o Carltas Youth Orchestra Concert Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £2 (£1) at door. Founded in 1970 by a group of young students at George Watson’s College, the Caritas Youth Orchestra has now grown to include young musicians from all over Edinburgh, whether at school, college or university. It’s a popular and enjoyable programme of Delius’s La Calinda, Faure’s Pavane, Echoes of Ossian by Nils Gade and Beethoven’s Symphony No 1. Usually the orchestra’s concerts are in aid of charity, but this one has to be in aid of itself due to lack of funds. Do help this highly worthwhile youth orchestra to keep up its valuable work.
0 Good Shepherd Chorus Concert SNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. 8pm. £2.50 at door. Graham Buckland guides his ﬂocks through an all Mozart programme of the Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus, then, without the Choir, the orchestra with Geoffrey Trabichoff play the Violin Concerto No Sin A major. Soloists in the Requiem are Janis Proctor, Fiona Murphy, Peter Richﬁeld and Graham Danby and the performance is in aid of the Tom Allen Centre.
0 Clarsach Society Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 1pm. £2 (£1) at door. Isobel Meiras (voice and clarsach) , Jean Wheater (mandolin) and Iain Hood (clarsach) present a lunchtime concert of music for the small harp. Lunch available from 12 noon.
0 St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral , High Street. 6pm. Free at door. The Early Music Group and Brass Ensemble of Strathallan School are the guest performers in this evening’s St Giles’ at Six, a series of regular performances in Scotland’s most famous cathedral. Their programme is the Concerto for Violin and Oboe BWV 1060 by J. S. Bach and Handel’s Organ Concerto in B ﬂat. Conductor is Nicholas Reed.
0 Edinburgh Bach Choir Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Perhaps this choir should be changing its name to the Edinburgh Handel Choir for this concert, as it’s an all Handel programme they’re presenting. With a fine quartet of soloists (Heather Coates, Eric Ibler, Roger Crook and Ivor Klayman) , conductor John Grundy will direct the Birthday Ode for Queen Anne, Funeral Anthem for Queen Charlotte and the Dettingem Te Deum.
0 lntemational Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms, George Street. 225 5373 (P & 0 Travel, 30 George Street). £3 (series discount and
patronage scheme available). The Edinburgh International Lunchtime Concert Trust present the second of their new series of recitals. After the great success of the ﬁrst one last month, this one should also attract a good audience. International artists are Michael Collins (clarinet), Moray Welsh (’cello) and Anthony Goldstone (piano). They’re playing Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio in B flat Op 11 and Brahm’s Clarinet Trio in A minor Op 114. A pleasant way to spend just under a lunch hour. Note - lunch is available after the concert.
O Recital Assembly Hall, Strathclyde University, 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.15pm. Free at door. With Alan Tavener playing harmonium and directing, the Strathclyde University String Quartet give a lunchtime concert of the Bagatelles Op 47 by Dvorak, Three Harmonium Pieces by Berlioz and Waltzes by Johann Strauss.
o Pollok House Arts Society Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6.30pm. Tickets on the door. The Dolezal Quartet are the guests of the Pollok House Arts Society this month. It is said that the flawless technique of this Czechoslovakian string quartet and warm blooded tone makes Western European quartets sound comparitively soft centred. Their work came under the personal guidance of the Smetena Quartet, so maybe that speaks for itself.
0 Scottish Opera Go Round -Tosca Village Theatre, East Kilbride. East Kilbride 3248669. 7.30pm. Extra dates various in venues throughout Scotland — 332 3321 for full details. £4. Following the success of last season’s piano-accompanied tour of Bizet’s Carmen throughout Scotland, Scottish Opera Go Round are now taking a specially prepared version of Puccini’s Tosca on an extended eight week tour of Scotland. Maria Moll sings Tosca — and look out for a bit of role-changing in the rest of the cast! 0 Orchestral Concert City Hall, Candleriggs, 332 4101. 7.30pm. Free at door. the Orchestra of the RSAMD, with Sian Edwards conducting, perform Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony and Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture. One of their most talented students at the moment, Elizabeth Mucha, is the soloist in Saint-Saens 2nd Piano Concerto.
0 The Romantic GuartetReid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free. Romantic music
on offer in this lunchtime concert is Brahms’ Quartet in A minor Op 51 No 2 and the Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf.
0 Lecture Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 5pm. Free at door.
Wilfred Mellors, Professor Emeritus of Music at Glasgow University gives the Cramb Lecture, entitled ‘Bach, Then and Now’.
0 Organ Recital Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free at door. Stuart Campbell (organ) gives the second of his series of recitals covering the complete organ works of J . S. Bach. The instrument he’s playing on used to belong to the Unitarian church in St Vincent Street and has recently been rebuilt in the University’s Concert Hall.
0 Classical Guitar Recital Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Composer and guitarist Gilbert Biberian gives a recital of music for classical guitar.
0 Viola da Samba/Harpsichord Recital Concert Hall, Glasgow University, 339 8855 ext 571. 1.15pm. Free at door. Glasgow University’s flourishing series of concerts in 1985/86 continues with Marjorie Rycroft and John Kitchen playing music by Bach, including the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and the two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba, an instrument literally translated as being a violin for the leg.
0 Strathclyde University Chamber Choir Concert Assembly Hall, Strathclyde University, 552 4400 ext 3444. 8pm. Free at door. For a university which isn’t arts orientated in the subjects it offers for study, Strathclyde Univeristy offers a very comprehensive and active music programme, with performances both by guest professional artists and by students. This time it’s the turn of the students and a rare opportunity to hear the original version of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
O 800 Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date Sunday 17 Glasgow. £3 - £8. A club sandwich of Mozart with generous fillings of Birtwhistle should satisfy most people’s musical appetites. Luciano Berio was to have been the comtemporary composer featured in this concert, the first of the SCO’s ‘The Composer Conducts’ series, but Harrison Birtwhistle has agreed to take his place and conduct the world premiere of his ‘Songs by Myself’ , to be sung by Penelope Walmsley-Clark, and his Carmen Arcadie Mechanicae Perpetuum. Mitsuko Uchida provides the outer and middle layers directing from the keyboard Piano Concertos Nos 8, 6 and 9 by Mozart.
O Recital St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Mrs Baird Smith 556 9867. 8pm. £5 (inc wine at interval). The Claremont String Quartet and SNO’s No 1 flute, Richard Chester, give their services to this concert in aid of the Howard Penal Reform League. The programme is likely to be varied, including some music for flute with harp.
0 Irish Music and Dance Evening Trades Council Hall, Broughton Street Lane. £2 and £1. 8pm. Fund raiser to send a delegation to Derry. 0 North Sea Gas Platform 1, Rutland Street, 225 2433. Popular folk songs.
' SATURDAY 2
0 Golden Bough Glasgow Arts Centre. 8pm. £1.50 and £1. Four piece American group on a British Tour (see panel).
0 Alternoon in Vicky Bar Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, 552 6040.
0 Session in Sandy Bells Forrest Hill Bar, Forrest Road. The famous pub goes in and out of fashion with the players, but there’s been some great music lately starting in the afternoon
and carrying on all night. SU NDAY 3 Glasgow
0 The Ideal Band Black Bull Hotel, Milngavie. Folk Club runs fortnightly and will be full to hear this highly accomplished trio. Chris, Ken and Alistair play small pipes, fiddle, strings and synthesiser, British and European folk based songs and instrumentals. Latest album on Lismor.
0 Session in IIch ear Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, 552 6040. Evenings.
0 The Wild CIgarlIlos Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terrace, 229 6481. Indefinabie oddball music — Hamish meets Pancho.
O liobody’s Business Bannerman’s Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Guitar, sax and sometimes bagpipes. Swing blues/folk. Very tasty.
0 Irish Music Session The Stage Door Bar, Gorbals Street, 429 0922.
o Authentic Irish Music from an all-Ireland champion ﬁddler and the others on ﬂute, whistle and box.
0 Mainly Scottish Session Fiddlers Arms, Grassmarket, 229 2655.
0 (iii Hewitt Royal Oak, Inﬁrmary Street, 557 2976. Singer and song
0 Vicky Der Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate , 552 6040.
0 Crown Follr Club Drummond Street — Workshops in Tin Whistle, Fiddle,
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