MUSIC classical & opera


Yehudi Menuhin's Young Virtuosi polish their destinies at St John's Church, Edinburgh. Sat 14



I Chains Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/schoolchildren free). The five-strong Amsterdam-based ensemble of musicians from Holland. USA and Germany play improvised and composed pieces weird. intriguing but above all musical. Presented by Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Easterbrook Hall. The Crichton. Bankend Road. £8/£l 1.50 (£4/£8) from The lnfonnation Shop (01387 253383) and at

the door. Haydn‘s Symphonies Nos l OI (“The Clock ') and [02 top and tail a programme that also includes two pieces by Vaughan Williams Violin Coneerto and The Lark Ascending. Joji Hattori is the violin soloist.

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I Violin Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Sylvia Rosenberg (violin) and Philip Jenkins (piano) play Stravinsky‘s Suite Italienne and sonatas by Janacek and Debussy. Rosenberg then directs a free masterclass at 2.30pm in the satne venue.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £4.50-£15.50 (£3.50) from 287 5511. See Thu 12.


I Organ and Harpsichord Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. John Kitchen plays three pieces by Kuhnau.



I Cosl Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Sat 7.

I St Valentine's Day Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £1 1.50—£ 19.50 from 287 5511. Set the mood for an evening of romance with some of the world's most beautiful pieces of music. including Tchaikovsky's l-‘antasjv Overture: Romeo And Juliet. Rachmaninov's l’iano ('oneerto No 2. Bizet's Suite: ('armen. Ravel's Bolero and a Strauss waltz.


I Yehudi Menuhin's Young Virtuosi St John's Church. Princes Street. 7pm. £10

(£5) from Caledonian Hotel (459 9988)




The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall presents

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Ivan the Terrible

Tchaikovsky Prokofiev



The RSNO performs the stirring score for the awe-inspiring epic film Ivan the Terrible, promismg a thrilling night.

Conductor - Alexander Lazarev Solorsts - Tatyana Erastova, Sergei Leiferkus

Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet Ivan the Terrible Op116

Thursday 19 February 7.30pm

€21-E8. Special offers available

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (3? 3NY

Info 0141 353 4137 Booking 0141 287 5511

80 THE UST 6—19 Feb 1998

and at the door. Music In Blair Atholl host an evening that showcases the classical world's stars of the future. Six young virtuosi - four pianists. a violinist and a cellist from the Yehudi Menuhin School play a programme of Bach/Busoni. Schumann. Rachmaninov. Liszt. Beethoven. Scriabin and Prokofiev. I Participation Concert St Stephen‘s Centre. St Stephen's Street. Stockbridge. 7.30pm. £6 (£5) singers from Waverley Care. 4a Royal Terrace. Edinburgh. EH7 5AB (556 3959): £5 (£3) audience frotn Waverley Care and at the door. Faure's Requiem and Schubert's Mass in (I are two of the tnost moving pieces in the choral repertoire. and all singers are invited to register in advance for the performance. A rehearsal will take place on the day from 2—5.30pm. In addition. soprano Wilma MacDougaIl will sing Mozart's Ex‘sultate Jubilate.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5—£l7.50 (£3.50/£6.50). See Thu 12.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£9.50). Jerzy Maksymiuk conducts Rossini's Overture: Italian (iirl In Algiers. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (with Paul Meyer) and Elgar's Symphony No I.

SUNDAY 15 . Glasgow

I Paragon Ensemble Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 1pm. £6 (£3.50) from 287 5511. Ease your way into Sunday with ‘lmpressions‘. a brunch-time concert featuring Roussel's Serenade and Trio in I". [)ebussy's Sonata For Flute. Viola And Harp and Ravel's Introduction And Allegro.

I Trio Serenata Btirrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 2.30pm. £5 (£3) from 01355 302869 and at the door. The group hit a romantic mood for (the day after) St Valentine’s Day. with music by Gounod. Messager. Puccini. Lehar and Strauss.


I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. with retiring collection. 'Psalms For The Regent Moray‘ contains settings by Peebles. Angus and Kemp.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7—£19.50 (£5—£17.50). See Thu 12.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble St Bernard‘s Centre. Stockbridge. 7.45pm. £6 (£1-£4.50) from Queen‘s Hall (box office 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 1155). Assembly Rooms (220 4349) and at the door. The wind ensemble combine the familiar sounds of Mozart‘s Serenade in C minor with Richard Strauss's Sonatine in I" and McCabe‘s Symphony For Ten Winds.

TUESDAY 17 Glasgow

I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. A concert featuring electroacoustic music selected from international festivals. prizes and studios around the world. prepared and diffused by final year students of the BEng (Electronics With Music) course on special sound diffusion equipment.

I Classical Accordion Recital Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Owen Murray plays pieces by Bach. Mozart. Edward McGuire. Derbenko.A1béniz. Lecouna and Semionov.

I Cosl Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Sat 7.

Edinburgh I Cello Recital Reid Concert Hall.

Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. William Conway plays Harper's Seena. Maxwell Geddes‘s Callinislt ll". Beamish's Gala Water and breaking away from Scotland Bach's Suite No 3.



I Snatched By The Gods/Broken Strings Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45.50. Scottish ()pera take a bold step into the unexpected with two complementary works by Indian composer Param Vir. originally commissioned for the 1992 Munich Biennale. Both have their roots in Hindu and Buddhist cultures and myths. btit tell their parable-like stories through contemporary Western musical techniques. Sure to be a fresh and exciting experience.


I Cello Recital Swann Building. King‘s Buildings. University of Edinbnurgh. West Mains Road. 1.10pm. Free. See Tue 17.

I Cello Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £5 includes afternoon tea. Alasdair Tait (cello) and Jeremy Young (piano) began working as a duo four years ago when they were students at the Royal Northern College of Music. Today's programme includes the Sonata in (1‘ minor by Rachtnaninov.

St Andrews

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Younger Hall. 7.45pm. £5-—£13.50 (£4) from Crawford Arts Centre (01334 474610) or Queen's Hall (credit card bookings ()131 667 7776). Christian Lindberg is the soloist for the world premiere of Lyell Cresswell's 'l'romlione Concerto. commissioned by the SC(). and also plays the rarely heard 'l'romhone ('oneert by David. a violinist friend of Mendelssohn. Completing the programme are Stravinsky‘s ()(‘H’l and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 5 (‘Reformation '). See preview.



I Isis Trio Merchants' House. West George Street. 12.45pm. £4 (£3.50) at the door. A lunchtime concert featuring Haydn's Piano Trio in (i and Schubert's Piano Trio in Bflat.

I Percussion Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Heather Corbett plays a variety of works for solo percussion. ranging front Bach to the Scottish premieres of pieces by Edward McGuire and Marcus Blunt.

I Classical Accordion Concert Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 17. Followed by accordion masterclass at 2pm in the same venue.

I (051 Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Sat 7.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30an £8—£21 from 287 5511. The RSNO's contribution to the Concert Hall's International Series is a performance of Prokofiev's stirring score for Sergei Eisenstein‘s film Iran The Terrible. conducted by Alexander Lazarev. The orchestra are joined by the RSNO Chorus and Junior Chorus. as well as Russian opera stars Tatyana lirastova and Sergei Leiferkus. Also on the bill is Tchaikovsky’s I-‘antasv ()t'erture: Romeo And Juliet.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5-£17.50 (£3.50/£6.50). See Wed 18.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Town Hall. 7.30pm. £7—£15 (concs) from 01292 611222. Yoav Taltni conducts Bruckner's mammoth Symphony No 5.