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Floodtide - Music From The Tide

Hear the Thames tide transformed into music. A mechanical music machine, accompanied by 50 performers, sonifies the tide at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, for the grand launch of this permanent installation. A day of unique music on the Thames.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland is a symphony orchestra for musicians aged between 13 and 25 which performs in a variety of high profile venues in Scotland, the UK and around Europe.

Worcester Cathedral

Fri 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01905 732900

Michael Francis conducts Walton's Johannesburg Festival Overture, Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony and Sally Beamish's Trumpet Concerto featuring soloist Håkan Hardenberger.

Tunder Anniversary Concert

David Hamilton Franz Tunder (1614-67) was Organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck and one of the most important composers in the north German school of organ composition. His influence on other composers – not least Dieterich Buxtehude, his son-in-law and successor at the Marienkirche – was considerable. His surviving…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£5 / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Kelvingrove Tea Party

One lump or two? Savour the delights of a freshly-brewed pot of tea and a little something for that sweet tooth in the truly magnificent Centre Hall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Festooned with Mackintosh-inspired decorations created by visitors in the lead up to the event, the day is also a treat for the ears…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£5 / 0141 276 9599

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:30 – 12:00
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Bach and the Italian Influence

David Hamilton Bach’s organ music shows a wealth of foreign stimuli, but it is arguably Italy’s composers and style that made the greatest impression on him. In arrangements of complete concertos by Vivaldi, or his use of themes by Corelli and Legrenzi as fugue subjects, or, more generally, in the mood and character of…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£5 / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Classical Guitar Summer School

An open access course – tailored to suit each individual participants' needs – in classical guitar. Ages 12–17.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 4 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 5 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 6 Aug

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 4–8 Aug 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

The Cobweb Orchestra's Big Play: Bernstein, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The orchestra performs music from Baroque to Beethoven to Bernstein.

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Mon 21 Apr

Main Hall

Free / 01642 729729

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Daniil Trifonov

One of the most exciting new names in pianism, young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been praised for his astonishing technical command, his overwhelming energy, and his total absorption in his music. He performs pieces by Stravinsky, Ravel and Liszt.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gould Piano Trio

The trio of Lucy Gould (violin), Alice Neary (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano) is one of the most acclaimed chamber groups of our time, with a repertoire that ranges from Haydn via Messiaen to contemporary works written for the ensemble.

Crail Parish Church

Sat 5 Jul

£15 (£12) / 01333 312631

The trio plays Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat D929. Part of East Neuk Festival.

  • 11:30
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Junior Conservatoire: Double Bass Day

Is the double bass right for you? Find out at this interactive Bass Day.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 1 Jun

£4 (£3) / 0141 332 5057

Keziah Thomas And Katherine Bicknell: Bela Bartok, Astor Piazzolla, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Andy Scott, Debussy, William Alwyn

  • Written by: William Alwyn

The flautist and concert harpist performs classical pieces including Harp Concerto In B Flat Major No 6; William Alwyn's Naiades's Fantasy-Sonata; Andy Scott's Sonata For Flute And Harp; Claude Debussy's Syrinx and Clair De Lune; Bartok's Suite Paysanne Hongroise arranged by Paul Arma plus many more.

Bridport Arts Centre

Fri 2 May

£8 inc coffee or tea (£5 inc coffee or tea; £7 inc coffee or tea) / 01308 424204

  • 11:00

National Youth Wind Ensemble Music Summer School

Young brass, wind and percussion performers can work together – with help from the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland and the RCS – to create a new ensemble and learn from each other. Ages 12–17.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 14 Jul

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–17 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 05:00

Tue 15 Jul

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–17 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 05:00

Wed 16 Jul

Students £225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–17 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 05:00
…and 2 more dates until 18 Jul

Organ Prom

A showcase of the best in modern organ playing.

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 28 Jun

£7.50 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 19 Jul

£7.50 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 27 Sep

£7.50 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 29 Nov

£7.50 / 0844 871 7649

St George's Singers

Manchester-based choir sings works by Parry, Howells, Purcell, MacMillan, Dove and Todd.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

Free / 01663 764012

  • 12:00 – 13:00
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Alban Gerhardt and Steven Osborne

The German cellist and Scottish pianist come together to perform a programme of Britten's Cello Suite No 1, Tippett's Piano Sonata No 4, Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Op 102 No 1 and a cello sonata by Britten.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Anna Prohaska and Eric Schneider

The soprano and pianist perform soldiers' songs celebrating heroism as well as paying testimony to the tragedy of conflict. The programme consists of pieces by Beethoven, Braunfels, Eisler, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Ives, Quilter, Schubert, Liszt, Poulenc, Fauré, Stravinsky and others.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope, Bengt Forsberg and Bebe Risenfors

A programme of Kálmán, Ullmann, Schulhoff, Haas, Berman, Roman and Back by the mezzo soprano, violinist, pianist and multi-instrumentalist.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Artemis Quartet

The Berlin-based quartet perform Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' and string quartets by Mozart and Bartók.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Blochestra/ Block Jam

Bring along any instrument you might have (from tubas to triangles) for an open door orchestra jam from 12pm followed by an open mic at 9pm.

Bloc+, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00

Sun 27 Apr

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00

Sun 4 May

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00
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Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Zacharias

The violinist and pianist present a programme of Beethoven's violin sonatas.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Hebrides Ensemble

The ensemble perform Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with actor Graham F. Valentine narrating the piece.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

The tenor and pianist perform Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer, Weill's Four Walt Whitman Songs and Britten's Who Are These Children.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Michael Houstoun

Praised as one of New Zealand's finest musicians, Houston plays a programme which includes Vaughan Williams, Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Lilburn's Chaconne and Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No 2.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Nicola Benedetti, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Benjamin Gilmore, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk

Nicola Benedetti (violin) brings together her regular collaborators to performs Brahms' Piano Quartet in G minor Op 25 and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet. Performing are Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (violin), Benjamin Gilmore (viola), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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