Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to Ruth Hedges at firstname.lastname@example.org, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Carol Main.
I Gaelic and Scots Song RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Year 1 students from the BA (Scottish Music) course perform (iaelic and Scots songs.
I RSNO ScottishPower Proms: Classical Gala Night Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £5—£25.50. Joseph (‘aballe Domenech conducts the RSN() and young Russian \‘irllloso yiolinist llya (iringolts for classical ftty'otlt'ilc‘s by Massenet. Wagner and Raye].
0 Scottish Opera - La Boheme liestiyal Theatre. 137 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £|‘).50-r£3‘).50. The first new production of this classic work by Scottish ()pera since I‘)88. Puccini's tear-jerking loye story is transferred from l‘)th century Paris to present day New York in Stewart Laing‘s perceptiye reworking. A fine cast. particularly the male quartet of struggling artists. is under the musical directorship of conductor Richard Parties.
I R3 Tenors (‘arnegie llall. liast Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £l0 (£8 £9). R3 Tenors. on loan from Scottish ()pera. haye something for eyeryone from opera's best loved ‘Nessun [)orma' to popular songs from the shows and feel- good Neapolitan favourites.
I Junior Academy Orchestra Plays Berlioz, Dvorak and Britten RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £6 (£4). Julian ('layton conducts a concert of music that includes Berlioz’s‘ ()l't’l'llll'(’.' Le ('urmn'ul Romain. l)yorak's Romance. with lirica Buurman as yiolin soloist. and Britten’s The Young Person 's‘ Guide to the
0 RSNO: Last Night of the ScottishPower Proms Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £5»~£2‘).50. (iarry Walker conducts the Orchestra. ('horus. pipe band and featuring special guests.
Eddi Reader performs a
including yocalist liddi Reader fora rumbustious musical extrayaganza that includes a performance of Tchaikoysky's [8/2 ()l't’l'llll't’.
I RSAMD - A Midsummer Night's Dream New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.l5pm. £l2 (£0). The RS.~\.\ll) ()pera School’s end of term performances are simply not to he missed. This year. they break new ground with ('athie Boyd of Theatre ('ryptic making her debut as director of an RSAMI) production. Magical and witty both on stage and in the orchestra. Britten's setting of Shakespeare's play is a brilliant piece of writing and one of his finest operas.
0 Scottish Opera - La Boheme Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 0000. 7.l5pm. £l‘).50 £39.50. See Thu 24.
I Tayside Symphony Orchestra Concert ('aird llall. (‘ity Square. ()l382 434940. 7.30 9.45pm. £9 (£2~£7). Ron Walker conducts the orchestra in works by Rutter. Mozart and Rachmaninoy and featuring the 2002 BB(' Young Mtisician of the Year woodwind finalist. Sarah Williamson. on clarinet.
I Summerfest RSAMI). lot) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. l’rec. Lunchtime concerts by staff and students of the School of Mtlsic.
I RSAMD - A Midsummer Night’s Dream New Athenaeum Theatre. RS.-\.\ll). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.l5pm. £l2 (£‘)). Sec Sat 26.
I Mercer Island Presbyterian Church Choir and Handbell Choir St (iilcs’ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. l2.l5pm. l’ree. (’heryl Storey conducts a performance of music by Byrd. Wagner and Moses llogan.
I Summerfest RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. Free. See Mon 28.
I Competition RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The Ian 1) Watt Award (‘ompetition
I Competition RSAMl). lot) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The Bach l’ri/e (‘ompetition for Keyboard.
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Lothian Road. 228 ll55. l.|0~ l.50pm. £2. Simon Nieminski of St Mary's ('athedral in Edinburgh performs inusic by Manari. 'l'chaikoysky and Weayer.
I Royal Marine Band Concert ('orran llalls. lisplanade. ()l63l 567333. 7.30 10pm. the. A chance to hear one of the world's leading military bands in concert. playing a mixture of musical styles.
I Summerfest RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. Free. See Mon 28.
I RSAMD - A Midsummer Night’s Dream New Athenaeum Theatre. RS.-\.\ll). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.l5pm. £12 (£9). See Sat 26.
I Sacramento City College Choir St (iiles' ('athedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. l2.l5pm. l‘ree. Doreen lrwin conducts a performance of inusic by (iabrieli. l’alestrina and l)urulle.
I Evening Concert in the Castle (‘ul/ean ('astle and (‘ountry Park. 01655 884400. 7.45pm. the. ('ul/ean :\l‘ls (iuild presents this summer concert.
I Summerfest RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. l-‘rec. See Mon 28.
I The Threepenny Opera I-‘estiyal Theatre. l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 0000. U0 (£0). 'l‘ltcttll'c \Vot‘ksllop present Brecht's controyersial 'I'hreepenny ()pera.
I Summerfest RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. Free. See Mon 28.
I RSAMD - A Midsummer Night’s Dream New .-\thcnaeum Theatre. RSAMI). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.l5pm. £l2 (£‘)). See Sat 26.
I The Glorious Company (‘hrist ('hurch. Morningside Road. 667 3633. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). .-\ concert of music for flute. piano and soprano celebrating the birthday of composer James Douglas including works such as The (in Xvi-er Sleeps. [0,000 Baht/mu Poles and l)llll/)/(’ I’l‘t’ltlt/U Ni) .3.
I The Threepenny Opera Festival Theatre. l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 0000. [l0 (1.0). See 'l‘llll l.
I Opera on a Summers Evening Adelaide's. 20‘) Bull] Street. 243 4970. 7pm. Donation. An eyening of operatic fayotirites with mice. little and piano.
I The Threepenny Opera l-‘estiyal 'l‘llL‘illfL‘. l3 :9 .Nlc‘olsoll Street. 52‘) 6000. £l0 (£6). See Thu l.
I Mo’s Company Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. liree at door. 3pm. l‘inal concert this season in this
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Last Night of the ScottishPower Proms Gerard Kelly is guest presenter of a last night that is as far removed from the Union Flag waving. Land of Hope and Glory-singing, Albert Hall version as is possible. All under the authoritative baton of Garry Walker, Scottish music includes High/and Cathedral. a Highland Gathering and Scots song medley. Bangs and explosions are courtesy of Tchaikovsky's 7872 while Verdi and Puccini opera extracts stir things up to start. Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow, Sat 26 Jun.
Scottish Opera - La Boheme It's been a tumultuous week for the company but as far as the action on stage goes. this is the last chance to see Scottish Opera's new and first rate production (pictured) of Puccini's enduring love story. Director and designer Stewart Laing has updated the Bohemian artist community to modern day Williamsburg in New York. It is witty, moving and wonderfully sung by soloists and chorus, with the Scottish Opera orchestra in partiCUIarly fine form under conductor Richard Farnes. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Thu 24 and Sat 26 Jun.
fascinating series of music for Violin and clarinet by composers resident in Scotland. most of whom appear to talk about their work. This hour-long. first Saturday of the month concert is a fayourite forum for new music to be played and heard. l‘ingers crossed that Hector Scott and Shinobu .\liki will be back with more in the autumn.
I CAMMAC 50th Anniversary Chorus ('anongate Kirk. Royal Mile. liurther info: 56l ‘)5l3. 8pm. £6 (£4). l’olloyy ing their perfortnance at New York's ('arnegic llall. singers from ('anada stop off in lidinburgh as part of a tour that features the l'ls' and Ireland lll‘c'lllicrcs of (elite .Uusy lin' Illt' Set! lt.‘ Scott Macmillan. Pic-concert talk by composer and librettist.
I Gold Coast Concert Chorus St Giles ('athedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. I2. I 5pm. liree. .—\merican chorus performing a repertoire including Beelhoyen. l’aleslrina. Rutter and spiriluals as part of their l'ls' tour.