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oMldday Concert Stevenson Hall. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, St George's Place. l.00pm.332 4101. Free. Two ofthe Academy’s staff. James Durrant (viola) and Lawrence Glover (piano) give a recital of music you don't often get to hear live Lennox

Milhaud’s Sonata No 1 Op 240 and the Fantasie by Hummel.

oEarly Music Concert Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) or 339 8855 ext 571 (Univ Mus Dept) 8.00pm £3.00 (cone £1.50) (series discount available) The first of the Scottish Early Music Consort’s concerts this season has the grand title of “Music from the Time of Lorenzo the Magnificent“. who was one of the greatest patrons of the arts in Florence in the second halfof the 15th Century. Programme includes carnival songs, soldiers‘ songs. chansons, motets and instrumental music by Isaac. Agricola. Josquin and, ofcourse, the Magnificent himself.


OOrgan Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square 1.10pm Free at door. More often to be found at the organ of St Giles’ Cathedral. Herrick Bunney reaches out for a change ofstops at the McEwan Hall in this free lunchtime organ recital.

OScottish National Orchestra Concert Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 228 1155 7.30pm £2.80—£8.30 (series discount available). Also on 19in Glasgow. It‘s a big night tonight at the Usher Hall as the SNO is joined for Haydn‘s Harmoniemesse by their in-house SNO chorus and soloists Elizabeth Gale. Sally Burgess, Maldwyn Davies. Stephen Roberts and conductor Paavo Berglund at the helm. The first half ofthe programme is all Schumann Manfred Overture and First Symphony.

ought Music Evening Churchill Theatre, Morningside Road. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £2.00. Also Sat 19 at 3pm and 7.30pm. The Prince Consort are obviously disappointing people with their 1 series of one night stands, so this time they're on for a few days with

Berkeley‘s Sonata in D minor Op 22.

only tonight and tomorrow left now. “Ballads. Songs and Snatches“ is always a highly successful evening‘s entertainment with this production featuring music by Lehar. Sullivan. Mendelssohn. The Music Hall and more.



oOrgan Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 3.00pm. Free at door. Just the thingifit's a rainy afternoon or even if it‘s not Gordon Frier continues his Saturday recitals in the impressive surroundings of the Art Gallery and Museum.


Just a glance at these columns will testify that there is no shortage of music-making in Glasgow and Edinburgh. but on closer inspection it is revealed that. in Edinburgh particularly, there is very little going on at Iunchtimes. Series at lunchtime concerts have proved successlul in other parts 01 Britain and the Edinburgh International Lunchtime Concert Trust has been set up to test the tleld in Scotland. All the concerts, spread out at one a month on Mondays at 1 .OOpm, trom October to June. take place in the recently refurbished Assembly Rooms in George Street, right in the city centre, and all twelve leature inlemationally acclaimed artists. Administration ol the scheme is through the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, who have already established success in bringing

oScottlsh National Orchestra Concert City Hall. Candleriggs 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) 7.30pm £2.80— £8.40 (series discount available) See Friday 18. Edinburgh for full description.


oJubllee Celebration Usher Hall. Lothian Road 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.00— £7.50. The National Federation of Music Societies has now been going for 50 years and is celebrating in style at the Usher Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. choirs from East Central Scotland. Ann Mackay (soprano). Neil Mackie (tenor). Anthony Michaels-Moore (bass) and Sir David Willcocks in charge of the lot. It's the first performance in Scotland ofGeoffrey Burgon's (remember the haunting. nostalgic music of Brideshead Revisited?) Revelations and also on the programme is Grieg‘s Piano concerto (sol: Benjamin Frith) and Parry's Blest Pair ofSirens.

onght Music Evening Churchill Theatre. Morningside Road. 228

' 1155 (Usher Hall) 3.00pm and

I 7.30pm £2.00 See Friday 18 for full description.

' lamous names to evening pertormances and taking part in this new series will be such names as

: James Galway (tlute) (pictured above),

l Misha Oichler (piano), Nigel Kennedy

1 (violin), Marisa Robles (harp) and

1 Michael Collins (clarinet). Given the

' administrative back up, it is hardly

surprising that the Scottish Chamber

Orchestra should give the lirst concert

on Monday 21 October (see listings).

Although the concerts are aimed at

those working in the heart at business

Edinburgh, shoppers and the elderly

(with no ticket price concession

though) it remains to be seen whether

or not the public's general lack oi imagination in concert going will allow routine to be altered. Perhaps tree admission lor those out at worlr would

1111 up a few seats.

oScottlsh Chamber Orchestra Concert . Queen's Hall. Clerk Street 228 1155 (Usher Hall) 7.54pm £3.00— £8.00. Mozart and Mendelssohn are the two composers on offer with the young but internationally acclaimed James Conlon conducting. The names of both symphonies being played were inspired by the places they were written in Mozart's Symphony No 36 was composed at Linz and Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony. The Scottish. was a result of his visit to Scotland in 1928. Bernard Shaw described this symphony. which is dedicated to Queen Victoria. as “A work which would be great if it were not so confoundedly genteel". lfyou can't make it to the concert. all is not lost as Erato have just issued a set of records featuring Mozart symphonies with Conlon and the SCO.



oChamber Music Recital Henry

I Wood Hall. Claremont Street 226

f 3868. 7.30pm. £3.00 (Friends of the

3 SNO £2.00). includes wine and cheese. The Allander Ensemble. through Friends of the SNO. give a

s recital ofthe Kegglestat Trio by Mozart for viola. clarinet and piano. Bartok‘s Contrasts and the Trout Quintet by Schubert.


031 Giles at Six St Giles Cathedral. High Street. 6.00pm. Free at door. Rollercoaster (Director Gordon Reynolds) sing American Gospel Music and Hymns with a modern slant.

onola and Piano Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm £5.00 (conc £3.80). It's easy for most of us to get to concerts. but we should never forget that for those confined to hospital a visit to the concert hall is an impossible dream. and that‘s where the Council for Music in Hospitals comes in it takes music to the wards. But like all charities it needs money and proceeds from this concert will be going to help. Eric Shumsky (viola) and Hester Dickson (piano) play music by Boccherini. Brahms. Britten (Lachrymae). Schubert (Arpeggione Sonata) and the Belgian Vieuxtemps.





oCappella Nova Choral Recital Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) 8.00pm £3.00 (conc £1.50) (series discount available) Also Tues 22. Edinburgh. Cappella Nova (director Alan Tavener) sing an all English programme featuring choral music by Thomas Tallis and Ralph Vaughan Williams including his Mass in G minor.

Organ music played by

John Turner (Glasgow)

and Thomas Laing-Reilly (Edinburgh) completes the programme.

16 The List 18—31 October

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