MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
I Chance Your Arm MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01736 461081. 7.30pm. A double bill from Mecklenburgh ()pera -- Jttdith Weir's Chinese chamber opera The ('tut.w!tttt'oit.'. ()fSelmiurslnp and the world premiere of Julian Grant and Meredith ()akes‘s .lttnip Inltt .ilv Suck. based on a Corsican folk tale.
I Russian State Choir St Aloysius" Church. 8pm. £10/£8 from 227 5511. Russia's foremost choir comes to Scotland for a concert which includes Rachmaninov"s Liturgy ()fSI th/llt (,'lirv'.s't).\'ttttii and arrangements of Russian folk songs.
I RSAMD Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). James Durrant is the conductor for a concert featuring Gordon Jacob's ()\'('I'!lll'('.' The Barber ()fSevi/le (Ines 'lit The [)ei'iI. Vivaldi's Cttllt'el'ltt I'YH' l‘YlllI' Violins. Edward Harper's l't't'ult/t'untt and Beethoven‘s Symphony No /.
I Tickled Pink! Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 8pm. £6 (£4) from 227 551 l arid Cottier box office. Glasgow Gay Men‘s Chorus presents an evening of opera. dance and comedy. with proceeds to be shared equally between Breakthrough Breast Cancer arid the Glasgow Food Chain. a charity which provides free meals for people with AIDS and HlV. Performers include Moira Paterson. Lorna Brooks and all-women percussion group Beat That.
I Scottish Chamber Choir Old St Paul's Church. Jeffrey Street. 8pm. £5 (£4) from Queen's Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1155). Assembly Rooms and McAlister Matheson Music Ltd. The Choir sing choral music from Paris by Debussy. Saint-Saens. Messiaen and l.anglais.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Easterbrook Hall. 7.30pm. £10/£7.50 (£5/£4) from 01387 247067. Tonight sees the world premiere of Thea Musgrave's Songs For xi ll’i'nter's Iii‘enine. commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. with soprano Marie McLaughlin. In addition. Joseph Swensen conducts Beethoven's ()verlttre: lie/non! and Schubert's Symphony No 9. Stirling
I Chance Your Arm MacRobert Arts
Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. See Fri 31.
I Isis Trio Burrell Collection. Polloks‘haws Road. 2.30pm. £5 (£3) on the door. Scottish-born pianist Shelley Corkill returns home for the Glasgow debut concert by the lsis Trio. The
programme consists of music by Haydn. Schubert. Arensky and — with soprano Margaret Milton — Shostakovich‘s Seven Rmnunees ()n The Poems (IfA/etum/er li/uk and some Scottish songs arranged by Beethoven.
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Gordon S. Frier presents a Sunday promenade recital.
I Strathclyde University Chamber Choir St Bride's Church. l-lyndland. 3.30pm. Free. A programme of choral evensong by the Choir. conducted by Alan Tavener and featuring David Hamilton on the organ.
I Lesley Garrett Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8.50-—-£22.50 from 227 5511. Britain's biggest selling soprano. 1.esley Garrett. makes her Glasgow Royal Concert Hall debut singing Canteloube's Songs (if'l'lte inter/1e and the soprano solo in Brahms's (fer/nun Requiem. .loining her are baritone \Villiam Da/cley. the City of Glasgow Chorus and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. with Martin Merry as conductor.
I St Giles’ At Six St (iiles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. Colin 'l'ipple plays organ music.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Town Hall. 7.30pm. £7—~£15 (concessions available) from 01292 61 1222. See Sat 1. with Mozart's ()vertnres 'l'lte ,llttgit' I’lule replacing the Beethoven piece.
I Organ Recital St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5. Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays music by linglish 20th century romantics - lilgar's ()rettn Sonata. Walton's ()rli .-1nt/ See/tire Mare/t and other pieces by Bairstow. Harwood and Howells. Closed circuit television enables the audience to watch the player.
I Governors’ Recital Prize Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Singing competition.
I Governors’ Recital Prize Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Percussion cotiipetition.
I Piano Recital Mercliants' House. West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3/£1 ) on the door. Peter Seivewriglit plays piano sonatas by Korngold and Ro/sa. two liuropean composers who found fame writing film music in Hollywood.
I Winter Gardens Prom Winter Gardens. Peoples‘ Palace. 7.30pm. £5 (£3/£2) front 227 5511. Strathclyde Cniversity Cliortis. Wind Band and linsembles join together for a programme of light music fora summer‘s evening.
I RSAMO Chamber Groups Stev enson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. ".30pm. l'ree. .»\ concert by the RSAMD's student chamber ensembles.
I Ian D. Watt Award Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Strings and piano competition.
Claire Rutter sings Violetta Valery in Scottish Opera's magnificent La Traviata on Thurs 13
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. 012 SDG. ()sino Vitnska conducts the BBC SS() in Nielsen's ()vermre: .lltokurttt/t'. Straviiisky’s Jen l)e Curler and Beethoven's ever popular Svntp/ionv .\'o 5.
I Centenary Organ Recital St Anne's Church. Westgate. Dunbar. 7.30pm. £4. ()rgan maestro Alberto Massimo gives a special recital.
I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The influence of traditional Scottish music and the country‘s great inventors can be heard iti lidward McGuire's ('tt/et/oniu Muse. which-receives its world premiere tonight. :\is() on the programme are Mozart’s ()i'erlttre: (‘rn't/‘(lll little. Prokofievs ('lttvvit'u/ Sv/n/i/ionv and lilgar's‘ ('e/lo (.(HICCI'IU.
I Messiah St Stephen‘s Centre. St Stephen Street. Rehearsal 2»—5pni; performance 7pm. Singers £5 (£4); audience £5. loosen tip your vocal cords for a rendition of Handel's .llesxittlt alongside soloists. members of the RS.\'() Chorus and conductor Christopher Bell. Rehearsal takes place in the afternoon (vocal scores and snacks will be
available) for an evening performance. Proceeds go to the Cliorus's I996 ()verseas Tour Fund and. although tickets will be available on the door. advance booking is recomtiiended. Contact Jean Macnab at 1 Douglas Crescent. lidinburgh. lilll2 5BB (0131 337 4331).
SUNDAY 9 Edinburgh I St Giles’ At Six St (iiles' Cathedral.
High Street. 6pm. Free. A concert by the Cupar Choral Society.
I Organ Recital St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. Split. £5. Timothy Byrani-Wigfield plays music by J.S. Bach. his mentors Buxtehude and Bohm. his contemporaries and pupils. and Bach—inspired pieces by Mendelssohn. (iuiimant. Reger and others. Closed circuit television enables the audience to watch the player.
THURSDAY 13 Edinburgh
I La Traviata Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000 7.15pm. £8.50-£45 (£8.50—£42). Scottish ()pera's Verdi favourite. in .\'ttria lispert‘s original production. is revived for 1996 by ' director Peter Watson. Richard .-\rn)slrong conducts. with Claire Rutter in : magnificent. moving form as Violetta and E Richard Coxon as Alfredo. Sung in Italian with linglislt surtitles.
58 The List 31 May-l3 Jun 1996