Ticket Centre box office 287 5511. 8pm. £8. (£6.50). The hottest blues ticket in town lets you hear recent Stateside discovery Hart. compared to. and praised by Taj Mahal as ‘extraordinary'. See Music preview. Part of Big Big World 98 I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50) Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for advanced players. beginners and intermediate levels. Young beginners classes commence earlier in the evening. lnforrnation 779 9047.


I Mike Whellans And Tich Frier Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). 25th birthday party with two ofthe original EFC performers. Whellans is a phenomenal one-man-blues-band; singer anti compere Frier is always amusing.



I Latino Poets/Sidestepper Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. Ticket Centre box office 287 5511. 8pm. £8 (£6.50). Mix of three poets. Piri Thomas. Miguel Algarin and Ruben Martinez. reading in English with UK group Sidestepper. mixing salsa. dub and drum 'n' bass. Part of Big Big World 98 I Singer’s Night New Dawn Folk Club. Queen‘s Club. Queen Street. 221 6381. 8.30pm. £3-£5.


I Edinburgh Folk Club 25th Anniversary Ceilidh Dance Tartan Club. Fountainbridge. 8pm. £4. Music from Tapsalteerie.

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Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8r Opera listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.

- THURSDAY 8 Glasgow

I Westbourne Music Merchants‘ House. West George Street. info: 639 3176. 12.45pm. £4 (£3.50). Piano duo Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul perform works by Mozart. Dvorak. Beethoven. Moskowski and Czerny.

I Dunedin Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Take yourself on a musical journey through 400 years of British songwriting with madrigals from the Elizabethan age to the present day. Among the composers on display are Wesley. Pearsall and Musgrave.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5-£l8. The world premiere of a new work by the grand old man of Scottish music. Thomas Wilson. kicks off this programme. followed by Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No / and concluded by Dvorak's .S‘erenarle For Strings. Joseph Swensen conducts again. with Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano.



I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. tickets: 287 5511. 7.30 m. £5—£16. See Thu 8.

I 8 Scottish Ensemble Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. tickets: 287

551 1. 7.45pm. £9 (£5). The Red October run is concluded here with East meeting West in this exhilarating fusion of the tough textures of Shostakovich and the grand elegance of Mozart and Tartini in piano and trumpet concertos repectively. Taking the trumpet is John Wallace with

Sophia Rahman on piano.


I Dunedin Consort St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. tickets: 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Thu 8.

I The Lowland Band Of The Scottish Division St Mary‘s Episcopal Cathedral. Palmerston Place. ticket info: 310 5267. 8pm. A charity concert in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf with guest trumpet soloist Angela Whelan. member of the renowned Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. making an appearance. 1n addition. the British Army’s Principal Director of Music Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Watts will be conducting.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£9.50). With Alexander Titov conducting and Josephine Knight on cello. the BBC SSO perform Borodin's Overture: Pritu'e Igor. Shostakm'ich's Cello Concerto No. l and Tchaikovsky's Syrup/tony No 4.

SATURDAY 10 Glasgow

I Glasgow Society Of Organists Glasgow Cathedral. Cathedral Street. ticket info: 779 2899. 4pm. A recital by Master of Music John Turner. which includes pieces by Bairstow. Bach. Dupre and Widor.

I RSNO Chorus St Margaret’s Church. Kilmarnock Road. Newlands. info: 424 3531. 7pm. £4. To raise funds for their 1999 overseas tour. the RSNO bring you a performance of Handel‘s Messiah with Christopher Bell conducting and John Langdon on the organ. If you fancy having a go yourself. there is a three hour rehearsal from 2pm. priced £5 (£4) with details on the above number.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£2 1. France Meets Russia with compositions by Stravinsky. Ravel and Walton being performed. Alexander Lazarev conducts with William Shimell on baritone.

I Song Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£2). Soprano Patricia MacMahon joins pianist Alasdair Cameron for some songs by Purcell. Haydn. Schumann. Liszt. Debussy and Barber.


I Haddington Music Club The Town House. Haddington. info: 01620 823514. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Pianist Steven ()sborne is fresh from successful shows at the London Proms and the Edinburgh Festival and tonight performs works by Beethoven. 1ves and Debussy as well as his own Improvisatimi.


I Scottish Orchestra Concert Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1 1.50—£19.50. A night of classical faves such as the /8/2 ()rerture and Bolero with soprano Virginia Kerr. tenor Patrick Power and conductor John Pryce-Jones.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 3pm. £6.50—£l 1.50 (concessions available). Jean-Yves Thibaudet takes his seat at the piano again with the SCO Chamber Ensemble for Mendelssohn‘s Piano Sextet 0p] IO. Also in the pprogramme are Mendelssohn‘s 'Iiro Pieces 0/)8/ and Dvorak's Quintet in (I 0p77.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7—£l9.50. See Sat 10.

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