Stephen Wilkinson

conducts lllt‘ .-\t‘adcm_\‘ (‘hamht-r (‘hoir

and Bryan Allen the Academy Brass

linst‘mhlt- in motels hy Schulz and J. S.

Bach. with other lnttsic hy (iahrit‘lli.

Britten. Nyman and. to close as the

concert began. Schulz.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Tramway. Albert Drive. 227 5511.

7.30pm. £8 (£2—£6). The Cutting Edge

. season continues with two Scottish

; premieres: Robin Holloway's Wagner

f Nights and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Your RUCA’UD)‘, a piece for saxophone and

: orchestra by the composer of Greek;

Holloway and Tumage will introduce

their work in an in-concert talk. Proving a

l i little more traditionally lyrical on the ears I is Rachmaninov’s Svmphonv No 3.

| Martyn Brabbins conducts and Martin

I Robertson is the featured soloist. See

i Preview.

5 Edinburgh

i I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall.

f Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free.

i Leon Coates plays music by Frescobaldi.

I Pachelbel and IS. Bach. plus new work

I by Coates himself and three different

I pieces titled ‘lch rufzu dir by 1.5. Bach, Sweelinck and Buxtehude.

48 The List 26 Jan-8 Feb 1996