I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road. 225 2751. 9pm. Session. Free.
I Whistle Binkies Niddry Street. 557 5114. 10.30pm-Iate. Free.
I O’Neill's South Bridge. 9pm. Free. Irislt theme pub. Live bands.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9pm. Free. Informal
I Finnegan's Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm-2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.
classical & opera
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8: Opera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
I SCO String Quintet Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Members of the Scottish Chamber ()rchestra play A Puff ()fl.UL'f(‘ by student composer David F. Crichton -— wltich will be rehearsed at a free masterclass in the satne venue at llatn. Completing the bill is Mozart's String Quintet in (i mirror.
I The Mikado Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.30pm. £5—£I6.50. Well respected local amateur company the ()rpheus Cltib presents Gilbert and Sullivan's fast-moving tale of mixed-up love iii the ()rient. Nanki-l’oo loves Yum- Yum. btit she's betrothed to Ko-Ko. who has been condemned to death. No appearances by I.aa-l .aa and Tinky- Winky. however.
I Piano Recital Kilmardinny Arts Centre. Bearsden. 7.45pm. £5.50 (£2.75) front 339 1707/931 5083 and at the door. Pianist Steven ()sborne has gone far since he was finalist iii the 1988 BBC Young Musician of the Year. giving recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London and releasing a CI) of music by Mozart. Schubert attd Schumann. Tonight he performs solo.
I Organ Recital Reid Concert Ilall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Henry Wallace plays music by Bustehude. Sweelinck. Fischer and Bach.
I The Mikado Theatre Royal. Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £5 £l(i.5(l. See l'il‘i (i.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchichall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£21 from 287 551 1. American violinist Kurt Nikkanen — who made his Carnegie Hall debut aged twelve — is the soloist for the RSN()'s first performance of Korngold‘s melodic Via/in Cancer/u. which is flanked by Mendelssohn's Svinplimtv Na 4 ( 'lta/ian ') and Brahms's Symphony Na /.
I Glasgow Wind Band Stevenson llall. RSAMI). 1(X)Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7 (£4; unemployed/disabled free). The mainstream attd the modern mix as the symphonic wind ensemble play pieces by Dukas. Copland. David Bedford and Edward McGuire. ()ne highlight is a performance of Rimsky- Korsakov's 'I'rumlmne Concerto. played by Gavin Bryce.
I Edinburgh University Musical Society Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7pm. Price the. James White conducts a concert performance of Bizet's Carmen.
I Caberet Songs Dreghorn Loan Hall. Colinton. 7.30pm. £7 (£6) from 537 9116
or 332 4930. Mezzo soprano Jennifer Logan and pianist Alan Jacques present an evening of cabaret songs in aid of Edinburgh Headway Group.
I Garleton Singers and Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £6 (£2/£5) frotn Queen‘s Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776) and at the door. It's springtime already as far as the Garleton Singers are concerned: Stephen Doughty conducts Delius's ()1! Hearing The First Cue/(tn) In Spring. Haydn's 'I'lte .S'easimv: .S'prine. Ebert's Cantit'a Della Creature and Mendelssohn's lllllpureisnat'ltt.
I Scottish Chamber Choir St Cuthbett's Church. I.othian Road. 8pm. £5 (cones) at the door. Scarlatti's ten-part Stabat Mater and works by Palestrina and Victoria feature in the choir's first concert under new conductor Michael Harris.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. I'niversity of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£6/£9.50). Violinist James Clark directs the SC() in H andel's ('ant'erta (imssa in leat. M ozart's Symphony No 29. Larsson's Pastoral Suite. Dvorak's Romance and Bartok's Romanian Dances.
I Guitar Recital Bun'ell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50) at the door. Anne Chaurand follows the success of her solo album ('eltia with a programme of music for the classical guitar and lute. bringing together early. traditional and new music from Scotland and France.
I Universit Of Glasgow Choral Society An Orchestra Chapel. University of Glasgow. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) at the door. Soloist from the RSAMI) join the student singers and musicians for Britten's Rejoice in The lamb and Rossini‘s Sta/ta! .‘Ilater.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £7—-£19.50(£5--£l7.50). See Sat 7.
I Practice Choir Greyfrtars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £tbc from Queen's Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). Nicholas Jones conducts Faure's Requiem and other choral works. I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card Itotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £6 I£l/£2.50/£4.50). Sally Beamislt's the [luv Dan-n. based on an ancient Shetland fiddle tune. receives its Scottish premiere tonight in a programme that also includes Rachmaninov's I’tanu Cunt-em) Na 2 (with .‘l/t't 'Iay/ar) and Bra/ini.v'.v Stunt/unit .\'a .t’.
I Garleton Singers and Orchestra St Mary's Parish Church. 7.30pm. £6 (£2/£5) from ()rr’s Newsagents. Haddington. and at the door. See Sat 7.
I Paisley Abbey Choir Paisley Abbey. 7.30pm. £8 from the Abbey Shop. 889 7654/889 3587 and at the door. The choir are joined by the Orchestra of Farly Instruments for i‘vlontevcrdi's levpers ()_t 16/0.
I Lindsay Quartet Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667
7776). 7.45pm. £7—-£l3 (£3-~£1 1.50). The latest in the New Town Concerts Society
series features quartets by Haydn. 'l‘ippett and Beethoven.
I Vocal Ensemble Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100
Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Student singers compete for the Glasgow Jewish Choral Society Prize. I Piano Recital Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Alasdair Cameron plays Debussy's Four Pie/tales. attd a selection of minuets. poetic tone pictures and humoresques by Dvorak.
I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Beethoven‘s Quartet 0/) [8 Na 5 is paired with a new work by Cull.
I Loretto School Spring Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The school presents solo items. instrumental and vocal ensembles. the Loretto Pipers and Drummers and a performance of Lloyd Webber‘s Ila-rations with Fttttg [am on cello.
I Miso Ensemble Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free.Flute-percussion duo frotn Portugal present a programme of contemporary music. Followed by a free public workshop. I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Martin lsepp directs a masterclass for singers and pianists.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchieltall Street. 7.30pm. £8-v£21 from 287 5511. The RSNO and conductor Alexander I.a/.arev celebrate the 125th annivtxsary of Rachmaninov"s birth with a performance of his Piano Concerto Na .1‘ (with Arkadi Volodos). now rejuvenated by its central role in the film .S/tine. The programme continues its Rttssiatt theme with Prokoliev's Svnip/mnv Ni) 6. btit
classical & opera MUSIG
switches to America for Michael Torke‘s Bright Blue Music.
I Academy Strings Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Leon Spierer. fomter leader of the Berlin Philhannonic ()rchestra. directs Mozart's Serenata Natturna and Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C.
I Strings Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 9.30am. Free. Leon Spierer. fonner leader ofthe Berlin Philhannonic Orchestra. directs a masterclass on string instruments. I Piano Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. £2.50 (£1.50). Pianists from the Department of Keyboard Studies look forward to the millennium by looking back to music written in the first half of the 20th century. I Singing Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. Students compete for the Margaret Dick Award.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£5/£8) from 287 5511. In ‘A Conversation With Angels”. SF.MC celebrate the 900th anniversary of the birth of Hildegard of Bingen. Stage director Kate Brown attd music director Warwick Edwards bring together dramatised sequences. sottg and traditional medieval instruments. The cast includes actress Juliet Cadzow.
I Scottish Concert Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchichall Street. 7.30pm. £1 l.50—£ 19.50 frotn 287 5511. Tenor Craig Downes and baritone Graeme Danby join the orchestra and conductor John Grundy for a ‘classical gala night'. featuring a feast of favourites — excerpts from Swan Ixrke and ('at'alleria Rustit'ana and the operatic delights of Nexsun Danna.
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I 17 to 21 MARCH 1998
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