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FRIDAY 3 Edinburgh
0 Edinburgh Quartet l Iopetoun House. South Queensferry. by Edinburgh. Tickets: 22S l 155 ( L'sher Ilalllor 332 S'(i‘)l ([50). Spm. £8. The [50 come to the end of their mini summer series at this splendid stately home with an appropriately sunny programme of Schubert. Beethoven and. to close. Mozart‘s ('larinet
Quintet with Lawrence ( iill as soloist.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
0 Afternoon Recital Pollok llousc. Pollok (‘ountry Park. Pollokshaws Road. Free at door. 3pm. An informal hour of music for harpsichord.
0 Choral Society of Southern California and the Citrus College Choir Queen‘s- llall. (‘lerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £3 ( £2). ()n American Independence Day. these all American musicians perform an all (ierman programme of Brahms' l.iebeslieder Waltzes and (ierman Requiem. Soprano Janice Lee and baritone William Mc(iraw.
SUNDAY 5 Edinburgh
0 Edinburgh Academy Queen‘s Hall. ('lerk Street. Tickets: Edinburgh Academy. Henderson Row. 7.30pm. £1 .50 ( £l ). Programme to include: Barber of Seville ()verture. Bach's I) minor l larpsicliord ('oncerto. Beatus \'ir by Monteverdi and other items for wind hand and juniororchestra.
0 Harpsichord Recital St Cecilia‘s llall. (’owgate. Tickets: 607 llll 1 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson. Edinburgh University Music Faculty). Spm. £3.50 ( £2.50). Professor Peter Williams returns to Edinburgh to give a recital of l landel. Bach and Scarlatti. Also. lecture at 7pm. entitled “The young I Iandel and Bach — observations on the nature of early talents'. Light refreshments at 7.30pm. including wine. for additional £25”.
TUESDAY 7 Edinburgh
0 St George‘s School ()ueen‘s i fall. (‘lerk Street. Free at door. 7.30 pm. A concert by the three orchestras. Programme to include works by Bizet. Mendelssohn. (‘PE Bach and Faure. Retiring collection in aid of a new school piano.
WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh
0 Mondrian Trio l lopetoun House. South ()ueenslcrry. by Edinburgh. Tickets: Queen's l lall. (‘lerk Street. Spin. £8. A chance to see the magnificence of the house. enjoy wine and canapes and. ofcourse. listen to the Mondrian 'l rio in a programme of llaydn. Arensky and Beethoven (Archduke).
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Despite the boycott ol the Commonwealth Games staged to demonstrate those countries’ solidarity in the fight against apartheid in South Africa, the Commonwealth Arts Festival (although itself the victim of some withdrawals) proved to be one of last summer's success stories. Indirectly through the sense of community created or directly through the performance of protest songs, the artistic contributions from the Commonwealth proved an effective voice in the anti-apartheid protests, and this is echoed throughout this year's music show, the main part of which begins with a anti-apartheid concert.
0 Tickets for all events are available on the door or in advance from the Usher Hall Box Office, 031 2281155. General information,031557 2480. In addition to the events listed below community workshops (closed sessions arranged with local groups) will take place at the following community centres, Boyston and Wardieburn, St Brides, The Triangle Arts Centre, Clovenstone and Leith, betweenthe tst and 3rd July. lnlormation from Diane Gomery, 031 229 4034.
0 Community concert with Skifer Bunch The Pear Tree. West Nicholson Street. 9pm. Free. Weather permitting the ('arribbean band (see Fri 3) will be giving a concert in the Pear Tree pub's gardens. In the event ofcancellation through weather. the event will be rescheduled for Thurs 2 June. noon—2pnr
o Tanzanian Folk Session The (ireen Tree. (‘annongatu Edinbugh. 8pm (till 11pm) Musicians from Hukwe Zawose and Wagogo (see Friday 3) meet up with local folk musicians in this regular folk venue pub.
o Anti-Apartheid Concert Ross Theatre. Princes Street (iardens. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 cone). (ireat. noisy out door fun with an anti-apartheid theme. featuring: Skilfle Bunch in a return visit — they were a hit at the last years festival — from the calypso band who have just won the Panorama (‘ompeteition at this year‘s 'I'rinidad Carnival. They play both as a steel orchestra and in ‘pan-around-the-neck-style'. Not one you will be able to sit through: The Langas and Manganiyars Families — from the Rajasthan deserts of north-western India two musical families from a cast of musicians who have performed in Rajasthan's
Top: Young ‘Skilflers‘. Middle: Rajastani Musician. Bottom: Malaysian Gamelan Players.
major ceremonies for centuries. They have a huge folk culture and a virtuosity in a huge number of instruments (the sarangi violin. tabla and dholak drums. bagpipes and castanets to name but a few): Hukwe Zawose and Wagogo frotn 'l‘anzania. a group of musicians. singers and dancers lead by llukwe who's famed for his soaring voice and mastery of the Mbira thumb piano. lle's accompanied by local musicians frotn his 'I’anzania home village; Cajun Aces the Edinburgh-based (‘ajun band: and Blues ‘n' Trouble Scotland‘s most successful rhythm and blues band.
0 Dance Round the World Ceilidh St Brides (‘ommunityCentre. ll) ()rwell Terrace. llaymarket. Edinburgh. 9pm. £2.50 ( £1.50). International line-up of musicians for the end of day ceilidh. which will include the Skiflie Bunch. musicians from 'I'anzania and from Scotland. the (‘raig McCallum Dance Band.
0 Picnic Concert Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh. Featuring Kumpulan Gamelan Kompleks Budaya Negara an 18-strong orchestra from the National Centre of Malaysia with that distinctive Gamelan sound (the playing of one tune percussion instruments). Spinning tops and ornate kites also adorn the performances. The Langas and Manganiyars Families Sec Friday: and Hukwe Zawose and Wagogo See Friday.
0 Percussion Workshop Assembly Rooms, George Street. 3pm. Free. Workshop with Skiflle Bunch, Kumpulan Gamelan Kompleks Budaya Negara, and Hukwe Zawose and Wagogo.
0 Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Dance to the music of this international line up.
0 Picnic Concert Ross '1 re. Princes Street (iardens. Edinburgh. Featuring Kumpulan Gamelan Kompleks Budaya Negara See above: Skiffle Bunch See above. Friday: and Purulia Chhau. an ancient ritual dance drama. the (‘hhau is found onlyin north east India. From Bengal the Puralia (‘hhau. one of the most colouful of all with amazing costumes and masks. is making its first visit to Britain.
0 Folk Arts Workshop Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 3pm. Free. Workshop with Purulai (‘hhau (see above) and The Langas and Manganiyars Families (see Friday).
0 Grand Union in Concert Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 conc). Another chance (they were at this year's Edinburgh Spring Fling) to catch the energetic London-based ethnic music band and collectors of the new street-songs of Britain.
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