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Chapel for their traditional end-of-season concert. Coffee and snacksfrom 12.45pm. Music includes works by Byrd and Marenzio o The Marriage of Figaro King's Theatre. Leven Street. Box office 229 1201. 7. 15pm. Extra date: Sat 24. £3—£16. Scottish Opera continues its Edinburgh week with John Cox's new production of Mozart‘s Marriage of Figaro. lt‘s full of glorious music which should be well sung given the distinguished cast and the designs by John Byrnc. better known for his plays. should certainly be worth seeing. Pre-performance talk at 6. 15pm.
O Cello Recital St Andrew's and St George’s Church. George Street. Box office 22S 1 155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £3. More usually to be found playing with leading orchestras or ensembles. cellist Kevin McCrae gives a solo recital (with piano accompanist ) of works from three centuries. including music by Bach. Beethoven. .‘vlartinu. Britten (Cello Sonata). Debussy and Boccherini.
Hun DAY 22. Edinburgh
0 The Turn of the Screw King's Theatre. Leven Street. Box office 22‘) 1201. 7.15pm. L‘s—£16. With music by Benjamin Britten and the words based on a novel by Henry James. this is an opera which works wonderfully. In this Scottish ()pera production Marie Slorach portrays the part of the Governcss with great perception. and the ghosts. Martyn Hill and Phyllis Cannan are especially well played and sung. Pre-performancctalkat6. 15pm.
0 Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Box office 228 1155. 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 23. Glasgow. From £3.50. The SC() witl ex-principals of the famous I)'()yly Carte Opera Company and the Scottish Philharmonic Singers present an evening ofG and S.
o Lunchtime Concert St George‘s West Church. Tickets at door. 12.45pm. Friends of Scottish ()pera present some of their own players in the form of Symphonium and soprano .‘vlarie Slorach in what promises to be an entertaining way to spend a lunchtime.
FRIDAY 23 ~' Glasgow
0 Gilbert and Sullivan Gala City Hall. Candleriggs. Box office 552 5961. 7.31)pm. From £2.51). See Thurs 22. Edinburgh for lull description.
0 Tosca King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Box office 22‘) 1201. 7.15pm. £3—£16.See Tue 21) for description.
SATURDAY 24 1
0 The Marriage of Figaro King’s Theatre. Leven Street. Box office 22‘) 1201. 7.15pm. £3—£16.See Wed 21 for full description.
0 Friends of Scottish Opera ()ueen‘s
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Hall. Clerk Street. Free to members at door. 3pm. Annual General Meeting followed by concert given by members ofScottish ()pera. It‘s the last event this season and a fine chance for potential new members to find out more about it. Coffee from 2.30pm.
0 Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Box office (Ticket Centre) 31 33 Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £2.51) (£1.50). Nigel Nurray conducts a variety of music including Purcell's Chaconne in G minor and 1 laydn’s Symphony No 97. Richard Beauchamp is the soloist in Mozart‘s 1) minor Piano Concerto and completing the programme is the rather sombre sounding Funeral Music for Strings by Lutoslawski.
0 New London Singers Church of St Andrew and St George. Tickets at door. 8pm. £2 (£1 ). With director Geoffrey Mitchell this choir makes a rare appearance in Scotland with music by Vaughan Williams (Mass in G minor). Palestrina (Motets) and the British premiere of Veni Sancte Spiritus by 'I‘ucapsky.
0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street. Box office 225 5373. 1pm. £3. The young. but incredibly talented violinist Nigel Kennedy visits Edinburgh with accompanist Peter Pettinger and a programme of music including works by Elgar and Kreisler along with a selection of jazz.
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. Box office 22‘) 9697. 7.31)pm. Extra dates: Tue 27. Wed 28. Thurs 2‘). Fri 31). Sat 31 — all at 7.30pm and 3pm matinee on Sat 31. £3. Stephen Sondheim‘s
i WEDNESDAY 28.
Radio Three as a continuity arm in April. Formerly a newsreader with Radio Scotland, she hasn’t found the new role too daunting, although ‘The pronunciations are a wee bit daunting'.
musical thriller is a masterpiece of musictheatre whichishavingits Scottish Premiere by the Edinburgh Music Theatre Company all week. Thisis ireview night.
0 Indian Classical and Folk Music St Cecilia's 1 lall. Cowgate. Box office 225 2552 (day) or 667 9890 (evenings). 7.30pm. £2.50. Be captivated by the haunting melodies of the Indian flute and the hypnotic sounds and rhythms of tablas.
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. Box office 22‘) 9697. 7.31)pm. lixtra dates: Wed 28. Thurs 2‘). Fri 30. Sat 31 —— all at 7.30pm and 3pm matinee on Sat 31 . £344.81) ( 8—13.80). See Mon 26 for full description.
0 Organ Recital Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets at door. 1pm. 50p.
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. Box office 229 9697. 7.31)pm. Extra dates:
1 Thurs 2‘). Fri 30. Sat 31 — all at
7.30pm and 3pm matinee on Sat 31. £3—£4.80 ( £2—£3.80). See Mon 26 for full description.
_ 2 Glasgow
0 Indian Classical Music Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Box office 221 4526 (Glasgow Arts Centre). 7.31)pm. £2. A concert of Indian Classical Music with outstanding musicians on flute. tabla and voice
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. Box office 2299697. 7.31)pm. Extra dates: Fri
DAY 21 ,
30. Sat 31 at 7.30pm and 3pm matinee on Sat 31 . £3—£~1.80 (£2—£3.80). See Mon 26 for full description.
FRIDAY 30 Edinburgh
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum
. Theatre. Grindlay Street. Box office
229 9697. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Sat 31 at 3 and 7.30pm. £3—£~1.8() (122—12380). See Mon 26 for full description.
SAURDAY a Edinburgh
0 Sweeney Todd Royal Lyceum.
Grindlay Street. Box office 22‘) 9697.
3pm and 7.30pm. 3pm (£3): 7.30pm £3—.£4.S0 (concs £2—£3.80). See Mon
. 26 for full description.
Please note that evening sesslons begln at approx 8.30pm unless otherwise stated.
FRIDAY 16 Glasgow
0 Tolbooth Dar Glasgow Cross Evening. Concertinas. Melodeons, Fiddles and Guitars. Always someone playing in the corner.
0 Tonight At Noon Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. Evening. Synth/Drum machine folk duo. Startling versions of old songs and mysterious original music. Innovative and worth listening to.
0 North Sea Gas Platform One. Rutland Street. Evening. Duo with mandoline and guitar. favourite singalong folk songs and the biggest bodhran in the world.
0 Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Bartill 12.30pm. Popular electric/acoustic Irish/Scots.
O Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Always informal music.
0 Liz and Maggie Cruikshank Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Big singaround led by the sisters.
0 Brian Miller and Charlie Soane Paisley Folk Club, Ardgowan Hotel, ; Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1.5()(£1). Great singer. guitarist and mandoline player with fiddler of modest demeanour and accomplished style.
0 Steam Jenny Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Three piece folk and contemporary songs and guitar.
0 Delta Devils Glenelg Hotel,