MUSIG classical & opera
CLASSICAL: GLASGOW. SUN 16 APR cont.
I Space Concert Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12—£23.50. Patrick Moore introduces the Scottish Concert Orchestra in an intergalactic evening featuring theme tunes from ET, Star Trek and Close Encounters, plus a few other musical nuggets that are out of this world.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Music for Passiontide, featuring motets by Bach and Kuhnau, and Lamentations by Bairstow.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£21 (cones available). See Thu 13.
I Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6—£10(£1—£5).See Sat 15.
I Youth String Orchestra Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 474610. 7.30pm. William Baxter conducts the orchestra in works by Telemann, Haydn, Handel and Stamitz.
I Eleanor Roosevelt Orchestra St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The visiting orchestra from Maryland, USA give a free lunchtime concert.
TUESDAY 18 Glasgow
I The Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Murray Perahia Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£l3. The RCH’s International Series continue their ‘Bach Mini Festival‘, with acclaimed New York
pianist Perahia joined by the London- based chamber orchestra. Tonight they perform a selection of the great composer’s concertos and orchestral suites, including his Keyboard Concerto No 4 and Concerto for Two Violins.
I Madama Butterfly Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £5-—£15. See Fri 14.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The string quartet perform Haydn’s Quartet in F minor and Crawford’s Quartet No 2.
I City Of Lund Symphonic Band Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. 6pm. Free. A programme of works performed by this youth wind band on tour from Sweden.
I Camerata Scotland Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £10 (£2—£5). This acclaimed, pre- professional chamber orchestra, featuring past and present members of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, presents Faure’s Masques et Bergamasques, Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, rounded off with Schubert’s Symphony No 3 in D.
I Camerata Scotland RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£2-£5). See Tue 18 (NB the Poulenc piece will not be performed in Glasgow).
I Beath High School Choir St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The Cowdenbeath-based choir give a free lunchtime concert.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Swann Buildings, King’s Buildings, Mayﬁeld Road, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. See Tue 18.
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I The Brass Quintet Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 8pm. £5 (£3). Resident musicians of Saint Petersburg’s Theatre of Modern Art incorporate jazz, classical and Russian folk music in their performance.
THURSDAY 20 Glasgow
I Heather Corbett and Bob Stephenson Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). One of Britain’s leading percussionists Corbett is accompanied on keyboards by Stephenson for an afternoon of genre-spanning sounds, including smatterings ofjazz, ragtime and the works of]. S. Bach.
I Madama Butterﬂy Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £5—£15. See Fri 14.
I Cappella Nova - Tenebrae Kclvinside Hillhead Church, Huntly Gardens, 287 5511. 9pm. £9 (£5). The ensemble are joined by the Scottish Plainsong Choir for a programme of music befitting Holy Week, including twelve motets by Tomas Luis de Victoria.
I The Ramona High School Choir St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. Leaving behind their native sun in California, the visiting choir brave the Scottish weather to bring you this free lunchtime concert.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£6—£9.50). Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu and the orchestra are joined by Chinese cellist Jian Wang for a programme that includes music by Wagner, Elgar and Dvorak.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l6.50. The orchestra ﬁnd themselves augmented by voices, in the shape of mezzo soprano Louise Winter, tenor James Oxley and bass baritone Christopher Purves, for this Slavic selection. Vassin Sinaisky conducts Glinka’s Kamarinskaya, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir tle Florence and S.travinsky’s Pulcinella.
I Cappella Nova — Tenebrae Greyfriars Kirk, Greyftiars Place, 668 2019. 9pm. £9 (£5). See Thu 20.
I Madama Butterfly Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £5—£15.See Fri 14.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£l8.50. See Fri 21.
I University Music Society Younger Hall. North Street, 01334 474610. 8pm. £3 (£2.50). Neil Mantle conducts the group in works by Verdi, Mozart and Borodin.
‘ I Sunday Promenade Organ
Concerts Art Gallery 6’; Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street, 287 2699. 2.30—4pm. Free. Organist Malcolm Sim delivers an afternoon of popular tunes. I These Timeless Classics Cafe Cossachok. RUSsian Cultural Centre, 10 King Street, 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. A spiritual programme of classical masterpieces.
I Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free.
Michael Harris performs works by Bach, Franck, Langlais and Toumemire.
I Handel's Messiah By Candlelight Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12-£23.50. The Mozart Festival Orchestra and Chorus take you back to the 18th century, using full period costume and low lighting to full atmospheric effect. Director Christopher Moulds also plays harpsichord, and the event features the vocal talents of Rachel Luxon, Christine Rice, Finnar Bjarnasson and Dean Robinson.
TUESDAY 25 Edinburgh I Christopher Field and John Kitchen St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. Violinist Field is joined by Kitchen on harpsichord for Mozart’s Variations on ‘La Bergere C elimene’ and Sonata in B ﬂat.
I The Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Murray Perahia Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£13. The RCH’s International Series continue their ‘J.S. Bach Mini Festival’, with acclaimed New York pianist Perahia joined by the London-based chamber orchestra for the last of three concerts. Tonight they perform the great composer’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 among other concertos and orchestral suites.
I International Academy Music Department St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. Concert band on tour from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
I Edinburgh Telephone Choir Greyfriars Kirk, Greyftiars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4. What initially sounds like a very odd name for a choir, makes rather more sense when you discover that the original members all worked at the Rose Street telephone exchange in the 1940s. Today the choir is made up of over 40 singers from all walks of life, performing an annual concert wittily entitled Dial M For Music.
I University of Glasgow Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. William Sweeney directs the ensemble in a programme of improvisations.
I Lunchtime Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Alan Tait performs works by Mendelssohn, Bach and Vierne.
I Edinburgh Telephone Choir Greyftiars Kirk, Grcyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30 m. £4. See Wed 26.
I Scottis Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. Nicholas Kraemer directs from the harpsichord as the SCO go back in time to celebrate the music of the 18th century. From the Age of Enlightenment to the birth of Romanticism, the programme reflects the diversity of the era, with pieces by Telemann, Bach, Rameau and Haydn.
I Opera On A Shoestring Mothcrwell Theatre. Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. 8pm. £7 (£5). Representatives from this popular company perform operatic highlights from the works of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Bizet, plus the odd piece from Gilbert and Sullivan.