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80 THE lIST 8—22 Oct 1998
CLASSICAL & OPERA Continued.
I Mtiebi Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50). MTIEBI bring you the sound of Georgia with its ancient three-part harmony and retention of natural intervals. This vocal music is among the richest folk traditions in the world.
I Chinook Clarinet Quartet Hutchesons‘ Hall. John Street. info: 548 3444. l.l5pm. £2.50. The quartet kick off the University of Strathclyde‘s new season with a performance which includes Smetana‘s Dani-e ()fT/Ie Comedians and Peter Kemp's Joie De Vii‘l‘t’.
I Reigakusha Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l l. 7.30pm. £6.50. Ancient music. dance and costumes from this traditional Japanese orchestra as part of The Big Big World Festival. The group is thirteen years old but the music it performs — Gagaku — has a history spanning lOOO years. An hypnotic treat is in store.
THURSDAY 15 Glasgow
I Chinook Clarinet Quartet Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. info: 548 3444. l.l5pm. Free. The quartet return with contemporary works especially penned for them. This is followed by a Composers' Masterclass directed by Peter Kem .
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. 7.45pm. £7.50—£ l 2.50. The [)istrot'ert' Series starts with James MacMillan introducing contemporary and classic works. See preview.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Studio One. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 2606. l lam—6pm. Free. As a launch pad for the Music/1s Life concerts to celebrate the Danish composer Carl Nielsen. this is a series of talks. discussions and live chamber music to introduce the man and his belief in the power of music.
I Tristan Und Isolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. £3.50—£49.50. Scottish ()pera perform Wagner's archetypal tale of enemies who become lovers. of friends who betray one another. love and philosophy and passion leading into death. Richard Annstrong conducts with Jeffrey Lawton and Eva- Maria Bundschuh in the title roles. Sung in German with English supertitles.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. 7.30pm. £8—£2 I. Beer/Invert 's' Emit'a is the title of tonight‘s treat with that piece accompanied by Paganini‘s Violin Concerto No 2 and Smetana's Ma Vlaxl.
I Robin Mason and Jo Barlow St Mark's Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. info: 665 0022. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). A cello recital including works from Sculthorpe. Bach. Bryers and Brahms.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5 & £6 (concessions available). It‘s mainly Mozart night tonight with three of his pieces including the seemingly timeless [fine Kieine Nae/innusik. Also aired is Tchaikovsky's Rot‘m‘o Variations with Nicholas Kraemer conducting the night's roceedings.
I Georgian Concert ociety St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. info: 229 80l8. 7.45pm. £9. The society's new season begins with one of liurope's leading Baroque ensembles. Florilegium. This opening concert includes works by Couperin and Bach. and will highlight their fresh approach to Baroque with an unusual range of textures and tones. A season's subscription costs £46.
I Sunday Brunch With Paragon Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. tickets: 287 551 l. lpm. £7 (£4.50). The Paragon Ensemble kick off their new Sunday Brunch season with Mixed Metaphors. Works by Mozart. Rossini and Spohr are the ﬁrst pieces to be performed in a series of concerts put together by artistic director David Davies.
I Promenade Organ Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. info: 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. David Hamilton from Stonehouse is this week‘s afternoon organist.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 2.30pm. £8 (concessions available). The quartet perform Beethoven‘s Gross'e Fugue in Bﬂat 0pl33 and Quartet in E ﬂat 012/27 with Mendelssohn's Quartet in F minor 0p80 sandwiched in between. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7-£19.50. See Sat 17.
MONDAY 19 Edinburgh I The Pirates Of Penzance Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£24 (£5—£2l). Paul Nicholas stars in the G&S classic so expect lots of Jolly Rogers and top tunes such as Poor il’andering One and I Am The Very Model ()fA Modern Major-General.
I Yvonne Hall and Anna Rastoptchina Hutchesons' Hall. John Street. info: 548 3444. l.15pm. £2.50. Compositions by Bloch. Milhaud and Brahms are performed by the duo with Hall on viola and Rastoptchina on piano. I Dalibor Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Scottish Opera turn their attention to Smetana's look at oppression. free speech and the centrality of music in Czech culture. The tragedy at the close is simultaneously heart-rending and unsentimental in the extreme. Richard Armstrong once again directs with Peter Straka in the lead role.
I The Pirates Of Penzance Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£24 (£5—£2 l ). See Mon l9.
I The Pirates Of Penzance Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£24 (£5-£21). See Mon l9.
THURSDAY 22 .
I Tristan Und Isolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. £3.50—£49.50. See Sat 17.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l 1. 7.30pm. £8—£2l. It's a Russian lit/mraga/1:11 with Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 and Shostakovich's .S'vinp/Ionv No II.
I The Pirates Of Penzance Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 2pm. 7.30pm. £8—£24 (£5—£2l). See Mon 19. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. tickets: 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£l8 (concessions available). Raymond Leppard conducts the SCO as they tackle works by Britten. Rorem and Schubert. The highlight may well be the European premiere of Rorem‘s Double Concerto for violin and cello (Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson respectively) commissioned by the lndianapolis Symphony ()rchestra in association with the SCO.