Looking ahead, I'm off to see "Dance of Death" at the theatre on Wednesday (starring Ian McKellen). And the Royal Albert Hall are having a "Space Spectacular" in June, along similar lines to yesterday's concert. That may go better - I think the problem with the classical concert was that they advertised it as "1812 and many more", so it was a bit of a pig in a poke. In the advert for the space concert, they mention 11 pieces by name (various film themes by John Williams, and some of Holtz' "The Planets" pieces), so it should be a safer bet.
Aside from this, I've been hanging around the house. I did some piano practice earlier with the new soundcard; I'm using "Cubasis VST" (which came as bundled free software with the card) - it's complete overkill, but it works. I've also been looking at a few computer games. The soundcard also came with "Hitman 2" and "Soldier of Fortune 2", so I tried them out briefly. "Hitman 2" had problems where the speech kept repeating - the readme file mentioned that, so I'll investigate it later to see if I can get it sorted out. "SoF 2" is all about stealth, and it seems to be impossible to actually do it with my speakers, i.e. you need 5.1 surround sound to hear where the guards are treading. So, went back to Civ3 for a while, since that works.