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Big Ears, Little Ears

In the classical music equivalent of a parent & baby screening, the SCO plays a short concert of much-loved classics in a baby-friendly environment; nobody will raise an eyebrow if your little one provides vocal encouragement.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

£5 for one adult and one child (additional children/adults £3 each) / 0141 353 8000

Masterclass With Sir John Eliot Gardiner

A masterclass for Trinity Laban's senior vocal students with the world-renowned Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Thu 13 Nov

Peacock Room, King Charles Court

£3 adv; £5 on door / 020 8269 4799

Borromini Quartet: Boccherini, Arriaga, Haydn

  • Written by: Haydn

The up-and-coming period ensemble performs Haydn's String Quartet in F Major Op 3/5 'Serenade', Arriaga's String Quartet No 1 in D Minor, Boccherini's String Quartet in F Major Op 64/1 and Haydn's String Quartet In G Minor Op 74/3 'Horseman'.

Brighton Dome

Sun 26 Oct

Corn Exchange

£18.50 (£16) / 01273 709709

Rudolph On Hope Street

Performance of seasonal music featuring the Orchestra and children's choir, including the opportunity to have your picture taken with one of Rudolph's real live reindeer pals.

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£16 (Children £8) / 0151 709 3789

Sun 21 Dec

£13–£16 (Children £8) / 0151 709 3789

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Silbermann Ensemble

The Silbermann Ensemble consists of Aaron McGregor and Julia Lungu (violin), Tom Wilkinson (viola), Laura Sergeant (cello) and Sean Heath (harpsichord).

St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01334 462226

The ensemble joins the chapel choir for services including music by CPE Bach. Part of CPE Bach Weekend.

Adrian Brendel & Aleksandar Madzar: Dohnanyi, Beethoven, Janacek

  • Written by: Janacek

Dohnanyi's Cello Sonata in Bb minor Op 8, Janacek's Pohadka and Beethoven's Cello Sonata in A Op 69.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 14 Dec

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

Lincoln Drill Hall

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01522 873894

Guitar recital featuring 20th century sounds with Aidan Marshall.

Alauda Quartet

  • Written by: Tippett

An internationally diverse ensemble hailing from four different corners of Europe but sharing a unifying passion for chamber music and a desire to explore the repertoire of the string quartet. Besides their concert and masterclass schedule the Quartet is also involved in educational projects across the UK.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sun 30 Nov

£7 (£5; Children £1) / 020 8348 8716

Angela Brownridge: Scriabin, Liszt, Debussy, Chopin

  • Written by: Chopin

The pianist Angela Brownridge plays some of the greatest piano works by the composers featured in her recital including Debussy Suite Pour le Piano, Liszt, Petrarch, Chopin and Scriabin Studies 11 and 12 Op 8.

St George's Bristol

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £8; Children £8 under 18s; £8; £8; £8) / 0845 402 4001

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Anthony Tat: Rachmaninov, Ravel, Beethoven, Faure, Prokofiev

  • Written by: Prokofiev

The young pianist performs works by Beethoven, Faure, Ravel, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 9 Nov

Elgar Room

£11 / 020 7589 8212

Antje Weithaas And Silke Avenhaus: Suk, Dvorak, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The violinist and pianist pairing performs Dvorak's Four Romantic Pieces, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 7 In C Minor, No 2 and Suk's Four Pieces For Violin And Piano.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 2 Nov

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

Apollon Musagète Quartet: Gorecki, Dvorak, Szymanowski

  • Written by: Szymanowski

One of Europe's most adventurous and dynamic ensembles, the quartet play works by Dvorak.

Brighton Dome

Sun 14 Dec

Corn Exchange

£18.50–£99 / 01273 709709

Around The World With The 12 Cellists Of The Berliner Philharmoniker: Robert Schumann, Henry Purcell, Dmitry Shostakovich

  • Written by: Dmitry Shostakovich

Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker play melodies, rhythms and harmonies playing swing, classical, dance and music from films in this very special one-hour concert for children and their families with narration.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Bach Cantata Service

Bach's popular Cantata BWV 29 Wir danken dir, Gott is performed by the chapel choir and musicians from the University of St Andrews, directed by Tom Wilkinson.

St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01334 462226

Part of St Andrews Voices.

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Bach Cantatas: JS Bach

  • Directed by: Iain Ledingham
  • Written by: JS Bach

Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ, Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and Lass, Furstin, Lass Noch Einen Strahl, performed on historical instruments.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

JS Bach's music performed on modern instruments, including BWV 16, Lord God, We Give Thee Praise, Bach's own especial favourite BWV 82, It Is Enough and BWV 112, The Lord Is My Faithful Shepherd.

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

JS Bach's music is performed on period instruments, with organist Michael Papadopoulos. The programme includes BWV 582, Passacaglia In C Minor and BWV 201, Make Haste, Make Haste, You Whirling Winds. Directed by Iain Ledingham.

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

JS Bach's music is performed on period instruments, with Iain Ledingham directing and Jemima Stephenson on organ. The programme includes BWV 25, There Is No Soundness In My Flesh, BWV 153, Behold, Dear God, How My Enemies, BWV 686, Out Of The Depths I Cry To Thee and BWV 38.

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The Bach Choir: St Matthew Passion (In English)

The Bach Choir first performed Johann Sebastian Bach's epic Passion in English in 1930. Yearly packed-out audiences continue to appreciate the relevance and immediacy of the performances.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£10–£40 / 0844 875 0073

Bach To Baby

  • Written by: Handel

Baby-friendly concerts for you and your little one to enjoy together. Children are allowed to listen to music the way they want, while you can enjoy performances by top-class musicians.

Bromley United Reformed Church

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (Children free)

Programme: Around the World featuring Joseph Spooner, cello & Kathryn Mosley, piano

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Bach To Baby Bromley United Reformed Church

Tue 25 Nov

£10 (Children free)

Zivorad Nikolic explores music from around the world on the classical accordion.

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Bach To Baby Bromley United Reformed Church

Burgh House, London NW3

Wed 5 Nov

£10 / 020 7431 0144

Zivorad Nikolic (accordion) explores the music of the accordion.

Christ Church, London SE10

Fri 31 Oct

£10 (Children free)

Programme: The Singing Cello featuring Tim Lowe, cello & Andrew Brownell, piano

The cello is said to be the instrument that’s closest to the human voice, which must be why it's such a favourite with composers. Treat yourself and your little one to a tour of some of its highlights, from the genius of Beethoven’s variations on a famous tune by Handel to Fauré’s heart-breaking Élégie and Brahms’s majestic Sonata in F Major. The cello can make us laugh, cry, and… dance! There'll be a virtuosic Tarantella to get your toes tapping!

Fri 28 Nov

£10 (Children free)

Zivorad Nikolic explores music from around the world on the classical accordion.

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National Trust: Bath Assembly Rooms

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£28 / 01225 477789

The Takacs Quartet will perform a selection of classical works, including pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.

Sat 15 Nov

£10–£25 / 01225 477789

Vertavo String Quartet and Paul Lewis piano Mozart - Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K 414 Bartok - String Quartet No 6 Dvorak - Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Bells Up Brass Quintet

Quintet of Eoin Tonner (trumpet), Holly Boddice (trumpet), Andrew McLean (horn), Cillian Ó Ceallacháin (trombone) and Rachel Brown (tuba).

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

£3 (students and schoolchildren free) / 0131 228 1155

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Benjamin Goldscheider & Matt Glendening: Schumann, Bissil, Ireland, Gregson, Weiner, Bozza, Saint-Saens

  • Written by: Saint-Saens

Performances of Bozza's En Foret, Saint-Saens' Romance Op 67, Bissil's Lone Call and Charge, Schumann's Adagio and Allegro, Ireland's Fantasy Sonata, Weiner's Peregi Verbink Op 40 and Gregson's Tributes.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

Boxing Day Organ Recital: Prof Ian Tracey

A recital by the Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral

Fri 26 Dec

Phone for prices, phone for availibility / 0151 702 7201

Brass Masterclass

Peter Franks, Principal Trumpet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, bring his experience and wisdom to a masterclass with students of St Andrews University and the surrounding community. Booking is essential.

Younger Hall, St Andrews

Thu 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01334 462226

Part of St Andrews Brass Festival.

Britten Oboe Quartet: Lutyens, Oliver Knussen, Elgar, Mozart, Lennox Berkeley, Britten

  • Written by: Britten

The ensemble performs Elgar's Andante And Allegro, Lutyens's Oboe Quartet Op 81 'Driving Out The Death', Mozart's Adagio For Cor Anglais and String Trio K580a, Britten's Fantasy Quartet In F Minor Op 2, Oliver Knussen's Cantata, Lennox Berkeley's String Trio Op 19 and Mozart's Oboe Quartet In F Major K370/368b.

Brighton Dome

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Corn Exchange

£18.50 (£16) / 01273 709709

Calefax: Gershwin, Ravel, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach

  • Written by: Bach

The Calefax Reed Quintet performs rescored versions of the Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in D, Mozart's Orgelstuck Fur Eine Uhr KV 608, Beethoven's Variations On 'God Save The King',

Brighton Dome

Sun 16 Nov

Corn Exchange

£18.50 (£16) / 01273 709709

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