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OperaUpClose: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair from Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose.

Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Sat 26 Apr

£18 (Children £16 under 18s) / 01453 488040

  • 19:30

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 5 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Wed 6 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Thu 7 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15
…and 32 more dates until 14 Sep

Theatre Royal, Margate

Sat 17 May

£12–£20 (£18; £15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

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The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience

Piano rocker Ben Folds presents hits and new material arranged and expanded for orchestral performances as well as his new piano concerto.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 6 Jul

Barbican Hall

£25–£30 / 020 7638 8891

With the Heritage Orchestra

  • 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Thu 10 Jul

£29–£35 / 0844 907 9000

With the Royal Northern Sinfonia

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 9 Jul

£31.18–£42.46 / 0117 922 3686

With the Royal Northern Sinfonia

  • 20:00

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Eimear McGeown And Ryan Molloy: Ryan Molloy, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Debussy, Faure, Chopin

  • Written by: Chopin

The flute and piano pairing performs Faure's Pavane, Chopin's Berceuse, Debussy's Syrinx, Rachmaninoff's Preludes In C Minor and Bizet's Carmen Fantasy.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Fri 9 May

£12 ( £10; £10; £10) / 02837 521821

  • 20:00

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Under the musical direction of Brian Grant, the National Brass Band-winning ensemble plays popular classics.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 1 Nov

£19.50–£21.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£19.50–£21 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Dorking Halls

Sat 10 May

£19–£21 (£16–£18) / 01306 881717

  • 19:30

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Pierre Bensusan: 40th Anniversary World Tour

DADGAD Acoustic guitarist Pierre Bensusan is back in the UK as part of his 40th anniversary world tour. Beautiful and majestic guitar music for all to enjoy!

The Greystones, Sheffield

Wed 18 Jun

£10 / 0114 266 5599

  • 19:30

Half Moon, London SW15

Sun 15 Jun

£10 / 020 8780 9383

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Mon 16 Jun

£10 / 020 8780 9383

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

Fri 20 Jun

£15 / 0191 232 8289

  • 19:30 – 22:30
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Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio: Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms

  • Written by: Brahms

The group performs Haydn's Piano Trio In B Flat, No 20, Beethoven's Piano Trio In C Minor, No 3 Schubert's Notturno In E Flat and Brahms' Piano Trio In C, No 2.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Thu 10 Jul

£10–£17.50 ( £20–£70) / 01723 370541

  • 19:30

Hull Philharmonic Orchestra: Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky

  • Directed by: Andrew Penny (cond)
  • Written by: Mussorgsky

Andrew Penny conducts Mussorgsky's Night On A Bare Mountain, Shostakovich's Symphony No 9 and Rachmaninov's Piano concerto No 3. With pianist Alessandro Tavern.

Hull City Hall

Sat 10 May

£7–£25 / 01482 300300

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Benedetti Plays Mozart

Who can explain the fad for Turkish military music that swept central Europe in the latter half of the 18th century? Composers from Haydn to Beethoven were all inspired to write something alla Turca, but Mozart did it the most: Violin Concerto No 5 is an exhilarating showpiece for a star player, in this case Nicola…

City Halls, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£14–£28 / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 26 Apr

£10.50–£22 / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£10–£30 (£5–£28; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

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BBC SSO: Shostakovich 10

Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain is haunted by all sorts of goblins and night creatures, and serves as an up-tempo curtain-raiser to the BBC SSO's 2014–2015 programme. It's followed by Scriabin's Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor Op 20 with soloist Barry Douglas, and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. Donald…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Grand Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

  • 19:30
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Cassia String Quartet

The group performs a programme of classical works.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Sat 7 Jun

£11 (£10) / 01249 701628

  • 19:30

John Wilson & the John Wilson Orchestra

  • Directed by: John Wilson (cond)

John Wilson's orchestra celebrates the history of Hollywood from the dawn of the talkies right through to the 60s.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Mon 17 Nov

£27.50–£46 / 0844 907 9000

  • 19:30

Brighton Dome

Mon 10 Nov

£31.50–£47.50 / 01273 709709

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sun 9 Nov

£28.49–£48.38 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

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Pianist/Guitarist Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart If you've been searching and waiting for a concert full of beautiful music - this is it! The show for fans of Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi and lovers of all styles of acoustic guitar music. Dave Stewart's influences include modern classical, like Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass,Yann Trisen. Dave will…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Back Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Back Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

War & Peace

A performance of classical music.

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Wed 23 Apr

£12 / 028 2565 7161

  • 19:30

WW1 Commemoration Concert

A concert performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Canterbury Choral Society to commemorate the First World War.

Canterbury Cathedral

Tue 5 Aug

Phone for prices / 01227 865346

  • 19:30
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BBC SSO: John Adams – Absolute Jest

Good-humoured works from three centuries: Suite No 1 from Rameau's Les Indes Galantes; 'Chaos' from Rebel's Les élémens; Beethoven's Symphony No 2 and John Adams' Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra. Markus Stenz conducts, with special guests the Doric String Quartet.

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

Grand Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Classics By Candlelight: Mozart, Charpentier, Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach

  • Directed by: David Juritz (cond)
  • Written by: Bach

David Juritz conducts Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Exsultate Jubilate, Bach's Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor, Handel's Let The Bright Seraphim, Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba and excerpts from Water Music Suites, Purcell's Trumpet Suite, Charpentier's Opening Of The Te Deum and Vivaldi's Summer, with Natasha…

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 3 Dec

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Centenary Centre, Peel

Sun 11 May

£10 / 01624 845146

  • 19:30

G Live, Guildford

Fri 14 Nov

£29.50 / 0844 770 1797

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Electro Brass: John Kefala-Kerr Kefala-Kerr, Caro c, Eve Harrison

  • Written by: Eve Harrison

Contemporary classical piece by Manchester-based composers Caro C and Eve Harrison, plus a performance of the opera, Steamsong by John Kefala-Kerr.

Gala, Durham

Sat 12 Jul

£12; £8 friends (£10) / 0191 332 4041

  • 19:30

Sun 13 Jul

£12; £8 friends (£10) / 0191 332 4041

  • 19:30

Indian Classical Music Recital

Concert in aid of the GGU church organ restoration.

Golders Green Unitarian Church, London NW11

Sat 17 May

£5 / 020 7837 4472

  • 19:30

Nigel Kennedy

World-famous violinist, Nigel Kennedy, presents a typically maverick musical programme celebrating the music of Bach.

Southport Theatre And Floral Hall Complex

Sat 28 Jun

£31–£36 / 0844 871 3021

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Oriana Evening Of Music: Bach

  • Directed by: Lorna Todd (cond)
  • Written by: Bach

Lorna Todd conducts Pergolesi's Magnificat, Schubert's Mass In G and Bach's Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor.

National Trust: Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll

Sat 3 May

£10 inc glass of wine, adv booking essential / 01248 714795

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Plug 1: Red Note

Red Note kicks off the RCS' annual season of new compositions, featuring work by Jay Capperauld, Michael McEneny, Hugh Holton, Martin Keary, Lucy Hollingsworth, Tom Butler and Shona Mackay.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Part of Plug.

Rarescale: Benjamin Tassie, Tristan Murail, Michael Oliva, Tim Benjamin

  • Directed by: Hugh Brunt

The London-based ensemble performs contemporary works for chamber ensemble, including works by Tristan Murail, Michael Oliva, Tim Benjamin and Benjamin Tassie.

The Forge, London NW1

Tue 27 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7383 7808

  • 17:00

Rhythm of the Dance with The Young Irish Tenors

Irish dance at its most thrilling, with beautiful costumes, experienced dancers and high production values.

Grimsby Auditorium

Sun 20 Jul

£16.50–£21 / 0870 607 7461

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 8 Jul

£17–£36.50 / 0844 871 7648

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 9 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 02392 828282

  • 19:30

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Rolf Haas Violin And Miki Aoki Piano: Paganini, Kreisler, Lera Auerbach, Fazil Say, Dvorak

  • Written by: Dvorak

The violinist and the pianist explores music that reflects the turbulent modern society through descriptive, visceral sounds and expression.

1901 Arts Club, London SE1

Wed 23 Apr

£10 / 020 7620 3055

  • 19:30
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