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with Tapsalteerie

Friday 4th December 1998 7.30pm - midnight

Festival Hall, Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, Edinburgh

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68 THE “ST 3--l'/ Dec 1998

CLASSICAL & OPERA: continued


I John Kitchen McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 438l. l.l0pm. Free. Organist Kitchen isjoined by the Edinburgh University Singers for choral and hymn tune preludes by Bach. Krebs. Parry. Leighton and others.

I New Zealand, New Music Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 20l9. 7.45pm. £8 (Free—£3). The third in a series of four concerts organised by Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust. celebrating the music of New Zealand and the founding of the City of Dunedin by Scottish settlers in I848. Tonight's perfonnance features the Hebrides Ensemble and includes the premiere of Helen Bowater's specially commissioned piece Btlll.\‘/tt’(‘.



I Hansel And Gretel Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Scottish ()pera find there‘s plenty to sing about when you're lost in the woods. in this enchanting production of Engelbert Humperdinck's popular

fairy tale opera.

I The Organist Entertains Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. 2.30pm. Free. The Scottish Cinema ()rgan Trust present an afternoon concert with Robert Leys.

I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra RSAMl). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£4). Trumpet soloist Mark ()‘Keefe joins the (ECU in a programme which blends Haydn‘s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart's .S'ym/tlronv .\'o 40 with pieces by Copland rip/)(l/(lt‘llltlll Spring -- and Delius - Stonmer Night ()n The River.


I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union St Mary’s Cathedral. 2.3 Palmerston Place. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £8—£l0. The Choral Union are joined by the University of Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra for Handel‘s [)erringen 'Ie Den/n. written to celebrate the British victory over France in [743; Haydn‘s Sthop/tings;nesse (Creation Muss"). sometimes known as the .llisso Solennis. and a newly commissioned orchestral Work.

I Madrigal, Ground And Fantasy: Music From Byrd To Purcell Canongate Kirk. Canongate. 228 6929. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The Squair Mile

i Consort of viols are joined by Alison ; Crttm on the viola da gamba and Roy

Marks on the viola da gamba and lute. for a concert featuring works by Byrd. llolborne. Ward. llingeston. .lenkins and Purcell.

I New Zealand, New Music (it'eyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 20l9. 7.45pm. Free. Tonight's concert. performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with

conductor Kenneth Young. is to he

recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Tickets available in person from the BBC Scotland Reception. Queen Street. and subject lo availabilin on the door from 7pm.


I Victorian Christmas Carols Smith Art Gallery & Museum. Dumbarton Road. 0l786 47l9l7. 2pm. Free. An afternoon of songs and carols popular during the Victorian period.



I Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. 2.30—3pm & 3.30—4pm. Free. Eoin Bennett continues the museum‘s “Sunday Promenade‘ or an recital series.

I Children's C assic Concerts Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287

55 l l. 3pm. £8—£22 family ticket (bl—£5). Floella Benjamin isjoined by conductor Richard Armstrong and the orchestra of Scottish Opera for this fun concert for children aged 4—l4. Entitled ‘Cracker Music'. this afternoon‘s bill includes Prokofiev‘s (LI) Kiie. Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy. Greig's Anilm Zr Dance and Rimsky-Korsakov's Chris/mus I’m/(nitrite. Bring along a small percussion instrument andjoin in the fray.

I Popular Classics Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l l. 7.30pm. £l l.50—£l9.50. Anthony Inglis conducts pianist Nigel Hutchison and the Scottish Concert Orchestra in a programme of symphonic favourites. including Rossini's Barber ()f'.8‘t't'illt' ()i'ertttre. Tchaikovsky's SH'UII Luke Suite and Strauss's Ifmperor Walt:


I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 3pm. £7 (til—£5.50). Conductor Peter Evans is joined by narrator John Bell for Prokofiev's Peter/int] The Wolf. Glinka's Russian Airt/ Lin/milltr ()vertitre. Shostakovich‘s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Dick Lee's Stti'up/tmte Concerto.

I Stockbridge St New Town Community Orchestra Sl Bernards Church. Saxe Coburg Stre et. £2 l .50) on door. The orchestra present their annual concert. featuring Pachelbel's Canon, plus works by Monteverdi. Mozart. Purcell. Greig.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. l3-29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.30pm. See Thu 3.


I Kirkcaldy Choral Union Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. 0l592 4l2929. 7.30pm. The choral group perform JS Bach's Christmas ()rororio.

Glasgow I Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

3 Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8-—£l0. 3 Tickets 287 55l I. See photo caption

below for this this legendary choir

I University Of Glasgow Choral Society 8: Orchestra Bute Hall. l.'niversit_v of Glasgow. University Avenue. 3304092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). .\lyra Soutar conducts the ensemble in a

rousing programme. featuring Copland's

The Mystere Des Voix Bulgares choir is internationally famous for its heavenly harmonies and astonishing vocal precision: it is truly one of the world's most moving musical experiences, all produced by women trained only in their native Bulgarian folk song traditions. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Mon 7 Dec.

Fanfare For The Common Mun. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Mozart‘s Organ-Solo Muss K259. Tippett's Spiritttuls Front A Child Of Our Time and Verdi‘s Stuhut Mater.



I Edinburgh Quartet Hutcheson‘s Hall. 158 lngram Street. 552 839i. l.l5—2pm. £2.50. The string ensemble. on violins. viola and cello. play Haydn‘s String Quartet in Eflut. 0p 7/ No 3 and Elgar‘s Srring Quartet in E minor. Op 83.


I Hansel And Gretel Festival Theatre. l3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000.

7. l 5pm. £9.50-£45.50 (£7.50-£42.50). See Sat 5.

I Arcadi Volodos Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£10 (£3—£7). Pianist Volodos closes the Queen's Hall 'Inext/ttyk Live series. dedicated to the music of imperial Russia. with works by Rachmaninov.



I Academy Wind Orchestra RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Bryan Allen leads the RSAMD‘s wind ensemble in an unusual programme. featuring Saint- Saens‘ ()rien/ lit ()eeir/ent. Adam Gorb‘s Scenes From Brertgel. Frigyes Hidas‘s Fantasy For Buss Trombone (with soloist Jim Bone) and Holst‘s Suite In [2' Flat.

I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £7—£l l. Last year‘s sell- out choir return for a Caledonian Chris/mas. featuring popular seasonal tunes. both traditional and modern with suppott from the Brian Kellock Trio.

I Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra 8: Chorus Barony Hall. Cathedral Square. 227 551 1. 8pm. £5.50 (£2.50—£4.50). Alan Tavenei' conducts the ensemble. with Alasdair Cameron on piano. in Rossini‘s triumphant overture from William 'le/l. Beethoven‘s Fun/(ism For l’itrno, (’horrts .4an ()re/tes/ro, ()p 80 and Dvorak's Svnt/i/tonv No. 6’.


I Ludus Baroque Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). The l.udus Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir present Bach's Christ/nus ()rolorio Ports 4--(). featuring mezzo soprano. tenor and bass.


Glasgow I John Law John McIntyre Hall. University Avenue. 3304092. l.l0pm.

3 Free. This acclaimed pianist works between classical and jazz music styles and here gives a solo performance of

i spontaneous composition based on


g I Masterclass RSAMI). t()() Rettt'rew

Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Felix

Andrievsky hosts a violin masterclass. I Masterclass RSA MD. 100 Renfrew

Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. A flute masterclass directed by Philippa Davies.

I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm.

See Thu 3.


I Hansel And Gretel l-‘esiival Theatre. l3--2‘) Nicolson Street. 529 6000.

7. l 5pm. £9.50 - £45.50 1 £7.50—£42.50). See Stll 5.

I Carols From Southside Queen‘s- Hall. Clerk Street, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £3.50 l .50); fatnin ticket £7. SCO Chorus director Bert Parry isjoined by

the Brian Kellock Trio and choirs from

local primary schools fora collection of carols and Christmas music.