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BBC Proms In The Park

With Last Nights of the Proms happening simultaneously all over Britain, Glasgow Green hosts an open-air concert with the BBC SSO and a host of special guests including Katherine Jenkins.

Glasgow Green

Sat 13 Sep

£13.50 (£7.50) / 0845 401 5040

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50 / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

  • 18:00

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £6.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

RSNO: Music at the Museum

Jaime Martín conducts popular favourites from Rossini, Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Kodály, Mascagni and Tchaikovsky, with guest soprano Ailish Tynan. Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 5 Sep

£10–£20 (under 26, seniors and unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

  • 20:00

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£20 (under 26, seniors and unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

  • 20:00

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Kevin Volans, John Adams, Ives

  • Directed by: Andrew Litton (cond)
  • Written by: Ives

The premiere of Kevin Volans' The Mountain That Left, plus John Adams' My Father Knew Charles Ives, and Ives' Symphony No 4.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 24 Sep

£10–£34 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Bach Choir

The amateur choir performs at least two concerts every year, one of which is normally dedicated to Bach.

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 1142

Bach's Magnificat, Handel's Coronation Abthems and Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord Alway.

  • 19:30
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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

Darlington Civic Theatre

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£19.50–£21 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

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John Etheridge And John Williams

The two long-established guitarist collaborate on a selection of jazz and classical crossover pieces.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Tue 2 Sep

£25 / 020 7437 9595

  • 20:30

Wed 3 Sep

£25 / 020 7437 9595

  • 20:30

The King of Ghosts

A new composition by sarod star Soumik Datta, performed by him, percussionist Cormac Byrne and a 25-piece orchestra, inspired by Satyajit Ray's 1969 adventure comedy Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Fri 5 Sep

£14 / 0141 353 8000

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 6 Sep

£14 / 01738 621031

Yuma Osaki

Recital from prizewinning young Japanese pianist.

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Tue 16 Sep

£12.50; £6; £6 / 0191 553 2323

Ravel's Jeux D'Eau and Gaspard De La Nuit and Schumann's Arabeske In C and Carnaval.

  • 19:15

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Wed 10 Sep

£8 (Family £20) / 01833 631107

Debussy's 2 Arabesques and 6 Etudes Vol 1; Dai Fujikura's 2 Pieces; Schumann's Arabeske Op 18 and Symphonic Studies Op 13.

  • 19:30

Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas

The classical guitarist performs a selection of works by Cuban composers.

Bristol Folk House

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0117 926 2987

  • 19:30

The AniMotion Show

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music.

Marischal College (University of Aberdeen)

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 03000 266600

  • 17:30 – 21:25

Brussels Philharmonic: Borodin, Rodrigo, Saint-Saëns

  • Directed by: Michel Tabachnik
  • Written by: Saint-Saens

The Brussels orchestra is conduced by Michel Tabachnik in works by Borodin, Rodrigo and Saint-Saëns, with Milos Karadaglic as soloist on the celebrated Concerto de Aranjuez.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 26 Nov

£18–£40 / 020 7730 4500

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 27 Nov

£8.50 (Children £1 under 18s) / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra: Vaughan Williams, Estacio, Beethoven, Bruch

  • Directed by: Pinchas Zukerman (cond)
  • Written by: Bruch

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin) directs the visiting orchestra in this concert to commemorate Canada's sacrifice in WW I, with Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Estacio's Brio, Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 and Beethoven's roof-raising Symphony No 7.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£32.50 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

£12–£32 (£10–£30; Students & unwaged £10; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau: Schubert, Strauss, Mahler

  • Written by: Mahler

The baritone and pianist perform pieces by Strauss, Mahler and Schubert.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Wed 29 Oct

£18–£35 / 020 7935 2141

  • 19:30
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Glassfest: Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass: Philip Glass

  • Written by: Philip Glass

The singer and actress, accompanied by Michael Riesman, piano, performs a selection of songs by Philip Glass.

St George's Bristol

Thu 6 Nov

£16 / 0845 402 4001

  • 20:00

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

Nicola Benedetti: Elgar, Mozart, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The violinist performs Mozart's Violin Sonata No 4 In E Minor, Elgar's Violin Sonata In E Minor, Op 82 and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 9 In A, Op 47 'Kreutzer'.

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton University

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£22 (£21; £11; £19.80) / 023 8059 5151

  • 20:00

Bristol Music Club

Tue 9 Sep

£5 (Children £1.50 under 18s) / 0117 973 6118

  • 19:30

Richard Russell & Sholto Kynoch

Russell (clarinet) and Kynoch (piano) in recital.

Linlithgow Primary School

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£12 (£10; Students £5) / 01506 844247

Pieces by Lutosławski, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Brahms and Ireland. Concert is preceded by Linlithgow Arts Guild AGM at 7.30pm.

  • 20:30
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RSNO: The Music of John Williams

Some classical fans may flare their nostrils at the idea of a concert devoted to the music of the guy who wrote the score for E.T., but from the brutal simplicity of the two-note 'shark theme' in Jaws to the sinister music-box tinkle of 'Hedwig's Theme', the unifying musical motif in the Harry Potter films, Williams…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

Scottish Opera: Verdi's Macbeth

Verdi's Macbeth is presented in a reduced orchestration by Tony Burke. Dominic Hill's production is sets in a contemporary yet ageless world of camo-wearing soldiers and chainsmoking witches, with David Stephenson, Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. Emmanuel Joel-Hornak conducts.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sat 25 Oct

£5–£14 / 01387 381196

The Cinema, Newton Stewart

Tue 28 Oct

£5–£14 / 01671 403333

Corran Halls, Oban

Sat 11 Oct

£5–£14 / 01631 567333

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St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

Organ recital by Dorothea Harris, featuring music by Buxtehude, Bach, Franck and Leighton.

  • 18:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

Philomusica of Edinburgh, directed by Lawrence Dunn, plays music for string orchestra by two contemporary Edinburgh-based composers, Stuart Taylor and Neil MacKay.

  • 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

Voiceworks performs choral music by Mozart, Morricone, Sullivan and others.

  • 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 226 0673

Cantica Alba performs music from Britain and the Baltic, by Byrd, MacMillan and Chilcott as well as Mäntyjärvi and Sisask.

  • 18:00

Stephan Loges, OAE: Beethoven Septet, An Die Ferne Geliebte: Schubert, Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The bass-baritone and accompanying musicians perform Beethoven's Septet and his An Die Ferne Geliebte, plus Schubert's 'Einsamkeit'.

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 4 Oct

Hall One

£12.50–£19.50 (£9.50) / 020 7520 1490

  • 17:30

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1961 by Sir Neville Marriner, with the aim of bringing the best classical music to as wide a variety of audiences as possible. It gives regular worldwide tours to venues of all sizes, and its list of guest conductors includes Iona Brown and Murray Perahia. The current…

Kings Place, London N1

Thu 25 Sep

Hall One

£16.50–£34.50 (£9.50) / 0131 473 2000

  • 19:30

Sat 13 Dec

Hall One

£19.50–£39.50 adv (£9.50 adv) / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:30
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