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The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 29 Oct

£17–£23 / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£24.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 19:30

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 18 Nov

£17–£23 / 01227 787787

  • 19:30

BBC SSO: Hear and Now 1 – New Icelandic Voices

New works from Icelandic composers, including Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, David Brynjar Franzson, Charles Ross, Þráinn Hjálmarsson and Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson. Ilan Volkov conducts, with guest soloist Séverine Ballon (cello).

City Halls, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

Grand Hall

Free but limited to four per application / 0141 353 8000

Carluke Jam & Ham Festival

Live music, jam sessions and amateur opera, plus jam (the spreading on toast-kind) and preserve making master-classes. This year's festival also features ham!

SLC Lifestyles, Carluke

Thu 2 Oct

£5

  • 19:00

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been one of the mainstays of Scotland's musical life since its foundation in 1891, with an education and outreach programme that's second to none.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 2 Oct

£11–£22.50 / 01224 641122

Thu 18 Dec

£5–£22.50 / 01224 641122

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

  • 19:00

6th Anniversary Gala Organ Recital By Olivier Latry

The organist performs a selection of classical pieces.

Worcester Cathedral

Sat 4 Oct

£14 / 01905 732900

  • 18:45

Glasgow Orchestral Society

The Glasgow Orchestral Society is Glasgow's largest amateur orchestra, established in 1870 and giving four concerts a year.

Paisley Town Hall

Sun 7 Dec

£10 (students & unemployed £5) / 0141 332 5057

Bennett's Murder on the Orient Express; Luigini's Egyptiona Ballet Concert Suite No 1; selections from Elgar's The Crown of India Suite; selections from Puccini' s Madame Butterfly; selections from Rodgers' South Pacific; Moross's The Big Country; a medley of tunes from Pirates of the Caribbean; Gershwin's A Foggy Day in London Town; Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance No 1. Stephen Broad conducts.

  • 19:30

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

£10 (£5) / 0141 332 5057

Stephen Broad conducts Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Symphony No 3, together with Poulenc’s Piano Concerto featuring soloist Geoffrey Tanti.

  • 19:30

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£10 (students & children £5) / 0141 332 5057

Ryan Bancroft conducts works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, with guest soloist Daniel Rainey (violin).

  • 19:30

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£10 (students & children £5) / 0141 332 5057

Ross Gunning conducts works by Tchaikovsky and Respighi, and also Dvořák's Symphony No 9 'From the New World'.

  • 19:30

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: Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade

Wagner's 'Meistersinger' Overture is followed by Christopher Rouse's moving Flute Concerto, the central movement of which was written as an elegy for murder victim James Bulger; RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan is the soloist. Finally, Rimsky-Korsakov's ever-popular Scheherazade. Peter Oundjian conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£12–£35 (£6–£18.50) / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 2 Oct

£11–£22.50 (£6–£11.25) / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

£12–£37 (£6–£18.50) / 0131 228 1155

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Alasdair Roberts and Ross Whyte

Folktronica from composer Whyte and guitarist Roberts.

St Margaret's Episcopal Church, Braemar

Sun 26 Oct

£8 Aberdeen Box Office (£3–£6) / 01224 641 122

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 18:00

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

Martin Aelred: Music of the Movies

Classic movie songs from Scottish Tenor Martin Aelred. Includes music from the likes of Titanic, Gladiator and Braveheart.

St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley

Fri 3 Oct

£7 / 0141 639 6928

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola

Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 4 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Wed 5 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Thu 6 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 19 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Her Majesty's Theatre, London SW1Y

Thu 30 Oct

£18.50–£55 / 0844 412 4648

Sat 1 Nov

£18.50–£55 / 0844 412 4648

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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.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tue 21 Oct

£14 (Under 26s £5) / 01851 708480

  • 19:30

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Thu 23 Oct

£14 (Under 26s £5) / 01478 613750

  • 19:30

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sat 25 Oct

£5–£14 / 01387 381196

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Vox-Nu Piping #2

Erwan Keravec (bagpipes), Donatienne Michel-Dansac (soprano), Vincent Bouchot (baritone) and Beñat Achiary (improvisation, vocals) explore the combination of bagpipes and voice.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£3–£6) / 01224 641122

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

2 Guitarras Malaguenas

Flamenco extraordinaires, Juan Martín and Chaparro de Málaga have teamed up to create a repertoire of dulcet, melodic, authentic flamenco rhythms. The two masters create a powerful musical dialogue which will transport the audience through cultures and continents. Booking is essential.

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Fri 10 Oct

£14 (£13)

  • 19:30

Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (Children £1 under 18s) / 01624 832662

  • 19:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 15 Oct

£16.50 / 01224 642230

  • 20:00

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The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace: Karl Jenkins

  • Written by: Karl Jenkins

Performed by professional musicians, a community chorus and students from Dramatic Edge. The piece charts the descent into war and the horrors that war brings but ends with the hope for peace.

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sun 9 Nov

Cafe

£12 ( £10; £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 020 8977 7558

  • 17:00

Colin Currie

Master percussionist plays contemporary works including the Scottish premiere of a new work by Rolf Wallin.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 23 Oct

£8 Aberdeen Box Office (£3–£6) / 01224 641 122

Part of sound-scotland.

Festival Finale Promenade Concerts

The finale of the first Cumnock Tryst features three mini-recitals. In the Tapestry Room, distinguished lutenist Elizabeth Kenny plays James MacMillan's theorbo solo from Since it was the Day of Preparation, followed by Hieronymus Kapsberger Toccata, Passacaglia, Capona, Coloscione and the world premiere of a new work…

Dumfries House, Cumnock

Sun 5 Oct

£40

Champagne reception from 6.30pm. Part of The Cumnock Tryst.

  • 19:30
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Fulgor al Bies

Electroacoustic music from Argentina.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 25 Oct

£8 Aberdeen Box Office (£3–£6) / 01224 641 122

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 20:00

Mike Vass: In the Wake of Neil Gunn

Composer Mike Vass had the idea of travelling around Scotland's coastline in a boat after reading Neil Gunn's classic 1938 memoir Off In a Boat while recovering from serious illness. The result is a new suite of music inspired by his journey.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Tue 7 Oct

£12 (£8; Students £5)

  • 19:30

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 8 Oct

£12–£14 (under 18s £5) / 01463 234234

Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (members & seniors £10) / 01955 641434

  • 20:00

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The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 22 Nov

£14–£23 (Children £7–£11.50 under 18s) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Pastoral Symphony: Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven

  • Directed by: Andrew Manze (cond)
  • Written by: Beethoven

Andrew Manze conducts Mozart's Overture, The Marriage Of Figaro, Brahms's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 6, 'Pastoral', with Vilde Frang, violin.

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Wed 10 Dec

£13–£36 / 0151 709 3789

  • 19:30

RSNO: Oundjian and Benedetti

Ottorino Respighi's arrangement of the 'March' from Rachmaninov's Études-Tableaux kicks off a programme of Russians being tremendously intense, from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4 to Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1, which was written while its composer was in profound disfavour with the Soviet authorities. Nicola…

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 13 Nov

£16 (£12.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6) / 01382 434940

  • 19:30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£35 (disabled £6–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Nov

£12–£37 (under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free; disabled £6–£18.50) / 0131 228 1155

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