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A C/awtmae Concert of bumper mic by the Italian Mata-4: VivaBi, Pergolaid Scarlattr'
Friday, 6 December at 8pm in St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh Tickets: £6/C4 from Queen's Hall and at door. Credit Card hotline: 0l3l-667 7776
Sunday, 8 December at 8pm in St Mary's Cathedral, Gt Western Road, Glasgow Tickets: £6/C4 from Tickctlink and at door.
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Treat yourself to a delicious 2 course pre-concert meal at the Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh (just opposite) for only £9.50 including a glass of wine. Ring 0131-459 9988 for bookings (6pm - 7.30pm) and ask for Carriages Restaurant
production of Puccini's La Boheme. directed by Terry Gilbert. Soprano Christina Dunwoodie - acclaimed for her previous lead roles in [a Traviata and Lucia Di Lammermoor — sings Mimi. while other pans are taken by Martin Higgins. Peter Wedd. Graeme Danby and Paul Keohone.
I Metarnorph Ensemble Royal Scottish Academy. Princes Street. 225 667]. lpm. Free. Formed just over a year ago by artist Jeremy Lorne. the Metamorph Ensemble uses visual art as inspiration for its music or incorporates that art into its performance events. Today‘s one-off event consists of an hour-long performance of Breathing! and coincides with the ﬁnal day of the Society of Scottish Anists’ l02nd annual exhibition (admission to which is ill .50 and 80p concession).
I Fettes College Concert Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. Tickets available from Fettes College. David Thomas conducts pupils from the school in a programme of choral and orchestral works. including Vaughan Williams‘s Five Mystical Songs. John Harris plays organ and David Rhodes is soloist.
I Children’s Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 2pm. £7 (£3.50) from 287 55] I. Conductor Christopher Bell. the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra‘s Chorus presents ‘Sing A Song Of Classics'. a special package of tuneful choral and orchestral
(Please note change of conductor)
e GREAT SYMPHONIES
Conducted by Yoel Levi
Thursday 28 November 7.45pm Sponsored by Scottish Provident
Friday 29 November 7.30pm Sponsored by Edinburgh Unit Trust Managers Ltd
BRAHMS SYMPHONIES 1 &2
Academic Festival Overture*
Scotush A chamber
Orchestra \ \
Usher Hall, Edinburgh *
City Hall, Glasgow +
Friday 6 December 7.30pm
Thursday 5 December 7.45pm
BRAHMS SYMPHONIES 3 & 4
Variations on a Theme by Haydn 'St Anthony Chorale'
Usher Hall, Edinburgh City Hall, Glasgow
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works including excerpts from Orff's Carmina Burana. Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Vaughan Williams‘s Greensleeves and operatic highlights from La Traviata, Aida and Porgy And Bess.
I Telemann Ensemble Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 2.30pm. £5 (£3) at the door. The ensemble play music by Telemann. Handel and Bach.
I The Kosher Flute Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Atarah Ben-Tovim. ex- Principal Flute with the Royal Liverpool Philhamionic Orchestra. presents an entertaining blend of personal reminiscences and insight into orchestral life. The first musical item in the fifth annual Jewish Ans Day for which all-day tickets for five events are available at £l6 (£l2).
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 I854. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. David Murray presents a Sunday promenade concert.
I Cantor Ernest Levy Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. IOO Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 4pm. £5 (£3.50). The Cantor sings a selection of Jewish lieder and liturgical pieces both solo and with a quartet from Cappella Nova. Michael Barnett plays piano and Rosamund Steen offers some readings. I Passion in Jewish Music Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5.30pm. £3. Michael Tumelty. music critic with The Herald. investigates the emotion and intensity of Jewish music.
I Schidlor Guartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). The highly acclaimed young quartet make their Glasgow debut with Haydn‘s String Quartet in C
( ‘Emperor '). Schulhoff's Five Pieces. Schubert‘s Quartettsat: and chussy‘s Quartet.
I Diverse Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 2.30pm. £4.50—£ l0 (£6). A diverse group of performers — John Harle (saxophone). Richard Rodney Bennett (piano), Dave Heath (ﬂute). Ursula Leveaux (bassoon) and David McGuinness (organ) — play music by a diverse group of composers — Britten. Machaut. Heath. Dowland. (la Cima. Schulhoff. Frescobaldi and Koechlin. Presented by BBC Radio 3. See preview.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Edinburgh University Singers perform Handel's Coronation Anthems.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50) from EUCO members and at the door. Edward Harper conducts Beethoven‘s Overture: The C onser'ration Oj‘T/re House. Strauss's Horn Concerto No 2 (with soloist Joanne Towler. winner of the Tovey Memorial Prize) and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 5
( 'Refonnation ').
I Scottish Slnronia Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£6/£4) from Queen‘s Hall (668 20l9). Usher Hall. Assembly Rooms and King's Theatre. Neil Mantle conducts Shostakovich‘s Cello Concerto (with Edinburgh-born soloist Garry Walker) and Bruckner's Symphony No 7.
I Violin Recital Harp Hotel. Corstorphine. 8pm. £6.50 (£5) from 334 28 l2. Cadenza presents Deirdre McDonnell (violin and viola) and William Alexander (piano) playing music by Vivaldi. Bach. Mozart. Brahms and Kreisler.
I Viola Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. IOO Renfrew Street. 332 5057.
2pm. Free. Yuko lnoue divulges some secrets of the string instrument.
I Trombone Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. IOO Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. lan Bousfteld directs a masterclass and short concert.
I Arraymusic Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/free) from Queen‘s Hall. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). The Canadian ensemble begin their European tour with a selection of works by their countrymen. including Henry Kucharzyk. Claude Vivier and Walter Zimmerman.
I lunchtime Concert Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. l.lSpm. £2 on the door. The pupils ofthe Music School of Douglas Academy present a varied programme of solo and chamber music.
I Musica Electronlca Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. A concert featuring electro acoustic music selected from international festivals. prizes and studios around the world. prepared and diffused by final year students of the B.Eng (Electronics With Music) course on special sound diffusion equipment.
I Violin Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l. I0pm. Free. Daphne Godson (violin) and Audrey lnnes (piano) play Part's Fratres and S‘piegel lm Spiegel. Beamish‘s Introduction And Rondo Caprirrr'ioso and Schumann’s Sonata in A minor.
I II Trovatore Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7. l5pm. 12550—1145. See Sat 16.
I Guitar Recital Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library (off l.eith Walk). 7.45pm. Free. Former RSAMD student Gary Macl.eod. a specialist in Spanish and Latin American guitar music. plays pieces by Tarrega. Sor. Manjon. Albeniz and Barrios.
I la Boheme Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from 227 55l I. See Sat 16 at Cottier Theatre.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sac) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G l 2 8DG. Jerzy Maksymiuk conducts Thomas Wilson's Symphony No 4 and Vaughan Williams's Fantasia On A Theme 0] Thomas Tit/It's. See preview.
I University of Glasgow Orchestra Bute Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) at the door. The Orchestra. under the baton of Cecilia Watson. plays Weber's Overture: Der Freisr'lriitr. Dvorak's Symphony No 9
( “From The New Worlrl') and other pieces.
I Ines De Castro Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £5.50—£45. James MacMillan‘s dramatic version ofJohn Clifford’s play split the critics at its Edinburgh Festival premiere. although the general Scottish (positive)/English (negative) divide probably was down to agendas other than the music itself. The story is gripping in its dark qualities. while MacMillan. in his
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