CLASSICAL & OPERA lISTING CONT THUR I Royal Scottish llational Orchestra 13 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm.

. £7—£l9.50 (concs) frotn Usher Hall Box Edinbur h

Office (228 H55) or Ticket Line (220 I Scottish C amber Orchestra Queen's 4349). Walter Weller conducts Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture: Romeo hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50-£|7 And Juliet (yes. it‘s St Valentine's Day). (£6/£3.50). SCO principal conductor Mozart's Sin/onia Com-ermine with Joseph Swensen reveals another of his RSNO principals Edwin Paling (violin) talents as composer with his S/tizue and John Harrington (viola) and Fantasy For S/uikuluu'lii And Strings. a Beethoven's St'lllp/lnlll‘ No 7. piece which brings together his Japanese

roots and Western heritage. Also on the SATURDAY 15

bill are Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks and Glasgow

Mozart's Symphony No 38 ( ‘Prague '). I Die Fledennaus Theatre Royal. Hope

Swensen gives a pre-concert talk at

6.45pm. Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50--£45 (concs). See Wed l3.

FRIDAY 14 I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall

I Vocal Recital Stevenson llall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£ l‘).50 from 287 55l I. See Fri I4.

lpm. £2.50 l .50). Soprano Joan Edinburgh

Rodgers and Edinburgh-born.

internationally acclaimed accompanist I Menuhin School’s Young Virtuosi St John's Church. Princes Street. 7pm. £8

Malcolm Martineau perform

Mussorgsky‘s The Nursery and Wolf's

Songs F or The 'ltalienise/tes Lieder/melt '.

I Singing and Piano Masterclass (£5 ) from Caledonian Hotel (459 9988 ). Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Young musicians from the Yehudi

Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Anne Menuhin School play music by. Mozart. Grappotte directs a masterclass for vocal Schubert. Schumann. Ravel. Debussy and and keyboard talents. Shostakovich for combinations of piano. I Oie Fledennaus Theatre Royal. Hope violin and cello. The concert is in aid of Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm. £3.50—£45 Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in (cones). See Wed l3. Scotland and Music In Blair Atholl. and I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. special tickets priced £50 (including

Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50-£ I 5 (£3) concert) are available for a reception. from 227 551 I. See Thurs l3. Pre-concert dinner and auction at the Caledonian talk at 6.30pm. Hotel.

I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) from EUSU members and at the door. Emre Araci conducts the orchestra in Holst‘s St l’auliv Suite. Bartok‘s Romanian Dames.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 6502423. l.l()pm. Free. Peter Locke plays music by Muffat. Buxtehude and J.S. Bach.

Scotush ’-\ chamber

()rchestra \_,

I Thursday 13 February 7.45pm I Queen's Hall. Edinburgh

I Friday 21 February 7.30pm I

City Hall. Glasgow

I Friday 1:. February 7.30pm I City Hall. Glasgow

I Saturday 22 February 7.45pm I

Queen's Hall. Edinburgh The Mobil Concerts

STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks SWENSEN 'Shizue' Fantasy for Shakuhachi and Strings UK Premiere MOZART Symphony No. 38 'Prague'

R. STRAUSS Symphony for Winds MACMILLAN i(A Meditation on Iona)

World Premiere Commissioned with funds from City of Glasgow and the Scottish Arts Council

BARBER Violin Concerto

Gunnar Llnder shakuhachi Karen Gomyo violin

Book now: Edinburgh Queen's Hall 0131 667 7776

Glasgow Ticket Centre 0141 287 5511

Skalkottas's Fit-e Greek Dames. Erkin's Sin/onietta and Wiren's Serenade For Strings.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble St Bernard‘s Centre. Saxe- Coburg Street. 7.45pm. £5 (£3.50/£ I) from Queen's Hall (box office 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 ll55). King's Theatre (220 4349) and at the door. Peter Evans is conductor for the inaugural concert of the MC() Wind Ensemble. which features Dvorak‘s Serenade in 1) minor and Mozart's Serenade in III/lat.



I Trio Serenata Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 2.30pm. £5 (£3) from (ll 355 302869 and at the door. If music be the food of love. play on at a special St Valentine's concert featuring music and songs by Gounod. Martini. l.eoncavallo. Kreislet'. Strauss and Lehar.


I National Symphony Orchestra ot Ireland Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £6—£ l‘) (£4.50—£ l 7 ). From its origins as Ireland's first radio orchestra back in l‘)26. the NSOI has gained a reputation as a major international touring symphony orchestra under Principal Conductor Kasper de Roo. For their first visit to the Festival Theatre. they play Gerald Ban‘y's F/(llll/NH'S. Beethoven's I’iano Coneerto No 4 (with Belfast-born soloist Barry Douglas). Ravel's La Mere l.'().ve and Stt'avinsky‘s I‘)l‘) version of The l’T/‘C/ill'l/ Suite. See preview.



I National Symphony Orchestra ot Ireland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8.50-£ 19.50 from 287 55! I. See Sun 16. with Kodaly‘s Hiirv Janos Suite replacing the Stravinsky.



I Die Fledennaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45 (concs). See Wed 13.


I Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. I.l0pm. Free. Margaret Fingerhut plays music by Suk.

Leighton and Chopin.

I Grieg Piano Trio Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£|2 (£3-£7). The Tuesday‘s Live series broadcast to the nation on Radio 3 continues as the Scandinavians make their second visit to Scotland with Mozart's Piano Trio in G. Frank Martin's Trio ()n Iris-Ii Folk Tuner and Beethoven's Piano Trio ()pl/3.



I Composer’s Workshop Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l()0 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. Gavin Bryars discusses his life and work in a talk titled ‘lnvention ()f Tradition ‘.

I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45 (concs). See Thurs l3. Tonight David Newman replaces Ian Storey as Rodolfo.


I St Margaret’s School Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The Junior. Middle and Senior Choirs of St Margaret‘s team up with the school's Senior ()rchestra and Concert Band for music by Mozart. Brahms. Richard Rodney Bennett and Schubert. as well as folk songs and spirituals.



I University of Glasgow Chamber Singers Chapel. University ofC-lasgow. University Avenue. l.l5pm. Free. The ensemble. under conductor John Gormley. present a programme that includes Frei Manuel Cardoso's Missa Pro Dejiinetis. I Die Fledennaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45 (concs). See Wed I3.

I John Currie Singers Adelaide's. Bath Street. 8pm. £l—£8 from 227 55l l. Chansons by Ravel and Debussy. and specially donated short works by ten Scottish Composers.


I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £‘)/£7 (Eb/£4). Composer Piers Hellawell weaves the sea-scapes and lochs of his Harris home into Sound Carvings From The Water '5‘ Edge. performed here on a bill with Handel 's Concerto Grosso 0p 6/ll . Barber's ever-popular Adagio For Strings. Haydn's Cello Concerto in C (with soloist Alison Lawrance) and Suk‘s Serenade For Strings.

l i I

cottlsh nsem e play Flers Hellawell's Sound Carvlngs From The Water’s Edge among other places at the Oueen’s llalt, Edinburgh Thurs 20

56 The List 7-20 Feb .1997