City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.3(1pm. One of Britain's leading youth orchestras in Prokofiev‘s Romeo and Juliet Suite No 2. Four Sea Interludes‘ from Peter Grimes by Britten and Rachmaninov‘s Symphony No 2.


I Flute Recital Queen‘s Ilall. (‘Ierk Street. 668 2111‘). 7.45pm. Anne Evans in hcrfirst

major solo recital. presented by Assembly


TUESDAY 20 Glasgow

I Student Competition (iuinness Room. RSAMD. 11111 Renfrew Street. 332 51157. I11am. Free at door. The Ian 1) Watt Prize Competition for strings and piano.

I 3N0 Proms Kelvin Ilall. Tickets: 227 551 l. 7,3(1pm. £3—£111.-15(£3)—series

discount available. Roderick Brydon is tonight‘s guest conductor in Smetana‘s Overture to The Barrered Bride. Dvorak's '(‘ello Concerto (soloist Steven lsscrlis) and Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.


I La Traviata Playhouse. (ireenside Place. 557 2591). 7.15pm. Extra date: Saturday

24. £3—£15. Scottish ()pera in highly

acclaimed new production with the young American soprano Nancy (iustafson as Violetta. Introductory talk at (i.-l5pm.



I Midsummer's Night Concert/Ceilidh Merchants l lall. 7 West (ieorge Street. 7.311pm. (‘oncert £3.511(£2.511);

Buffet (‘eilidh £7; (‘oncert Buffet (‘eilidh £111. Music for harpsichord and strings by



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Bach and llaydn's (‘once rto for 2 trumpets. plus ll'histlehinkies Suite for folk and strings. with the Whistlebinkies staying around to provide music for the ceilidh starting at 111.15pm. followinga buffet supper.

I 3N0 Proms Kelvin Hall. Tickets: 227 5511. 7.311pm. £3—£111.-15(£3)~serics discount available. The SN() goes for one of Scottish ()pera's new found stars. Jane Iiaglen. as soprano in this year‘s ( )peratic Night. Partnered by tenor Dennis ()‘Neill. audiences can wallow in some of the most popular operatic arias ever written. Sir Alexander (iibsnn conducts.

I Glasgow Phoenix Choir (‘ity IIaII. (‘andleriggs. 227 5511.7.311pm.


I Don Giovanni Playhouse 'I'heatre. (ireenside Place. 557 25911.7.15pm.1ixtra

date: Friday 23. £3 £15. New Spring

production returns with a newcast including Francois le Roux and Jason Iloward sharing the title role and Della Jones as Donna lilvira. David Walsh is director and John Pryce-Jones conducts. Introductory talk at (v.45pm.

I Edinburgh Quartet Royal Museum of Scotland. ('hambers Street. Tickets: ()th 2111‘) (Queen's I {all Box Office). 7.45pm. 17511115) incl wine. liQ‘ssummer season in their new venue continues with Schubert's ()uartet in 1". flat. Britten Quartet No 3 and Beethoven's ()p 5‘) No l . the first of the Razunmm'sky ()uartcts.

THURSDAY 22 Glasgow

I Student Competition (iuinness Room. RSAMI). 11111 chfrcw Street. 332 51157. Want. Free at door. The Bach Prize ((‘lass B) (‘ompetition for Keyboard.

I 3N0 Proms Kelvin 1 tall. Tickets: 227 551l.7.311pm.£3»£I11.~15(£3) series discount available. More orchestral pops. Tonight Howard Williams w ields the baton for Rossini's 'I'hieving Magpie ()verture. Schumann's Piano('onccrto (soloist Stephen dc (iroote) and Sibelius‘ 2nd Symphony.


I Street Scene Playhouse Theatre. (irecnsidc Place. 557 25‘)11. 7.15pm.

£3 £15. Another new Scottish ()pera production and the first British full scale showing of Weill‘s most successful foray into the world of Broadway . Some superb moments. but a slightly over long first act. I‘abulous set by designer Dav id Iiielding. ()nly Iidinburgh performance. Introductory talk at b.45pm.

I Midsummer Music Charity Concen Queen's l lall. (‘lerk Street. 068 2111‘). 7.311pm. £5 (£3). The tidinburgh ()uartet join forces. rather unusually one may say. with Aly Bain. Phil ('unningham and Dick (iaughan to raise funds for the Western and (ieneral Metabolic l'nit

I Lunch and Listen (lunch of St Andrew and St (ieorge. (ieorge Street. 225 38-17. 12.311» 1pm. Free (retiring collection). ()rgan recital by (iordon Peterson. l.tinch available in lindercroft afterwards.

FRIDAY 23 Glasgow

I Student Competition Stevenson Ilall. RSAMI). 11111Renfrew Street. 332 51157. 11121111. l-‘ree at door. The (iovernors‘ Recital Prize for Piano.

I 8N0 Proms Kelvin Hall. Tickets: 227 5511.7.311pm.£3-£111.45(£3) -series discount available. American Night tonight with zippy Bernstein and (iershwin and Barber's ltiscious Adagio slipped inbetwecn. Brydcn Thomson conducts and soloist is the astounding young Seottish pianist David I lorne.


I Lunchtime Prom Royal Scottish Academy. Princes Street. 225 3‘)22.

1.115pm. £2.51). Short series ofprotege concerts comes to an end with leuanJones giving 511 minutes of music for harp inthe surroundings of the Academy‘s Annual Summer Exhibition.

I Don Giovanni Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 25‘)11. 7.15pm. £3115. See Wednesday 21 for full description.

I Choral Concert St (ieorge’s West ('hurch. Sliandwick Place. Noon. Free at door. The First (‘ongregational (‘hurch (‘hanel (‘hoir from Illinois. whose members range in age from 2lv~S-1. visit lidinburgh with works by V'oullaire. ('opland. Butler and ll‘rackenpohl.



I RSAMD Junior Dept Concert Stevenson llaIl.RSAMl).111(1RenfrewStreet.332 51157. 3pm. £3 (£2). Young pianist Alasdair Tait is soloist in Kabalevsky's Piano (’oncerto No 3 in a programme which also includes 1 landel's Water Music. ‘l'hree American Lyrics by Rutter and Les I’re/ui/es by Liszt. .lames I)urrant and Walter Blair conduct.

I 3N0 Proms Kelvin Hall. Tickets: 227 5511.7.311pm.£3- £111.45 (£3) —series discount available. Karelia Suite by Sibelius. Tchaikovsky's Violin (‘oncerto and Rayel'sorcliestration ol Mtissorgsky's Pictures" at an Iixliihitioti.


I Coffee and Listen Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 25‘)(). l lam. Visiting artists talk about their life in the worldof opera to coincide with Scottish ()pera‘s week in lidinburgh.

I Fete de la Musique l‘rench Institute. 13 Randolph (recent. 225 5361». 12 noon— 12 midnight. All kinds of masic from allover the world played by all sortsof performers. both professional and amateur.

I La Traviata Playhouse Theatre. (ireensidc Place. 557 25911. 7. 15pm.

£3 £15. See Tuesday 211 forfttll description.

I Edinburgh University‘s Summer Concerts Reid (‘onccrt llall. Bristo Square. Tickets: 008 2111‘) (Queen's l lall Box Office). 7.311pm. £3511 (1.2511). A concert performance of I landel's Susanna directed by David Kimbell.

I The Queen's Hall toth Birthday Scratch Carmina Burana ()ueen's Ilall. ('Ierk Street. (vtvS 2111‘).S,311pm. Iiirstofthe ()uecn's 1 kills special birthday celebrations invites all who feel so inclined to Join in an unrehearsed performance of ('arl ( )rfl"s ( 'arniinu Burana in celebration of 111 years of music making at the Queen's llall. (‘hristopher Bell conducts. Ringfor more details.


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I Pops at the Philharmonic Ross'lihcatre. Princes Street (iardens. l-‘ree. 2.311pm. I'he .lIusic (if/fruitilmty from the (‘ity of (ilasgow Philharmonic ()rchestra featuring the music ofJerome Kern. Richard Rogers and (ieorge (iershwin. as well as hit numbers from Sweet ( 'haritv. (‘uts and Me and My (iirl.

I St Giles' at Six St Giles Cathedral. 1 ligh Street. opm. l‘rec. The (‘hoir of First ('ongregational (’hurch. Pan Alto, (‘alifornia visit Scotland with their conductor ( iregory Wait.

I Music tora Royal Occasion Queen's t lall. (‘lerk Street. has 2111‘).7.-15pm.£3.511 (£3). Another wedding'.’ A royal birth‘.’ Do the Iidinburgh Singers and ()rchestra know something The Sun doesn't'.’ Or maybe there's no need of an exc11se for

I landel's Zadok the Priest. ‘I‘he KingS/utll Rejoice and Mozart's ('omnutimi Mass plus the rather less roval but just as

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