I St Margaret's School Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road, 2281155. 7.3 m. FRIDAY 26


I Competition RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10am. Free at door. The Governors‘ Recital Prize Competition for pianists.

I Scottish Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3-£17.50. An eveningof popular operatic arias and duets from the R50, soprano Jane Eaglen. tenor David Rendall and Sir Alexander Gibson.


I Don Giovanni Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. £5—£25. See Wed 24.

I the intimate Mozart Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street. 556 8921. 7.30pm. £7.50 (incl refreshments from Martini Brut). Programme of readings from Mozart's private letters and works for ciavichord and piano with Gabriel Woolf (narrator) and Marcia

Had jimarkos (keyboards).

SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I The Organist Entertains Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Free at door. 2.30—3pm and 3.30—4pm. An exploration of the lighter side of the organ repertoire by lain McGiinchey.

I RSAMD Junior Dept Orchestra Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £4 (£2). French emphasis to end-of-term performance from some of Scotland‘s most promising instrumentalists with Herold‘s La fille mal gardée and Bizet‘s Carmen Suite No 2.

I Scottish Proms Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehail Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £3—£17.50. Last Nightaithe Proms with a rather more interesting selection of music than usual. crowned by a new commission from Edward McGuire entitled Symphonies of Scots Songs. Evelyn Glennie plays two marimba concertos and Christopher Seaman is conductor.


I Aida Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.15pm. £5—£25. See Tues 23.

SUNDAY 28 Glasgow

I National Music Day Event Museum of Transport (Main Exhibition Area). l—me. Free. Call That Singing! Glasgow’s Singing Audience in Trolley Songs, the first of their two light-hearted themed programmes for this busy day of music. Conductor, with or without ticket machine, is Joe McGinley. See below.

I National Music Day Event Maryhill Burgh Hall. l-9pm. Tickets: £1 (day). £2 (eve). Women Make Merry, various music activities to encourage women to become involved in music.

I National Music Day Event Barony H all (former Barony Church), McLeod Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 3—4.30pm. £1.50. Strathclyde University Chamber Choir celebrates with music by Purcell. Tomkins, Mathias. Stanford and Leighton. David Hamilton and Thomas Laing-Reilly play Wesley‘s Organ Duet. I National Music Day Event Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. 7.30—9.30pm. £10. An evening of Midsummer Music from Scotland, lreiand and America. performed by Glasgow Phoenix Choir in aid of Birthright.

I National Music Day Event Animal Court. Art Gallery and Museum. Kclvingrove. 3—4pm. Free. Animal Crackers from Call That Singing!


I National Music Day Event Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. 2.30—4pm. Free.

The sco and The World ofGers/rwin.

I National Music Day Event Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 3—4pm. Jubilate Deo. a concert of early Baroque music performed by Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers. the Linton Singers. the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble and a band of 22 instrumentalists.

I National Music Day Event St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free at door. Knox Academy Senior Choir in choral pieces by Schubert. Shaw and Gardner.

I National Music Day Event St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. A 24-hour music marathon with choirs and instrumentalists of all ages singing and playing hymns. anthems. organ music etc. I National Music Day Event Assembly Rooms. George Street. A day oflive music and workshops organised by the Musicians Union. Edinburgh.

I National Music Day Event Seven Hills of Edinburgh. Free. Noon. Players from Edinburgh Youth Orchestra divide into seven sections to play Neil Butterworth‘s Seven Hills March. a specially composed piece to be performed simultaneously from Arthur‘s Seat and Blackford. Braid. Calton. Castle. Corstorphine and Craiglockhart Hills. it marks the start ofa 24-hour play which also includes those players still at the home base ofthe Queen‘s Hall.

I National Music Day Event Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £2.50/£5

(£1 .50/£3). Come and Sing. an invitation to take part in Vaughan Williams‘s A Sea Symphony with Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and conductor Christopher Bell. Rehearsal starts at 2pm.



I L'lncoronazione di Poppea New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Tue 30. Wed 1.Thurs 2. £4(£2). RSAMD Opera Class in one ofthe masterpieces in the history ofopcra. Monteverdi‘s version of the love story of Nero and Poppea. their marriage and Poppea's coronation is presented with some of the Academy‘s leading students takingthe major roles.

TUESDAY 30 Glasgow

I L'lncoronazione dl Poppea New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 1 . Thurs 2. £4 (£2). See Mon 29.


I StGeorge's School Concert Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. Works by Schubert. Bellini and Larsson from pupils of all ages throughout the school.


I L'lncoronazione d1 Poppea New Athenaeum Theatre, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.15pm. Extra date: Thurs 2. £4 (£2). See Mon 29.


I Lunch and Listen Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street.

12.30—lpm. Free at door. Today‘s organist is Andrew Wilson of St Anne‘s in Corstorphine.


This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number tor our iniormation. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I POLLOK LECTURE SERIES Sat 20. 10am. Pollok Country Park. Lecture Room. Contact: 041 204 2844. [an Dougal describes his work with the tree collection at Auchincruive. near Ayr.

I WALK WITH OXFAM Sun 21. from 10am. George Square. Contact: 041 3312724. Follow Oxfam‘s Refugee Trail from George Square to Pollok Park. On the way exhibitions. displays. music and theatre will highlight the plight of the 43 million people who are ‘Forced to Flee‘ their homes. Get sponsored and help raise money for Oxfam. Suitable for pushchairs. bring your own food.

I GLASGOW FOR PEOPLE Thurs 25. 7.30pm. City Halls (enter from Albion Street. Door F). Contact: ()41 552 8776. All new and old members welcome at GfP‘s Annual General Meeting. which will include Ken Sutherland ofthe Railway Development Society speaking on ‘Why Electrify the Railways'.".

I LORD PROVOST’S PROCESSION Sat 27. ll-lpm. Central Glasgow. Free. The Household Cavalry. motorcycle riders. the Cbipperfield Circus and more parade from Blythswood Square at l lam past George Square to Glasgow Green. From 1 1—lpm. Andy Cameron will compere entertainments in George Square. including a majorette demonstration and live music.

I GLASGOW SHOW Sat 27/Sun 28. 11—6pm. Beliahouston Park. Contact: 041 727 5190. Free. Maximum Entertainment with funfair. displays. bands. a kids tent and the Cbipperfield Circus. On Sunday (National Music Day) Wunnerful Radio Wun will be there. along with the (slightly) more staid. but no less wonderful. Beachgrove Garden.

I WHALE RALLY Sun 28. 1—3pm. George Square. Free. Bring your friends anda banner to this national rally. The fate of the world‘s remaining whales will be decided at the international Whaling Commission meeting in Glasgow during the following week. Tell the whaling nations whatyou think about their barbaric slaughter. Greenpeace’s boat. the Solo will be open at Yorkhiii Quay duringthe week.

I EARTH WALK Sun 28. 2pm. Firhill Basin. Forth and Clyde Canal. Contact: 041 332 9115. ‘Experience nature as you have never done before.‘ A mixture ofsurprises and fun for children ofall ages. Free.


I OLD TOWN WEEK Until Sat 20. End of the festivities. with guided walks from the EFVGA. (Fri: 2pm. 5pm. 7pm; Sat: 2pm.)and jazz and folk in the local pubs. Full details from 031 225 8818. Other events listed below.

The Future ot the Old Town Fri 19. 12.30pm. Central Library. George [V Bridge. Lecture by Jim Johnson. Free.

Fashion Show Fri 19. 4.30—7.30pm. Netherbow Theatre. 45 High Street.

includes buffet and wine. in aid ot‘Spinal Research. £12. GaIa Day Sat 20. 1 lam-5pm. Climax tothe

Q week begins with a procession from

Parliament Square at l lam. Front noon the courtyards and closes between the

Museum of Childhood on the High Street

and St Ann‘s (‘ommunity Centre on the Cowgatc will be the venues for a day of outdoor music. dance. theatre. stalls and games. The St Giles' Fair will be iieidall day in Parliament Square. Other major venues include: St Anne'sCommunily Centre’The Bowling Green. St Patrick's Church Forecourt and llyndi‘ord Close (behind the Museum of Childhood).

I CEREMONY OF RETREAT Sat 20. 7pm. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. with the Royal British Legion Massed Pipes and Drums. Free.

I CYCLING GRAND PRIX Sat 20. Sun 21. 11am—4pm. Meadowbank Velodrome. Professional and non-championship cycling events. including the third round of the British Tandem championships. Free.

I OPEN EVENING Tue 23. 7—9pm. Royal

Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Contact: 031 225 7534. £3 (£2) includes wine. A chance to wander round the museum after hours. The theme will be Middle Eastern. with shadow puppets. music and food.

I ROYAL REVIEW Wed 24. 1 lam. llolyrood Park. The Scots (iuards celebrate their 350th Anniversary

I IS NATIONALISM RACIST? Thurs 25. 7.30pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton St. Contact: Lothian Campaign Against Racism and Fascism: 031 5570718. Discussion with speakers: Stewart llosie (SNP) and Gary Young (Labour Party). Free.

I ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW Thurs 25—Sun 28. 8am—8pm. Royal Highland Centre. Ingleston. Scotland‘s premier agricultural showpiece with all the favourite livestock. parades. sheep dog trials and showjumping spiced up with a liberal smattering of Sky Diving on Saturday and Sunday. Whether you thrill at the big machines. admire the flower show. try your hand at sheep shearing or just pigout at the Food from Scotland exhibition. there's ‘something for cveryone'. £9 (Thurs/Fri). £8 (Sat). £6 (Sun): (halfprice after 4pm and for kids).

I GUARD OF HONOUR Fri2o. 11.50am. The Queen is presented with a set oikeys to the Castle. Free.

I CEREMONY OF RETREAT Fri 26. 8pm. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. with the Pegasus Band and Pipes and Drums ofthe Parachute Regiment. Free.

I ABC SOCIAL Fri 20.9pm-1.30am. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street. Contact

031 5570718. Social and Disco forthe ; Unemployed Workers Centre. Bring your L own bottles.£l.50(£l).


I LITTLE SPARTA OPEN DAY Sun 21. 2—6pm. Stoneypath. Little Sparta. Dunsyre ~ signposted from Dolphinton (A 702) and Newbiggin (A 721 ). £1 .50. Annual open day for [an Hamilton Finlay's Neoclassical Cottage Garden and Garden Temple: 'WlLDFLOWER. n. a mean term between Revolution and Virtue.‘ No dogs.

“The List l9June— 2.1u1y1992