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Clint Mansell

Atmospheric film music from the composer, performing with the Sonus Quartet, including the haunting 'Lux Æterna' from Requiem for a Dream as well as work from Noah, Black Swan, Moon, The Wrestler and many more.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 7 Oct

Barbican Hall

£18–£22.50 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:30

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Tue 14 Oct

£25 / 0141 353 8000

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Fri 10 Oct

£25 / 0161 907 5555

  • 19:00

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

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK's leading orchestras, with an exceptionally wide repertoire and a special affinity for contemporary music.

Ayr Town Hall

Fri 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01292 611222

Grieg's Overture 'In Autumn', Op 11; Nino Rota's Cello Concerto No 2; Busoni's Berceuse élégiaque, K252a, Op 42 and Sibelius' Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82. Leonard Elschenbroich is guest soloist and Ainars Rubikis conducts.

  • 19:30

City Halls, Glasgow

Mon 8 Dec

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Beethoven's Overture 'Coriolan'; Bruch's Concerto for Violin No 2 in D minor, Op 44 and Konzertstück for violin and orchestra in F# minor, Op 84, featuring Jack Liebeck; Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'.

St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Sat 20 Sep

£15–£25 (Students £10–£30; children £7.50–£12.50) / 01620 829354

Christine Brewer sings Strauss' Four Last Songs, and Martyn Brabbins also conducts Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Elgar's Enigma Variations. Part of Lammermuir Festival.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Salvatore Sciarrino, Harvey, Olga Neuwirth, Clementi, Harrison Birtwistle, Detlev Glanert, Babbitt, Gerald Barry, Kurt Schwertsik, Donatoni, Poul Ruders, Osvaldo Golijov, Castiglioni, Thomas Ades

  • Directed by: Jonathan Berman (cond)
  • Written by: Thomas Ades

Works by Harvey, Babbitt, Gerald Barry, Thomas Ades, Kurt Schwertsik and Sir Harry Birtwhistle.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£15–£30 / 020 7935 2141

  • 19:30

Britten's War Requiem: Britten

  • Written by: Britten

Bradford Catholic Boys Choir, Huddersfield Boys Choir and Bradford Festival Choral Society perform Britten's War Requiem.

Town Hall, Huddersfield

Sat 18 Oct

Phone for prices / 01484 221798

  • 19:30
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The Count of Luxembourg

Franz Lehar's rarely performed opera tells the story of the Grand Duke Rutzinov and his complex plan to wed opera singer Angele.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Fri 10 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Sat 11 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Ensemble Modern: Friedrich Cerha, Johannes Schollhorn, Janis Petraskevics, Schoenberg

  • Written by: Schoenberg

The ensemble, famed for its approach to contemporary music, performs Schoenberg' Verklarte Nacht Op 4, a new work for string sextet by Johannes Schollhorn, a new work for string octet by Janis Petraskevics and Friedrich Cerha's Acht Satze Nach Holderlin-Fragmenten.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Fri 10 Oct

£15–£30 / 020 7935 2141

  • 19:30

Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Belfast

Wed 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 028 9023 9303

An eclectic mix of African, Scottish, pop and folk songs from the singing group.

  • 19:00
Culturlann

Phone for prices / 028 9023 9303

Choir performance.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

The Halle: Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Sibelius

  • Directed by: Hannu Lintu (cond)
  • Written by: Sibelius

Hannu Lintu conducts Prokofiev's Cinderella, Ballet Scenes, Sibelius's Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, with Nikolaj Znaider, violin.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 21 Sep

£12–£38 / 0844 907 9000

Hannu Lintu conducts Prokofiev's Cinderella, Ballet Scenes, Sibelius's Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, with Nikolaj Znaider, violin.

  • 19:30

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

  • Written by: Johann Strauss I

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£29.50–£36.50 / 0844 770 1797

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£10–£33 ( £5–£16.50) / 0844 406 8666

  • 19:00

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£28.50–£31.50 / 01604 624 811

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Kyung-Wha Chung: The Return To London: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergey Prokofiev, Cesar Franck

  • Written by: Cesar Franck

The violinist performs Mozart's Violin Sonata in G, Sergey Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No 1 in F minor, Op 80, JS Bach's Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor and Cesar Franck's Sonata in A.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 2 Dec

Royal Festival Hall

£10–£40 (£5–£20) / 0844 875 0073

  • 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 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

YCAT New Artists Presentation Concert: Henri Dutilleux, Reynaldo Hahn, Schumann, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Stjepan Sulek, Igor Stravinsky

  • Written by: Igor Stravinsky

Works by Schumann, Reynaldo Hahn, Dutilleux, Beethoven, Stjepan Sulek and Stravinsky.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 29 Sep

Purcell Room

£12 (£6) / 0844 875 0073

The students perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps and A Chloris from 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.

  • 19:45

Sat 29 Nov

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Halls

£12 (£6) / 0844 875 0073

Student musicians perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps From 20 Songs, Book 2 and A Chloris From 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.

  • 19:45

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

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

£10.50–£21 / 01224 641122

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The Beethoven Project: Beethoven's Violinists

The Elias Quartet and Llyr Williams (piano) present quartets and sonatas by Beethoven. This concert features Peter Sheppard Skaerved (speaker/violin) and looks at Beethoven's relationships with different string players.

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Recital Room

£5 / 0141 353 8000

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.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sun 12 Oct

£15 (£10) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 18 Oct

£15 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

St George's Bristol

Wed 15 Oct

£16 ( £5) / 0845 402 4001

  • 20:00

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Chamber Ensemble Of London: British Music For Strings: Richard Mudge, Harold Darke, John Ireland, Granville Bantock, Frederick Delius, Clive Jenkins, John Blow

  • Directed by: Peter Fisher (cond)
  • Written by: John Blow

The group performs John Blow's Overture To Venus And Adonis, John Ireland's Five Pieces and Pastorale Concertante, Delius's Legende, Granville Bantock's In The Far West, Richard Mudge's Concerto V, Harold Darke's Retrospection and Clive Jenkins Two Jazz Pieces.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 28 Sep

Hall One

£14.50–£29.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:30

Chaos, Tabula Rasa, First Light: Milhaud, Barley, Bach, Rebel, Brahms

  • Written by: Brahms

Oxford Chamber Music Festival presents a programme featuring Rebel's Cahos, Barley's Morning raga, Milhaud's La Creation du Monde, Bach's The Art of Fugue and Brahms Sextet no 2 in G, op 36.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Wed 1 Oct

£20 (£18) / 01865 305305

  • 19:45

Dvorak 'The Cunning Peasant'

The Guildhall School welcomes back former resident producer Stephen Medcalf to direct the autumn opera production, Dvoeak's early opera The Cunning Peasant which opens on 3 November for four performances.

Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7628 2571

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Wed 5 Nov

£20 / 020 7628 2571

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Fri 7 Nov

£20 / 020 7628 2571

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Mon 10 Nov

£20 / 020 7628 2571

  • 19:00 – 22:30
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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 world.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Tue 7 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Schumann's String Quartet Op 41, with readings by Dr Roger B Williams.

  • 17:30

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 14 Nov

£11 (Students £3) / 01324 506850

Haydn's Quartet Op 54 No 2, Debussy' String Quartet in G Minor Op 10; Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41.

  • 19:30

Gibson Hall, Garelochhead

Sat 15 Nov

£8 (Children free) / 01436 810403

Haydn, Quartet Op 54 No 2; Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor Op 10 and Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41.

  • 19:30

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The Edinburgh Singers

The Edinburgh Singers were founded in 1952, and is one of the most skilled choirs in the country.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£10

Today's concert is 'Chants Sacrés - French Choral Masterworks', and includes Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, Duruflé's Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens and other works by Widor, Poulenc and Fauré.

  • 19:30

Ennio Morricone: My Life In Music, World Tour

The acclaimed composer presents a selection of well-known and popular film music.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Sun 14 Dec

£45–£110 / 0844 338 8000

NEC, Birmingham

Sun 14 Dec

£51.65–£121.20 / 0121 780 4141

  • 19:30

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 10 Dec

£66.25–£142.75 / 0844 856 0202

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Faustus

The three-piece comprised of members of Bellowhead and other outfits, perform traditional English folk music.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Thu 23 Oct

£13; £12 Under 16s / 01539 725 133

  • 19:30

Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Wed 29 Oct

£12 / 01225 461700

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 20 Oct

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

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Gerard Gillen

The organist performs a selection of classical pieces.

Westminster Cathedral, London SW1P

Wed 24 Sep

Free donations welcome / 020 7798 9055

  • 19:30
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