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An Evening of Movies and Musicals

An evening of movie music featuring Lorna Luft (sister of Liza Minnelli), X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowell.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£20–£60 / 0131 629 6003

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Bach Cantatas and Concertos

A varied and exciting all-Bach programme: Concerto in D minor BWV1052 with pianist Richard Beauchamp, Cantata BWV 82 Ich Habe Genug with baritone Ivor Klayman, Selected Arias sung by soprano Libby Crabtree and Brandenburg Concerto No.4 with soloists Robert Dick, Laurie Crump and Lisa Norman. The Bach Ensemble of…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£10 (£7) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Raven Banner, Twelve Valkyries and a Ghost Army

The Battle of Clontarf in 1014 was one of the pivotal events in Irish history, helping to bring about the end of Viking power in Ireland. Here it's told from a Norse perspective, in a fusion of music, theatre and storytelling from Sarah Jane Gibbon, Emma Grieve, Aimee Leonard, Tom Muir and the Orkney College Art Department.

Stromness Town Hall

Sat 21 Jun

£10–£14 (£8–£11)

Part of St Magnus Festival.

  • 17:30

The AniMotion Show

Reflecting on the deep symbiosis between art and music in Russian culture, Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music, featuring special guests.

Durham Cathedral

Mon 21 Apr

£15 (£12) / 03000 266600

  • 20:30 – 21:45

BBC SSO: Runnicles Conducts Mahler 9

Towards the end of the Cold War, the late Lewis Thomas wrote that listening to Mahler's Symphony No 9 made him think about 'death everywhere, the dying of everything, the end of humanity'. There's no doubt that Mahler had something similar in mind, even if he did his best to complete a tenth symphony before bacterial…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Grand Hall

£11–£24 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 25 Apr

£10–£20.50 / 01224 641122

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The Brook Street Band: Handel, Bach, Telemann

  • Written by: Telemann

The quartet performs Telemann's Concerto In D For Trumpet, Strings And Harpsichord, Bach's Trio Sonata In D Minor, Cantata 'Jauchzet Gott In Allen Landen', Handel's Cantata O Numi Eterni 'La Lucrezia', Trio Sonata In G Minor No 6 and Let The Bright Seraphim From 'Samson'.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 20 Jul

£15–£30 / 020 7935 2141

  • 19:30

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

Two great harpists meet (well, one's a kora, but a kora is a kind of harp) in a Welsh-African fusion.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Thu 15 May

£14 (£12) / 01873 850805

  • 20:00

Bush Hall, London W12

Wed 14 May

£17.92 / 020 8222 6955

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Thu 8 May

£14–£15 / 01684 295 074

  • 19:30

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RSNO: Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony

Samuel Pisar, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Dachau, delivers a personal narration to accompany Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony. Conducted by John Axelrod.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

St Martin’s Choir In Concert: Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Nils Lindberg, James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, George Shearing

  • Directed by: Andrew Earis
  • Written by: George Shearing

The choir performs works by James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, Herbert Howells, Nils Lindberg, Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Shearing, with Nicholas Wearne, organ.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Mon 2 Jun

Phone for prices / 020 7766 1100

  • 18:30

Allan Neave and Angus Ramsay

Allan Neave (guitar) and Angus Ramsay (violin) play music by Paganini, de Falla, Piazzolla and Giuliani.

Pollok House, Glasgow

Wed 7 May

£12 (Students £5) / 0844 493 2202

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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The Artisans

The Artisans are a young ensemble committed to bringing medieval and Renaissance music to life, comprising folk duo the Askew Sisters (Emily and Hazel) plus Matthew Robinson (oud), Nicolás Mendoza (rebec, percussion, symphony), Alexis Bennett (vielle) and Sarah Stuart (percussion).

Cairns Church, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£12 (Members £5; schoolchildren free) / 0141 942 3102

This programme, The Medieval Experience, demonstrates the variety of medieval music from French troubadour songs to English carols and Iberian choruses.

  • 19:30

Basel Symphony Orchestra: John Adams, Arvo Part, Philip Glass

  • Directed by: Dennis Russell Davies (cond)
  • Written by: Philip Glass

Dennis Russell Davies conducts Part's These Words, Glass's Cello Concerto No 2 and Adams's Harmonielehre.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Wed 23 Apr

Butterworth Hall

£12–£36.50; £12.50 under 26s (Children £10.50 under 18s) / 02476 524524

  • 19:30

BBC SSO: Closing Night – Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony was the first major work by its composer and for all its rambling nature, it was a breath of salty air in English music of the time – and considerably more interesting, in its way, than Beethoven's fine but rather Mozart-y Piano Concerto No 1, here performed by Steven Osborne. Andrew Manze…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 15 May

Grand Hall

£11–£24 / 0141 353 8000

BBC SSO: Elliott Carter – A Celebration

A timely celebration of the adventurous and exhilarating modernist Elliott Carter, who died in 2012 aged 103. These two concerts feature works from all phases of his career, from 1944's Holiday Overture to the last piece Carter ever wrote, 2012's Epigram for Piano Trio.

City Halls, Glasgow

Wed 28 May

Grand Hall

Free / 0141 353 8000

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the Boston Concerto; Two Thoughts about the Piano; Tri-Tribute; Epigrams for Piano Trio and Variations for Orchestra. Guest soloists are Colin Currie (percussion), Nicolas Hodges (piano), Laura Samuel (violin) and Martin Storey (cello).

Thu 29 May

Grand Hall

Free / 0141 353 8000

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Holiday Overture; Dialogues; Dialogues II and Carter's largest work, Symphonia: Sum fluxae pretium spei. Nicolas Hodges (piano) is the guest soloist.

Eastwood Chorale: A Night at the Movies

An evening of popular movie songs and themes from The Eastwood Chorale with The Sid Bolan Big Band.

Westcliff High School For Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea

Sat 10 May

£10 / 01702 477259

  • 19:30
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Fejes Quartet

Quartet formed in 2006 by members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, composed of Tamas Fejes and Amira Bedrush-McDonald (violins), Mike Lloyd (viola) and Rachael Lee (cello).

Pollok House, Glasgow

Tue 10 Jun

£12 (Students £5) / 0844 493 2202

Quartets by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Glasgow Phoenix Choir

The Choir has been going strong since 1951, and its extensive repertoire includes music from West End/Broadway shows and easy listening numbers.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 25 Apr

£8–£25 / 0141 353 8000

Gleniffer Singers Annual Charity Concert

Traditional, classical, religious and secular music from this 40 strong ladies choir. All proceeds from tickets go to ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

Paisley Town Hall

Fri 9 May

£8 / 0141 889 5328

With guests Barrhead Burgh Band

  • 19:30

Mozart And Moonlight By Candlelight: Mozart, Beethoven

  • Directed by: Peter G Dyson (cond)
  • Written by: Beethoven

Peter G Dyson conducts the Belmont Ensemble Of London to perform Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Salzburg Symphony No 2, Piano Concerto No 12 In A, Divertimento In D and Church Sonata In D.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Tue 19 Aug

£14–£28 ( £12.60–£19.80; £12.60–£19.80; Children £12.60–£19.80 under 16s) / 020 7766 1100

  • 19:30

NYOS Senior Orchestra

The NYOS Senior Orchestra is designed for older students who want to join the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and is open to students aged 11–18.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Jul

£12 (£8; under 16s £5)

James Lowe conducts Peter Longworth's ‘Ludi’, Partita for Orchestra'; Butterworth's The Banks of Green Willow, Franck's Symphonic Variations and Glazunov's Symphony No 5.

  • 19:00
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Opera Alba

The operatic quartet whose members have played in international concert halls including Covent Garden will perform a repertoire of arias and musical favourites.

St Mark's ArtSpace, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 659 7600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 659 7600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

RSNO: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky, they say, always wore his heart on his sleeve; at any rate, he was always able to convince himself that whatever he was wearing on his sleeve was his heart. This concert features the great man's Piano Concerto No 1 with the gifted young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, as well as Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 and…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 26 Apr

Main Auditorium

£11.50–£35 (students & under 26s £5; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

  • 19:30

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 24 Apr

£10.50–£24.50 (Students £5) / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£11.50–£36 (students & under 26s £5; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

Scottish Ensemble: Seavaigers

Sally Beamish's Seavaigers, performed with ace Scottish/classical/improvisation fusion-meisters Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (fiddle).

The Arches, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£13 (Students £5; accompanied under 16s free) / 0141 565 1000

Also, Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, the group composition Scottish Variations, and new work Sunstone from McKay and Stout.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£15 (Students £5; accompanied under 16s free) / 0131 668 2019

Also, Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, the group composition Scottish Variations, and new work Sunstone from McKay and Stout.

Perth Concert Hall

Tue 29 Apr

£12 (Students £5; under 16s free) / 01738 621031

Also, Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, the group composition Scottish Variations, and new work Sunstone from McKay and Stout.

Simon Mayor's Mandolinquents

Mandolin quartet with a repertoire from Chinese folk tunes via Ravel and Tchaikovsky to Irving Berlin.

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Thu 5 Jun

Free / 01635 244246

  • 20:00

Settle Victoria Theatre

Sat 14 Jun

£13 / 01729 825718

  • 20:00

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Sun 15 Jun

£15 / 01768 774411

  • 19:30 – 22:30

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Tectonics Late Gig

Day two of Tectonics ends with live performances from Glasgow's own Cindytalk and Thurston Moore with Dylan Nyoukis.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£15 (£10; weekend pass £16–£24) / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

  • 22:30
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