Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.

FRIDAY 29 . Glasgow

I Strings Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. I00 Renii'ew Street. 332 5057. 9.30am. Free. Leon Spierer directs a masterclass on stringed instruments.

I lunchtime Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l()0 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Ipm. £2.50 I .50). Nicholas Daniel (oboe). Kim Walker (bassoon) and Julius Drake (piano) play trios by Francaix and Poulenc. The threesome direct a free woodwind masterclass at 2.30pm. while Daniel and Walker direct. respectively. oboe and bassoon masterclasses at 6.30pm. I Song Circle Adelaide Place Baptist Church. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Glasgow's a cappella vocal octet. under the baton of musical director .Iohn Gormley. sing partsongs and motels by Brahms. Holst. Stanford and Vaughan Williams.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£l5 from 287 55I l. Yoel Levi takes over conducting duties from Sir Charles Mackerras (recovering from a shoulder operation) in this series which argues that Bralims‘s four great symphonies were not originally performed by the large-scale symphony orchestras with which they have become synonymous. but with smaller groups around the same size as the SC(). Tonight sees a performance of Symphonies Nos / and 2 and the Tragic ()i'erture.

I Maulwerker Ensemble CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 8pm. Free. A special work-in-progress performance showcasing the results of the Berlin-based ensemble's recent workshops with Glasgow music students. For the full scale performance. see Sat 30.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. I. l()ptn. Free. Gijsbert Lekkerkerker is today‘s soloist. I Royal Scottish llational Orchestra Usher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 Il55. 7.30pm. £7—£ 19.50. Acclaimed Japanese conductor Michiyoshi Inoue comes to Scotland for Berlioz's Overture: Waverley and Symphonie Fantastique and Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No 2 (with Joseph Kalichstein).



I Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 33! I854. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. lain McGIinchey plays from a lighter organ repertoire.

I Royal Scottish llational Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£19.50 from 287 55 l 1. See Edinburgh. Fri 29.

I Kelvin Ensemble Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) at the door. The ensemble. conducted by Nigel Boddice. play Thomas Wilson's Pas De Quoi. Prokofiev‘s Peter And The Wolj'and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 5.

I St Andrew’s llight Concert Barony Hall. University of Strathclyde. 7.30pm. £7/£4 (£2.50—£5) from Director of Music. Livingstone Tower. Richmond Street.

Glasgow GI IXH (552 4400 ext 3444). Strathclyde University‘s Chorus. Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra join forces for a special Scottish-themed evening. Alan Tavener conducts MaCCunn‘s Overture: [and ()fT/te Mountain And The Flood. Bruch's Scottish Fantasy (with hotshot l6-year-old violinist Donnie Deacon) and the world premiere of David Johnson‘s The Mortal Memory. a playful new cantata which uses five Burns’ songs as its central hub.

I Maulwerker Ensemble CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752i. 8pm. £5 (£2). Formed in l978 by students at the Berlin Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts. the Maulwerker Ensemble have become specialists in 20th century experimental music. While in Glasgow. they have been conducting workshops with local music students (see Fri 29); but tonight's concert consists of Cage‘s Concert For Piano, Voices And. . . Instrtmtents and other pieces by Henrik Kairies. Christian Kesten. Michael Hirsch and Dieter Sclmebel. In association with the Goethe Institut.

I Piano Recital Guinness Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £5 (£3). Scottish composer and pianist David Paul Jones plays from the 20th century repertoire. including works by Berg. Messiaen. Scriabin. Peter Sculthorpe and the world premiere of his own Beginnings (If/nature


I Edinburgh Ad lloc Ensemble Kirk 0' Field Parish Church. Pleasance. 7.30pm. £5 (£4) from 332 6585 or at the door. At this inaugural concert. the 30 members of Edinburgh‘s newest orchestra play Vivian Ellis's Coronation Scot and N or Town Suite. Muir Mathieson's From The Grampians and selections from the musicals Short-hora. Mary Poppins and Half/I Sixpence with soloists James Dinsmore and Fiona Scrimgeour. A charity concert in aid ofchurch funds.

I New Edinburgh Orchestra Nicolson Square Church. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) frotn Queen’s Hall (668 20l9). The full-sized chamber orchestra begins its new season with a charity concert in aid of Penumbra. featuring Schubert's Symphony No S

( ‘Unjinished '). Wagner‘s Seig/ried Idyll. Bartok‘s Rumanian Fol/t Dances and the lesser known Julius Rontgen's Serenade For Winds. The world premiere of Clive Strutt‘s Ceilidh is a fitting contribution to St Andrew's Day.

I Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 8pm. Tickets from EUCME members. Programme to be announced.



I Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 l854. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Ian Johnston presents a Sunday Promenade Concert.

I Strathclyde University Chamber Choir Govan Old Parish Church. 6.30pm. Free. An annual carol service featuring candlelit processions and music by Handel. Rachmaninov. Gabriel Jackson and various renaissance composers.

I Glasgow lyric Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £IO/£8.50 from 227 551 I. The choir perform Haydn’s oratorio The C reation. with soloists Lynn Danby. James Boyd and George Gordon.

I City or Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£15 (£7—£l3) from 287 551 1. Conductor Martin Merry. soprano Adeline Ratnage. mezzo Renata Skarelyte. tenor Hyung- Chan Kim. baritone Kevin Greenlaw and the City of Glasgow Chorus join the orchestra for an evening of ‘Operatic Sensations' - favourite extracts from La

Traviata. Carmen. The Barber ()fSei'ilIe. Lu [Io/retire. Na/ntcco, Faust and many others.

I leda Piano Trio Guinness Room. RSAM I). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£4). The group plays trios by Beethoven and Khachaturian. and is joined by Robert McFalI and Brian Schiele for Schumann's Piano Quintet in Ifflat.

I Paragon Ensemble Scotland Stevenson Hail. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). Conductor David Davies and the Paragon Ensemble reckon that politics and music do mix in this vibrant programme which sees the UK premiere of Ross Campbell's Red George Square. world premieres of Matthew Roddie's He.t'(tgolt (written specially for horn player Hugh Potts) and the complete version of Gordon McPherson's Suite.


I Brahms Rediscovered Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9. l l .30am. Free to ticket holders of SC() Brahms series. Sir Charles Mackerras and Brahms expert Professor Robert Pascal discuss the four great symphonies and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‘s current series of performances. I SCO Chamber Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20I9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £ l()/£7 (concessions available). The members of the Scottish Chamber ()rchestra‘s smaller ensemble play B rahms's Horn Trio and Four Serious Songs (with bass-baritone Christopher Maltman) and Faure's Piano Quartet in C ntinor (with pianist Graham McNaught).

I Organ necital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. Howard Duthie plays Bach's Sonata No 6 in (1. Saint- Sa'e'ns's l-‘antasie and Bossi‘s Scherm.

I Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble St M ark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) from Queen's Hall (228 20l9) at the door. The ensemble. under musical director Murray Campbell. present chamber music of 17th century Italy. including sonatas and canzonas by Frescobaldi. Castello. Fontana and Scannn.

I Organ Recital St John's Church. Princes Street. 7.15pm. Free. Meditations for organ performed by candlelight by organist Richard Neville-Towle. featuring the first part of Messiaen's La Nativite Du Seigneur (La Vierge lit L'lin/ant. Les Berger's. Desseins [Sterne/s, Le Verhe. Les [infants De Dieu).

I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £6—£15 (concessions available) from Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall. King's Theatre. Assembly Rooms and 220 4349. The 50th anniversary of UNICEF is celebrated in suitable fashion as a collection of children from local choirs join with soloists and the Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra for Orff's Carmina Burana. Edward Harper's Chanson Minimale. Borodin's unfinished Symphony No 3 and Stravinsky‘s Suite No I.



I Academy Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Violinist Leon Spierer directs the orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No 33, Thomas Wilson‘s St Kentigern Suite and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3

( 'St'ottish ').


I Chamber Group of Scotland Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/free) from Queen's Hall (668 20l9). James MacMillan directs the group for a programme of dramatic music by veteran Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya.

friend and colleague of Shostakovich. Also on the bill is Breaking Up The Temporal Thread. a new work by young Glasgow-based composer Amanda Collins. See preview.

I Violin Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£l3 (£4—£l l .50). The New Town Concerts Society season continues with Proms regular Tasmin Little (violin) and Martin Roscoe (piano) playing Ravel‘s jazz-influenced Sonata. Elgar’s Sonata in If minor. and Brahms‘s Sonata in A and Scherzo in C minor.



I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 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 Clarinet Recital Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. l.l5pm. £2 on the door. Andrew Sparling (clarinet) and Katharine Durran (piano) play Brahms‘s Sonata in F minor and Scottish premieres ofGraham Fitkin's Those Sweet. Sweet Melodies. Lawrence C rane‘s K ierkegaard; His Walk Around Copenhagen and Sparling. and Roger Redgate’s Eos.


I Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. The singers anti director John Kitchen present a programme of folk songs from Scotland. England. Ireland and Wales.

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Friday, 6 December at 8pm in St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh Tickets: [ti/f4 from Queens Hall and at door. Credit Card hotline: 0l3l-ti67 7776

Sunday, 8 December at 8pm in St Mary's Cathedral, Ct “Western Road. Glasgow Tickets: [36/124 from Tickctlink and at door.

Credit Card hotline: 0l4l-287 SSI l

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Treat yourself to a delicious 2 course pre-conccrt 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

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