MUSIC classical & opera

CLASSICAL 8t OPERA SAT 26 continued


I Showboat King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 434‘). 2.15pm and 7.30pm. £2—£8.50 (mat) and £3—£‘).50. See Mon


I Kevock Choir Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £3—£7 from Usher Hall Box Office (228 1155) or Ticket Line (220 4349). The 30-year-old choir‘s annual concert also draws on the talents of accompanist Pam Aitken and the Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Orchestra.

I Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/school children free). Forty wind players from the RNCM present a mostly Scottish programme for this trip north of the border works by Thea Musgrave. lain Hamilton. Edward Harper. John Casken. James MacMillan and the world premiere of Spectral by Kevin Mayo.


I Violin Recital Cottier Theatre. ‘)3 Hyndland Road. 2pm. £5 (£3.50) from Cottier box office (357 3868) or Ticketlink (227 5511). Hungarian violinist Marianna Sztics and pianist Rachel Attwell. currently a postgraduate student at the Guildhall. play pieces by Stravinsky. Ravel. Brahms and Arnold as part of Music-Makers‘ Young Musicians Platform.

I Telemann Ensemble Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. Pollok Park. 2.30pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Celebrating its 20th birthday. the baroque ensemble continues its season of concerts with some music by Vivaldi. Handel and. ofcourse. Telemann.

I Strathclyde University Chamber Choir St Bride's Church. Hyndland. 3.30pm. Free. The choir. with organist

Blow hard: trombonist Christian Lindberg joins the BBC 550

David Hamilton. perform music for Eastertide by Tudor composers.


I Napier University Concert Band St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The student musicians perform pieces by Shostakovitch. Grainger. Russell Bennett and Frederick Frayling-Kelly.

I Jubilo Greyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £7 (£5) from Queen's Hall (box office 668 201‘). credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 1155). King‘s Theatre and Assembly Rooms (220 434‘)). The choir is joined by The Edinburgh Players. Rupert ()liver Forbes (tenor) and Nicholas Jones (bass/baritone) for Puccini's Mess-u [)1 (Iloriu. Brahms's Nu'm'u and Vaughan Williams‘s ’lim'ttn/ The ('ttk/rmt'n Regions". Walter 'l'ltortison conducts.


I Essential Scottish Opera Concert Hall. Municipal Buildings. South Beach. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from The Bookshelf. 38 Church Street. ()12‘)2 317052 or The Bookshelf. 21 Newmarket. Ayr. 01292 268935. See Fri 25.



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Sung in French with English supertitles

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow From 23 April Box Office 0141-332 9000 First Call (booking fee) 0141-556 5555



I Piano Recital 1-1utcheson’s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Brian Davidson plays Schubert's Allegretto in C minor and Sonata in (i. I Concerto Examinations Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Students of the M.Mus (Performance) course showcase their talents.


I Edinburgh University Faculty of Music Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 6502423. 1.10pm. Free. Edinburgh University students present a lunchtime




I Composer’s Workshop Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. .lonathan Harvey discusses his life and work in the last of a series of events which also include informal performances by students of the Academy.

I Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra Barony Hall. University of Strathclyde. 8pm. £5 (£3.50/£2.50) from Director of Music. University of Strathclyde. John Anderson Campus. Livingstone Tower. Richmond Street. Glasgow (i1 111x (552 4400 est 3444). Murray McLachlan directs the orchestra from the piano in Mozart‘s l’iunn ('mtt't’rtm' Mn 24 um/ 25.

Edinburgh I Allegro String Quartet Queen's

Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776,). 3pm. £4.‘)() includes afternoon tea. Four recent graduates of the RSAMD play a selection of popular and classical favourites. including .‘ylolart. (iershwin. Delibcs and Cole Porter.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre From 30 April Box Office 0131-529 6000

Also booking: Jana’éek's The Cunning Little Vixen Visit Scottish Opera on the Internet

I The Marriage Of Figaro Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 650 2423. 7pm. £7 (£4) at the door. Edinburgh University ()pera perform Mozart's masterpiece of inter-class satire. David McNally directs; James White is musical director.

I Samson And Delilah Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £5.5()—£45. See Wed 23.



I University of Glasgow Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Graham Hair conducts a programme which includes l.uigi Dallapiccola's Greek Suites (with soprano Noeleen Robinson).

I 88C Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £6~£15 (£4/£4.50) from 287 551 1.Tonight's concert in the ‘Sibelius Esperienee' series features something of a rarity >— the CK premiere of the composer's tone poem The anl Nun/ill. which lay unnoticed in a library for a century before conductor ()srno Viinskii brought it to life last year. The programme also features Jan Sandstrom's Don Quixote. an extremely theatrical piece written for and played by trombonist Christian Lindberg. and Sibelius's Svnrp/itmy No 5.


I The Marriage 0f Figaro Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 650 2423. 7pm. £7 (£4) at the door. See Wed 30.

I Piano Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667

7776). 7.45pm. £10 (£6). Pianist Nicholas

Ashton returns to the scene of his Scottish professional debut for a concert in aid of

The Old Town Charitable Trust. The

programme consists of Beethoven‘s

.‘ltlt/(Hllt’ I’m-mi. Schubert's Four

' Int/mmzptus. the xlltt'gg litriations by

Schumann. and Brahms's l-‘(mr Pram)

Pieces and l’u‘eunini litrrtttimts.