FRIDAY 1 Glasgow
I The Martyrdom oi St Magnus Tramway Theatre. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. Extra date: Saturday 2 (3pm and 8pm). £6 (£3). Music Theatre Wales with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Peter Maxwell Davies‘s chamber opera based on the novel Magnus by Orkney writer George Mackay Brown. a fable of power against pacificism.
I My Fair Lady King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201 . 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 2 (3.30pm and 7.30pm). £3.50—£7. Edinburgh Music Theatre Company in Lerner and Lowe favourite adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmali on .
I Edinburgh Competition Prizewinners Festival Concert Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. off Leith Walk. 7.45pm. Free at door. Music for piano. wind and string solos. chamber music and singing by winners of this year‘s Festival.
SATURDAY 2 Glasgow
I Book and Record Sale Scottish Opera Centre. Elmbank Crescent. 248 4567 ext 138/140 (Friends of Scottish Opera). l0.30am—5.30pm. Big variety ofbooks and records for sale. in aid ofScottish Opera. Donations welcome.
I Madama Butterin Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 2. 15pm. Extra date: Tuesday 5 at 7. 15pm (Glasgow): June 26 and 30at7.15pm (Edinburgh). Returnof highly acclaimed production by Nuria Espert and conducted by John Mauceri. New cast includes Janice Cairns as Cio-Cio San. Anne-Marie Woens as Suzuki. Arthur Davies as Pinkerton and Norman Bailey as Sharpless.
I The Martyrdom oi Si Magnus Tramway Theatre. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 3pm and 8pm. See Friday 1.
I Scottish Youth Fiddlers' Rally SECC. Further information: RSSPCC. 445 4541.
I 8N0 Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155. 7.30pm.£2—£12(series discounts available). Lively start to the Edinburgh Proms with MaeCunn‘s Land of the Mountain and the Flood. excerpts from Prokofiev‘s Romeo andJulier. Macbeth Ballet Music by Verdi and. to finish. Tchaikovsky's 1812. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts.
I My Fair Lady King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201 . 3.30pm and 7.30pm. £3.50—£7. See Friday 1.
I Harpsichord Recital St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £4.50 (£3). Peter Williams plays harpsichord music by Handel and Scarlatti as part of Edinburgh University‘s season of summer concerts. Pre concert talk at 7pm.
SUNDAY 3 Glasgow
I Morley String Quartet Mcrchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Last concert in the Morley's current series and quartets by Mendelssohn (Op 13). Bartok (No 5) and the Mozart String Quintet K5 16. for which the quartet is ioined by violist James Durrant.
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons' Hall.
Ingram Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm.
£1.25. Harpsichord Recital by Carole Cerasi as part of Strathclydc University‘s lunchtime series.
I Madame Butterfly Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: June 26 and 30. Edinburgh. See Saturday 2.
I Music at the Burrell Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. 7.30pm (exhibition from 6pm). £6.50 (£5.50). Recital of French song by Sarah Walker and Roger Vignoles to complement the Camille Pissarro exhibition. Music by Debussy. Enesco and Honneger.
I SNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Tuesday 19 (Glasgow) £2—£12 (series discounts available). Gilbert and Sullivan Night with music from Yeomen ofthe Guard. Mikado. lolanthe etc. and a complete performance of Trial by Jury. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies — seemingly a great G & S fan — conducts.
I Chopin Recital Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5/£6.50 (£4/£5.50). Janusz Piotrowicz Stechley with favourite Chopin piano music including the G minor Ballade No I. C minor Polonaise and Twelve Etudes ()p 10. Special concert for the World Trust. set up by Janusz to help children in need throughout the world.
I Edinburgh Quartet Hopetoun House. South Oueensferry. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £10(incl wine. canapes and viewing ofState Apartments). Beethoven Quartet ()p 18 No 4. Elgar Quartet in liminorand Dvorak's American.
I Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. The Dunbar-Gerber Prize Competition for violin and piano.
I Glasgow Festival Strings Merchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: at door. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50) — incl wine and refreshments. Attractive lunchtime programme of Holst‘s St Paul's Suite. the Nocturne from Borodin's String Quartet No 2. Vivaldi's Concerrofor 4 violins and the Piano Concerto K414 by Mozart with Philip Jenkins as soloist. James Durrant directs these up and coming young professionals.
I Lunch and Listen Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Free at door. 12.30—1pm. Morley Whitehead. Assistant Organist at St Giles‘ Cathedral. gives today‘s recital in this regular summer weekly series. Light lunches available in the Undercroft.
I Lunchtime Concert National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Queen Street. Free at door. 12.45pm—1.45pm. The SNO Cello Section. leader Pauline Dowse. in a programme including Villa Lobos and Bach. Promoted by Friends of the SNO.
I SNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £2—£12 (series discounts available). Evelyn Glennie is star soloist tonight in the Concertina/or Xylophone by Toshino Mayuzumi and Fisher Tull's Dialoguesfor Percussion and Orchestra. Also on the programme. conducted by Matthias Bamert. is Tchaikovsky‘s Little Russian and Rossini‘s Overture to William Tell.
THURSDAY 7 Glasgow I Merchants Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7
West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £2 (£1.50). Soprano Enid Bannatyne and pianist William Alexander Eddie in a very varied recital of songs and arias.
I SNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Tuesday 26 (Glasgow) £2-£ 1 2 (series discounts available). Sir Alexander Gibson conducts an Opera Night with lotsof popular favourites by Rossini. Bizet. Puccini. Verdi and Mascagni. Soloists are Jane Eaglen and Edmund Barham (Dennis O'Neill in Glasgow).
I A Concert oi Music by Women Spring Hing. St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Spring F1ing’s only classical concert. presented by Night and Silence. features piano trios by Clara Schumann and Louise Farrenc. two
I 19th century composers who were also
I Sir Walter Scott in Midlothlan Borthwick Castle. nr Gorebridge. Tickets: 4402210 (Midlothian District Library Service). 8pm. £2. A literary entertainment in words and music. with singer Fiona Mitchell. guitarist Roger Quinn and writer Ron Butlin.
FRIDAY 8 Glasgow
I Choral Concert Glasgow Cathedral. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £4 (£2). Kammerchor von St Lorenz (Nurnbcrg).
I Lunchtime Proms Royal Scottish Academy. The Mound. 225 3922. 1.05pm. £3. First concert in short series being held during the RSA's annual exhibition brings the Phoenix Brass Quintet in a programme including works by Bach. Bernstein and Gershwin.
I 8N0 Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 2281155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Wednesday 27 (Glasgow) £2—£ l 2 (series discounts available). Beethoven Night tonight with the Choral Symphony and Symphony No 8. Norman del Mar conducts.
I Gala Rainloresi Concert St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £3 (£2). Fundraising performance by pianist Peter Evans and SCO bassoonist Ursula Leveaux as part of a world wide day of concerts in aid of the Forest People.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow
I Bearsden Burgh Choir St Aloysius Church. Tickets: 943 0312 ( Kilmardinny House Arts Centre). 7.30pm. Schutz. Faure Requiem and Franck.
I SNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday30 (Glasgow) £2—£ l 2 (series discounts available). Last Night of the Proms already with a feast for the sweet-toothed classical music lover. Elgar. Scottish songs and Auld Lang Syne to finish up. Christopher Seaman conducts.
I Harpsichord/Organ Recital St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £4.50 (£3). A chance to hear instruments from Edinburgh University‘s Russell Collection. Noel ()‘Regan plays transcriptions for organ and harpsichord of sacred and secular renaissance vocal music. With the Edinburgh University Renaissance Consort. Pre concert talk at 7pm.
SUNDAY 10 Glasgow
I Sunday Prom Art Gallery and Museum.
Kelvingrove. Free at door. 2pm—4.30pm. Fortnightly series of informal organ recitals. I New Glasgow Singers Kelvin Hall Arena. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £3—£8. Giant performance of Mahler's Symphony No 8. sometimes known as the Symphony ofa Thousand because of the vast numbers required. In addition to his NGS. Graham Taylor conducts the Scottish Chorale. the SNO Junior Chorus. soloists. organ and augmented symphony orchestra. One of the boldest ventures for European Year of Culture.
I Edinburgh Academy Choral Society Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £4’£5 (£1 off). Parents. friends and boys from the Edinburgh Academy combine to perform Beethoven‘s Mass in ('and Handel‘s Zadok the Priest under conductor Noel de Jongh. Soloists are Nerstones. Fiona Milne. William Strachan and Ronald Morrison.
I London Festival Orchestra Cathedral Classics St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £7 (£5). As part of an extensive tour of UK cathedral. the LFO stops at Edinburgh for a programme of Turina. Bach. Schoenberg. Mozart and Haydn with the St Mary‘s Cathedral Choir. Patricia Rozario (soprano). Malcolm Mcssiter (oboe) and Richard Friedman (violin).
I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Free at door. 10am. The Glasgow Society of Musicians Prize Competition for woodwind and brass.
TUESDAY 12 Glasgow
I Music at the Burrell Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. 7.30pm(cxhibition from 6pm). £6.50 (£5.50). Further French musical delights to complement the Pissaro exhibition in this excellent series. Tonight it's from The Grosvenor Group. whose programme of music for chamber ensemble includes Ravel‘s Introduction and/illegro and settings of Mallarme and Faure's Pelleth and Melisande.
WEDNESDAY 13 Edinburgh
I Lunch and Listen Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Free at door. 12.30pm—1pm. Soloist today is Andrew Wilson. 1989 Winner ofthc Anderson Organ Prize. Light lunch available in the Undercroft.
I Gala Charity Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm.£9—£15.The Edinburgh Quartet. joined by John Steer (double bass) and Gill Gray (piano). perform the Quintet by Dvorak and Schubert‘s Quintet- The Trout. In aid of Crusaid Scotland.
THURSDAY 14 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £2 (£1 .50). A recital oftraditional Bulgarian folk melodies and original compositions by the Bulgarian composer Peter Deunov performed by the Soﬁa Palace of Culture Trio.
I Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Yla Stephen and her talented young players.
44 The List 1 — 14 June 1990