MUSIC classical & opera
CLASSICAL 8r OPERA: GLASGOW. FRI 14 cont
I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 227 5511. See Mon 10.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. 012 8DG. The BBC SSO’s ‘Cutting Edge' series continues as Martyn Brabbins conducts Gavin Bryar’s The Sinking Of The Titanic and The East Coast (with Lawrence Chemey on bass oboe). and the Scottish premiere of Mark-Anthony Tumage’s Dispelling The Fears (with Angela Whelan and Mark O’Keeffe on solo trumpets;
I Scottish Chamber Orc estra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15 (£3) from 227 5511. See Thurs l3.
I Janus: Piotrowicz Stechley Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£7.50/£5). See Mon 10.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £7—£19.50(concs) from Usher Hall Box Office (228 1155) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Acclaimed American conductor Marin Alsop returns to the podium for John Adams’s The Chairman Dances. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5
( ‘Emperor') (with Grigory Sokolov) and Brahms’s Symphony No 3.
I Children's Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. Noon. £7 (£3.50) from 287 5511.Atarah Ben-Tovim presents ‘Crescendo Tutti' the
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Opera On A Shoestring
Nippy Sweeties in hanghate Liz Lochhead’s play about WW2 evacuees
New Moves Across Europe
Andy Howitt / Dawn Hartley
Anna Hepburn in O . Consrder The Lilies
lain Chrichton-Snrith’s powerful story of the Highland Clearances
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last concert in the series. and invites all children to bring along an instrument and join in with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The music ranges from Tchaikovsky‘s explosive I812 Overture and Beethoven’s Ode To Joy to Maxwell Davies‘s An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise and Rimsky-Korsakov‘s lyrical Scheherazade.
I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 3pm and 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 227 5511. See Mon 10.
I Junior Academy Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 3.30pm. Free by ticket. The Junior Academy of Music presents a percussion extravaganza.
I Glasgow Chamber Choir Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 7.30pm. £9 (£6) from 227 5511. Glasgow Cathedral is the appropriately impressive setting for three-year-old Glasgow Chamber Choir’s performance of Handel‘s mighty oratorio Israel In Egypt. Robert Marshall directs. and the soloists are Amanda Morrison (soprano). Kirstie Yeoman (soprano). Malcolm Smith (counter tenor), Peter Auty (tenor). Francis Church (baritone) and James Cleverton (bass/baritone).
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£19.50 from 287 5511. See Fri 14.
I Glasgow Wind Band Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50). For its annual concert. one of Scotland's most successful wind bands presents a varied programme that ranges from the baroque period to the present day. and includes a recent work by Scottish composer Edward McGuire.
I Opera On A Shoestring Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7 (£4) from Cottier Box Office or Ticketlink (227 55l l ). The acclaimed Scottish company present an opera gala to piano accompaniment. with music from Mozart. Bellini. Saint- Saens. Cilea and others. The evening also offers an opportunity to sample highlights from Opera On A Shoestring’s forthcoming Mayfest production of Puccini’s Tosca.
I Alfred Brendel Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £9-£25 (concs on the day). The world famous pianist plays Schumann's Fantasy in C . Haydn's Sonata in G and works by Busoni and Liszt in a special fundraising concert for The Young Musicians' Trust.
I Vocal Recital Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 2pm. £5 (£3.50) from box office and Ticketlink (227 5511). Music-Makers' series of concerts giving talented young musicians a platform continues as mezzo-soprano Arlene Rolth performs songs by Brahms. Debussy. Chabrier. Ravel and Grainger. Rolth is winner of the John Ireland Recital Prize and Scottish Opera's Gavin Boyd Memorial Prize. while accompanist Robert Melling picked up the Ramsay Calder Debussy Prize for voice and piano.
I Children's Classic Concerts Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2pm. £7.50 (£5/£3.50) from Usher Hall Box Ofﬁce (228 1155) or Ticket Line (220 4349). See Sat 15.
I SCO Chamber Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.50—£10 (concs on the day). The SCO Wind Ensemble are joined by pianist Peter Donohoe for Poulenc's Sonata For Clarinet And Bassoon and Sextet. and Mozart's Quintet For Piano And Wind and Piano Sonata in F.
I Banquet Of Muslclt St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) at the door. The baroque quartet play chamber music by Bach. Telemann and Handel on period instruments.
Marin Alsop conducts the RSNO at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Fri 14 and at Glasgow Royal Concert Ball on Sat 15
MONDAY 17 Edinbugh I St Mary's Music School and Hadley Court Singers Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 7.45pm. £3 (£1) at the door. Jenny Bassett conducts the latest in the chamber concert series presented by the Edinburgh Competition Festival Association. Featured artists include Wilma MacDougall (soprano). Colette Ruddy (mezzo soprano). Graham Lovett (tenor). Kevin Greenlaw (bass) and Stephen Doughty (organ).
I Lunchtime Concert Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. The students of the University of Strathclyde‘s BA Applied Music degree present a varied programme of solo and chamber music.
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I George Heriot‘s School Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £2.50 (free) from the school. The pupils play ‘Spring’ from Haydn's The Seasons and the ‘Ballet Suite” from Walton‘s arrangement of Bach‘s The Wise Virgins. There will also be performances by the School’s Concert Band and Girls' Choir.
I Lunchtime Concert Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 1. 15pm. Free. The students of the University of Strathclyde‘s BA Applied Music degree present a varied programme of solo and chamber music. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£2l from 287 5511. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the RSNO and RSNO Chorus in Lutoslawski‘s Chain 3. Szymanowski's Symphony No 3 ('Song Of Tire Night '). with its lush settings of Persian poetry. and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5. Adrian Thompson is the featured tenor.
I Academy Strings Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The RSAMD students play Respighi‘s Suite No 3, Mozart‘s Divertimento in D. Tippett's Little Music For Strings, Barber‘s famous Adagio and Bach's Suite No 3.
I Mr McFall's Chamber Scottish National Portrait Gallery. I Queen Street. 12.45pm. Free. The experimental group. composed of members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. present an original selection of music from the baroque to the modem.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 (£6/£3.50). Soprano Christine Brewer joins the SCO for Beethoven’s Concert Aria: ‘Alr.’ Pedido' and Weber's Overture and Scena: Oberon. The rest of the bill is all Beethoven: the Overture: Leonora No 3 and Symphony No 6 (‘Pastoral '). Carlo Rizzi conducts.