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OPENING CONCERT Frans Briiggen conducts MOZART Requrem.
26 Sept, Edinburgh 27 Sept, Glasgow
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strong Russian ﬂavour. Alexander Lazarev is the conductor for Prokofiev‘s Piano Concerto No 2 (with soloist Dmitri Alexeev) and Rachmaninov’s lyrical Symphony No 2. To set the right mood. there will be Russian dancing and balalaika music in the foyers.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.45pm. £15 (reserved)/ £7 (unreserved) from Queen‘s Hall (667 7776) and at the door. Frans Bruggen conducts the SCO and Chorus in Mozart's tnagisterial Requiem. featuring soloists Janice Watson (soprano). Stella Doufexis (alto). Jean Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) and Stephen Gadd (bass). Also on the programme is Rameau's Les Indes
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15 (£3) from 287 5511. See Thurs
I lioyal Scottish liatlonal Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £7-£19.50. See Thurs 26.
I Celebrity Recital St Paul‘s and St George's Church. York Place. 8pm. £5 (£4) at the door. Dunbar and District Twinning Association present a special concert by Andre Pagenel. organist at Bourges Cathedral in France. and trumpeter Pierre DutOt. artistic director of the biennial music festival ‘Cuivres et Voix d‘Europe' in Lyons. A unique combination. offering a varied programme
SCO SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
that ranges from Renaissance to more contemporary pieces.
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Nigel Ogden plays music from a lighter organ repertoire.
I la Cenerentola Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £7-£12. Proceeds to St Columba's Hospice. See Thurs 26.
I The Consort oi Musiclte St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 7.45pm. £12 (£8/£5/£3) from Queen‘s Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1155) and Georgian Concert Society (229 8018). The Georgian Concert Society’s new season gets underway with a programme of vocal music by Monteverdi. Carissirni and Purcell. with Emma Kirkby (soprano). Evelyn Tubb (soprano). Simon Grant (bass) and Anthony Rooley (director and lute).
I Hebrides Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £7.50 (£3/£l ). The acclaimed Hebrides Ensemble - joined by Alan Watt (baritone) — play chamber music from America: Cresswell’s Variations On A Theme By C harles Ives. Torke's The Telephone Book, Barber‘s Dover Beach and Copland‘s Sextet.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 4.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G 12
SDG. One of a series of live concerts marking the 50th anniversary of the BBC 's Third Programme. Osrno Viinska conducts the BBC $80 in Sally Beamish's Tam Lin (with solo oboe Douglas Boyd) and Shostakovich's Symphony No /.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Kilbarchan Singers perform items by Bach. Faure. Palestrina. Byrd. Finzi and Monteverdi. with John 1.angdon on the organ.
I Celebrity Recital St Mary’s Parish Church. 8pm. £5 (£4) at the door. See Fri 27.
TUESDAY 1 Edinburgh
I Hebrides Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/£l). See Sun 29.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£|5 (£3) from 287 5511. For his first concert as Principal Conductor of the SCO. Joseph Swensen combines three Mozart favourites with the world premiere of a new Scottish work. Attention will be focused on Sally Beamish‘s Glasgow Ctmrmissimrs III. for which the composer teamed up with writer Janice Galloway for a piece inspired by Mary Shelley. The rest of the programme is also exciting: Mozart‘s Symphony No 33, concert aria ‘Ch'io mi scordi di te' (with soprano Lucy Shelton) and Piano C onr'erto No 24 (with soloist David Golub).
JOSEPH SWENSEN’S INAUGURAL
CONCERTS As PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR or THE SCO
“At last, an orchestral conductor destined
to become great.” The Scotsman
Symphony No 33.
MOZART Piano Concerto No 24,
SALLY BEAMISH, world premiere,
in collaboration with Janice Galloway.
Narrator Juliet Stevenson. 2 Oct, Glasgow
3 Oct, Edinburgh
24 Oct. Edinburgh
SIBELIUS and HAYDN. European premiere of the
Portrait’ by SIBELIUS. 8 Nov, Glasgow
9 Nov, Edinburgh
BARTOK AND MOZART.
11 Oct, Glasgow 12 Oct, Edinburgh
BEETHOVEN Choral Symphony
recently discovered ‘Countess’s
JAMES CLARK, 5C0 LEADER, DIRECTS ROSSINI, WEBER,
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES’ FINAL STRATHCLYDE CONCERTO NO 10 “CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA’
30 Oct, Glasgow 31 Oct. Edinburgh
SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS CONDUCTS BRAHMS’ FOUR GREAT SYMPHONIES IN Two CONCERTS
28 Nov and 5 Dec, Edinburgh 29 Nov and 6 Dec, Glasgow
I Wilma MacOougall Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.90. Today‘s afternoon tea concert (with tea served at the interval and included in the ticket price) features Wilma MacDougall and pianist Robert Melling. who will perform songs by Debussy. Mozart. Gershwin and Rossini.
I ldomeneo Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. Scottish Opera’s new season gets underway with a new production of Mozart‘s Trojan War opera. directed and designed by Glasgow- bom rising star David McVicar and conducted by Spanish maestro Antoni Ros Marba. Sopranos Lisa Milne and Claire Rutter appear together for the ﬁrst time since The Marriage 0f Figaro. and the title role is taken by tenor Thomas Randle. The story tells of the love between a captured Trojan princess and a Cretan prince. thwarted by the King's promise to sacrifice his son to the sea god Neptune in return for military victory. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. I The Aretology Dt Kyme Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 8pm. £6 (£3) from 287 5511. A fusion Ofdigital and live opera. video and performance art rooted in Egyptian texts concerned with the goddess Isis. The collaborators feature Zoe Alambicum. mezzo-soprano Emily Sheard. director Ken Davidson. composer Cluny Strachan and video artist Timothy Copsey. See Theatre preview.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 USO/£3.50). See Wed 2.
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