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0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 330 257 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3(£2x50p). A popular and tuneful programme this lunchtime. George Hurst conducts Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No 5 (remember the old Late Cull signature tune‘.’ ). Faure's Pavane (also used on TV) and Lalo's vibrant Symphonic Espagnole with Ernst Kovacic as soloist. 0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). Nelson Mandela Place. 3324101. 1pm. Free at door. The incredible young percussionist Evelyn Glennie is joined by pianist Philip Smith for an ambitious and mesmerising programme including Chopin's Black Key Study. Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Flight ()fThe Bumble Bee and Kreisler‘s Tambourin Chinois. Real virtuoso stuff. 0 Fiddler on the Root Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue-Sat until end December (Glasgow). 7—24 Jan (Edinburgh). £3—£7.50. Bill McCue and his new Scottish Singers Company with favourites such as ‘lf1 Were a Rich Man'. ‘Matchmaker Matchmaker’. 'Sunrise Sunset‘. Good cast including McCue himself as Terye. l.‘na.\1c1.eanas his wife Flan ()ke. Linda ()rmiston and Patricia Hay. See review on panto page. 0 Carol Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3. £2. Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs (552 5961 ). City Hall and King's Theatre. The hospital staffof Great Glasgow Health Board in a carol concert in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund in Scotland. Solists are Kenneth McKeller and the deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie.


0 Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 13. Glasgow. £2—.£8.80. The SNO Chorus teams up with their orchestra for Beethoven‘s Choral Fantasia. but unfortunately there‘s no SNO corps de ballet for Tchaikovsky‘s Nutcracker. Boris Berman is the soloist in Mozart's Rondos for Piano K386 and K382 and the concert opens with Credo by Arvo Pert. Estonian compatriot of conductor Neeme Jarvi.


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0 Music Project Concert (ilasgow Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. 2pm. £1 (children free). The chance ofhearing the youngsters involved in the Centre‘s Saturday morning sessions perform the fruits oftheir work.

0 Fiddleron the RootTheatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Extradates: Tue—Sat until end December (Glasgow). 7—24 .lan (Edinburgh). £3—£7.50. See Fri 12 for full description.

0 Scottish National Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2—,£9. See Fri 12. Edinburgh for full description.


0 German Baroque Music iorAdvent Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2.50(£l.50). A combination of soprano. organ. baroque violins. harpsichord and viola da gamba play music by .1 .S. Bach. Schutz. Bohm. Rosenmuller and others including two Telemann Advent Cantatas. In aid of Malcom Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.

0 Mondrian Trio Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (1’sher Hall). 7.45pm. £3.50 £2.50. In the first concert of their short series of concerts. the Mondrian Trio play a trio oftrios Beethoven's ()p 1 No 2. Leighton‘s ()p 46 and Mendelssohn‘s 1) minor ()p 49.

0 Classical Concert 81' Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. 7.30pm. £3 (members of

). £3.51)(non-members). Tickets available on door or from English Speaking Union. 22 Atholl Crescent). A concert performed by members of the RSAMI) in conjunction with the ESU to promote a joint scholarship. Works performed include music by Bach. Schubert. Hugo Wolf.


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0 Christmas with the Stars Scottish ()pera Centre. 39 lilmbank Crescent. 2484567 ext 1.38. 7.30pm. £3. No. it‘s not what happens after you‘ve had too much to drink and fallen over. These stars are opera stars and come in an illustrated talk by Norman White. Festive fare of hot punch and mince pies included in ticket price.

0 Student Concert t 'niversity Chapel. Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext 4092. 7.30pm. Free at door. Beverly Hooper. Paul llindmarsh and Simon Crookall join Glasgow l'niversity Choral Society and l'niversity String Orchestra for a performance of In 'l'erra Pas by Fin/i and Saint Nicholas by Britten.

o Symphonium l Tenry wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 942 5952 (Mark Duncan). 7.30pm. £2 (tickets going fast ). This group of players formed from the orchestra of Scottish Opera is joined by the Clydebank 1.yric Chorus.

0 Scottish Chamber Orchestra ( ’in Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3.50-£8.50. A rather special concert with Dame .lanei Baker singing Dido in Pureell‘s Dido and Aeneas. Neil Mackie and Robert Cook are the soloists in Britten's Serenade for Tenor. Horn and Strings and the composers get together in Britten's arrangement of Purcell‘s G minor ( 'haconne.

o Recorder Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. 2pm. Free. A concert given by Chryston High School.

MONDAY 15 Glasgow

0 Scottish Singers 1 lenry Wood 1 lall. Claremont Street. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £3.50 ( £2.50). The Scottish Singers. conducted by .lohn McLeod. and Handel's Messiah.

TUESDAY 16 . Glasgow

0 Fiddleron the Rooi'l'heaire Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue-Sat until end Dec (Glasgow); 7—24Jan (Edinburgh). £3—£7.50. See Fri 12 for full description.

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0 Carol Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 332 4101 or 552 5961. 7.30pm. £4 £3(£2 £1.50). The Academy Choir and Chamber Choir. St Cecilia Choir and Academy ()rchcstra join together under conductor Philip Ledger for a programme of ( ‘hristmas music. new and old. with many opportunities for audience participation.

0 Christmas Concert Banqueting Hall. City Chambers. 221 4526 (Glasgow Arts Centre). 7.30pm. Free from Glasgow Arts Centre. An annual concert presenting Community Education groups and various ensembles form the Glasgow Arts Centre in the magnificent surroundings of the banqueting hall.

WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Carol Service, St Mungo's no Church. Parson Street. Free at door. 2pm. Strathclyde University Chorus and Brass in their annual Carol Service.

0 Fiddleron the BOOlTheatre Royal. 1 lope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. lixtra dates: Tue-Sat until end December ( ( ilasgiwv); 7-24 Jan (Edinburgh). £3—£7.50. See Fri 12 for full description.

0 Student Workshop Concert Hall. Glasgow 1 'niyersity. 3398855 ext 4092. 5pm. Free at door. A short recital of student compositions.

0 Glasgow Youth ChoirCity Hall. Candleriggs. Extra date: Fri 19. 7.30pm. £1.50. £2,

0 Carol Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. 7.30pm. Free. A seasonal concert performed by Gordon Frier at the organ. with choirs ofschoolchildren.


0 Opera Video Room G40. Hunter Building. Edinburgh College of Art. 1.auriston Place. 248 4567 ext 138. 7pm. £2. FriendsofScottish ()pera continue their screening of famous opera videos while the Company is on tour. This time it’s Die Fledermaus.

o The Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert lfsher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. £1 .50—£6. The annual gathering of massed choirs from 1.othian. 'I'ayside and Fife Hospitals in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Chidren. The Scottish Chamber ()rchestra provides the instrumental back-up and Christine Cairns is soloist.

0 Edinburgh Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1155(Usher Hall) or 332 8691 (E0). 7.45pm. £4. £2.75. As the 20th century highlight oftheir current season. the Edinburgh Quartet give the first performance of the specially commissioned Quartet by Edward Harper. along with ()uartets by Dvorak (op 61 ) and Mozart (D minor K421).

THURSDAY 18 Glasgow

0 Student Carol Service University Chapel. Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext 4092. 2.30pm. Free at door. All are welcome at this annual student Carol Service with plenty music.

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