SNO PROMS In the style of American tourist parlance, it’s June, so it must be SNO Proms. Returning to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh lrom Saturday 4 until Saturday 11 and then, atter a two year absence, to Glasgow's Kelvin Hall from 17 June to 2 July, the SNO’s programmes should have mass appeal. Looking tor something new just doesn’t enter into it. A Choral Night features Beethoven’s 9th (4th/17th), with more of his most popular music to tollow in a special Beethoven Night (8th/28th), a treatment also given to Tchaikovsky when Romeo and Juliet, the B tlat minor Piano Concerto, Francesca da Rimini and the ‘1812’ can all be heard in one evening (7th/21St). Both cities also have Viennese (9th/23rd) and Last Nights (11th/2nd July), with Edinburgh alone hosting
331 l234. 7.15pm. Extradates: 29June. 1 July (Glasgow) and 23 June. 24June (Edinburgh). £3—£2l. See Sat 28 for full description.
I Organ Recital Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Admission at door. [2.30pm. Lunch and Listen weekly summer series of half hour organ recitals. Today it's Alexander Anderson. Professor of Organ at Rollins College in Florida. Light lunches available in the Undercroft.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I 880 880 Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive (send s.a.c.) or BBC Reception. 7.30pm. Free. Overture to Hansel and Gretel by the original llumperdinck. Bercetcse Elegiaque by Busoni. Suite from The Threepenny ()pera by Kurt Weill and Ffl't’ Greek Dances by Skaltottas. all conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.
I The Linn Choir City Hall . Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £2.50. Pot-pourri ofchoral music celebrating the Linn Choir‘s 40th anniversary. Conductor is Harry Gardner guest soloist is Christine Cairns accompanied by Graeme McNaught.
I Duo Recital Laigh Room. St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Helke Wuertenbcrgcr (violin) and Jane Williamson (piano) perform in aid of Age Concern.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I Cosi tan tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2.15pm. Extra date: 22 June (Edinburgh). £3—£21. Scottish Opera with Mozart‘s comedy ofmanners.
Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night (10th) and Glasgow a guest appearance of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (30th). Individual guest artistes include pianists Craig Sheppard and Graeme McNaught, Julian Lloyd Webber, Peter Morrison and conductors Christopher Seaman, Owain Arwel Hughes and, for the Last Nights, Sir Alexander Gibson. And as it all that wasn’t enough, Glasgow boasts the added bonus ot a chance for SNO goers to visit the Kelvin Hall’s latest acquisition, the Museum of Transport, both belore and during the interval of concerts. (Carol Main)
SNO Proms: Usher Hall, Edinburgh- Saturday 4 to Saturday 11 June; Friday 17 June to Saturday 2 July, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. Dates in brackets above are for Edinburgh/Glasgow. See Classical Listings for more details.
I Harpsichord Recital Pollok House. Pollok Park. Free at door. 3—4pm. An informal hour of music for harpsichord.
I Glasgow Sinlonia Henry Wood 1 tall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £2.50(£l .50). Summer concert including. appropriately enough. Respighi‘s rarely heard ll Tramonto ( The Sunset) with soprano soloist Alison Barton. Openingthe concert. conducted by Marco Romano. is Faure‘s Masques et Bergamasques and the final piece is Brahms' Serenade No l in D.
I 8N0 Proms Usher llall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £2.90—£9. First night of the Proms is Choral Night with Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony and Dvorak‘s Te Deum. Getting in the right mood. the orchestra kicks off with the same composer's Carnival Overture. Christopher Seaman conducts.
I Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen's 1 tall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3.20/£4. As to be expected from their name. ELO play lots of music for light orchestra together with a popular selection ofsongs and arias from opera and operetta featuring soprano Elizabeth McKeon.
I Fortepiano Recital St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 667 101 1 ext 4577(Miss Donaldson). 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Colin Kingsley plays sonatas and shorter works by Beethoven.
I Concert tor Amnesty Cornerstone Cafe. St John‘s Church. West End. Princes Street. Free at door. 7.45pm. Works by Mozart. Clara Schumann and Alfred Snittke (2nd Sonata) performed by Susan Matasovska (violin) and Margaret Christie (piano). Collection in aid of Amnesty.
SUNDAY 5 Glasgow
I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets at
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