MUSIC FOLK & WURLD
I Finnegan’s Waite Victoria Street. 226 38I6. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live tnusic.
I Whistlebinlties Niddry Street. 9pm—late. Free. Live roots/folk bands.
I Fiddler’s Arms Grassmarket. 9pm. Free. Instrumental session.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. 9pm. Free. Bluegrass night.
I Finnegan’s Waite Victoria Street. 226 38l6. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.
I Green Tree Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Instrumental. mainly Irish.
I Whistlebinkies Niddt‘y Street. 9pm—Iate. Free. Live roots/folk bands. I Patsy Mack Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. 9.30pm. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh House Htmter Square. High Street. Informal live acoustic session most nights.
I The Shore Bar The Shore. l.eith. 9pm. Free. Session.
I Tron Ceilidh ilouse Hunter Square. High Street. Informal live acoustic music most nights.
I Finnegan’s Waite Victoria Street. 226 38l6. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pttb with live music.
I Whistlebinkies Niddry Street. 9pm—late. Free. Live roots/folk bands.
I Sandy Bell’s Forrest Road. 9pm. Session. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. 9pm. Free. Informal session with ()rkney‘s Wrigley Sisters on fiddle and guitar.
I Whistlebinkies Nttltlry Street. 9pm-»late. Free. Live roots/folk bands. I Finnegan’s Waite Victoria Street. 226 38l6. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pttb with live music.
L 54 The List l4-27 Jun I996
rurandot, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 15, Tue 18, Sat 22
CLASSICAL & OPERA mam-
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
I Governors’ Recital Prize Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Want. Free. Woodwintl competition.
I “Still ScottishPower Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £4—£l9 from 227 55 l l. The opening night of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra‘s summer feast of music has Walter Weller conducting music by two German masters - Wagner‘s ()t't'rtltrt': I)f(’ rIlt'ivtt'rvi/tgt'r and Strauss's ()lmt' ('nttt't'rtu (with Stephane Rancourt I. 77/! Iftt/t'tts‘pitﬁet'l and DH Ruvt'ttkttvtt/it'r Sui/ta
I Alceste Festival Theatre. Nicolson Sheet. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £8.50—U5 (£8.50—£-I2). Scottish ()pera presents a new production of Gluck's story of a woman who promises the gods to sacrifice herself if her husband is cured of a tertninal illness. and so descends lo Hades when her wish is granted. Yannis Kokkos designs and directs. Dominic Wheeler conducts and soprano Isabelle Vernet sings the title role. Sung itt French with Iinglish sttrtitles.
SATURDAY 15 Glasgow
I Leslie Macleod Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. £4 (£2) from 227 55l I. An afternoon recital featuring Bach's Gold/mgr; l’il!‘t(llft)ll.\'.
I liSllo ScottishPower Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £-I-£l9 from 227 55l l. It's 'New World' night at the Proms. with I)vorak's .S‘vmp/imtv N1) 9. the world premiere of Iris/rector .ilurvt' composer Barrington Pheloung's ('(ttlt't't'lu I‘ttl' I)tttt/)/t' Bttvv Aml ()I't'/l(’.\'ll'tl (with soloist Duncan McTier). Kabalevsky’s ('uluv Brt'tretlmt and Rimsky-Korsakov‘s ('tt/n't't't't'u vapttg/tttl.
I Glasgow Sinfonia Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Regardless of the weather outside. it's oflicially summertime inside the RSAMI) as Glasgow Sinfonia play Prokofiev's Strut/tier Dav. Haydn's Srmp/lmtv Nu /()l t 'T/It’ ('/m k ’). Kodaly's Sit/miter liven/Ire and Saitit-Saells‘s .S'vtttp/ttttlv Mr 2.
I Turandot Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7. l5pm. £8.50~£45 (£8.50~£~I2). Pushed on the back of the chart sttccess of aria ‘Nesstm I)orma’. Scottish ()pera's production of Puccini's 'Iirrttttt/nt is a splendid tale of love ill the ancient east. as the icy Princess sets her three suitors riddles. Kathleen Broderick and Deng sing the leads; Richard Armstrong conducts. Sung in Italian with Iinglish surtitles.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow
I Banquet at Musicit Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 2pm. £4 (£2) from 227 55l l. Iiarly afternoon cltamber music.
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 22l 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. John P. Kitchen from Edinburgh performs this Sunday promenade recital.
I St Mary’s Music School Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3 (£I schoolchildren) from RSAMI) and St Mary's (0| 3| 538 7766). Nigel Murray conducts the pupils in an evening of solos. chamber music and orchestral works including Bach's Violin Concerto in A mirror and Saint- Saens's ('urttt’t'tt/ 0/ The Atrium/s.
I Scottish Bach Consort Kelvinsitle l-Iillhead Church. Observatory Road. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) front 227 55l I. As part of the West Iind Festival. SBC and artistic director .loltn I)oig play Corelli’s ('utlt't'rtn (imvw. Mozart's l’ittnu ('u/lt't'rtu in :I and Vivaldi‘s Futtr .S‘t'ttxttllv
I St Giles’ At Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. A short concert by the North Kentucky Choir.
I Porgy And Bess Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 l I55. 7.30pm. £7/£5 t£5/£~l). Edinburgh Academy and Choral Society perform a concert version of Gershwin's magnificent American opera. which has rich jazz. blues attd spiritual threads woven through the music.
I Seicento St Andrew's and St George's Church. George Street. 6. l5pm. £5 (£3.50) on the door. The l7th century Viennese court composers Schmelzer. Bertalli and Biber are represented in this concert of baroque choral music. accompanied by original instruments.
I Jean llighgate Scholarship Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. I0am. Free. Singing Competition.
I Csardas Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 2.30pm. £5 (£3). Sheila ()sborne (mezzo-soprano). Bernard I)oclierty (violin) and Stephen Adam (piano) offer up a programme of opera. operetta. Broadway songs. instrumental pieces and other gems from the light classical repertoire. Part of the West End Festival.
I IiSllo ScottisbPower Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £«I—£ l9 frotn 227 55I I. This year sees the Centenary of Cinema in the UK. so it‘s particularly appropriate that the Proms include the ever-popular Film Night. Stephen Brooket' conducts favourite themes from Star Wars. Star Trek. (Itt/tt' Wit/t T/It’ Wind. T/tt‘ I)('('I' Hunter; Dr XII/mgr; and /:"I'.
I BSAMD Concerto Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Performances of cottcertos given by students with the Academy ()rchestra — call for programme details.
I St Mary’s Festival Chorus St M ary's Iipiscopal Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 339 669i. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) on the door. Directed by Fridrik Walker. the Chortts sings Handel's Kat/tilt T/N‘ Priest. Pel‘golesi's Stu/tut Motor and Vivaldi's (Elm-m. Part of the West End Festival.
I rurandot Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. I5pm. £8.5()—£45 (£8.56 -£~l2). See Sat I5.
I Organ Recital St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5. Timothy Byram-Wiglield continues his ‘Wondrous Machine' prom concert series with an evening entitled ‘the organ goes to the opera'. featuring favourites by Bizet. Wagner. Delibes. Verdi anti Puccini. Close-circuit television enables the audience to watch the player.
I Bach Prize (Class 8) Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l0am. Free. Keyboard competition.
I Don Giovanni Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndlattd Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50) from Cottier Theatre and 227
55l l. ()pera ()n A Shoestring. winner of a I995 Mayfest Paper Boat Award for their l.tt 'I'rttt't'ttttt. return to Glasgow with Mozart's tale of desire and damnation as part of the city‘s West Iind Festival. Matthew Thomas takes the lead. with Christina Dunwoodie as Donna Anna.
I llSllo ScottishPower Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £4—£ I9 from 227 55I l. Conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall checks out the jazz influence on American classical music. with Bernstein's ()t't'rtttrt': ('tlttt/it/t'. Gershwin's ()i't't'tttre: ()j'T/tt'e I Sng and .S't't'mtt/ thupsmlv For I’iutm zlm/ ()I‘t'lll‘.\'ll’(l. He's alsojoined by soloist ()le Edvard Antonsen for Jolivet‘s ('mtt't'rti/m For Tl'lllll/N’I. Pitt/m Am/ Strings and other Classics/jazz greats.
I la Traviata Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7. I5pm. £8.50—£45 (£8.50—£42). Scottish Opera's Verdi favourite. in Nuria lispert's original production. is revived for I996 by