MUSIG classical & opera


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Unique to Glasgow

A series of world-class events featuring big name

soloists, the best orchestras and the finest conductors.

Gala Opening Concert - Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists

(Only Scottish Date) Saturday 2| November I998

Conductor Sir John I'iliot (Lardiner

Vivaldi Gloria in I) Bach (:(llllulll lill'V'l Handel [)ii'iI Doniinm

Sponsomd by Scotthomr

London Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 2 December I998

Conductor Sir Colin Davis “Britain ‘s top orchestra" The Times

Pm or the Shell tso National Tour me Spomored by Shell UK Limited @ Dame Felicity Lott and Ann Murray

in recital

Saturday I3 February I999

l’ianist ()raham Johnson .v\n evening of romantically-themod music and song to celebrate Valentine‘s

Philharmonia Orchestra Monday 22 March I999 Conductor llavid Xinman Violin Joshua Bell Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in recital Wednesday 3| March I999

Spomomd by PnrcwuerhooseCoopers

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Strauss Anniversary (Zoneert

Thursday 29 April I999

Alexander Lazarev

Elektra Concert Presentation

Conductor Strauss

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Thursday l3 May I999 Conductor Neeme Jarvi

Willard White


Sponsored by 8M Scottish Airports

James Galway OBE 60th birthday recital Saturday 22 May I999 '

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday 3 lune I999 Conductor Yuri 'l‘einirkanov Kirov Opera Company Thursday l0 June I999 Conductor


Valery Cergiev .l lozeppu

'l‘iflkt‘tS O 1 4 1 1 1 (Villljr'r‘l Io sr'lt'iu' charge)

Information, Series Discounts and lull brochure

0141 353 4137



I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()l786 ~I6I08l. 8pm. £l2 (£6-£‘).50). Guest violinist Phillipe Graffiti joins the orchestra for Berlioz‘s Overture: 1.e ('orxuire. Saint Saens‘ Violin Concerto No 3 and lilgar's Variations (in (Ill original theme lililg’llltl. with conductor Martyn Brabbins. Pre- concert talk iii the studio at 7. I5pm.



I Timothy Byram-Wigfield Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. l.l()pm. Free. The organist performs a programme of music including Wagner‘s prelude to Die .lleistersin‘eer.

I The Four Seasons By Candlelight Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. 7.30pm. £1 l.50- £l‘).50. The Mozart Festival Orchestra create an evocative setting for Vivaldi's classic. accompanied by Bach's Iirum/en/u're ('mu'ertu No. 3. Albinoni‘s xii/(rein. Pachelbel's ('uiin/i in (i aiid many others.


I Concert Of Music For Lute And Voice National Portrait Gallery. I Queen Street. 624 6200. l2.-l5pm. Musical interludes from students at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music aiid Drama.


Glasgow I Midday Concert RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Ipm. £3.50

(£2.50). Cellist Hannah Roberts and pianist Simon Parkin perform works by Beethoven. Grieg and Gershwin.

I Masterclass RSAMI). 100 Reiifrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. l‘l't‘c‘. Hannah Roberts conducts a cello masterclass.


I Morley Whitehead Merits-an Ilall. Bristo Square. 650 438 I. l.l()pm. liree. The organist performs Pariys l-"qum-iu and Fugue in (i. Whitlock’s (‘unrmur ulu/ .S'l'lierretto and Leighton's lz't' Resurreril: lllt’lllt‘. I’ll/tum (uu/ l’ueui' ()p 4‘).


I Medieval Babes Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. (H.592 412929. 7.30pm. £l0.50. The classical music worlds equivalent of the Spice Girls. featuring twelve singers from live nations. breathing new life into religious and secular Early Music.



I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £8 £2]. Strauss's [)(III JUN/l. Biill‘llltllis ()lmt’ (Y’IIt‘t'I'lt’ (tlttl Sibelius‘s .S'vliip/io/iv .‘v'n / are set alongside Torke’s special commission for the “)6 Olympic Games. ./lll'(’/l/l.


I I Fagiolini St Cecilia's lIaII. (‘ow-gate. 668 20I‘). 7.45pm. The (ieoi'gian (‘oneel't Society present ll ilii'iiio ('luui/io.

I Scottish Chamber Choir Si (siles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 0442. 8pm. £5 (£4). (‘horal pieces from (‘uII arid Britten. plus music from I’ouleiic. .-\rvo Part. Schlitz. arid Gabrieli.



I Classics For Kids Royal (‘oncei't Ilall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l I. 6.45pm. Free. See Kids listings page I22.

I Promenade Organ Concert .-\t'l Gallery & Museum. Arger Street. Kelvingrove. 287 269‘). 2.30pm. Free Sunday afternoon concert with organist

Cyril Baker. Edinburgh

Mendelssohn. Beethoven and Mozart make up the fayre at this afternoon concert.

I St Giles At Six St Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. A performance of Schubert‘s lVl/l!('l'l‘('l.\’(’ with baritone Matthias Huttenhofer and pianist Robert Scheingraber.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. l3 —2() Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. See Glasgow Sat 14.



I Classics For Kids Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. 5.45pm. I-‘ree. See Kids listings page I22.


Glasgow I Classics For Kids Royal Concert Hall.

: 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55! I. 5.45pm.

l'l'ee. See Kids listings page



I Edinburgh University Renaissance

Singers Reid (‘oncerl Ilall. Edinburgh

University. Bristo Square. 650 2123. I. 10pm. I‘ree. Noel (l’Regan directs the singers iii a programme which includes

- .losquin‘s .llisxu Hercules l)u.t' Ferraro.

I Tristan Und Isolde Festival ’l‘heatre. I3- 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 5pm. See (ilasgow Sat 7.

3 I From The 1001 Nights . . . Queen‘s

llall. (‘Ierk Street. 667 7776. 7 -15pm.

£5 £ I0 l£3—-£7i. Distinguished pianists I’eter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe continue the BB("s Music Of Illi/ieriul Rim/ll series w ith a programme of works by :\rensky. Tchaikovsky aiid Rimsky -l\’orsakov.


Glasgow f I Academy Symphony Orchestra I; RSAMI). I00 Renfl'ew Street. 332 5057.

7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Martyn Brabbins

conducts trumpeter .lames Arnold and the

RSAMI) orchestra ili Britteii‘s Sin/mun l)tl Rt’t/Illt’lll. Artityuliyan’s 'l'ruiiipei (‘olu'er/o and Prokofiev's Silu/l/ionl .\'n. 5.

' Edinburgh

I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Swami Buildings. King's Buildings. Maylield Road. 650 2423.

I. ll) Tilt. l'it'c‘t'. See IlilIL‘ I7.

I Aiternoon Tea Concert ()ueen's Ilall. (’lel'k Street. 667 7776. 3pm. £5. .\ selection of chamber music from the young musicians at St Marys Milsic School. liiitr) price includes afternoon tea.

I The Magic Flute l‘estiyal 'l‘lieau-e.

I i '2‘) Nieolson Street. 52‘) ()()()(l. 7.I5pin. £7.50 £45.50. See Thu 5.


Glasgow I Margaret Fingerhut .lohn .‘xtelnlyie

lIall. I7liiversity Avenue. 330 .1002.

l.l()pm. liree. .-\ piano recital including a selection of ('liopiii‘s Hollow/er. I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall

West. I’niversity Avenue. 330 4092. .lpm.

I‘i'ee. See Thu 5.

I Masterclass RSAMI). I00 Retilrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free. Ian Bouslield conducts a masterclass for troliibone-playel‘s.

I Masterclass RSAMI). I00 Renl'rew Street. 332 5057. 60m. liree. .»\ bassoon

masterclass from Martin (iatt.

I Music Of The Baroque Renaissance (‘ottiel‘ 'l‘lieatl'e. 0.3 llyndland Street. 35." 3868. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Thu 5.

: I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street.

287 551 |. 7.30pm. £8 £2l. ('ellist 'I‘ruls .\lol‘k vltilll\ conductor Marin Alsop .iiid

the orchestra for Balber's Sv/iil’liuuv .\'u

/. Schumann's ('el/u (‘o/u'i'ru; and ‘l‘cliaikm‘skyis.\'\'li1/i/ulll\‘,\'uJ

Edinburgh I St Giles At Six St Giles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9-142. 6pm. Free. Bass-

baritone Bruce 'I'Iiompson I\ accompanied by pianist :\ll.\'I;lIl' Wilson fol a programme

I Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. ('Ierk I of Bach. Handel. Beethoven. Schumann. Street. 667 7776. 2.30pm. £8. Works by ' Ireland alid \"aughan Willialiis.

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