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CLASSICAL: GLASGOW SAT 7 continued
I Two's Company Gallery Of Modern Art, Queen Street, 229 1996. 3—4pm. Free. The ﬁrst of a series of informal concerts showcasing works by contemporary Scottish composers, with Hector Scott on violin and Shinobu Miki on clarinet. Today they are joined by cellist Claire Morton for works by Robert Sparey-Ghillies, Iain Matheson, Derek Ball, Tommy Fowler and Edward Harper. Many of the composers will be on hand to talk about their work, and you can take a seat or wander round the hall as they play.
I Russian Music Of The 19905 National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road, 624 6200. 7.45pm. £5. Brilliant Russian cellist Alexander lvashkin is joined by young cellists from Edinburgh and London for an evening of works by Gubaidulina, Denisov, Knaifel, Komdorf, Schnittke and others. I lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. Nicola Harrington performs a programme of 0 an music.
I A emoon Recital St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 2.30pm. Free. Pianist Panos Demopoulos gives a free afternoon concert.
I Gerard Brooks Reid Memorial Church, 182 West Saville Terrace, 662 1203. 7.30pm. £6. Organist Brooks heads north from his home at All Saints Church in London to perform a selection of popular works.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm. £17 (£14.50). A chamber recital by members of the orchestra featuring Stravinsky ’5 Suite ltalienne for Violin and Piano and Brahms’ Trio in B Major.
I Grand Finale Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £l6—£32.50. The Royal Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary celebrations draw to a close with this collaborative evening featuring the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, The Glasgow Phoenix Choir and soloists Claire Rutter, Jane Irwin, Peter Bronder and Christopher Purves. The orchestra will deliver Mozart’s Symphony No 40 and the combined forces follow with Beethoven’s Sympony No 9.
I Brass Spectacular RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm—2am. A day-long celebration of brass music, featuring masterclasses, workshops, solo recitals, band concerts and opportunities for audience participation. The event features music of many genres and incorporates the British Trombone Society Festival 2000. I Sunday Music Recital House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 1-3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). An afternoon of classical piano in the striking surroundings of the Music Room, just as Mackintosh intended.
I Fires Of Love Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 (£5). Scotland’s early music quartet present a programme of dramatic and colourful music from Spain’s Golden Age. In the late 15th century, 800 years of Moorish occupation came to an end, and Granada’s Alhambra Palace was recaptured. This is their story . . .
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Robin Bell conducts the Cupar Choral Society in Vterne’s Messe Solennelle and Olsson’s Te Deum.
I Toby Turton and Peter Hewitt Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Cellist Turton and pianist Hewitt perform works by Beethoven and J .S. Bach.
DDTNE UST 25—19 Oct 2000
THURSDAY 12 Glasgow
I Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.25—£22.50. The RSNO jet off to Austria, inviting this guest orchestra to ﬁll their slot for what promises to be an eclectic evening. Pianist Bernard D’Ascoli performs Mozart’s perennially popular Piano Concert No 24, with the prelude from Wagner’s only comedy Die Meistersingers von Nurnberg and Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant Scheherazade completing the programme. Petr Altrichter is at the baton.
I Celebrity Recital Hutchesons’ Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road, Pollokshields, 8pm. £6 (£3). Pianist Julia Lynch and violinist Donnie Deacon perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Ravel. Nenty-year-old Glasgow wiinderkind Deacon began his professional career with the BT Scottish Ensemble aged just fourteen, went on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School and has toured Europe almost constantly ever since.
I Mr McPall's Chamber Glasgow University, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. The genre-busting chamber group present ‘Piazolla @ Lunchtime’, a whistle stop journey through the work of Argentinean composer Astor Piazolla. From his ﬁery Revolucinoario to the poignant Soledad, Piazolla pulls together the tango tradition with his own classical training to produce a unique sound.
I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. St Giles’ Master of Music, Michael Harris performs a programme of organ music.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 474610. 7.45pm. £5.50—£15. It’s not often that conductor Joseph Swensen picks up his violin to play in front of an audience, but tonight you can enjoy his treatment of concertos by both Mozart and Brahms in the ﬁrst of a series of three Bow and Baton concerts. Beethoven’s Octet with the SCO Wind Ensemble completes the bill.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17. See Thu 12.
I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2.50). The Chamber Music Group of Scotland present Lawrence Gill on clarinet, Robert Irvine on Violoncello and Graeme McNaught on piano. Together they perform Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio in B ﬂat and Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A minor.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£16. Rising cellist star Alban Gerhardt joins the orchestra for Elgar’s wonderful Cello Concerto, a piece which he plays quite differently from the well- known Jacqueline du Pré version. Also on the bill is Britten’s hauntingly moving Sinfonia de Requiem and Walton’s Symphony No I. Emilio Pomarico is the conductor.
I BT Voices for Hospices Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£14. Part of a world- wide performance of Handel’s Messiah, in this case to raise money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5-£19. See Thu 12.
I October Serenade Institut Francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Alto Mary Breatnach, flautist Jill Whitehead and violinist Martin Hughes perform Beethoven’s Serenade in D minor, Max Reger’s Serenade in G and a duet for violin and alto by Mozart.
I The Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10. The Society launch their 2000 season with a visit from American harpsichordist Lisa Goode Crawford. In this, the 250th anniversary year, she performs J .S. Bach’s keyboard masterpiece Goldberg Variations.
I Messiah Cumbemauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £6. In the world’s largest ever singing event, Cumbemauld Choir and the Kentigern Orchestra join forces with choirs all over the world to perform Handel’s Messiah. Fundraiser in aid of local hospices.
I Sunday Music Recital House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). An afternoon of music in the striking surroundings of the Music Room, featuring voice, horn and piano.
I Andrew Wilde Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £9.50 (£6). Pianist Wilde makes his Edinburgh debut with a recital of works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin and Bach.
MONDAY 16 Edinburgh I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. A free afternoon concert from the Maranata Baptist Church Choir of Arad, Romania.
TUESDAY 17 ~
I Scottish Opera: L'Elisir d'amore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£46. Rising soprano talent Lisa Milne returns to the Donizetti opera in which she made her professional debut as a village girl; only this time she’s the star. Theatre guru Giles Havergal directs and Richard Fames is at the baton. See preview.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra play Queens Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 5 Oct; City Hall,
Glasgow, Fri 6 Oct
I Music For A While Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Counter-tenor James Huw Jeffries and pianist Sarah Wilkinson perform Vaughan Williams’ 3 Songs, Tippett’s Songs For Ariel and works by Quilter and Roger Steptoe.
Edinburgh I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The
choir of Denmark’s Odense University pay a visit.
WEDNESDAY 18 Edmhurgh I Catriona McKay Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £6. Dundee-bom McKay is the proud winner of two major harp awards, as well as being a finalist in BBC Radio 'I\vo’s classical competition. This afternoon she plays a diverse selection of Celtic and classical pieces. Ticket price includes afternoon tea.
I Scottish Opera: L'Elisir d'amore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15 m. £3.50—£46. See Tue 17.
I U rike Fenner and Peter Evans Glasgow University, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Violinist Fenner and pianist Evans perform Messiaen’s Themes and Variations, Prokoﬁev’s Melodies 3-5 and Mozart’s Sonata in A Major, alongside a contemporary offering from Edinburgh-based composer Lyle Cresswell, Acquerello.
I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art bover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7.30pm. £38.50; £335 for a table of ten. The Slovenski Duo perform a Gypsy Evening in the Music Room, followed by a meal in the Main Hall and Dining Room.
I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Hans- Dieter Karras gives a lunchtime recital of organ music.
I Hansel And Gretel Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). The touring wing of our national opera company, Scottish Opera Go Round, jump on the tour bus once again and visit 21 venues across the country. This time, they’re performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s charming fairy tale about the evil witch who imprisons two unsuspecting siblings in her edible house.