CLASSICAL 8r OPERA LISTINGS CONT: MONDAY 5, GLASGOW
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 opera. directed and designed by Glasgow-born 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 OfFigaro and the title role is taken by tenor Thomas Randle.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£ 19.50 from 287 5511. See Fri 4.
I St Giles’ Lunchtime Concerts St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 12.10pm. Free. A Concert by the 40-member group Okern Damekor.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra St Mary‘s Parish Church. Haddington. 7.30pm. £10/£9 in advance (£8/£7 in advance/£3) from $80 Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G 12 8DG (cheques only. payable to BBC Scotland); James Orr. 81 High Street.
Haddington; or at the door. The BBC SSO
returns to the ﬁne acoustics and picturesque setting of St Mary's fora concert featuring Wagner‘s Overture: The Flying Dutchman. Britten‘s song cycle Les lllutnituttions and Mahler‘s superb .Sivtnphon'v No 4 (the last two with Canadian soprano Valdine Anderson). Martyn Brabbins conducts.
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£l5 from 287 551 l. The orchestra. under the baton of Harry Rabinowitz. are joined by the City of Glasgow Chorus and Glasgow Wind Band for a wide-ranging programme that takes in Mozart. Rossini. Verdi. Orff. Gershwin and The Beatles to name but a few.
I Children’s Classic Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2pm. £7.50 (£3.50) from 228 1155 or 220 4349. See Sat 5.
I Philomusica of Edinburgh St Mark's Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) frotn Queen’s Hall (668 2019) and at the door. The St Mark‘s winter season begins with an evening of baroque music by Telemann. Purcell. Vivaldi and Bach. Proceeds go towards the building repair fund.
I Seicento and the Squair Mile Consort Church of the Sacred Heart. Lauriston Street. 6pm. £5 (£3.50) at the door. A programme of sacred and instrumental music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. including two short oratorios. Judith and The Prodigal Son. Proceeds in aid of the church restoration fund.
I ldomeneo Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45. See Sat 5.
I Lunchtime Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The University of Edinburgh begins a new academic year with the ﬁrst of its free lunchtime concerts. Today. Suzanne Stanzeleit (violin) and Julian Jacobson (piano) play music by Barték and Saunders.
I Cosi Fan Tutte Gaiety Theatre. Carrick Street. 01292 611222. 7.30pm. £9(£8). Scottish Opera Go Round present a six- singer. one-piano version of Mozart's classic opera. which boasts some of the composer‘s most beautifully balanced ensemble pieces. Designed and costumed speciﬁcally for smaller community shows. the production features some of the company's most exciting young talents.
WEDNESDAY 9 Edinburgh
I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 7.30pm. ()ne of France's most respected organists. Olivier l.atry of the Conservatoire National in Paris. performs a celebrity recital of(mostly) French music by Clerambault. Vierne. Tournemire. Duruflé and Bach. concluding with an improvisation. Contact the Institut Francais d‘Ecosse on 225 5366 for further details.
I ldomeneo Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Sat 5. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8-£21 from 287 5511. Walter Weller conducts the RSNO in an all Beethoven progratnme — Overture: Coriolan. Violin (.‘otu'erto (with soloist Antje Weithaas). and .S‘yrnp/umy No 4.
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 SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G 12 8DG. Jerzy Maksymiuk and the BBC SSO get the evening underway with Brahms's Academic Festival ()t'r't'lto't' before Michael Thompson takes the spotlight for Larsson‘s (‘oneertino For Horn. The concert concludes with Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 5.
I King George’s Fund For Sailors Benefit Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £3—£10 from 228 1155 or 220 4349. The Band of HM. Royal Marines. Scotland joins with the cltoir of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh for a gala concert in aid of the fund for charities that support seafarers in need.
I Cosi Fan Tutte Town Hall. Marshill. 7.30pm. £ lO/£8 (£7/£5) frotn the Booking Ofﬁce. Speirs Centre. 25 Primrose Street. Alloa. 01259 213131. See Tue 8.
I Organ Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£1.50). Graham Elliott plays Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C and Trio Sonata itt C. Britten's Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria. Frauck's Choral No l and Elgar‘s Sonata No l.‘ .‘i/legro Maestoso.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £4.50-£15 (£3) from 287 5511. James Clark directs the SCO in Rossini's Overture: The Silken Ladder. Weber's Bassoon Concerto (with soloist Ursula Leveaux). Bartdk's Dit'ertitnento For Strings and Mozart‘s Symphony No 35 ( 'Ha/jiter ').
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. John Kitchen presents a programme of organ
I Royal Scottish Rational Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £7-£19.50 from 228 1155 or 220 4349. See Thurs 10.
I Contemporary Harpsichord Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/free). Renowned Dutch virtuoso Annelie de Man plays a selection of new work written specially for her on a unique Mondrian-inspired harpsichord. Roderik de Man. on electronics. adds to the contemporary atmosphere. Concert presented by EC AT. See preview.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Town Hall. ()1292 611222. 7.30pm. £7—£15 (£3. £6—£ 14). See Thttrs 1(1.
I The Pearl Fishers Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. 15pm. £3.50— £25. Scottish ()pera present a concert version of one of the best loved operas of all time. Bizet's masterpiece. set in ancient Ceylon. features the famous duet ‘Au Fond Du Temple Saint’. and will be performed by the full Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera with guest principals. Sung in French.
I St Giles’ Lunchtime Concerts St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Noon. Free. A concert by the Augusta Chamber Singers. I Air and Angels Greyfriars Kirk. Candletnaker Row. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) from 1am Dunn on 557 1662. The 'l‘raquair Singers. William Phillips Winds. Michael Bonaventure (organ).Sef Townsend (speaker) and musicians from Napier University join together for a concert iii support of the Mansﬁeld Traquair Trust and Friends of Mansﬁeld Place Church. The programtne includes pieces by Jean l.anglais. Kenneth Leighton and Vivaldi. and the world premiere of Laurence Armstrong Hughes‘s The Binding Path. a setting of Yeats's poem [tyrant/truth for speaker. choir and ensemble.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£17 (£3.50). See Fri 11.
I Mr McFall‘s Chamber Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4). Scotland's newest arid most unusual string quartet boasts a repertoire that ranges from early music through contemporary to rock and imprtwisation. This programme includes pieces by Purcell. Webern. Shostakovich and Part. as well as an arrangement of Bird/and by Weather Report and McFall's own Cajun (‘oine/tat'k. See preview.
I Piano Recital Hutcheson's Hall. 2 Joint Street. 1.15pm. £2 at the door. Pianist Murray Mcl.achlan begins a new series of lunchtime concerts with a programme of Scottish romantic music: George Donaldson's Sonata in (i minor. John McLeod's Hehrideon Dances. and EG. Scott's FUN!’ tilttt'l)iormid Songs and Four Burns Songs.
I Cosi Fan Tutte Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. 7.30pm. £8 (£6) from Eastwood Recreation Centre. 621 31 10. See Tue 8.
I Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free.
Pianist Noel Lester plays 19th century American music.
I Aida Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. £8—£44. The Romanian National Opera returns for its second UK tour. beginning its Edinburgh residency with Verdi's powerful and dramatic tragedy. set itt ancient Egypt. The company's massive chorus should do justice to the big set pieces. including the 'Triumphal March'. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
I Musica Scotica Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. Free. The Saltire String Quartet and the University ofGlasgow Chapel Choir are joined by guest soloists for a programme of music by Robert Carver. Eduardo Miranda. Graham Hair and Robert Johnson.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Barony Hall. Castle Street. 7.30pm. Free tickets from External Affairs and Development Department. University of Strathclyde. 553 4113. The University of Strathclyde's Bicentenary Festival of Music begins with the SCO playing Dvorak's Czech Suite. Strauss‘s Horn Concerto No I (with soloist David Pyatt) and Beethoven‘s Svntp/tottv No 2.
I CeOl Wind Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.90 (inc aftemoon tea). The newly formed quintet. all students at the RSAMI) in Glasgow. present a programme of light music by Mozart. Bizet. Gershwin. Strauss and others.
I The Magic Flute Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. £7.50—£40. Mozart's symbolic tale of the search for true love in a magical realm is given large scale treatment by the Romanian National ()pera. ()ne of the opera world‘s most accessible works. it‘s ﬁlled with beautiful arias and duets. Sung in German with English supertitles.
I Yggdrasil String Ouartet Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow, 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Aberdeen‘s quartet-in- residence come south to play Robert
C rawford's Quartet No 2 and Franz Berwald's Quartet No 3.
I Vellinger Ouartet Barony Hall. Castle Street. 7.30pm. Free tickets frotn Extemal Affairs and Development Department. University of Strathclyde. 553 4113. The University of Strathclyde's Bicentenary Festival of Music continues with a programme of chamber music by Britten. Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
I ldomeneo Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9—£45 (£7—£42). See Sat 5.
I Norma Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. £7.50—£40. The pinnacle of he! eanto opera. Bellini's Norma is the third production playing in Edinburgh from the Romanian National Opera. The love between a druid priestess and a Rontan ofﬁcer provides the basis for some wonderfully thrilling virtuoso passages for the lead soprano. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 (£3.50). Au upbeat programme of works by three of the greatest composers of the 19th century — Beethoven's .S'ymphonv No 2. Richard Strauss‘s notoriously tricky Horn Concerto No l (with soloist David Pyatt). and Dvorak's ('zet'h Suite. Yoav Taltni conducts.
52 The List 4-17 Oct 1996