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0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street, 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £2.50(conc 50p and £1.50). Join the BBC Scottish for a lunchtime concert conducted by

Jerzy Maksymuik comprising

i Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet. Schubert’s 8th Symphony (The Unfinished). Mozart‘s Symphony No 34 and the Violin Concerto No 2 by Prokofiev with Ruggiero Ricci as soloist.

0 Vocal Recital and Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place, 332 4101. 1pm and 2.30pm.'Free at door. Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) present a programme of French and English song followed by a masterclass for

' singers and pianists.

0 London Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9.40. The LSO pays a visit to Glasgow as part of their ninth annual Shell National UK Tour. Yuri Simonov. Principal Conductor of the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow. conducts an all Berlioz programme Overture: King Lear. Nuit d‘e’te’ (soloist Ann Murray see panel) and Symphonic fantastique.

0 Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Free at door. Students from the Royal Academy of Music and Drama conducted by Edgar Williams pay a visit to another Glasgow educational establishment to show their skills in music by Shostakovich, Bizet. Derek Bourgeious and Mozart.


0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Leon Coates. lecture in Edinburgh University‘s Music Faculty. plays the music ofanother ofthe lecturers there Edward Harper‘s Interlude Ave Maris Stella. Also on the programme are works by Buxtehude and Bach Komm heiliger Geist. Herre Gott.

O Oberon King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.15pm (pre-performance talk at 6pm) £3—£16. Weber‘s glorious music for Oberon has hardly been heard since it was first written due to the many

and hear what it‘s like. The

this gory story of love, deceit and death.


0 La Vie Parlsienne King's Theatre. Leven Street, 229 1201. 7.15pm (pre-performance talk at 6pm). £3—£l6. Scottish Opera present a new production of Offenbach‘s account of ‘Gay Paree‘. New translation by John Wells. better known for his columns in Private Eye.

0 Edinburgh Unlversity Musical Society Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Teviot Row. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. After rehearsing and practising vigorously all term. Edinburgh University students now present their polished results to the public. Finlandia. The Planets and Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist Virginia Strawson) are the works making up their ambitious programme.

0 St Andrew’s Night Concert Usher Hall, Lothian Road,2281155. 7.30pm. £2—£4.50. Not tinkers and tailors, but the Soldiers'. Sailors‘ and Airmen‘s Families Association will benefit from this massive event with Tri~Service Bands and the Edinburgh Fiddlers. The Music Box with Linda Ormiston. Donald Maxwell and John Scrimger and the full Kcvock Choir. Master of Ceremonies in this Scottish extravaganza which also includes the Highland Dancers of Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, will be Lieutenant-Colonel Leslie P.G. Gow. OBE, more usually associated with his work as producer of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

O 800 Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3—£8. The strings of the SCO are put under the spotlight in Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings;

imperfections of the original libretto. Scottish Opera have commissioned novelist Anthony Burgess to write a new one and this is Edinburgh audiences‘ chance to go

pre-performance talk gives an idea ofthe background.

0 8ND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date Sat 30 Glasgow. £2.80—£8.30. As usual. the SNO are at the Usher Hall this Friday evening with Musical Director Neeme Jarvi conducting his first concert of the season. Under his baton the orchestra will play the Karelia Suite by Sibelius. Grieg‘s Piano Concerto (soloist: Peter Donohoe) and the Symphony No 2 by Scriabin.




0 8ND City Hall. Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Friday 29 (Edinburgh) for full description.

0 Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 3pm. Extra dates: Every Sat. Free at door. Gordon Frier presents another programme of music for organ.


It’s torture as Puccini’s Tosca reaches Portobello with a performance by Scottish Opera Go Round at the Town Hall on Tues 3 Dec. Not for the audience though, but for Cavardossi (John Oakman) on stage, in prison, in

Scotlahd, which for one reason or another (perhaps lack of facilities or lack of population) don’t get a visit from the main company.

With a small cast, meaning many singers have to take more than one role, and piano accompaniment rather than an orchestra, it's cheap to run, so visits to places as far apart as Kirkwall and Stranraer, with numerous others squeezed inbetween, are possible

Scottish Opera Go Round has been going round since 1978 with many different productions putting into practice the enlightened idea of taking opera to as many people as possible in within one tour, including, of course, towns and villages throughout dear Old Porty. (Carol Main).

Robert Cohen is the solist in Haydn‘s ‘Cello Concerto in D major and there‘s an all too seldom opportunity of hearing Kodaly‘s marvellous Dances ofGalanta. The Overture to Idomeneo by Mozart opens the concert.



0 Cantilena Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, 552 5961 (ticket centre). 1pm. £3. This popular chamber ensemble give the second concert in their series of Sundays at 1pm, with food and drink available from 12 noon from Bon Appetit. On the programme are works by Boyce. Boccherini. Arne and Haydn.


0 St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. 6pm. Free at door. The Queensferry Wind Ensemble give this week's music at St Giles” at Six. They’re playing a Quartet by Arnold Cooke and music for winds by Mozart.

0 Edinburgh Academy Choral Society Edinburgh Academy, Henderson Row. 8pm. £1 .50(conc£1). The parents get together to sing parts I and II of Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio. Soloists are Katrine Townhill,

Malcolm Wilson and Peter Hall, and the conductor is Noel de Jongh.

0 John Currie Singers Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 228 l 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3.50 and £2.50 (conc £2). Is this the first ofthe Christmas ‘Messiah’s’? Yes, it looks like this excellent Glasgow based choir has got in first with John Currie conducting the singers bearing his name and Peter Mountain leading the orchestra.

MONDAY 2 Edinburgh

0 Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 7.30pm. £3 at door. As a change from Gilbert and Sullivan, the Savoy Group present a concert performance of music by Vaughan Williams— In Windsor Forest and Five Mystical Songs.

0 New Town Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall).

available). A trip to Edinburgh’s Southside takes you, surprising though it may seem. to a New Town Concert with artists Steven Isserlis (‘cello) and Peter Evans (piano). This young duo is now well established on the international concert circuit, with countless broadcasts and a record of Brahms' Sonatas to their credit. His Sonata in f Op 99 is on this programme. along with Isserlis’s own transcription of Beethoven’s Variations for Mandolin and music by Hans Gal, Beethoven and Webern.



0 The Merry Widow Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 4, Thurs 5, Fri 6

and Sat 7 (two performances).

7.45pm. £2.20—£5. (Student standby .

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18 The List 29 Nov— 12 Dec