CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
I John Currie Singers Adelaide’s. 129 Bath Street. 8pm. A rare chance to hear John McLeod’s Songs F mm The Small. Zone. a moving and harrowing work with words by Irina Ratushinskaya. written while she was a prisoner in a Soviet labour camp.
I Cake-Talk Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Edward McGuire‘s opera for children receives its world premiere with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and RSNO Junior Chorus under Christopher Bell. The story concerns The Fixers. who want to turn Scotland into a mild-mannered and industrious country. but are thwarted by The Scoffers. fun-loving addicts of lrn Bru and Tunnocks Tea Cakes. A light- hearted musical look at what it means to be Scottish. Primary school children and RSNO musicians play in the foyer for half an hour before each performance.
I Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.lOpm. Free. Young-Choon Park plays Haydn’s Sonatas in I} nrinor and E ﬂat major and other pieces by Rachrnaninov and Liszt.
I Cappella llova Chapel Royal. Stirling Castle. 7.30pm. £5—£7 (£3—£5) from Historic Scotland (Stirling Castle) on 01786 450000. A rich selection of Scottish Renaissance music from the time of James W. James V and Mary Queen of Scots. with Robert Carver's mass L'Homme Artné as the centrepiece. Cappella Nova have taken this programme all round Europe. but this is its ﬁrst outing on home soil — and a particularly ﬁtting venue.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. £2.50 (£1.50). Graham Ashton (trumpet) and John Langdon (organ) play music by Viviani. Fantini. Alan Hovhaness and Harald Genzmer. The concert is followed at 2.30pm by a free trumpet masterclass.
I Cake-Talk Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. l.30pm and 7.30pm. £3 matinee; £8 (£4) evening. See Thurs 7. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15 (£3). Joseph Swensen (see preview) picks up the baton for Sibelius's Suite: Belsltazzarlv Feast and The Countess ’s Portrait (UK premiere). and Haydn's Sinfonia C oneertante for Oboe, Bassoon. Violin and Cello and Symphony No 83 (The Hen '). in a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. the conductor discusses some recently discovered work by Sibelius.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Leon Coates plays music by Pachelbel. Cabanilles. Zachow. Bach. Brahms. Harper and Buxtehude.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. Canongate. 7.45pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Director Noel O’Regan leads the singers in Victoria's Requiem of I605 and Motets by Anerio and Lobo.
I ll Trovatore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Wed 6.
I Cake-Talk Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. 6pm. £8 (£4). See Thurs 7.
I Ouatuor Manfred Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). For information. contact the Alliance Francaise on 339 4281. One of the most
distinguished string quartets in France - winners at international competitions in Evian and Banff— bring a unique interpretation to their fellow countryman Debussy's Quartet in G minor as well as Beethoven’s Quartet in F minor and Brahms's Quartet in A minor
I Piano Ouets Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 8pm. £8 (£5). Graeme McNaught and Gusztav Fenyo join forces for a recital ol'duets for one and two pianos by composers including Schubert and Brahms.
I Music For Moving Pictures Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). lptn. Free by ticket. Members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra play music composed for animated short ﬁltns made at Edinburgh College of Art.
I Choral Evensong St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 3.30pm. Free. The Choir of St Mary‘s Cathedral sing Fauré‘s Requiem.
I Singet Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra Cluny Parish Church. Cluny Drive. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50) at the door. Stephen Doughty directs the Ensemble and Orchestra in Fauré‘s Requiem and other music by Weelkes. Parry. James Oswald and Stanford in a special concert for the Remembrance.
I Fioritura St Cecilia's Ha11.Cowgate. 7.45pm. £9 (£6/£4/£3) from Queen's Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1|55) and Georgian Concert Society (229 8018). The rich musical life and landscapes of Prague are celebrated by this quartet (soprano. clarinet. cello and fortepiano). The music includes pieces by Haydn. Dussek. Weber. Stadler arid Schubert. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 (£6/£3.50). Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. See Fri 8.
I la Ooheme Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier box ofﬁce and 227 5511. The award-winning Opera on a Shoestring return with a centenary production of Puccini’s La [Io/retire. directed by Terry Gilbert. Soprano Christina Dunwoodie - acclaimed for her previous lead roles in [a Traviata arid Lucia Di Lalliltlel'ltltml' - sings Mimi. while other parts are taken by Martin Higgins. Peter Wedd. Graeme Danby and Paul Keohone.
I City oi Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£ l 5 from 287 551 1. 'Glasnost meets Apple Pie' iii a programme that combines Russian and American music. In the red corner. it‘s Tchaikovsky's Overture: Romeo And Juliet. plus back-up from Borodin. Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov. Wearing the stars and stripes. it’s Bernstein. Copland. Barber and Gershwin. Roderick Dunk conducts.
I Paragon Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). An evening of emotionally charged music that goes under the overall title of ‘Memories': John McLeod‘s Clarinet Quintet. John Tavener's The Last Sleep OfT/te Virgin. Haflidi Hallgrimsson‘s Four Movements For String Quartet. James McMillan‘s Piper Alpha commemoration Tuirearl/t and the world premiere of Thomas Wilson’s evocative Guitar Coneerto (with Philip Thorne).
I Piano Recital St Mark's Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) from Queen’s Hall (667 7775) or at the
iielen Field as Ines laments her lot to Stattord Oean’s King of Portugal in James MacMillan’s lnés de Castro
door. William Alexander plays music by Bach. Haydn. Beethoven. Schumann. Prokoﬁev and Liszt.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Junior and Senior Choirs of lnvergortlon Academy perform music by Handel. Mendelssohn. Elgar. Rutter atrd Simon 1.indley.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). Cecilia Weston is the conductor ill Weber's ()verture: Der I'lt’lA't'lil/lf. Chopin's l’iano (‘oneerto No 2 (witlt soloist Peter livans) and Beethoven's .S't'mp/Iont' No 6 ( 'l’astoral ').
I Singet Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra St Mary's Parish Church. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50) at the door. See Sat 9.
I Trombone Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Christian Lindberg shares his knowledge of the brass instrument.
I Ouatuor Manfred Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£13(£4—£l l.50/£3). The New Town Concerts Society begins its season. See Sat 9.
I Cello Recital Hutcheson’s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Lucy Patterson (cello) and Lucy Carolan (piano) play music by Janacek. Hanrres Heher. Sttk. Wolfram Wagner and Martinu.
I II ‘l’rovatore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45. See Wed 6.
I la Boheme Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier box ofﬁce and 227 551i. See Sun 10.
I Composer’s Workshop Guinness Room. RSAM D. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. Martin Dalby kicks off a series of live events at which distinguished composers discuss their life and work. Students from the Academy give informal performances of key works.
I leda Trio and Friends BBC Scotland. 5 Queen Street. 1.15pm. Tickets at the door. A lunchtime concert featuring
I Cello Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.90 (including afternoon
cellist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and now with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Hebrides
Khachaturian‘s Trio and Schumann‘s Piano Quintet.
tea). William Conway. former principal
Ensemble. plays Domenico Gabrielli‘s Rl(‘(’l'(‘(ll' 2. John Bevan Baker's Legend (Joan ()f/il‘t') and Bach‘s Suite No 5.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()1786 461081. 8pm. £l2 (£9.50/£6). ()stno Viinska conducts the orchestra itr Rossini's Overture: William 'Iell. Khachaturian‘s Cello Concerto (with soloist Mats Lindstrom) and Beethoven's .S'_v/ttp/tonv No 8.
I The Merry Widow Greenock Arts Guild Theatre. Campbell Street. 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Greenock Light Opera Cltrb celebrate their 2 1 st year with one of the tnost popular operettas. which tells the story of Anna and her former love. Danilo. 1.ehar's melodic touch can be heard in “Driving In The Park With You'. ‘The Grisettes Song‘ and. of course. 'The Merry Widow Waltz'.
I Cello Recital Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 12.
I St Andrews Baroque Trio Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Tire trio. which includes Elisabeth Dooner on baroque flute. plays sorratas by JS Bach. C.P.E. Bach and Telemann.
I ll Trovatore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Wed 6.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£21 from 287 55l1. Soprano Susan Roberts. alto Ruby Philogene. tenor Richard Coxon. bass Stephen Roberts and the RSNO Chorus take to the stage for Mendelssohn's oratorio St Paul. one of his most melodic choral works. Leon Botsteirr conducts.
I La Boheme Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyrrdlatrd Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier box ofﬁce and 227 5511. See Strn 10.
I The Merry Widow Greenock Arts Guild Theatre. Campbell Street. 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Wed 13.
Music - Makers
at the Cottier Theatre
Scotland '3 foremost pianists Graeme McNaught Gusztav F enyo perform music for two pianos
Saturday 9th November 8pm
Schubert, Brahms. Debussy. Rachmaninoff
Tickets £8 (£5) 0141 357 3868
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