Music Upbeat: Passing by

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SCOTLAND has the highest-events in Witold Lutoslawski's current working visit to Britain: he conducts the Royal Scottish Orchestra in three of his own works, including the Piano Concerto with Paul Crossley, in Edinburgh (16 October) and Glasgow (17 October). But Londoners can catch him next Friday lunchtime conducting a free concert at the Barbican Hall, again with an all-Lutoslawski programme. This is part of a week-long visit to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama next door, where he is rehearsing the Guildhall's orchestra for the concert, giving classes, and presenting the first annual Lutoslawski Composition Prize - awarded (by adjudicator John McCabe) to Fraser Trainer for The Scheme of Things, a piece for chamber ensemble and singers.