CLASSICAL & OPERA llSTlNG CONT
I Scottish Early Music Consort Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 6pm. £11 from 287 551 I. SEMC present ‘Celtic Voyages'. a progratnrne of ancient Scottish plainchant for St Columba. tnedieval Galician love songs and contemporary and traditional Gaelic songs. The group are joined by Mod gold- medallist Margaret Macl.ellan. dancer Caroline Rough and children from Mull who bring a music-theatre aspect to the proceedings. This concert follows a similar event at Salen Church on Mull on Wednesday 22 at 8pm and the SEMC‘s week-long island residency.
I Cosi Fan Tutte New Atltenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). Mozart's beautifully melodic opera. with its psychologically insightful libretto by Da Ponte. is performed by the RSAMD's Opera Department and directed by James Ross.
I lioyal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—1L 19.50 (concs) frotn 287 5511. See Fri 24.
I la Boheme Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9-£45 (£7~£42). Scottish Opera's ﬁrst visit to Edinburgh this year is with a revival of Elijah Moshinksy’s production of Puccini‘s Parisian masterpiece. directed by Daniel Slater and with acclaimed design by Michael Yeargan. Elizabeth Collier takes on the role of French seamstress Mimi. with Ian Storey as the poet Rodolfo. Stephen Clarke conducts. ln ltalian with English supertitles. The same production returns to Festival Theatre on 26 and 28 February.
I Create Consort St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets from Queen’s Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1155). 7.45pm. £9. ‘The North Sea Crossing' is the title of a programme of 17th century music by German composers who lived and worked in England and English composers who worked in Gertnany ~ Baltzar. Becker. Locke. Simpson. Scheidt and Lawes. An opportunity to compare the crossover of traditions of the period.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£17 (£6/£3.50). Joseph Swensen conducts the SCO in an all-Brahms programme — Serenades Nos / d2 2 and [7 our Serious Songs (with mezzo soprano Patricia Bardon).
I Violin Recital Victoria Halls. Helensburgh. 7.45pm. £6 (£5/£3). Susanne Stanzeleit (violin) and Gusztav Fenyo (piano) play music by Schubert. Beethoven. Debussy and Brahms.
I Howailan Consort Burgh Halls. Linlithgow. 7.30pm. £4 (£3/£ l ). The Consort perform songs and instrumental music from the medieval period to the 20th century.
I Guitar Recital Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 2pm. Free. Robert Jones plays a varied programme of guitar music from the 16th century to the present. including compositions by J .S. Bach. Villa-Lobos. Rodrigo and Giuliani.
Oavid Barrell and Ann Archibald in Scottish Opera’s revival or La Boheme
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm. Free. A selection of organ works played by Cyril Baker.
I Hebrides Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £7.50 (£3/£| ). This programme of Scottish chamber music includes the Scottish premiere of Piers Hellawell's Truth 0r C onsequetu'es and a special performance of Thomas Wilson‘s (‘ont'erto [)a Camera. in celebration of the composer‘s 70th birthday. Also on the bill are Edward McGuit'e‘s Euphoria. John Bevan-Baker‘s [ft-logue. Nigel Osborne's Adagio For Vl’t/I'llll Sinai/ovu- and Sally Beamish's Songs And Blessings. I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£15 (£7—£13) from 287 5511. An evening of 'l.atin Fire‘ is promised as conductor Martin Yates makes his debut with the Phil fora programme featuring Rimsky-Korsaktw. Sarasate. Massenet. Waldteufel. Bernstein. Falla and. of course. Ravel‘s Bolero and excerpts from Bizet's Carmen.
I 500 Chamber Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.50-£10(concs). Conductor Joseph Swensen takes up the violin for Bartok's Duos. Dvorak’s 'A'ntet‘it‘an' Quartet and Mendelssohn's Ot‘ret.
I Edinburgh Ouartet MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 2.30pm. £8.50 (£4.50). The Quartet are joined by local musician Douglas Cowen. a former pupil of Stirling‘s Wallace High School. for Edward McGuire‘s specially commissioned The Guest Quintet. The rest of the programme includes works by Beethoven and Schubert.
I Horn Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. IOO Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Jeffrey Bryant opens up the secrets of the brass instrument.
I Cosi Fan Tutte New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). See Sat 25.
I Princess Ida Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road. 447 7597. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) from Church Hill Theatre. Queen's Hall (668 2019) and Hugh Acland. 73 Dundas Street (556 3012). Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta. not seen in Edinburgh for a good few years. is given a tnore feminist twist to its ending by the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group and director Veronica Roberts. The company received rave reviews for their last Fringe appearance and are on sound territory here again.
I Scottish Voices Old St Paul's Church. Jeffrey Street. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/free) at the door. One of Scotland‘s top vocal ensembles makes its Edinburgh debut as part of the ECAT season. The programme consists of two works: Serenissima by Graham Hair (director of the ensemble) and Morton Feldman‘s delicate and contemplative Three Voices.
I DrOdSKV Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£13 (£4-£1 I .50). The innovative foursome play Janacek's Quartet No l. Schubert‘s Quartet in C minor and Shostakovich‘s Quartet No 2.
I Musica Electronlca Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092.
1.15pm. Free. A concert featuring electroocoustic 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 la Doherne Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Sat 25.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. A lunchtime concert featuring Schubert's Quartettsatz and Beethoven's String Quartet in C.
I Princess Ida Church Hill Theatre.
Morningside Road. 447 7597. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) from Church Hill Theatre. Queen‘s Hall (668 2019) and Hugh Acland. 73 Dundas Street (556 3012). See Mon 27.
I Hebrides Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/£1). See Sun 26.
I Paragon Ensemble MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). ‘Tangled Webs‘ is the overall title for a music theatre double bill of devilish tales — Naresh Sohal’s Madness Lit Bv Ughtning and David Horne's The Lie. David Davies conducts the Ensemble. who are joined by lrene Drurntnond (soprano). Margaret MacDonald (mezzo soprano). Alan Oke (tenor) and Christopher Underwood (baritone).
I Cosi Fan Tutte New Athenaeutn Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). See Sat 25.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Swann Building. King's Buildings. 1.10pm. Free See Tue 28.
I Princess Ida Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road. 447 7597. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) frotn Church Hill Theatre. Queen's Hall (668 2019) and Hugh Acland. 73 Dundas Street (556 3012). See Mon 27.
I One Voice Ensemble Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7/£3.50 (schoolchildren free). There‘s a strong French connection in evidence as the ensemble perform Ravel's Chansons Madécasses. Takemitsu‘s Quatrain ll. Boulez's Sonatine For Flute And Piano. Stravinsky‘s Suite: A Soldier Is Title and three songs from Messiaen’s Chants De Terre [5t De Ciel.
I Arco String Ouartet Hamilton Museum. Muir Street. 7.30pm. £4 (50p). The quartet present ‘Stringing Along'. a programme of light classics.
I Violin Recital Merchants‘ House. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3/£1) at the door. lnfortnation from 0141 639 3176. Accompanied at the piano by Philip Jenkins. Sigrun Edvaldsdottir plays sonatas by Mozart. Nordal and Brahms.
I Hachmaninov Trio Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 1.15pm. Free. A lunchtime concert featuring Georgii Sviridov’s Piano Trio and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No 2.
I Piano Recital Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Rachel Beckles Willson and Lynda Cochrane play two pieces by Kurtag and three pieces by J .S. Bach arranged by Kurtag for two pianos.
I Royal Scottish llational Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8-£21 (cones) from 287 551 l. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to Scotland for Saint-Saens’s Piano Concerto No 5. The remaining programme consisu‘. of Glazunov’s The Sea. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sac/Ito and Debussy's La Mer. Alexander Lazarev conducts.
52 The List 24 Jan-6 Feb 1997