ﬁrst opera. proves to be a supreme master of the orchestral palette. Jonathan Moore (Life With An Idiot) directs.
I Brazilian Electroacoustic Music Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. The first ofa series of concerts promoted by NUCOM. the Brazilian Computer Music Association. features works by Victor Lazzan'ni. Jose Augusto Mannis. Igor Lintz Maues and Eduardo Reck Miranda.
I Violin Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Sylvia Rosenberg investigates the violin.
I Academy Wind Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). David Davies conducts music by contemporary composers — Nigel Clark. Philip Sparke. Thea Musgrave. Geoffrey Burgon and David Bedford.
I Arraymusic Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. See Mon 18.
I II Trovatore Festival Theatre. N icolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.5()-£45. See Sat 16.
I Cello Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £3—£8 (£3). John Tunnell Trust prizewinners Rebecca Gilliver (cello) anti Paul Janes (piano) formed a duo four years ago when they were students at the Royal Northern College of Music. Today they play Beethoven‘s Variations in F major. sonatas by Britten and Rachmaninov. and a new work by James C lapperton.
I Hail! Bright Cecilia St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5 (children free). An evening of music for St Cecilia‘s Day. including odes composed by Purcell anti sung by the Chapter House Singers.
I King’s Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). A selection of sonatas and other works by Handel. Vivaldi. Heinichen and Georg Muffat. followed by a free masterclass on early music at 2.30pm in the Guinness Rootn.
I la Bohéme Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from 227 5511. See Sat 16 at Cottier Theatre.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Sir Peter Maxwell Davies introduces and conducts his own Strathclyde Cottt'erto No 9. which is about to be recorded by the SCO along with the tenth and final work in the cycle. This symphony places the unusual textures of solo ﬂute. cor anglais. piccolo. E ﬂat clarinet. bass clarinet and contrabassoon against an accompanying group of orchestral strings.
I Cello Recital National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 12.45pm. Free. Ursula Smith. principal cellist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. plays music for unaccompanied cello. including Bach‘s Suite in Bﬂat.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Jeremy Cull plays Hakim‘s Vexilla Regis Prodeunt and Maria/es and Tournemire‘s Fantaisie-Improt'isation Stir L'At'e Maris Stella.
I Burns Classical Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £l2l£9 (£8/£5). 1n ‘Ae Fond Kiss . . . Ac Fareweel . . . ‘. the life and work of Robert Burns are celebrated in words and music. with contemporary Scottish and international settings of some of the poet’s most famous lyrics. Performers include actor John Cairney. baritone Peter Morrison. Gregory Squire (baroque violin). Katrin Eickhorst- Squire (baroque cello) anti Kenneth Elliot (fortepiano).
I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) from EUSO members and at the door. Emre Araci conducts Tchaikovsky‘s Andante Cantabile. J.S. Bach‘s K eyhoard Concerto in D minor (with pianist Shona McLean) and Mendelssohn‘s String Symphony No / I.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £7—£19.50. Young Finnish conductor Sakari ()ratno — recently announced as successor to Sir Simon Rattle at the CBSO — makes his RSNO debut with music by fellow Scandinavians: Sibelius‘s 'Iapiola antl Symphony No 7 and Grieg‘s Piano Concerto in A minor (with soloist Anya Alexeyev).
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50-£l9.50 from 287 5511. See Fri 22.
I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£4). To kick off its 40th anniversary season. the GCO presents a programme with a strong international flavour — Rossini‘s Overture: The Italian Girl In Algiers. Rodrigo’s Concerto l)e Aron/tier. Kodaly's Dames ()_/'(}a/anta and Mozart‘s Symphony No 3’ l ( ‘I’art's ').
I ll 'I’rovatore Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45. See Sat 16.
I Harpsichord Recital St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) from University of Edinburgh Faculty of Music. Nicolson Square antl at the door. John Kitchen plays music by Handel. Arne. Clementi. Mozart and l)uphly on the newly restored Broadwood harpsichord (London 1793) belonging to the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments.
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I St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Kevock Choir perform music by de Lassus. Handel. Bruckner and Tippett.
I leopold String Trio Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. The threesome play Borodin‘s Trio in G. Haydn‘s Trio in G and the Scottish premiere of James Francis Brown‘s String Trio.
I Opera Workshop Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. An informal presentation by students of the RSAMD’s opera courses of ‘work in progress‘. accompanied by piano.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The Quartet play Beethoven's String Quartet in [5 ntinor.
I Piano Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£1()(£3—£8.5()). Pierre-Laurent Aimard. one of France‘s leading pianists. plays Debussy's Sir Etudes. Boulez‘s Sonata No I. Ravel‘s Gaspard De La Nuit and an extract from Messiaen‘s Catalogue Des ()isetttt.t'.
I Opera Workshop Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. See Tue 26.
I lunchtime Concert Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 1.15pm. Free. Students bf the BA. Applied Music degree at the University of Strathclyde present a programme of wind chamber music.
I University oi Glasgow Chamber Singers Chapel. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. John Gormley conducts the singers in a restful lunchtime concert. featuring Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Muttera.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tramway. Albert Drive. 7.30pm. £8 (£4/£2) from 227 5511. Fresh from giving the world premiere of Tan Dun‘s Orchestral Theatre III: Red Forecast at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. the BBC 880 return to Glasgow with the composer. who will conduct this new work - which fuses his music with archive film images of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Kennedy assassination — alongside the UK premiere of his Guitar Concerto (with soloist Sharon 1sbin) and lves‘s The Unanswered Question.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £4.50—£ l 7. Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras believes that Brahms‘s four great symphonies were not originally perfomied by the large-scale symphony orchestras with which they have become synonymous. but with smaller groups around the same size as the SCO. Whatever the case. these familiar works will sound fresh under his baton. Tonight sees a performance of Symphonies Nos I and 2 and the Academic Festival Overture. The series continues in December.
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
Thursday 28 November 7.30pm Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow
Orchestral Theatre 11!: Red Forecast
a multi-media work for soprano. saxophone. orchestra. video and news
Guitar Concerto UK Premiere
Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Susan Botti soprano
Sharon Isbin guitar
Tan Dun conductor Mike Newman video artist
Tickets £8. 00 (concessions available) Ticket Centre, Candleriggs: 0141-287 551] and, subject to availability, at Tramway ’5 Box Ofﬁce on the night all unreserved seating
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