Steven lsserlis plays with the SCO at Edinburgh's Queens Hall, Sun 4 May; MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling, Fri 2 May

Street. 01334 47202| (credit card bookings). Professional soprano Wilma McDougall joins the University of St Andrews Musical Society for its largest and most ambitious production to date. Mozart‘s classic fairytale opera is rich in symbolism and delightful music.


I Rudsambee Burrell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 331 1854. 2.30pm. £3 (£2) at the door. The a eappella choir sing a selection of songs from different periods. reflecting different moods.

I Choral Evensong St Mary‘s Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 339 669l. 6.30pm. Free. Gilbert Scott‘s Victorian cathedral is the setting fora choral evensong for Ascensiontide given by the Choir of St Mary‘s Cathedral and organist Stuart Muir. The music is by

lit/t'oi/ttt‘tiott.v, lill'ftlllttll.\' xltti/ l’t'tta/e and pieces by Mendelssohn. Haydn and .\lo/arl. All proceeds got to the Scottish Refugee Council for work with asylum seekers.


Glasgow I Harpsichord Recital Burrell ('olleclion. l’ollokshaws Road. 33! I854. 2.30pm. £5 (£3.50) at the door. Elizabeth Boyle plays 17th century toccatas and

suites by Frescobaldi. Froberger.

Couperin and Purcell. I Junior Academy Competitions (iuinttcss‘ Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Young student musicians compete for the Gilbert lnness Prizes for Piano and Woodwind.

I Samson And Delilah Theatre Royal.

n llope Street. 33: 9000. 7. (Spin.

3 £3.50 «£45. See Sat 3. Part of'Maifest. I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Stanford. Howells. Gibbons and (‘ity llall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £6—£l5 Messiaen. l’art oj'Mav/evt. its £7.50) from Ticket Centre (287 I Serenata Singers Henry Wood Hall. 55 l l l and Mayfest Hotline (287 5000). Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £5 (concs) The BBC SS()'.s Sibelius Experience from 0l4| 943 ()256 and at the door. The draws to a close as ()smo Vanska Serenata Singers and ()rchestra. conducts two contrasting works the conducted by Matthew Carniner. present turbulent .S‘vin/i/ronv No 6 and the a concert in aid of the Scottish Musicians maiestic Symphony No 7. In addition. Benevolent Fund. Patricia MacMahon soprano Solveig Kringelborn sings (soprano). Margaret lzatt (mezzo- Str'.iuss‘s /-‘our last Songs. Part of soprano). Peter Alexander Wilson (tenor) .ll((\_‘f(’\l. and Jonathan Hawkins (baritone) are the

. yuest soloists for a ro ramme consistin 1

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of Vaughan Williams's Fantasia ()n A I Indiana Wesleyan University Theme ()fT/tttttlux 'Ialli's- and Fire Chorale St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Mystical Songs" and Elgar‘s The Light 0] l2 15pm. Free. The mixed voice choir

Life. from America offers a broad range of I Chamber Group of Scotland music.

Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew ; I Edinburgh University String Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8 (USO/£2). = Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Mezzo-soprano Sandra Porterjoins the Square. 6502423. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) at the group for an evening that contrasts the door. .lames Lowe conducts the student music ofcontemporary young Milanese orchestra in Grieg's 'Iiro [ileytat‘ composers and Italian modernist Berio. Ale/other and [fol/H'th Suite. Araci's The programme includes Carlo

lio/in (‘otreei-to. Hindemith's Boccodoro‘s new commission Ae l’onil 'l't'attet'tnustk and Arensky"s Variations

Kiss. ()tt xl T/It‘lllt’ ()f 'Ii'llaikm's‘kt'. . Edinburgh St Andrews

I Napier University Chamber I The Magic Flute Younger Hall Music Orchestra and Chamber Choir St Centre. North Street. 7. l5pm. £7 (£5) Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. from Tourist Information Centre. Market The student musicians play works by

Mozart. Telemann. Haydn and Neruda. I Linton Singers Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from Queen’s Hall (box office 668 20l9. credit card hotline 667 7776) and at the door. The Linton Singers are joined by members of the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble. an invited orchestra and soloists Stephanie Davidson. Heather Boyd. Mike Towers and Paul Faulkner for a charity concert in aid of the Children's Hospice Association of Scotland. Palestrina’s Mina Sine Noon/re A 6. Bach‘s Cantata 106 and Schubert's Mars it) (i are on the bill.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50/£l ) frorn Queen's Hall (box office 668 20l9. credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 H55). King's Theatre (220 4349) and at the door. To mark the orchestra‘s Silver Jubilee. a new work Meat/onw- .‘Wure. featuring Neil Fellows on solo horn has been commissioned from composer Edward McGuire. This anniversary concert also includes Strauss's Hortt ('oneerto No 2. Falla‘s Ii! Atnor Brain and Wagner’s ll’exetu/onek Lier/er. sung by Yamina Maamar of Munich‘s Bavarian State ()pera.


I Scottish Bach Consort Killearn Kirk. Killearn. 8pm. £7 (£3.50) from 0l360 550 824. Drymen Library and Country Cut. Killearn. The Scottish Bach Consort. directed by John Doig. plays sonatas and concertos by McCribbon. dall'Abaco. Telemann. Albinoni. Aitken and Corelli. Guest soloists for this concert are Suzannali Scott-Motrct‘ieff (viola) and Richard Ashton (oboe).


I Academy Now! Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. RSAMI) students venture eastwards for a concert as part of their ()utreach Programtne. Alistair MacDonald is the sound projectionist and Richard Jeffcoat is the conductor for Berio's l.u/>(tt’ttlllt.\‘



I Essential Scottish Opera Greenock Arts Guild. Campbell Street. ()l475 723038. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Scottish ()pera continues to get to the parts of Scotland that others don't reach with this specially arranged concert of opera highlights. Mary Callan Clarke. Louise Armit. David Newman and Martin Higgins sing extracts frorn la [Jo/retire. [.a 'l't'ar'iata. Cori Fan ’littte and others. to piano accompaniment.



I Piano Recital Hutelieson's Hall. 2 John Street. |.l5pm. £2 on the door. Murray Mcl.achlan plays arrangements of music by (iluck. Schubert. Chopin. Weber and Bach.

I Concerto Exams Stevenson Hall. RSAMl). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Concerto performances by students of the MMus (Performance)

I Tosca Cttitens' Theatre. Gorbals Street. 7.30pm. £l0 (£5) frorn Citizens' Box Office (4290022) and Mayfest Hotline (287 5000). Following Mayfest successes with [.(l 'I'rai'iata and [.Itt'itl l)i /.(lllllll(’l‘ltltt(tl'. ()pera ()n A Shoc'string's I997 production is Puccini's Yin-ea. The title role is sung by Christina Dunwoodie. while Will Todd's specially commissioned arrangement of the score is played by a ten-piece orchestra. The opera is directed by Robert l.ove. Controller of Drama at Scottish Television. and conducted by David

Gibson. Part of May/est.


I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 6502423. I. l0pm. Free. The student singers present a lunchtime concert.

classical & opera MUSIC


I Essential Scottish Opera Town Hall. Abbey Close. 7.30pm. £7 (£5) from Town Hall Box Office (0141 840 l058) and Paisley Arts Centre (014! 887 IOIO). See Mon l2.



I Resurrection Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. £3.50—£20 (£2.50—£l5). Mayfest marks the first production in English of Peter Maxwell Davies's opera. a fierce piece of social criticism. which uses the skills of singers. dancers. a brass band and small orchestra. The music ranges from atonality to parodies of Bach's chorales. and places Edwardian ballads beside l960s rock. Unsuitable for young children. See Mayfest preview. Part of Mar/est.


I Scottish Saxophone Quartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £4.90 (including afternoon tea). Britain's longest established saxophone quartet demonstrate their versatility by playing arrangements of Elgar's Chanson De tthlifl. Tchaikovsky's Ant/ante Cantabile and Michael Norris's Suite Jazzmin.

I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 8pm. £6 (£4) frotn Cathedral Shop or at the door. Daniel Roth of St Suplice in Paris plays Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in A minor and works by Schumann. Guilmant. Vierne. Duruflé and Du ire. I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50) at the door. Richard Jeffcoat conducts the orchestra in Rossini's Overture: Setniratnirle. Beethoven's Violin Concerto (with Ernin Neville). Stravinsky's Jeut De Caries and Schubert's Symphony No 8

( 'Uttfinisherl').



I Piano Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092.

l. l5pm. Free. Glasgow University student Claire Rae performs a lunchtime concert. including Chopin‘s Bart'arolle in I" sharp.

I Dunedin Consort St Mary‘s Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 339 669 l. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6) from Ticket Centre (287 551 l ) and Mayfest Hotline (287 5000). Scotland‘s newest professional vocal ensemble makes its Glasgow debut with a concert of sacred choral music spanning four centuries.

B yrd's Mass For [five Voices is interspersed with examples of sacred polyphony. including Allegri‘s Mixerere and motets by Bach. Stanford and Howells. l’at't of'Mav/ert.

I Tosca Citizens' Theatre. Gorbals Street. 7.30pm. £ l0 (£7.50) from Citizens“ Box ()ffice (429 0022) and Mayfest Hotline (287 5000). See Tue 13. Part ttf'Maifl'sl.

I Resurrection Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. £3.50—£20 (£2.50~£l5). See Wed l4. Part of t’lfavfest.


I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. l.l0pni. Free. John Harris plays Franck‘s Choral No 3 and works by Stanley. Vierne. Bach. Alain and Gigout. I King's Consort Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5.50-£ l0.50 (£4—£8). Counter tenor James Bowman is the guest artist in a concert featuring music by Geist. Zelenka. Rosenm'tiller. Handel. and Vivaldi.

I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. Royal Mile. 7.45pm. £5 (£3) on the door. The vocal ensemble. directed by Noel O’Regan. sing Byrd‘s Four-Part Mass and motets by English and Scottish composers.

2—15 May 1997 THE usres