Orchestra and guest conductor Skitch Henderson.
SUNDAY 13 Glasgow
I Organ Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Free at door. 2.30—3pm and 3.30—4pm. Today‘s recitalist is David Murray of Paisley High Church.
I Last Night DI the GIGS Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £2.50—£15. Glasgow International Gala Season comes to an end with a huge array ofperformers including the City ofGlasgow Philharmonic Orchestra. the Scottish Massed Male Voice Choir. City of Glasgow Pipes and Drums and the CWS Glasgow Band. Bill McCue. David Owen Norris (piano) and conductors lain Sutherland and Jim Hunter. Popular classics including Concerto Populare by Hoffnung and Scottish numbers to round it all off.
I Roxburgh Singers St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. As part of the St Giles' at Six series this Borders-based choir sings a range of part songs by Robert Johnson. Sir Hugh Roberton, Henry Harrington and Francis George Scott under the general title Music ofScotland from A01225.
MONDAY 14 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l.30—4.30pm and 7-10pm. Round 1 ofcompetition for £20,000 sees competitors play a 25-minute recital including Bach. Haydn and/or Mozart.
TUESDAY 15 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l.30—4.30pm and 7—10pm. See Mon 14.
WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1.30pm—4.30pm and 7pm—10pm. See Mon 14.
I St Giles' -The New Organ St Giles' Cathedral, High Street. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office) or Cathedral Shop. 8pm. £5 (£3). John Scott of St Paul's Cathedral gives the penultimate recital in the 1992 celebrity series to celebrate St Giles‘ new Rieger organ.
THURSDAY 17 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. l.30—4.30pm and 7-9.30pm. 45-minute recitals of works by Beethoven, Romantic and 20th century composers and the test piece Sonata Breve by Robert Crawford.
I Cosl Ian tutte Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Fri 9 Oct, Sat 31 Oct (Glasgow); Wed 25 Nov, Fri 27 Nov (Edinburgh). £3.50—£38.50. See 12 Sept.
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I Scottish Intematlonal Piano Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1.30—4.30pm and 7—9.30pm. See Thurs 17.
SATURDAY 19 Glasgow
I Piccolo Paclt Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 2.30pm. £1/£1 .50 (children) £3 (adults). Oolie McDoolie, the SCO‘s very own guardian angel. joins the orchestra to unravel the Mystery of the Lost Chord on a musical tour of Europe. For 7—1 l-year-olds.
I The Musical Seminar Chandler Studio Theatre. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3). British premiere of music theatre piece all about five musicians in rehearsal and their various personalities. Under the banner of Paragon Opera Projects. The Musical Seminar is by Romanian composer Gheorghe Costinescu.
I Castalian Band Victoria Halls. Helensburgh. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. 18th century European music with Lorna Anderson, soprano. Presented by Helensburgh Music Society.
I Fausto Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 423 1333. 8.30pm. £4.50/£6.50. This contemporary opera comes from Bergen, a Dutch performance group, and is all about the legendary Italian cycling champion Fausto Coppi. Libretto is by
George Brumans and music by Harry de Wit.
I Scratch Messiah St Stephen‘s Church, St Vincent Street. Stockbridge. Bookings: 337 4331 (J. Macnab). Rehearsal 2.30—5pm. Performance 7pm. Minimum £3 (£2). Christopher Bell, master of Messiahs from scratch, conducts what will hopefully number 1000 singers in aid of the Usher Hall Organ Appeal. Organists are Timothy Byram-Wigfeld and Peter Backhouse. Great fun. Bring your own
score if possible. DAY 20 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). 7.15pm. £3—£16. Final round of pianists from throughout the world as they compete for this prestigious prize. With the BBC SSO.
MONDAY 21 Glasgow
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1.30pm and 7pm. Extra dates: Tue 22. Wed 23. Admission free by ticket. Piano masterclasses with Hans Graf and Vera Gornostaeva.
I Celebrity Organ Concert Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, 357 3929. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Leading organist Christopher Herrick in Liszt‘s Fantasia and Fugue on a theme of Meyerbeer.
I The John Currie Orchestra/Scottish Chorus Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre, Candleriggs). 8pm. £5. Brahms‘s A German Requiem with soprano Judith Lovat, conducted by John Currie.
I Scottish International Piano Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1.30pm and 7pm. Extra date: Wed 23. Admission free by ticket. See Mon 21.
I Scottish Intematlonal Piano Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1.30pm and 7pm. Admission free by ticket. See Mon 21 .
Actwrttes and Fun.
I THE ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street, 221 8101.
Alien Wars Mon—Fri noon—7pm, Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 12.30—7pm. Kids£1.95 (£1 .50 if accompanied by an adult); adults £2.95. No under 75. The scariest experience in town with extra-terrestrials leaping from every crevice and dark corner. Not for the easily frightened.
I THE DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda, 100 Govan Road, 427 1792. Mon—Fri 9.45am—4pm, Sat—Sun 10am—5pm. Kids £1.50; adults£2.50.
The Slteleton Show Sat 12 and Sun 13 Sept. 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. ‘The thigh bone‘s connected to the hip bone, the hip bone‘s connected to the . . .' Find out which bits link which bits in an investigation of the skeleton. Also the chance to see how big a dinosaur thigh bone is.
Papercrait Sat 19 and Sun 20 Sept. 11am—4pm. A papier maché workshop where, apart from creating something beautiful and useful, you can discover more about this simple and ancient art form.
I EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY FARM Rouken Glen, 620 2084. Open every day 10am—5pm. Kids £1; adults £1.75. A huge selection of small creatures including butterflies, stick insects, scorpions and monkeys.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Burnhouse Road, 357 3929. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Free. Fire engines, trams, cars, and a reconstructed Glasgow Street from the 1940s, complete with cinema and subway.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.
Palm Printing Wed 16 Sept 10am—11.30pm. £1. Messy fun with paint. For children under 5 with parent or guardian. Booking advisable.
PACK Every Sun l—3pm. No drama experience but loads of enthusiasm necessary. Application forms available from reception.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. Mr Bones Sat 12 Sept 1pm and 3pm. Kids
Dinotopla Roadshow at Waterstone's Bookshop, Edinburgh on Mon 21 Sept
£1; adults £1.50. Watch out or he’ll play jokes and tricks on you! The rattling man with his puppets in a fun-filled show.
The Well at The End 01 The World and Other Celtic Stories Sat 19 Sept 1pm and 3pm. Kids £1; adults £1.50. Ian Turbitt Puppet Theatre in an amazing new show.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum, 0236 732887.
MrMagic Sat 12 Sept 1.15pm. Kids£1.25; adults£l .75. Fun, trickery and hysterical antics.
Jaclt O'Lantern Sat 19 Sept 1.15pm. Kids £1.25; adults £1.75. Shadow puppets in an exciting show.
I HENRY WOOD HALL Claremont Street, 226 3868.
Piccolo Paclt Sat 19 Sept 2.30pm. Oolie McDoolie, the SCO's loyal guardian angel returns for a series of European concerts for 7—1 l-year-olds.
Activities and Fun
I DALHOUSIE CHESTER STABLES Rosewell Road. Bonnyrigg, 660 3354. Kids £5.50; adults £7. Riding lessons and hacks in the surrounding countryside.
I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries, Lasswade, 663 4932. Daily 10am—5.30pm. Kids£1.60; adults £2.85 (Under 55 free). From the exotic to the extraordinary, a collection of tropical butterﬂies. tarantulas, killer bees and other assorted creepy crawlies.
I GORGIE CITY FARM 51Gorgie Road, 337 4202. 9am—4pm. Free. Pigs, cows, rabbits, sheep and loads more cuddly animals at the farm in the heart ofthe town.
I THE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Five floors of toys from the past and present.
I LAURISTON CASTLE Cramond Road, 336 1921. Sun 13 Sept, 1 1am—6pm. A dayof fun for children at Lauriston Castle‘s September Spectacular.
I WATERSTONES BOOKSHOP George Street, 225 3436.
Dinotopla Roadshow Mon 21 Sept. 2pm. Dinosaur workshop with free T-shirts, badges and much, much more. All welcome.
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