The Romantic Piano

September 1996

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Concert 1 Tuesday, 17 September at 7.30pm

Solo Piano Recital

(live broadcast on BBC Radio 3‘.

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pianos Concert ll Friday, 20 September at 7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Liszt. Symphonic Poem: Prometheus Richard Strauss. 'lone Poem: l.)on.]uan Rachtnaninott, l'ocalise Hense/t, Piano Concerto itt 1’ minor

.Marc-André Ha melin Martyn Brabbins. conductor

Concert TIT Sunday, 22 September at 7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Liszt, .tlephisto l/llalt: No. l [YA/lien, Piano Concetta No.2 '1 chaikot’sley, Symphony .-\'o. 5

Piers Lane Martyn Brabbins, conductor


Concert 1 Hill Price: £6.00 0 (fottct'ssiotts:1.4.00 Students {i School Pupils: £3.00

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Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Dpera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.

SATURDAY 7 Edinburgh

I The Mikado Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £84.25. Within 24 hours. a group of amateurs and professionals will have created a production ofGilbert and Sullivan‘s popular operetta from scratch. Proceeds go to Waverley Care Trust. providers of support for people with HIV and AIDS in Scotland. Christopher Bell is musical director. Michael Richardson the show producer. and the cast features Barry Banks. Kate Copstick. Donald Maxwell and Tom McVeigh.

I Belle Cantica St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. £10 at the door or £8 in advance on ()l7l 332 2543. A progratnme of songs. arias. duets. trios and solos ranging frotn Purcell to Cole Porter. with proceeds in aid of Children ()f Chernobyl.

SUNDAY 8 Edinburgh

I St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Adelaide Chamber Singers stop off for a visit from Australia.

TUESDAY 10 Edinburgh

I The Magic Flute Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £5.50—£l7.50(£4.50—£l5.50). British Youth Opera present a new production in English of the favourite Mozart fantasy. which blends beautiful music with magical imagery. Stuart Maunder. who has worked with Australian State Opera. directs and Peter Robinson. former Assistant Music Director of the English National Opera. conducts. A chance to catch opera's stars of tomorrow.

I Organ Recital St Mary’s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5 (ill) at the door. Peter Backhouse plays music by Hindemith. Alain. Duruflé. Bairstow and Hollins.

WEDNESDAY 11 Edinburgh

I Albert llerring Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £5.50—£l7.50 (£4.50—£l5.50). British Youth Opera present a new production of Britten‘s tale of the henpecked grocer's son who's chosen as a market town’s May King. Timothy Dean conducts and Jamie Hayes directs.

THURSDAY 12 Glasgow

I Travelling Dy Tuba Merchants House. West George Street. l2.45pm.

Westbourne Music presents the inimitable duo of Gavin Woods and Stewart Death as they go back in time to examine the precursors of the tuba - everything from conch shells to digeridoos are thrust into the spotlight. The programme consists of specially arranged pieces by Bach. Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov. including Flight Of Tlte Bumble Bee.

FRIDAY 13 Edinburgh

I The Magic Flute Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£l7.50 (£4.50—£l5.50). See Tue ID.

I oec Scottish Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. Gl2 8DG or from BBC Reception. Broadcasting House. Queen Street. Edinburgh. The BBC $80. under the baton of Yoav Talmi. makes its contribution to Radio 3’s Bruckner symphony cycle (to be broadcast this autumn) with the I878 version of his Setup/tony No3.



I Albert Herring Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £5.50—£|7.50 (£4.50-£ I 5.50). See Wed l l.


I london Adventist Chorale St Mary‘s Parish Church. Haddington. 8pm. £7 USS/£2.50) from Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall. Lamp of Lothian Office (0l620 823738) and at the door. A programme of classical and chamber music. a cappella. negro spirituals and contemporary gospel from the winners of the I995 Sainsbury‘s Choir of the Year competition.



I St Giles’ at Sit St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Mixed Choir of Jesus College. Cambridge. sing Monteverdi’s Beatrix Vtr and Purcell's 0 Sing Unto The Lord.


I Scottish Bach Consort Killearn Kirk. Killearn. Stirlingshire. 8pm. £7 USS/£3.50) from 01360 550824. Violinist John Doig and the Scottish Bach Consort are joined by solo guitarist John Hallam for the final concert of this year‘s Killearn Series. The programme consists of music by Purcell. Bach. Vivaldi. Giuliani and Coates. and is followed by a ceilidh in Killearn Village Hall. which is free to concert ticket holders.



I The Romantic Piano Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. lOO Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4/£3). Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays Dukas‘s little heard Sonata in Ejiat minor and is later joined by fellow keyboard virtuoso Piers Lane for Brahms‘s Sonata itt F minor. the composer‘s own arrangement of his Piano Quintet. This is the first of three concerts to be broadcast by Radio 3.



I CT Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £9/£7 (£6/£4). The award-winning ensemble play Brahms‘s Sextet No 2 it: C. Shostakovich's Two Pieces For String Octet and Mendelssohn's Octet 0p 20.

so The List 6-19 Sept I996