Highlights of the 14 concerts:

12th: Mendelssohn: The First Witches Sabbath

13th: Evelyn Glennie/ Scheherezade

15th: The King‘s Singers

16th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

17th: Beethoven's 6th Symphony (Pastoral)

18th: Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale

19th: Dvorak: Symphony No 8

20th: Prokofievalexander Nevsky

21 st: Gershwin: Piano Concerto

23rd: Mahler‘s 5th Symphony

24th: Music inspired by Shakespeare

2501: BBC SSO/Jerzy Maksymiuk

2601: Friday Night is Music Night

27th: Traditional Last Night

Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs (10.30am—4pm); King‘s Mitchell Theatres (1 2—4pm); at SECC from 6.30pm; Tel 041 552 5961 ; credit cards 041 227 5015.



Monday lSthjune at Ipm THE NEW SQUADRONAIRES Concert/Dance Tickets £2/£| (concs) Available in advance from: Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road, Edinburgh.

Tel203| 228 l I55. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm.

Thursday l8thjune at Ipm DADE KRAMA Ancestral Music of Africa Tickets £ I /50p (concs) —— available on the day.


discounts available) (children £2.50). Prokofiev‘s Alexander Nevsky with soprano Linda Finnie and the SNO Chorus is the main work tonight. preceded by Dvorak‘s Carnival Overture and Hungarian Dances by Leo Weiner.

0 Scottish Opera Silver Jubilee Ball Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Tickets: 332 6041 (Silver Jubilee Ball Secretary). 10pm. £45 (£30 for under 25s) includes champagne. wines. soft drinks and full breakfast. Marking their Silver Jubilee. Scottish Opera are hosting this fund-raising all night extravaganza with music to dance to by Humphrey Lyttleton. Terry Lightfoot and the Scottish Opera Orchestra with John Mauceri. Tickets in very short supply. Advance booking essential.


0 Napier College Choir and Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). Neil Butterworth conducts his own Scott Cantata followed by Carl Orff‘s Carmina Burana.

o Schola Cantorum Signet Library. Parliament Square. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £10 (£6) (including wine and canapas). A Gala Concert introduced by Edith ‘Take the High Road' McArthur. A sort of classical music variety show really. Formal dress.

SUNDAY 21 Glasgow

0 SNO Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 2.30pm. £2.50—£9.40 (series discounts available) (children £2.50). Exciting stuff in the form of 'I‘chaikovsky‘s 4th Symphony. Ravel‘s Bolero and John Ogdon in Gerswhin‘s Piano Concerto. Can one take all this on a Sunday afternoon?

0 Strathclyde Schools Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7pm. £1’£2. This excellent youth orchestra gives its annual Glasgow concert.


0 St Giles' at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. Rannoch Schools Chapel Choir perform Lauda Sion by Mendelssohn.

0 European Music Day French Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Noon till midnight. £4 (includes buffet). Twelve hours of music in celebration of Father‘s Day. the Longest Day and as invented by the French European Music Day. All sorts ofperformers are taking part from the North Winds to the Whistlebinkies. Also barbecue in Randolph Crescent gardens. Full details from French Institute.

MONDAY 22 Glasgow

0 YIadimirAshkenazy Studio A. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: send s.a.e. to Hilary Boulding. Room 3173, BBC. as above. 7pm. Extra date:

Tue 23. Free. The TV break we‘ve all been waiting for? Well. maybe not. More likely the BBC cameras will be directed towards Mr Ashkenazy in his recital of Schubert‘s Impromptus and Wanderer Fantasie and Schumann‘s Arabeske and F sharp minor Sonata No 1. being televised for future broadcast.

TUESDAY 23 Glasgow

0 3N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.40 (series discounts available) (children £2.50). The SNO‘s steaming again tonight not from any over-indulgence. ofcourse. but in another concert from the Rain. Steam and Speed mould of this year‘s Proms. Pacific 231 . Murder on the Orient Express and Mahler’s 5th Symphony. well known for its use in Visconti‘s Death in Venice.

0 VladimirAshkenazy Studio A. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: send sac. to Hilary Boulding. Room 3173. BBC. as above. 7pm. Free. see Monday 22 for full description.

0 Music in the Galleries Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Free at door. 1pm. Pupils from Douglas Academy give a lunchtime concert.


0 Choirot Christ College, Cambridge Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1pm. An hour ofmixed choral music.

0 Billy Budd King’s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.15pm. Extra date: Friday 26. £3—£15. Scottish Opera's incredibly moving production of Britten‘s opera transfers to Edinburgh from Glasgow. Last job for Graham Vick in his role as Director of Productions. Lots ofgood reviews. Well worth going to see.

;WEDNESDAY 24 Glasgow

0 3N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.40 (series discounts available) (children £2.50). A Shakespearean evening and Sir Larry‘s not even in sight. Merry Wives ofWindsor. La Morte dc Cleopatre. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet (Duetto) and A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn.


0 St Margaret’s Singers of Edinburgh Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: St Margaret‘s School. East Suffolk Road. 7.30pm. £1.50. Music by Mendelssohn. Clements. Tomlins and Ronald Stevenson by pupils and friends ofSt Margaret's. In aid of Morningside Parish Church 150th Anniversary Appeal.

WEEKE- Glasgow

0 RSAMD Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela

Place. Free at door. Competition continues throughout the day. Everyone trying their best to win the Bach Prize on harpsichord. piano or organ.

0 8N0 Proms Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £2.50-£9.40 (series discounts available) (children £2.50). The SNO take a break and give the Proms platform to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for lots of orchestral goodies conducted by Jerzy (Mad Maks) Maksymiuk.


0 Symphonium St George's West Church. Shandwick Place. Free at door. 12.45pm. Lothian Branch of Friends of Scottish Opera present their own chamber ensemble with guest soloist Ludmilla Andrew in Songs From The Auvergne and music by Norris and Sibelius.


RIDAY 12 Glasgow

0 Naiian Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Session with nucleus of fiddle and box.

0 Schiehallion Scotts Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Folk entertainment in the bar. Guitar duo.

0 Scottish Dance Night Louis Nite Spot. I073 Argyle Street. 10pm—2am. Bar. Top Scottish Danct' Bands and records.


0 Sonny Curtis/Kelvin Henderson Pleasance Theatre Bar. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). One of Buddy Holly's original Crickets. songwriter— he wrote Walk Right Back country rock and roller and expert guitar player. Henderson is English singer guitarist ofthc Willie Nelson school.

0 North Sea Gas Platform l.Rutland Street. Evening. Corrie-style pub folkies..

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Guitars and songs. Very late bar.

0 Blackwoods Bar West Preston Street. Evening. Live folk.

SATURDAY 13 Glasgow

0 Medical Aid for Palestinians Benefit Tron Theatre. 11pm. £4 (£3). Bar. With a strong line—up including music from the Whistlebinkies. Alexander Sisters. Anton Kirkpatrick and 7:84.

0 Marilyn Middleton Pollock St Enoch Folk Club. 56 I Towards Street. 7pm—2am. Bar. £2 (£1.25). Scots and American songs with guitar.

0 Furious Fiddlers l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. Afternoon.

0 Pete Coe Glasgow Arts Centre. Washington Street. 8pm. £2.50 (£1). One of the top performers on the English festival and club scene. multi instrumentalist and powerful singer. A professional.

24 The List 12 - 25 June