for violin and piano by Bach. Szymanowski. Bartok. Wieniawski and two Icelandic pieces by Thorkell Sigurbjornsson and Thorarinn Jonsson.

FRIDAY 12 Glasgow

I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. RSAMD students vie for The Glasgow Society of Musicians Prize for woodwind and piano.

I Guitar Recital Hutchesons' Hall. 158 Ingram Street. Tickets: at the door. 8pm. £4 (£2.50). Anne Chaurand (guitarand Renaissance lute) plays Scottish lute music and guitar works by Ponce. Lauro. Dumond and McGuire.

I Breaking the Ice Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street, Tickets: 2275511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £6.50 (£3)._Paragon Ensemble of Scotland presents Ice and Fire. a varied programme ofchamber works by two generations of modern Icelandic composers.


I Lunchtime Prom Royal Scottish Academy. Princes Street. 1.05—1.55pm. £3.50. Joachim PianoTrio.

I Prizewinners Concert Nels-on l Iall. McDonald Road Library. off Leith Walk. Free at door. 7.45pm. Edinburgh City

Libraries presents winners from this year‘s

Edinburgh Competition Festival.

SATURDAY 13 Glasgow

I Breaking the Ice Henry Wood l Iall. Claremont Street. Free at door. 12.30pm. Paragon Ensemble in a concert ofworks by Thorkell Sigurbjornsson. who has been described as the father ofmodern Icelandic music. Programme includes a specially commissioned piece for the



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Paragon Education Project.

I Breaking the Ice Concert Hall. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 107. BBC. 7.30pm. Admission free by ticket. A second concert oforchestral music from Icelandic composers. including the more familiar IIaflidi Hallgrimsson. who lives in Scotland. Richard Bernas conducts and soloists are the orchestra‘s own first flute. Rosemary Eliot and soprano Eileen Hulse.


I Ounbartonshire Concert Band Milngavie Town Hall. Further details: 946 2762. 7.30pm. A strawberries and cream concert.

I nekonstruldsiya Trust Queen‘s l Iall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £3-£12 (£2/£3.50). Remarkable evening featuring leading specialist performers ofearly music from Britain and the former USSR. modelled on the Italian fashion of 18th century St Petersburg.



I Music at the Burrell Burrell Collection. Pollok Park. Pollokshaws Road. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 3pm. £3 (£2). Last concert of the season is given to Csardas who present Viennese

( 'afe. highlights ofoperetta from Vienna including works by Lehar. Stolz and Kreisler.

I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street.332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). First performance of George Mellwham‘s Ballygeich for flute and orchestra with the composer as soloist. Programme opens with Ba rtok's Six Romanian Dances and also includes Mendelssobn's Midsummer Night's Dream music and the Eroica .S‘ymphony by Beethoven.


I The Lake Shore Wind Ensemble St Bride‘s Centre. Dalry Road. £1 (free tocentre members). 7.30pm. A transatlantic evening of music from top young performers from Wisconsin.

I Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £5/£6 (£4/L5). Elgar‘s Dream of Gerontius conducted by Philip Coad.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Brother and sister duo of Catherine and Jonathan Manson (violin/cello) play the Brahms Double Concerto between Pastorale d'Eté by Honneger and Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony. Peter Evans conducts.

I St Giles at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Edinburgh. 6pm. Free at door. Recital on the new organ by Michael Chibbett.

MONDAY 15 Edinburgh

I Lothian Region Schools Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Christopher Bell conducts Delius‘s Walk to the Paradise Garden. the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn and Britten‘s Young Person '5 Guide to the ()rch estra.



I Lothian Region Schools Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). A varied selection of music for brass. wind and jazz bands.

I John Tunnell Trust Gala Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road, 228 I 155. 7.45pm.



£5—£35. Star-studded evening of the SCO with Simon Rattle. Pinchas Zukerman and Ralph Kirshbaum in Faure. Dvorak.

Brahms. and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 7.

WEDNESDAY 17 Edinburgh

I St Mary's Music School Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.30pm. £2.50 (free). Chamber and orchestral works including Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 for soprano and eight cellos by Villa Lobos. I Lamp ol Lothian St Mary‘s Parish Church. Haddington. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £6.50 (£2.50/£5). Rare UK appearance by Moscow pianist Viktoria Postnik0va.



I BBC 380 BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: BBC Reception. 7.30pm. Sibelius’s Symphony No 4 and Maltler-Skizze by Detler Glanert for future Radio 3 broadcast. Take the cough sweets please.

I Breaking the Ice Merchants Hall, 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candlcriggs). 12.45pm. £3 (£2.50). A recital of songs for tenor and piano Gunnar Gudbjornsson and Philip Jenkins— by a variety ofIcelandic composers as well as Schubert and Strauss.


I Lothian Region Schools Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). A week of performances by the best of Lothian's young musicians culminates with the Strathspey and Reel Society in a selection oftraditional Scottish fiddle music, singing and dancing.

“a splendid production which opera lovers should not miss” The Scotsman -

23 & 27 June at 7.15pm

New production



“..stunning...a coup de theatre...” The sunday Times

24 & 26 june at: 7.15pm

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh Box Office 031-557 2590

Tickets from only £5 (£3 students)

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