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Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The East End Social's Last Big Weekend

The East End Social festival wraps up its inaugural programme with a two day musical extravaganza. Sat sees live performances from Mogwai, Fuck Buttons, James Holden, The Wedding Present, Young Fathers, Swervedriver and Holy Mountain. On Sun Optimo and Numbers take over with Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Mills, James Murphy…

Richmond Park, Cambuslang

Sat 30 Aug

£38.50 (Weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Sun 31 Aug

£38.50 (weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

The Summer Isles Festival

The third Summer Isles Festival organised by Mairearad Green and featuring live performances from Halcyon, Hunter & the Bear, Rura & Adam Holmes and harpist Rachel Newton (The Shee). There's also the annual ceilidh dance alongside music workshops, crafts, art and cookery demonstrations.

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Sat 30 Aug

£20 (£15; Children £5)

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Anna Dmytrenko: Rachmaninoff, Bach

  • Written by: Bach

The Ukrainian pianist performs Bach's Prelude and Fugue No 13 in F sharp WTC II and Prelude and Fugue No 16 in G minor, WTC II and Rachmaninoff's Preludes Op 23.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Fri 26 Sep

£3.50 donations / 020 7766 1100

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts — Free

St Mary's Cathedral Celebrating 20 years. A former Times' critics' choice. A whole month of free concerts with leading performers from the world’s top universities and conservatoires. Full details at www.cathedral.net.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the world.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01224 641122

Helen Grime's String Quartet and Mendelssohn's String Quartet Op 12.

  • 12:45

Dunblane Cathedral

Sun 16 Nov

£9 (£2) / 01786 823388

Haydn, Quartet Op 54 No 2; Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor Op 10 and Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41.

  • 15:00

Glasgow University Concert Hall

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4092

Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41 and excerpts from Bach's The Art of Fugue.

  • 13:10

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The Songs Of Sister Act

The Singers Of Soul Choir performs the music from the West End musical.

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Fri 31 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01485 532252

  • 14:30

BBC Ten Pieces

A teachers' inset session, ideal for KS2 teachers.

Sheffield Theatres

Wed 1 Oct

Crucible

Free / 0114 249 6000

  • 16:30 – 18:00

The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Bluegrass Music Festival 2014

A weekend of Bluegrass, old-time, Americana and country music, from home-grown and international talent including Dale Ann Bradley, Love Canon, 4 Wheel Drive and Robirohi.

Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh

Fri 29 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Sat 30 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Sixties Merseybeat songs from the veteran outfit, led by singer-songwriter Gerry Marsden, best known for its trio of successive number one hits How Do You Do It?, I Like It and You'll Never Walk Alone.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 11 Oct

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 15:00

Jock'n'Roll

Twenty singers and musicians play over 50 Scottish classics for a big singalong featuring ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’, ‘Tiny Bubbles’, ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Delilah’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’, ’500 Miles’, ‘Shout’, 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ and many more.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Loch Ossian Forgotten Carols Weekend

A weekend workshop to enjoy singing and good company.

Loch Ossian Syha, Fort William

Fri 28 Nov

£199 (includes accommodation and dinner on Fri & Sat)

  • 17:00

New Jersey Nights

Musical show paying tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 17 Sep

£10–£23; £10–£23; £12–£26 eve; £16–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 – 17:30

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£23; £10–£23; £12–£26 eve; £16–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 – 17:30
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The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

  • 15:00

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

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Silver ARC-ulele: Workshop (Over 50s)

This session will be led Joe Johnston and is for those who wish to improve their skills with the ukulele and practice playing with other musicians.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Wed 3 Sep

£3 / 01642 525199

  • 13:00

Wed 10 Sep

£3 / 01642 525199

  • 13:00

Wed 17 Sep

£3 / 01642 525199

  • 13:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Oct

The Singing Kettle: Jungle Party

Dress as your favourite jungle animal and get ready to join in with fave songs such as 'Do Your Ears Hang Low', 'Bear Hunt' and 'Leap Frog' at this fun packed Kettle show.

Arainn Fhinn, Portree

Sat 20 Sep

£12 (Family £44) / 01478 613649

  • 13:00

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Sun 31 Aug

£11 (Family £40) / 01475 689777

  • 13:00

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£11 (£40) / 0141 577 4956

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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2015 Brant International Piano Competition

A contest fro student pianists.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£9.50–£20 ( £9.50–£19; Children £4.75–£10 under 16s) / 0121 345 0600

  • 15:00
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400+: Academy Symphonic Brass: Petr Eben, Benjamin Staern

  • Directed by: Elgar Howarth (cond)
  • Written by: Benjamin Staern

Elgar Howarth and Mark David conducts Howarth's own Mosaic and his arrangement of Byrd's The Battell, alongside Eben's Okna For Trumpet And Organ and Benjamin Staern's Colour Wandering.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 26 Sep

Duke’s Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05

400+: Accordion Chamber Music: Trojan, Piazzolla, Locatelli, Schnittke

  • Written by: Schnittke

Academy students perform chamber music works by Schnittke, Locatelli, Piazzolla and Trojan for classical accordion, violin, cello and guitar.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 13 Nov

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05

400+: Brass Quintet: John McLeod, Anthony Payne, Giles Farnaby arr. Elgar Howarth

  • Written by: Giles Farnaby arr. Elgar Howarth

The Academy's brass quintet performs Elgar Howarth's arrangement of Giles Farnaby's Toys And Dreams alongside Anthony Payne's Echoes Of Courtly Love and John McLeod's Chinese Whispers.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 20 Nov

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05

400+: Hodgson Fellow Recital: Florian Mitrea: Bach/Busoni, Thomas Ades, Toduta, Scarlatti, Prokofiev

  • Written by: Prokofiev

The pianist performs Ades's Darknesse Visible, Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata In D Minor, Prokofiev's Sonata No 6 In A and Toduta's Chorale and Toccata.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 16 Oct

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 13:05
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