I Chapel of Fettes College St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. David Thomas directs pieces by Howells. Duruflé and the Scottish premiere of Malcolm Archer’s Requiem.
I Schools Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20I‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Lothian Schools Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra split the programme following a week's residential course in West Linton.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £5--£I7.50 (£5—£l5.50). The RSNO and Chorus bring a touch of the Glasgow Proms through to the east coast with ‘Bolero' - the combined passions of Spain and the Rttssiau steppes. Alexander Lazarev conducts Bizet's Suite: Carmen. Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto (with Carlos Bonell). Rimsky- Korsakov's Caprice/'0 [Liv/mglml. Khachaturian's .S'purlut'ux. Borodin's PU/(ll'M'ftlll Dancer/mm l’rim'e Igor and. of course. Ravel‘s Bolero.
I Song Circle Kelvinside Hillhead Church. Observatory Road. £5 (£3.50) from 424 155-1 and at the door. The a t'uppe/lu vocal octet sing works by Parry. Ravel. Dalby. Johnson and Lobo for their contribution to the West End Festival.
WEDNESDAY 18 Glasgow I 88C Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sac) to BBC SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. (’ilasgow. G I 2 8DG. A new series entitled ‘Stars. Stripes And Symphonies'. exploring symphonies by 2001 century American composers. begins with Howard Hanson‘s Svinp/mnv No 2 ( "l'/ie Ronni/1m") and Joseph Marx's l’iuno Collie/'11) (with :‘vlarc-s‘xndre Hamelin). ()smo Viinska conducts.
I The Cunning Little Vixen Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.l5pm. £5.50—£-l5. Scottish ()pei‘a's Janacek cycle returns to the stage with Welsh soprano Rebecca livans iii the title role. Director atid choreographer Stuart Hopps revives David Pourtney's original production. and tonight the conductor is Stephen Clarke. The setting combines forest creatures and human life in a way that is never sentimental in a Disney way. but instead draws ottt the feminist undercurrent to the feisty little fox‘s antics. Sun" in English.
I St Mary 5 Music School Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20H) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £3 (£l ). The talented young musicians from the school's orchestras and choirs play pieces from Bach to Shostakovich. with some Scottish traditional music thrown in for good measure.
I Praga Piano Trio Merchants Hotise. 7 West George Street. l2.-l5pm. £3.50 (£3) at the door. The group play piano tl'ios by Beethoven (No 5 "Hie (i/iml') and Dvorak (No 4 ‘1)umkv').
I Student Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 4pm. Free. Young musicians compete in the strings and piano duo categories for the Dunbar-Gerber Prize. I Dunbartonshire Concert Band St John‘s Renlield Church. Beaconslield Avenue. Kelvinside. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) at the door. The West End Festival continues with a varied programme of light classical works. marches. w altzes and popular theme tunes.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Scottish Power Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £2.50—£ I‘) (cones and series discount)
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from 287 55 I l. lt's Italian night at the Proms. as Carl Davis conducts the RSNQ in music ranging from ('urul/eriu Rust/mutt to The (ind/iiIher and Cinema l’umtliso. Bonaventura Bottone sings arias, including the inevitable ‘Nessun Dorma’.
I Samson And Delilah Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000.
7. I5pm. £5.50--£-l5. For the first time. Scottish ()pera present Saint-Saens‘s version of the Old Testament story about slavery. rebellion. passion and bad hair days. Antony McDonald doubles as botli director and designer for a production conducted by Frederic Chaslin. The leads are sung by acclaimed American singers Mark Lundberg aitd Carolyn Sebron. while Robert I'layward is a devious attd seductive High Priest. Sung in French with English supertitles.
I Guitar Recital Pleasance Theatre. 6() Pleasance. 8pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Luca Villani plays Bach. Diabelli and (iranados. Earlier in the day (at 2pm) in the same venue. he will be directing a classical guitar workshop for students at any level. with the results on display at a students’ concert at 6pm. Cost for the workshop is £l5 for tuition and recital and £ I 2 for tuition only. Information from 667 ()773.
I Woodwind Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l0am. Free. Students compete for the Governors' Recital Prize.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Scottish Power Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Satichiehall Street. 7.30pm. £2.50—£I9 (cones and series discount) from 287 55l I. After yesterday's Italian night. Carl Davis sticks around to dabble in his specialist subject a film music. Classics from the 30s and ~10s - Cup/(tin Blood, Reliet't‘u. .lIui/u/iie Bot'urv make tip the bulk of the programme. with a spoonful of sugar added by a symphonic fantasy from Marv I’uppinv
I Glasgow Chamber Choir St Brides Episcopal Church. l’lyndland Road. 7.45pm. £7 (£5) from 227 55 I l. The choir celebrate midsummer with music by Parry, Warlock. Grainger and others. I Gusztav Fenyo Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. £5 (£3). The Glasgow-based pianist examines the work of Schubert and Brahms in the first of three hour-long concerts (others on Wed 25 and Fri 27). Tonight. it's R/ttl/M‘m/ft'.\‘ by Brahms and Schubert's posthumoust published Smut/u in If llul.
I The Cunning Little Vixen Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.l5pm. £5.50—£45. See Wed I8.
I Organ Recital Cireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £5 (two for the
price of one advance sales) from The Secretary. Greyfriars Kirk. Cireyfriars Place. Edinburgh. EI-Il 2QQ by post (enclose saei or in person. and at the door. Susan I.andale plays Viernes Syrup/mute NH 2. Slavicky's Die Angeli and two pieces by 'I‘ournemire.
I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. University ofCilasgow. I.l5pm. Free. Students of the Music Department provide their talents for the West Iind Festival.
I Glasgow University Chapel Choir Chapel. University of Glasgow. 5pm. Free. Four centuries of sacred music concentrated into a single concert at the West End Festival.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Scottish Power Proms Glasgovv Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £2.50 --£ I‘) (cones and series discount) frotn 287 55] I. Conductor Martin Yates offers ‘An Invitation To The Dance'. complete with Strauss
w all/es. Copland's Suite: Billy The Kill. Bernstein's Sui/e: l-‘unev Free and excerpts from Saitit-Saeiis‘s Stimson .-l/n/ Deli/ith.
I Telemann Ensemble Piping Centre. 30-3-1 McPhater Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£6) from I.. Macleod. I I Melrose (iardens. ('ilasgow. (i20 6RB (enclose sac) and at the door. To celebrate its 20th anniversary year. the ensemble presents a fund-raising gala concert li‘Llllll‘lIlg the music of Vivaldi. Bach. Handel and 'I‘elematm.
I Samson And Delilah Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.I5pm £5.5(l-£J5 See Thurs I‘)
I Lothians Schools Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667 776). 7.30pm. £4 (£2 ). William Conway conducts the orchestra consisting of pupils front across the region. all of whom have been preparing for this concert throughout a w eek«Iong residential coutse Ill Biggar.
I Féte De La Musique Instittit Francais D'licosse. Randolph Crescent. 225 .5366. 6pm. Free. Multi—ctiltural. multi-music media extravaganza. See preview.
I Vocal Recital St Giles Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. Alison Crichton (lite/[o-stipl‘ttllo) and Roderick Sotiierville (baritone) are joined by David I.. Lyle at the piano for works by Mozart. (iotmod and Sullivan.
I Consort of Voices Westbury Hotel. C‘ot‘stot'phittc. Split. £6.50 (£5) from 3I6 4-166 and at the door. The vocal group take a historical journey through song. stopping off along the way with Tudor motets. linglish madrigals and Victorian Romantic part songs.
I Vocal Competition (iuintless Room. RSAMD. |00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Want. Free. Student singers compete for the Jean Highgate Scholarship.
I Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6 (cones) from 287 551 I. Now more than 50 years old. the CYS() are ranked as one of the finest youth orchestras in the LS. Tonight. under conductor Daniel Hege. they play Deak's (‘e/e/n’utimt Illltl Reniem/nmu'e. Saiiit-Saens‘s Cello Concerto (with Daniel Feder) and Tchaikovsky's Svm/i/ionv .\'o 4.
I Stiordalen Mannskor St (tiles‘ Cathedral. High Street. I2.I5pm. Free. The Norwegian male voice choir make a visit to Scotland.
I Thomas Allen Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l‘) (credit card hotline 667
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7776). 7.45pm. £‘)—£25. ()ne of Britain's greatest baritones is joined at the piano by Malcolm Martineau for his first recital iii Scotland since the l993 Edinburgh Festival. The programme contains songs by Haydn. Schubert. Vaughan Williams and Quilter. as well as some traditional Northumbrian songs.
I Student Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. RSAM D students perform concertos with the Academy ()rchestra.
I The Barber Of Seville Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier Box Office. Ticket Centre (227 55 I l ) and all Ticketlink outlets. ()pera (‘)n A Shoestring return to Glasgow's West Iind Festival with Rossini‘s comic masterpiece. directed by Terry Gilbert and designed by John Taylor — the team responsible for previous prtxluctions of Inciu Di [.(llnlllc'l‘lllUUI' and l.u [Julie/rte. Campbell Russell and Debra Stuart play Count Almaviva and Rosina. while Martin Higgins takes on the role of the mischievous Figaro. Accompanied on piano and harpsichord.
I Keyboard Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. I0am. Free. Students compete for the Bach Prize (Class B).
I Student Competition Guinness Room. RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. I0am. Free. The annual student competitions continue with the strings and piano dtto category for the Ian I), Wait Award.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Kelvinside Hillhead Church. ()bservalory Road. 334 2788. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) from 227 55 II and at the door. The ever-popular choir. conducted by Marylin J. Smith. sing Scottish favourites. show tunes and songs both ancient and modern.
I Sarah-Jane Brown Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The I.anarkshire diva sings pieces by Mozart. Debussy. Puccini and Bernstein. with guests Elizabeth Scobie (contralto) and David Finlay (piano).
I Gusztav Fenyo Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. l0pm. £5 (£3). The pianist continues his three- concert series with some short pieces by Schubert and Brahms's litriulionx ()n A Theme By Hum/el.
I Brass Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Want. Free. Today sees the turn of brass players to compete for the Governors‘ Recital Prize.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Scottish Power Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £2.50«£ l‘) (cones and series discount) from 287 55I l. The changing moods of the sea are examined in a Proms programme conducted by Paul Wynne (jriffiths. including Wagner‘s ()l't’I'IIlI't’.’ The Flying Dutchman and pieces by Britten. Sibelius and Henry Wood. Leeds Piano Competition finalist Armen Babakhanian makes his Scottish debut with Rachmaninov‘s R/Iupxm/l' ()n A Theme ()j'l’u‘umlilli.
I The Barber Of Seville Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier Box Office. Ticket Centre (227 55I l ) and all Ticketlink outlets. See Tue 24.
I St Nicolai Church Choir St Teresa‘s Church. Niddrie Mains Road. Craigmillar. 66I 5I I7. 8pm. The Danish girls choir and mixed voice choir have a repertoire that includes Renaissance. Baroque and Romantic compositions.
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