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Having just returned from an extended tour of the United States, pianist Barry Douglas is back in the UK for three concerts. The first will take place in Scotland tonight where he will be performing Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op 31 No 2 and Op 53 at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow, 1pm; pounds 2.50/pounds 1.50. Box Office: 0141 332 5057.

Valo, the Barbican's celebration of Finnish culture, continues this evening with a unique collaboration between the Umo Jazz Orchestra, solo saxophonist John Surman and free-thinking British pianist Django Bates. The Barbican Centre, London EC2, 7.30pm; pounds 7.50-pounds 13.50. Box office: 0171 638 8891.

Aspiring musicians can find out the secrets of the music industry and check out the latest state-of-the-art musical instruments at the National Music Show 97. With celebrities, live music, world record-breaking attempts and competitions, the event aims to encourage people of all ages to make music. Today focuses on school children and students, with plenty of seminars and workshops to choose from. To 30 November at the Wembley Exhibition and Conference Centre, Wembley, London, 10am-6pm; pounds 6/pounds 2.50 concs. Box Office: 01369 708 007.

Singer/songwriter Jane Siberry, firmly rooted in the folk tradition, celebrates the release of her new double CD Child in a one-off concert, tonight only. Duets with fellow Canadian KD Lang and tracks in several Win Wenders' films have shown her to be a promising talent and well worth a listen. At the Union Chapel, London N1, 8pm; pounds 12.50. Box Office: 0171 226 1686.

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