0 Falstaii (Sinionia Opera) Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 9 (7.30pm); Thurs 10 (7.30pm); Fri 11 (7.30pm);Sat 12 (7.30pm). £3.50 (cone £2.(X) Tues and Wed only). Sinfonia Opera joins forces with Scottish Sinfonia (which under conductor Neil Mantle is now probably Scotland‘s leading amateur orchestra) to perform Falstaff . the only humorous opera by Verdi — and his last. Libretto based on Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor. Cast includes many well known singers from the Edinburgh amateur stage.
0 Scottish Ensemble, Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £5.00 (conc £3.00). Previously known as the Scottish Baroque Ensemble. the recently renamed Scottish Ensemble are reassurineg changed only in name. Idiosyncratic- but ever enterprising — director Leonard Friedman continues to present thoughtfully balanced programmes. This one takes in Baroque concertos by Bach and Handel as their tercentenary year draws to a close (Bach — Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C and Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor; Handel — Concerto Grosso in A minor) along with Vaughan Williams‘ Oboe Concerto and Stravinsky‘s Concerto in D. Oboe — Pierre Feit. Harpsichord — Joel Pontet.
0 Hungarian Arts in Glasgow, Clmbalon Ouo Satinwood Room, City Chambers 552 5961 (ticket centre) 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.00). Hungary‘s outstanding cimbalon duo of Marta Fabian and Agnes Szakaly give a second concert as part of the week‘s Hungarian Arts in Glasgow. There‘s a different selection of Scarlatti Sonatas, Bach’s B minor French Suite plus music by Haydn, Lang, Bogar. Debussy and concluding the programme are the Rumanian Kolinda Songs by Bartok.
0 Recital Reid Hall, Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £2.80 and £1.50 at door. Lyn McLaren (ﬂute) and Philip Booth (piano) present a recital of mainly French music — Messian, Milhaud and Faure — with Bach at one end, Prokofiev the other.
oFaistail (Sinionia Opera) Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 10. Fri 11, Sat 12 (all at 7.30pm). £3.50 (conc £2.00). See Tuesday 8 for full description.
0 The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera) Theatre Royal, Hope Street 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra date: Sat 12 (7.15pm). £2.50—£18.50. See Sat 5 for full description.
0 Scottish National Orchestra, Concert City Hall. Candleriggs 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. lfyou're a fan of Ida Haendel and the Beethoven Violin Concerto then this is your week as there are no less than three opportunities to hear that particular combination ofplayer and concerto on successive evenings starting tonight. Miss Haendel joins the Scottish National Orchestra for Beethoven‘s only concerto for violin after the overture of the evening, also by Beethoven — Egmont. After the interval Paavo Berglund conducts Symphony No 6 by Tchaikovsky. A starry night indeed. a An Evening with Flat Pavan Glasgow Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street (opp Holiday Inn) 221 4526. 7.30pm. £1.50(£1.00). The members of Flat Pavan are all young people in the 12 — 18 age group and are members of the Arts Centre‘s music programme. they invite you to a special performance ranging from the Renaissance to the Baroque which even includes 400 year old pop music! Also appearing will be members of the Junior Early Music Group.
0 Piano Ouo, Recital Reid Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 11— Glasgow. £3.15(conc £1.60). Margarhita and Olga Malinova come to Scotland through Pro Arte Concert Management and offer a rare chance to hear the original two-piano version of George Gershwin‘s Rhapsody in Blue. Also on the programme is Arensky‘s Suite No 4, Rachmaninov‘s Suite No 2 and Symphonic Etudes Op 13 by Schumann.
o Falstaff (Sinionia Opera) Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 11,Sat l2(7.30pm). £3.50 (no conc). See Tues 8 for full description.
0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, St George‘s Place 332 4101. 1.00pm. Free at door. Jean Hutchison and Jack Keaney in a recital of music for two pianos discover what Saiana'e'ns did with Beethoven (Variations on a Theme of Beethoven Op 35) and what Debussy did with Schumann (Six Canonic Studies). The third French composer featured is Ravel and his Rapsodie Espagnok
0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs 552 5961. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12 - Edinburgh. £2.50— £7.00 (series discounts available). Australian born Barry Tuckwell is now one of the world‘s most renowned horn players. but this time he‘s not just playing but directing too. Tuckwell and the SCO present a popular programme of Mozart‘s Horn Concerto No 3 in E ﬂat. Beethoven‘s Pastoral Symphony and to start off the
i evening the Hebrides Overture by
Mendelssohn. Tuckwell's ﬁrst item as soloist/director is Janus for horn and orchestra by David Gow (see panel).
0 Piano Ouo, Recital Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. St George‘s Place 038 983 218. 7.30pm. Apply for tickets (FREE) to Robin Barr. See Thurs 10. Edinburgh for full description.
0 Scottish National Orchestra, Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12— Glasgow. £2.80—£8.30. Last week the Scottish Chamber Orchestra produced their programme ofali Beethoven and now it‘s the turn of the Scottish National Orchestra. Paavo Berglund conducts Egmont Overture. the Violin Concerto with Ida Haendel as soloist and Symphony No 2.
o Falstaii (Sinionia Opera) Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat l2(7.30pm). £3.50(no cone). See Tues8 for full description.
0 Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 3.00pm. Free at door. Regular organist Gordon Frier gives another free afternoon organ recital with music from various areas of the extensive organ repertoire.
o The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera) Theatre Royal, Hope Street 331 1234. 7.15pm. £2.50—£18.50. See Sat 5 for full description.
0 Scottish National Orchestra, Concert City Hall. Candleriggs 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40 (series discounts available). See Fri 11, Edinburgh for full description.
0 Falstall (Sinionia Opera) Church Hill Theatre. Morningside Road 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.50 (no conc). See Tues 8 for full description.
0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Concert Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.00-£8.00 (conc £2.00) (series discounts available). See Fri 1 1. Glasgow for full description.
0 Georgian Concert Society St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.75 (series discounts available) from Usher hall Box Office. A celebration ofJ S Bach with Bach harpsichord concertos performed by Michael Chibbett and Joel Pontet (harpsichords). Daphne Godson and Kay Usher (violins). Carolyn Sparey (viola). Marjorie Rycroft (‘cello)
and John Steer (bass).
SUNDAY 13 Glasgow 0 Hungarian Arts in Glasgow, Budapest Wind Ensemble City Hall,
Candleriggs 552 5961. 3.00pm. £2.50 (£1.00). The Budapest Wind
Ensemble was formed in 1982 by the principal wind players of the Budapest State Opera orchestra. In this first concert in Scotland, the group plays the Beethoven Quintet for Piano (Gustav Fenyé) and Winds in E ﬂat, Op 16. Weber‘s Adagio and Rondo. and Hungarian Dances by Brahms arr Zempléni and Leo Weiner.
0 St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6.00pm. Free at door. Schubert‘s song cycle Die Schéne Miillerin (The Beautiful Maid ofthe Mill), settings of 20 poems by Wilhelm Miiller. is the sole item in this recital by Geoffrey Davidson (bass) and John Walker (piano).
0 Hungarian Arts in Glasgow, Budapest Wind Ensemble City Hall. Candleriggs 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3.50;£4.50;£5.50(£2.00). The Times described their enjoyment in music making as infectious. This is the second chance to make up your own mind about the Budapest Wind Ensemble with Mozart‘s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E ﬂat K452. Maryas Seiber‘s Serenade and an interesting arrangement by Farkas of Johann Strauss‘s Emperor Waltz.
O Gala Concert Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. 8.00pm. £3.50 (£2.50) (series discounts available). Tickets from John Currie Singers, 27 Falkland Avenue. Glasgow G77 5DR. The John Currie Singers‘ and Orchestra‘s Opening Gala Concert includes music mainly by Mozart — Ave Verum, Exultate Jubilatc and Litaniae Laurentanae — with a little Vivaldi completing the programme of this excellent choir and orchestra.
0 Recital Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 6.30pm. Tickets on the door. In the magnificent — and very Scottish — splendour of Pollok House, the Pollok House Arts Society present one of their regular recitals.
0 Recital Reid Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Tickets free at the door. Leon Coates (piano) and Philip Greene (clarinet) pay tribute to the 95th Birthday year of Hans Gal. the Austrian born composer and musicologist who made Edinburgh his home in 1938.
0 ‘My Ciarsach and 1’, Alison Kinnaird Laigh Room, St Cecilia‘s Hail, Cowgate 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.00 from Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road. This first concert in the Scottish Philharmonic Club‘s new Spotlight series focuses the spotlight on Alison Kinnaird, the foremost exponent of traditional Scottish harp music practising in Scotland today and winner of the Ciarsach Trophy at the National Mod and the harp competition at the Pan-Celtic Festival in Killarney.
14 The List 4—17 October