I Hansel and Gretel Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Wed 31.

I Scottish Early Music Consort Bute Hall. University ofGlasgow. Tickets: 227 5511. 7.30pm. £10 (£5.50). After meeting Sir William Hamilton. his wife Emma and Horatio Nelson in Vienna in 1800. Haydn wrote the cantata The Battle oftlte Nile to showcase Lady Hamilton's musical talents. In this dratnatised recital evening (devised and directed by Kate Brown). Lady Hamilton sings the piece along with Haydu's settings of Seots songs and Arianna a Nat'os. Soloists are Sarah-.1 ane Dale (Emma) and Mike Shannon (Sir William). with SEMC instrumentalists Sarah Bevan-Baker (violin). Alison McGillivray (cello) and John Kitchen (fortepiano). The Cattach Consort will play 16th and 17th century Scottish music in the foyer from 7—7.20pm.

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I Acousmattc Music 1 Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 6.30pm. ' Free. Promising to be the ‘razor edge of

New Music'. this first of a pair of concerts

(the second follows at 8.30pm) features

acousmatic music by composers living in

Scotland. What is ‘acousmatic'? The

, name comes from an anglicisation of the

French arousmatique. which means

‘imaginary sound. or of which the cause is

not seen'. The music is then 'diffused' (projected through a multi-loudspeaker surround system) to give perspective changes. This programme consists of Robert Dow‘s When All ls Silent. new work by Simon Atkinson and Alistair MacDonald. and the premiere of Pete

Stollery's Altered Images.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Sheet. 668 2019 (credit card

hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50

(£5/L‘3). Christian Lindberg joins the SCO

for contemporary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu's Trombone Concerto. which is sandwiched between Mendelssohn's two works of particular Scottish relevance the Hebrides ()verture and Symphony No


I Acousmatic Music 2 Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 8.30pm. Free. The second programme of

aCousmatic music (see above) will be

diffused by the world's foremost diffusion artist Jonty Harrison. and features Denis Smalley‘s l’entes. Francis Dhomont‘s (‘ltiaron'urm Bernard Parmegiani's De Natura Sonorum and Harrison‘s own Unsound ()l)j¢’('l.\‘.


I Music at St Mark‘s Castle Terrace. Tickets from Queen's Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall and St Mark‘s. 6pm. £5 (£3). Douue Wind play a varied programme of music from

“stylish and elegant” The Herald “impressive and deeply moving” The Guardi

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across the world. including Nielsen's Wind Quintet.

I Scottish Sintonia Grey fri ars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. Tickets from Queen's Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). £6 (£5/£3.50). The concert begins in Italian mode. with Berlioz‘s Roman

Carnival Overture and Respighi's 'I’lte

Fountains ofRome. before moving to France for music by Ravel. Faure and Debussy (L'Apres-midi d 'un Faune).


. Edinburgh

I Green Room Traverse Theatre.

Cambridge Street. Tickets from Queen's Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). £7.50 (£3. schoolchildren free). Traditional instruments meet the computer age as jazz pianist Chick Lyall. David Baird and David Garrett mix piano and percussion with electronic tapes and effects to create new sounds and sonorities. An intriguing blend of improvised and composed music.



. I Hansel and Gretel Theatre Royal. Hape.

Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.


I Endellion String Quartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5-£l2 (£3-£7). The well-respected foursome bring their

expertise to Haydn‘s String Quartet 0/) 76

No 4 ( ‘Sunrise'). Bartok's String Quartet No I and Mozart‘s String Quartet K589.



I la Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Sat 27. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Glasgow



“a geigeous opera, burstingwl'th tunes” it. Herald). “emotiOnal and haunting” sunny express

La .traviata

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street.

227 551 1. 7.30pm. £4.50—£14.50 (£2.50).

‘1 Like to be in America!‘. the Glasgow

Festival of American Music and Arts. gets

underway with a concert that underlines

the populist sources (folk songs. jazz.

hymns) at the heart of American classical music of the early 20th century. This programme features Copland's Fanfare tort/1e Common Man and ()Id American .‘s‘ongs Suite /. lves's Symphony No 3, Barber‘s Knot't'ille and Adagio. and the original jazz band version of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. Andrew Litton

' conducts and plays piano; soprano

Roberta Alexander is the soloist. See feature.



I Discoveries Concert Hall. L'uiversity of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Bruce .‘vlahin presents a selection of his electro- acoustic music. along w ith dance students from KlllglllSWtXXl Secondary School.

I Hansel and Gretel Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. 050—1315. See \Vc‘tl 31.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£21 (concessions available). The ‘1 Like to be in America!‘ festival continues with works by Leonard Bernstein. the man who brought the passion of American life ~— particularly New York City into classical music. The programme consists of .S'erenade. Facsimile and dance music from two film scores ()n The 7invn and West Side Story. See feature.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Uslter Hall. l.othian Road. Tickets: Queen’s Hall (credit card hotline 667 7776) and Usher Hall (220 4349). £4.50—t.‘ 16.50 (£3/£5). 7.-l5pm. See Wed 7.


50 The List 26 Jan-8 Feb 1996