2281155.7.30pm.£3.20—£10.90(series discount available). The SNO have a night offand in their place the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra makes a guest appearance with young up and coming conductor Christopher Bell. Opening with Berlioz's Waverley Overture. they move onto Bruch's Violin Concerto (soloist Tasmin Little). with the Symphony No5 by Sibelius in the second half.
I Edinburgh Competition Festival Prizewinners Concert Conference Room. Edinburgh Central Library. George lV Bridge. Free at door. 7.30pm. Winners from a variety of classes including piano duets. guitar solo. vocal recital and Scots
FRIDAY 9 Edinburgh
I 8N0 Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm.£3.20—£10.90(series discount available). It's British night tonight (or. to be more correct. English night really) with Elgar's Cockaigne and Enigma Variations plus Belshazzar's Feast by Walton with the SNO Chorus. Conductor is Jonathan Summers. What about a (non-tartan) Scottish night next year?
I Edinburgh Competition Festival Prizewinners Concert Conference Room. Edinburgh Central Library. George [V Bridge. Free at door. 7.30pm. Final concert for winners in this year's Festival competition includes recorder duets. string solos and solo Scots songs.
I Divertissement St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgatc. Tickets: 332 4930. 7.30pm. £3. Lots of French music from Jennifer Logan and Alan Jacques including works by Poulenc. Milhaud. Faure and La Bonne Cuisine. four recited by Emile Dupont translated and set by Leonard Bernstein ranging from Plum Pudding to Rabbitat 'I op Speed.
SATURDAY 10 Edinburgh
I 8N0 Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm.£3.20—£10.90(series discount available). Last Night ofthc Proms. So soon'.’ All the usual stuff—
Pom p and Circumstance. Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Scottish songs — plus the more imaginatively chosen Co/as Breugnon Overture by Kabalevsky and Holst's ballet music to The Perfect Fool. Conductor is Sir Alexander Gibson (nobody‘s fool) and soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is (3yorgy Pauk.
I Fortepiano Recital St Cecilia's Hall.
Cowgate. Tickets: 667 101 1 ext 4577. 8pm.
£3.50 (£2.50). Colin Kingsley in a concert of music by Chopin.
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11 your experience 01 Kurt Weill’s music comes irom works such as Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins or Mahagonny, be prepared tor something dinerent in Street Scene. This is Weill with much or that pungent, hard edge taken all and more in the style oi the American musical oi the 1940s. Literally a slice of tenement liie in a New York street, the opera gives a glimpse into the lives 01 the street‘s motley inhabitants, centering on the Maurrant lamily, who provide the mainstay oi the drama, and ending in tragedy. In David Fielding’s iabulous set, the lively but desperate and depressing goings on at the main scene starkly contrasted against the crumbling, grey decay oi the building next door, a world is created where dreams are certainly possible but the reality 01 escape is something else.
Act I is lengthy, a string 01 musical numbers, some more entertaining than
others, but lacking in pace and, to start with anyway, still and slow. Amongst a host oi characters Mark Beudert’s Sam Kaplan is strong, especially in his Lonely House number, sung, quite simply, lrom lront sta’ge. Moon Faced Starry Eyed, a real Broadway style song and dance number, where the set rolls back to reveal a back drop of New York City, is stunning. Olthe Maurrants, one wonders it Kristine Ciesinki’s at times rather shrill voice is right ior Anna, but she captures the character most powertully and Janis Kelly and Spiro Malas do likewise with Rose and Frank. The team at the three Davids — Pountney as director, Fielding as designer and Toguri as choreographer —with John Mauceri as Musical Director is one which, on the evidence at this production, Scottish Opera has done well to assemble. (Carol Main) Street Scene - Playhouse, Edinburgh, Thursday 22 June at 7.15pm.
I Charity Concert Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. Admission programmes: 357 0396 (D Wassermann). 3pm. £3 (£2). Varied recital ofBeethoven String Quartet ()p 18 No 4. piano Preludes by Chopin and music for harp. In aid ofthc Quaker Meeting House Building Fund.
I Sl Giles' at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. An hour oforchcstral and chamber music performed by some of
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the oustanding young talent of St Mary's Music School under their director. Nigel Murray.
I Cathedral Classics St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £4.50/£6.50. London Festival ()rchestra on their annual summer cathedral tour visit Edinburgh to join up with St Mary's Cathedral Choir for the Requiem by Faure. Orchestral works include Bach's Suite No 2 in B minor. the (‘apriol Suiteby Warlock and Vaughan Willliams' Greensleeves Fantasia. See also Monday 12. Glasgow.
I Scottish Sinlonia Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50/£1.75). Attractive summer concert programme. even though Delius's ()n Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is slightly seasonally late. Janet Richardson and Eluned Pierce of the SN() are soloists in Mozart‘s ( 'oncertofor Hate and Harp and the concert opens with Rossini's overture to La ('ambiale (Ii Matrimonio with Beethoven‘s 7th Symphony to finish up. Neil Mantle conducts.
MONDAY 12 Glasgow
I Student Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. The Glasgow Society of Musicians Prize for Woodwind and Piano I London Festival Orchestra Glasgow Cathedral. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £3.50'£5.50. Popular orchestral works in a programme which includes Handel's Entry oft/1e Queen of Sheba. the Adagio by Albinoni. Mozart‘s Flute and Harp Concerto (with Edward Beckett and leuan Jones) and 1 laydn‘s
Symphony No 43. Mercury.
I Lothian Region Schools Wind Band Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Music by Holst. Grainger. John Barnes Chance. Zdechklik and Dello Joio conducted by David Kendall.
TUESDAY 13 Glasgow
I Student Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Eugene D'Albert Prize for Piano.
WEDNESDAY 14 Glasgow
I Stralhclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra St Andrew‘s College of Education. Bearsden. Further information: 0292 289898(P. Bechelli). 7.30pm. Extra date: Monday 19. City Hall. ()ne ofBritain‘s leading youth orchestras in challenging programme of the Romeo andJulietSaite No 2 by Prokofiev. Britten‘s FourSea Inter/tales from Peter Grimes and Rachmaninov‘s Symphony No 2.
I Lothian Schools' Stralhspey and Reel Society Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. Traditional Scottish music for fiddle orchestra.
I Parisian Evening Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £4 (£2). Music from the Salon Trio with proceeds going towards the Third World Aid Group Mozambique Appeal.
I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn, By Uddingston Cross. Uddingston. 8.30pm. £1 .50. Harry Stewart.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 10pm. £3. Always busy.
I Spring Darn Dance Lockhart Memorial Hall. Albion Place. 7.30pm. £2(£1). Spring Fling.
I Cajun Blue Royal Archer. 1 High Street. 556 6388. 8.30pm.
I The Humppi Family The Trading Post. 32 The Shore. Leith. 553 7164. 10pm till late. Free. Resident weekend band. Spoof country and western.
I Kevin Tate Candlemakers Arms. Grassmarket. Evening.
SATURDAY 3 Glasgow
I Ceilidh Clyde Hall. corner ofJamaica Street and Clyde Street. 9pm. £3. Bar.
I The Session Band Blackfriars, Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Afternoon. Mainly lrish.
I Scotia Folk Night Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Live music. Tonight Edinburgh's Divvy Bag Band. enjoyable fun and music from anywhere. I Ceilidh Riverside. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 248 3144. 10pm. £3. Very popular.
I Ceilidh Dance St Brides. Orwell Terrace. Dalry Road. Haymarket.