I Merchants Music Merchants' Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Baritone Johannes Mannov is accompanied by pianist Graeme McNaught in songs by Schubert. Copland. Nielsen and Britten.

I The Mairropoulos Case Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra date: Thurs 17 Jun Edinburgh. £3.50—£38.50. See Sat 22.


I The Musical Garden lnverleith Park. Tickets: 553 7700 (Scottish lntemational Children’s Festival). Extra dates: Fri 28. Sat 29, Sun 30. Various 45-minute sessions. £2. See Mon 24.



I City at Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50—£15. A programme of operatic favourites including Nessun Donna from Turandot by Puccini. Song to the Moon from Dvorak’s Rusalka and other well known opera melodies.


I The Musical Garden lnverleith Park. Tickets: 553 7700 (Scottish lntemational Children‘s Festival). Extra dates: Sat 29. Sun 30. Various 45-minute sessions. £2. See Mon 24.



I RSAMD Junior Dept Guinness Room. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5.30pm. Admission free by ticket. Chamber music from the Academy‘s younger students.

I Eugene Dnegin Theatre Royal. Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 16 and Fri 18 Jun Edinburgh. £3.50-£38.50. See Wed 26.

I BBC SO Concert Hall. Broadcasting House, BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Concerts Secretary. Room 409. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive, 612 8DG (please enclose sae). 7.30pm. Free. British premiere of Symphony by Sally Beamish in a programme which also includes lan Whyte’s Edinburgh overture and the Violin Concerto by Mackenzie.

I The Musical Garden lnverleith Park. Tickets: 553 7700 (Scottish lntemational Children's Festival). Extra date: Sun 30. Various 45 minute sessions. £2. See Mon 24.

I SCO Piccolo Pack lnverleith Park. Tickets: 553 7700. 11am. Oolie and the Lost Chord a musical presentation for children featuring Oolie McDoolie. the orchestra’s guardian angel.

I RSNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£l8.50 (standby £3.50). Yes. it's the SNO proms again so it must be summer. Tonight it's all Beethoven. Hugh Tinney is soloist in the Emperor piano concerto which is sandwiched between the overture to Coriolan and the Symphony No 7. James Loughran conducts.

I Meadows Ghanber Orchestra Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5/£8 (£2.50/£4.50). Celebrating its 2lst year, this excellent amateur chamber orchestra gives the first performance of a new work by Edward Harper. As special guest, Stephen Kovacevich is soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4. and the final work is Mozart's Symphony No 4]. Conductor is Peter Evans,

SUNDAY 30 Edinburgh

I The Musical Garden lnverleith Park. Tickets: 553 7700 (Scottish lntemational Children's Festival). Various 45-minute sessions. £2. See Mon 24.

I St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free at door. The Phoenix Consort provide this Sunday evening‘s hour of music.

I Edinburgh Royal Choral Onion/Bergen Chamber Choir Cluny Parish Church. Tickets: at door. 7pm. £2 (£1). An international concert with a programme to include songs from Norway and Scotland as well as spirituals, Gershwin’s Summertime and the Hallelujah Chorus. Nicholas Jones and Annlaug Hus conduct. I Phllomusica of Edinburgh James Wall Centre. Heriot-Watt University. Riccarton. Tickets: 451 3440. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Vivaldi. Bach, Handel, Mozart. Finzi, Britten and Edward McGuire (Gaelic Songs of the Sea for flute Lucy Cartledge and strings. In aid of the Allen McTeman Memorial Fund.

I l’Absintiie Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £7.50. Paris [900— From the Moulin Rouge to the Chat Noir. a recital of songs from the Belle Epoque. so well depicted in the work of Toulouse- Lautrec. by mezzo-soprano Helen Delavault and pianist Irene Aitoff. Presented jointly by The French institute and Assembly Direct.

TUESDAY 1 Edinburgh

I Dalkeith Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Candlemaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). First performance of The Sun Rises Bright, a set of variations for orchestra and three ensembles by Neil Mackay with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5 and the Polonaise by Liadov. Malcolm Porteous is the conductor.

I RSNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£18.50 (standby £3.50). The SNO‘s Invitation to the Dance is full of tunes including excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances and even the Dance of the Seven Veils from Richard Strauss’s Salome. Carl Davis conducts.

WEDNESDAY 2 Edinburgh

I RSNO Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£l8.50 (standby £3.50). Russian Night tonight with predictable pop classics such as the Brief Encounter theme in the form of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2. Borodin's Nocturne and lots of Tchaikovsky. Philip Fowke is soloist and Nicholas Cleobury conducts.

I lamp or lothian Holy Trinity Church. Haddington. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office). 8pm. £7 (£2.50/£5). From Vienna to Broadway. a musical tour of songs and piano solos including music by Mozart. Puccini. Liszt. Gershwin. Novello and Mayer] perfomied by Frances Brookes, soprano. and Stephen Coombs, piano.


I RSNO Proms Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£18.50 (standby £3.50). After three nights of popular classics you can now hear this season’s official Popular Classics night. it includes the suite from Carmen, Schubert’s Unfinished and Carnival Overture by Dvorak. Peter Katin is soloist in Chopin‘s Piano Concerto No l and Christopher Seaman conducts. Only two more Edinburgh Proms concerts to



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

I ENVIRONMENT WEEK Sat 22—Mon 31. All over Scotland. There are so many events that only a sample is listed. For details of what’s happening in your area, contact Andrew Faulk at Green Action on 041 248 6864. Green Action also publish the Green Diary, a free. monthly list of events in Glasgow.

I FREEDOM OF CHOICE Sat 22. 10am. Lecture Hall, Pollok Country Park. Free. 041 632 9299. Lecture by Sustrans, the charity who promote cycle routes and walkways for. recreation and as an aitemative means of commuting.

I PAISLEY ENVIRONMENT FAIR Sat 22. 10.30am—3pm. Paisley Town Hall. Free. Jimmy MacGregor opens this annual get- together for environmental organisations. district council departments and many more.

I GREEN CEIUDH Sat 22. 8.30pm. Queens College. Park Drive. Strip that Willow to benefit the Glasgow Greens with the Cloud Howe Ceilidh Band.

I NATURE WALK Sun 23. 1pm. Transport Museum (side door). Free. Walk by the river Kelvin with Friends of the Earth and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Contact Dave Gorman on 041 339 1792.

I UNDER THE CART Sun 23. 2pm. Mansion House, Linn Park. Look for the creatures which prefer a watery home in the White Cart Water on this Sunday Walk. Bring the kids. Wellies essential! I DAVID DELLAMY Mon 24, 7.30pm. City Halls, Candleriggs. £3 (£1.50). A Friends of the Earth-organised talk by Mr Bellamy on A Flight of Fact Around A Troubled World.

I MOTHERWELL LITERARY DAY Tue 25. 10.30am—8.30pm. Bellshill Cultural Centre. Free. Margaret Ryan, Donald Lightwood and Liz Lochead will be joined by Motherwell District Council‘s own creative writers in this day of literary readings. More information from 0698

266166 ext. 2549.

I GLASGOW ENVIRONMENT SHOW Fri 28—Sun 30, 10am-7pm (Fri). 10arn-6pm (Sat). 11am—4pm (Sun). The Briggait, 72 Clyde Street. £1 (50p). Stalls. talks. . videos, food and kids' events in the main public attraction for Environment Week.

I RAINFOREST CEILIDH Fri 28. 8.30pm. Queens College, Park Drive. £5 (£2.50). Anyone for a de-militarised two-step? Friends of the Earth are the beneficiaries of this ceilidh with the Howlin' Gaels Ceilidh Band.

I GLASGOW TO AYR BIKE RIDE Sun 30. start between 6.30am and 11am. Safeway. Bellahouston Park. Free. Sponsored ride, contact Karin Oakes. Ride Office, 1 New Ladykirk Cottages. TD15 1XN.

I MAGIC, MYTHS AND MENIIS Sun 30. 2pm. Ranger Centre. Pollok Country Park. Free. Find out which plant cures boils and which will protect your home from lightning in this Sunday walk with the countrv rangers.

I can». suPPont MEETING Thurs 3. 7pm. Community Hall, 304 Maryhill Road. If you’re interested in the future of the Forth & Clyde canal, but can’t make it to this meeting, phone Shauna MacMillan for more information on 041 332 9115.


I AFRICAN CULTURAL EVENING Thurs 27, 8pm—lam. Teviot Row Union. Bristo Square. £5 (£3). To mark the opening of Edinburgh’s Pan-African Centre. An evening of live afn'can music. dance, poetry and fashion.

I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24-hours a day, every day, the Parliament Building, Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigil by the non-party, political campaign for a referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. All welcome.

I ENVIRONMENT VILLAGE Fri 21/Sat 22, 10am—4pm. West Princes Street Gardens. Free. Loads of environment friendly things to do with contributions from Spokes, Scottish Conservation Projects. Friends of the Earth and many others.

I AFTER THE DRAER Fri 21, 7pm. Filmhouse, Lothian Road, 031 228 2688. £2.50 (£2). Brian Redhead. yes. the bearded one, chairs this discussion about the way the media portrayed events on Shetland last January, and the long-term effects of the disaster.

I EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCING Sat 22. 10am—5pm. Theatre Workshop. Hamilton Terrace. £25 (£15). Booking on 031 226 5425. Beginners welcome to this one-day workshop lead by Hilary Thacker. There will be videos and demonstrations of the art

I RECYCLED FASHION SHOW Sat 22, 3pm. Ross Bandstand, West Princes Street Gardens. Taking grunge to the limit, this show emphasises the ‘major polluter‘ status of the clothing industry.


l 1.30am. Holyrood car park, Holyrood Park. Ten mile sponsored walk for Respect for Animals. the campaign which aims to focus public awareness on the cruelty of the fur trade. Contact Ginny Hay on 031 346 1993.

I SUPPORT THE TIMEX STRIKERS Mon 24 and weekly, 6am. Bus leaves for Dundee from Waterloo Place. 031 336 5789. £3 (£1). Join the mass demonstration.

I CHRIS BOARDMAN Mon 24, 1 lam. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op. Alvanley Terrace. Free. Britain’s first cycling Olympic medalist opens the Bike Co-op's new premises and will be on hand to sign photos and answer uestions.

_I CROWN AND CHU CH Mon 24, 7.30pm.

Friends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace. Free. The Rev Robertson leads the latest in the Edinburgh Humanist Forum’s series of discussions under the heading

Res nsibilities of Power. All welcome. I E IDLE JUMDLE SALE Sat 29, 11am—4pm. Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. Edible Films, your local. broke film production company need your dosh in order to make their First Reels production. I MEADOWS FESTIVAL CEILIDH Sat 29. 8pm. South Side Community Centre, 667 0484. £3.50 (£2.50). The Robert Fish Band kick of the Meadows Festival (Sat 5/Sun 6). supported by performance poets Viv Grahame and Sandie Craigie.

38 The List 21 May—3 June 1993