Nielsen Wind Consort. a young and highly polished quintet. plays works by Jansons. Nielsen. de Groot. Fauré and Strauss.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Shortish pieces for organ by Frescobaldi. Pachelbel. Buxtehude. Haydn's Pieces for a Musical Clock and J S Bach's D minor Prelude and Fugue. Organist is Leon C oates.

I La com King's Theatre. beven Street. 228 1201. 7.15pm. See Wednesday 17. Glasgow.

I RSNO Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228

1 155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 20. Glasgow. £4.25—£ l 8.50 (standby £3.50). See Thursday 18. Glasgow.

. I King Arthur George Square Theatre.

,3 Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office).

7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 20. £6 (£4). See Tuesday 16.


I RSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm.

£4.25—£ l 8.50 (standby £3.50). See Thursday 18.

I Hebrides Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. Extra date: Sunday 21. Edinburgh. £7 (£3). Violin Sonata No I by Schnittkc.7 Poems of A let'ander Blok by Shostakovich. Ravel's (‘hansons Madecasses and the Piano Quartet No I by Faure’. Soprano Lucy Shelton is guest soloist.


I The Magic Flute King's Theatre. Leven Street. 229 1201. 7.15pm. See Tuesday 16. I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Romantic stuff with Liszt‘s symphonic poem ()rpheus. Berlioz‘s Romeo and Juliet and the Wesertdonk Lieder by Wagner with Yvonne Gray as soloist. Alasdair Mitchell conducts.

I King Arthur George Square Theatre. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Tuesday 16.



I Paragon Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£3). Programme of works by contemporary Scottish composers starting with Martin Dalby's Songs My Mother Taught Me. then The Consolations of Scholarship by Judith Weir. Gordon McPherson's string quartet entitled Civil Disobedience on the Northern Front and the Chamber Symphony by Thomas Wilson. David Davies conducts and Irene Drummond is the soprano.


I Hebrides Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£3). See Saturday 20. Glasgow.


I Elvis Costello and The erodsity Ouartet Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £12.50/£15.50. The

Juliet Letters. a sequence of songs and musical pieces written by the performers.



I Impressions de Pelleas Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 423 1333. 8pm. Extra dates: Wednesday 24. Thursday 25. Friday 26.

I Saturday 27 (2.30pm and 8pm). £8—£15

- (£5/£9). Peter Brook‘s reworking of


42 The List 12—25 February 1993

Debussy‘s great operatic masterpiece about I doomed lovers. emotional turbulence and

, moral confusion. Marius Constant is Musical

; Director. and it‘s performed with two pianists

} and five principals. the latter alternating

between inteniational casts.

I RSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2

Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket

Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4—£l8

(cone). World of Melody. an American Night

; with excerpts from Oklahoma. Kiss Me Kate. West Side Story and that sort of thing. along

1 with An American in Paris and music from

films such as Star Wars and ET.

, Edinburgh

I Edinburgh University concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free

at door. Concert by students of Edinburgh

E University's Faculty of Music.

5 I John runnell Trust Celebrity Concert

1 Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019.

4 7.45pm. £4—£15(£3). Star-studded evening

with Raymond Leppard (harpsichord/director). Benjamin Luxon (baritone). Neil Black (oboe). William Bennett (flute) and The Brindisi String Quartet. Bach‘s cantata Ich Hahe Genug and concertos by Marcello. CPE Bach. Corelli and Albinoni.


I SCO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). Extra date: Thursday 25. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. £3-£15 (£1). John O'Conor plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No 26 in I) with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting. Schubert‘s Tragic Symphony in the second half and two C oncerti a due Con by Handel to start.

I impressions de Pellets Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 423 1333. 8pm. Extra dates: Thursday 25. Friday 26. Saturday 27 (2.30pm and 8pm). £8—£15 (£5/£9). See Tuesday 23.

I Grieg 150th Anniversary Concert Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Strathclyde University Chamber Choir and Orchestra with Peter Seivewright piano in an all-Grieg programme of Holberg Suite. Piano Concerto. Four Psalms and Peer Gynt.


I Scottish Early Music Consort Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. Extra dates: Friday 26 and Saturday 27. Glasgow. £6/£9 (£4.50). The Zelenka Lamentations. a complete performance of the Bohemian composer's beautiful Lamentations for Holy Week. written in 1722. With Peter Nardone. alto. Christopher Hobkirk. tenor. and Alan Watt. baritone.



I Opera in Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £8.50—£18.50. American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez. star of the film Diva. appears with soloists from Covent Garden and English National Opera. orchestra and chorus

I Impressions de Pelléas Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 423 1333. 8pm. Extra dates: Friday 26. Saturday 27 (2.30pm and 8pm). £8—£15 (£5/£9). See Tuesday 23.


I Chamber Music at Oueen Street BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: BBC Reception. Edinburgh or Room 1 13. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. 12.30pm. Free. The Hebrides Ensemble with Lucy Shelton. soprano. plays Russian and French music.

I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15 (£3). See Wednesday 24. Glasgow.


This section covers events not included elsewhere In the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number for our intonnation. Open Listings compiled by Thorn Olbdln.

I FUN RIDE Sat 13. 10.30am. St George‘s Cross. Free. Glasgow Cycling campaign is organising a ride to Necher and back. so pack up the samies and dust off that puncture kit.

I VALENTINE’S CEILIDII Sat 13. 8pm—midnight. Community Centre Hall. 304 Maryhill Road. £2.50. Charity event for the Prince's Trust Community Venture.

I BRIDAL FAIR Sat l3—Sun i4. 10am-5pm. SECC. £3.50. Everything you could possibly want for a wedding. apart from a spouse and a divorce lawyer. all under one roof.

I FAMILY HISTORY Mon 15. 7.15pm. Hillhead Library. 382 Byres Road. Meeting of the Family History Society. which will discuss the preservation and care of old photographs. Annual membership: £7. non- members £l donation.

I THE CAIA HYPDTHESIS Mon 15. 7.30pm. Hillhead Library. 382 Byres Road. Contact Richard Coontz. 041 248 6864. Free. The Glasgow environmental book club discuss Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock. All welcome to this newly

formed reading circle.

I MY RECMTERS WI SCOTS Wed 17. 6.15pm. Strathclyde University Staff Club. Free. by donation. Jimmy Macgregor. braidcaster wi BBC Scotland. addresses the Glesca Brainch of the Scots Language Society.

I TRANSENT ASTRONOMICAL PHENDMENA Thurs 18. 7.30pm. Room M403. James Weir Building. Strathclyde University. Free. Dr Alastair Simmons addresses the Astronomical Society of Glasgow about things that go past in the night. Visitors very welcome.

I GLASGOW FOR PEOPLE Thurs 18. 7.30pm. 53 Cochrane Street. Contact David March on 041 552 8776. Free. Monthly meeting for all members and friends. to discuss the proposed Maritime Museum at Govan Dry Dock.

I THE BIG DAY Fri 19. George Square. lntemational day of tourist guiding is marked with several tours of the city. All leave from George Square and are free.

PATTER MERCHANTS Noon. 1pm. 2pm. 1 hour coach tour. See they Tourist Guides. by the way. think they're dead swanky. so they do.

THE CLASCOW MARATHON 12.30pm. 1.30pm. 1 hour coach tour. A host of Tourist Guides. speaking a host of languages.

CITY CENTRE WALKAROUT Noon. Half-hour walking tour.

I COMIC MART Sat 20. noon—5pm. City Halls. 50p. Old and new comics. sci-ft. posters. art work and. if your lucky. that rare copy of 2000 AD issue 274 with the free bubble-gum still intact!

I ARCHITECTURE SEMINAR Thurs 25. 3pm. Room G4. Architecture Building. University of Strathclyde. Free. P. Kanvedt of the University of Strathclyde will talk about Scandinavian architecture. which is pan of Scottish-Norwegian week.

I GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR PREDICTION Thurs 25. 5.30pm. Collins Building. Strathclyde University. Richmond Street. Free. but phone 041 552 4400 (ext 3788) to book a place. Sir

John Houghton. who is mega in the meteorological world. reviews how useful predictions of climate change might be achieved.


I DEMOCRACY FDR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day. every day. the Parliament Building. Regent Terrace. Free. Pemianent vigil by the non-party political campaign for a referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. If you can't spare half an hour to share a chat with the vigilers. at least give them a honk and a wave as you drive past.

I ASTRONOMY WITH FLAIR Fri 12. 7.30pm. Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. 031 668 8405. £1.50 (75p). FLAIR is a unique device that uses fibre optics to look at up to a hundred stars. galaxies or quasars at once. This illustrated talk by its designer will include some of the latest results obtained front the system.

I IN HIGH PLACES Fri 12. 7.45pm. Appleton Tower. George Square. £1.50. An audio- visual travel presentation covering trekking and mountain walking in India. the Himalayas. the Andes.Africa. Borneo and other faraway places.

I TALKING SCOTS Sat 13. 34pm. Main Lecture Hall. Royal Museum of Scotland. ()31 225 7534. £2 (£1). Celebrity twenty questions with extra points for providing the Scots name and a romantic connection.

I COMBINED HEAT AND POWER Wed 17. 7.45pm. Southsider Pub back room. West Richmond Street. Friends of the Earth (Edinburgh) meeting with David Connor of British Gas. Scotland. who will be describing the total energy advantages of CHP systems. I SOUTRA AND BEYOND Wed 17. 7pm. Conference Room. Central Library. George IV Bridge. Free. Dr. Brian Moffat and Zoe C apemaros give and illustrated talk on the history and current practice of herbal medecine.

I WAR AND PEACE IN THE POST- COMMUNIST EAST Thurs 18. 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Free. Seminar organised by the Peace and Justice Centre. which will go beyond the tightly focused debate on individual conflicts to examine the wider implications of conflict behind the fonner ‘iron curtain'.

I CND SOCIAL Thurs 18. 7pm. Theatre Workshop. Hamilton Place. Free. Edinburgh CND organised event for all CND members and everyone interested in peace issues.

I TALLFOUNT SUPPORTERS Mon 22. 7.30pm—closing time. Hampton Hotel. 14 Costorphine Road. Contact Duncan McAra on 031 552 1 158. Devotees of Scotland‘s traditional way of dispensing cask- conditioned ale aim to enjoy it while they can. All welcome.

I FROM GARDENS TD CITIES Wed 24. 7.15pm. Royal College of Physicians Conference Centre. 9 Queen Street. Free. The French architect Alexandre Chemetoff gives the David Skinner Memorial Lecture. He will explain how the design of gardens plays an essential role in urban design.

I CEIIJDH WITH TAPSALTEERIE Sat 20. 8pm—midnight. St Brides Centre. Orwell Terrace. Tickets £5 (£3). include food. from Robin MacCormick. ()31 662 4040. Edinburgh Central SNP will benefit financially from this evening. The Welsh Rugby lntemational will be the event to celebrate.