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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 country.

Westbourne Music, Glasgow

Thu 22 May

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

Mendelssohn's Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12 and Smetana's Quartet No 1.

  • 12:00

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

Bernard Tilley

The organist performs easy listening music on the Wurlitzer organ.

Stockport Town Hall

Mon 12 May

£1.90 / 0161 474 3451

  • 12:00 – 13:00

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 27 Apr

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  • 12:00

Sun 4 May

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  • 12:00

Sun 11 May

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  • 12:00
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Classical Coffee Mornings

Different kinds of music are optimised for different times of the day; the ideal time to listen to classical music is mid-morning. Hear some outstanding talent from the Royal College of Music and enjoy a hot drink and a pastry. Doors open at 10.15am.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 27 Apr

Elgar Room

£11 / 0845 401 5045

Yuki Ito plays selections from Strauss, Wagner, Mahler, Schumann and Rachmaninov.

Sun 11 May

Elgar Room

£12.22 / 020 7589 8212

Eun Cho plays music for cello and piano by JS Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Sun 18 May

£12.22 / 020 7589 8212

Violin and horn duo Sofia Kolupov and Joel Ashford play by Strauss, Mozart and Brahms.

…and 6 more dates until 13 Jul

Lunchbreak Concerts

Elevate your lunchbreak into the realms of the sublime with these classical concerts in the University of Aberdeen's Cowdray Hall.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 8 May

Free / 01224 641122

Pre-concert talk by Roger B. Williams followed a performance by the Edinburgh Quartet.

  • 12:00

Sam Poppleton And The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra

  • Directed by: John Lubboch (cond)

A performance by student musicians.

Jacqueline Du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Tue 28 Oct

Phone for prices / 01865 305305

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Saturday Spectacular Family Concert

Orchestra concert with a programme of various classical works.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sat 31 May

£8.50 (Children £5; £23) / 020 7730 4500

  • 10:45 – 12:30

Takács Quartet 02: Janáček, Barber and Beethoven

The quartet perform a programme including Janáček's The Kreutzer Sonata, Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor Op 132 and Barber's piece which is strongly associated with Platoon and President Kennedy's funeral.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Adderbury Ensemble: Mozart, Borodin

  • Written by: Borodin

The ensemble performs Mozart's String Quartet In G Major and Borodin's String Quartet No 2.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 25 May

£11 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01865 305305

  • 11:15

Alasdair Beatson: Bartok, Beethoven, Schumann

  • Written by: Schumann

The pianist performs a selection of works, including Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 28 In A, Bartok's 3 Rondos On Folktunes and Schumann's

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 13 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7935 2141

  • 11:30

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.

Albert’s Band: Movie Magic

Albert's band, the Royal Albert hall's resident orchestra, present an interactive performance of popular film soundtracks. Concerts are held in the Hall's Elgar Room, with an area reserved for children to sit in front of the stage so they can get close to the action.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Tue 27 May

Elgar Room

£8.14 (Children £5.08; under 2s free) / 020 7589 8212

Allan Neave

Allan Neave is Senior Lecturer in Strings at RCS and one of Scotland's most distinguished musicians.

Westbourne Music, Glasgow

Thu 19 Jun

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

This programme features Bach’s Lute Suite No 4 BWV 1006, Fennessy’s Rosewood and Tedesco’s Capriccio Diabolico.

  • 12:00
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Allegri Quartet

The group performs selection of classical works.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sun 27 Apr

Phone for availabilty / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00

Allegri Quartet

The group performs a selection of classical pieces.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sun 27 Apr

£16 booking is required (£15 booking is required) / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00

Allegri String Quartet: Tchaikovsky, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The string quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet In No 3 and Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No 1 In D.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 18 May

£12.50 inc refreshments (£10 inc refreshments) / 020 7935 2141

  • 11:30

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.

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Aquinas Piano Trio: Brahms, Haydn

  • Written by: Haydn

The trio of violinist Ruth Rogers, cellist Katherine Jenkinson and pianist Martin Cousin performs piano trios by Haydn and Brahms.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 27 Apr

£11 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01865 305305

  • 11:15

Arcanto Quartet II: Webern, George Benjamin, Mozart, Brahms

  • Written by: Brahms

The quartet performs Mozart's Quartet In A Major, Webern's Four Pieces For Violin And Piano and Three Pieces For Cello And Piano, George Benjamin's Viola Viola and Brahms's Sextet No 2 In G.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sat 28 Jun

£10–£22; £5–£11 under 27s

  • 11:00

The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young

The quartet celebrates its forty-year career, with an all-day celebration in three parts, performing a selection of works by leading contemporary composers. Works to be performed include Jonathan Harvey's String Quartet No 1 and a new work by Brice Pauset, during the first session, Hector Parra's Leaves of Reality and…

Milton Court Concert Hall, London EC2Y

Sat 26 Apr

£15 each session

  • 11:00 – 13:00

The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young: Helmut Lachenmann, Jonathan Harvey, Gyorgy Kurtag, Elliott Carter

  • Written by: Elliott Carter

The quartet performs Jonathan Harvey's String Quartet No 1, Elliott Carter's String Quartet No 5, Gyorgy Kurtag's Aus Der Ferne III & V and Helmut Lachenmann's Grido.

Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Sat 26 Apr

Milton Court Concert Hall

£15 / 020 7628 2571

  • 11:00

Aronowitz Ensemble: Schumann, Mozart

  • Written by: Mozart

Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major by the five-piece featuring violinists Nadia Wijzenbeek and Anna Blackmur, violist Tom Hankey, cellist Christian Elliott and pianist Tom Poster.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 11 May

£11 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01865 305305

  • 11:15
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