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Candlelit Concert in St Giles' Cathedral

A musical journey from Christmas to New Year with works by Vaughan Williams, Bach and Mozart.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£16.50 / 0844 573 8455

Family Carol Concert

  • Directed by: Richard Laing (cond)

Nottingham Harmonic Choir, conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by the Thoresby Colliery Band present a concert of well-loved Christmas carols.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£17 / 0115 989 5555

Nottingham Harmonic Choir conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by Thoresby Colliery Band present a programme of well-loved Christmas carols, celestial carol settings and solos from the band.

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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Ennio Morricone: My Life In Music, World Tour

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

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£66.25–£142.75 / 0844 856 0202

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

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

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André Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On

In what will surely be the mane event for fans of international violin-playing, André Rieu mops up the permanent wave of enthusiasm for his signature style, and returns to the UK to do what only he and his instrument can do.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£40–£90 / 0141 248 3000

Aled Jones

Mothers' favourite, TV presenter and former choir boy Aled Jones performs a mix of inspirational songs.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£28.50 / 01256 844244

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£26–£28.50 / 020 8561 8371

Buxton Opera House

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£28.50 (£26.50) / 0845 127 2190

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An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

The Beehive, Honiton

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01404 384 050

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Simon Nieminski

The Cathedral's organist in recital.

St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh

Tue 10 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 556 1798

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Nielsen Cycle: Rachmaninov, Nielsen, Foulds, Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, John Foulds

  • Directed by: Sakari Oramo (cond)
  • Written by: John Foulds

The orchestra led by the conductor Sakari Oramo perform Sibelius' Tapiola, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4, John Foulds' April England and Nielsen's Symphony No 6. Denis Kozhukhin appears as guest pianist.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 23 May 2015

Barbican Hall

£10–£34 / 020 7638 8891

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Caledonian Voices

Caledonian Voices was founded in 2010 by musical directors Andrew McTaggart and Calum Fraser, and consists of young Scottish singers currently studying in universities or conservatoires or those who are just starting their professional careers.

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 339 6691

Rachmaninov's Vespers.

Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge & OAE: Bach

  • Directed by: Stephen Layton (cond)
  • Written by: Bach

Stephen Layton conducts Bach's Mass In B Minor.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£30 (£9–£27) / 020 7222 1061

Courtyard Carol Singing

Traditional carol concert, accompanied by the Epsom & Ewell Silver Band.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey

Mon 22 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3.75) / 0844 482 7777

Tue 23 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3.75) / 0844 482 7777

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Symphonic celebration of everyone's favourite quirky, time-travelling, sidekick-addicted defender of humankind.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Tue 26 May 2015

£20–£47.50 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 27 May 2015

£20–£47.50 / 0844 248 1585

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 28 May 2015

£20–£47.50 / 0844 493 6666

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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 Andrew’s RC Church Bearsden, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£5 / 0141 942 4635

St Barbara's Church, Muirhead

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£5 / 0141 779 2286

St Brigid's Church, Newmains

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£5 / 01698 297037

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Orchestra Of Opera North: Gershwin, Ravel, Shostakovich, Stravinsky

  • Directed by: Kees Bakels (cond)
  • Written by: Stravinsky

Kees Bakels leads the orchestra with pianist Federico Colli through Gershwin's An American In Paris, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 1, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

Leeds Town Hall

Sat 11 Apr 2015

RSNO: Järvi Conducts Shostakovich 5

Finnish maestro Neeme Järvi conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 20 Feb 2015

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

Special Service - Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols

The Cathedral Choir will perform a selection of classical works and carols to mark the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Durham Cathedral

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 01913 864 266

Unlimited Voices: The No.1 Concert

Performance of number one songs from the last fifty years with over two hundred singers on stage.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£10–£17.50 / 0844 907 9000

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BBC SSO: Runnicles Conducts Sibelius

Sibelius' Finlandia and Symphony No 7 are interleaved with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, featuring Russian virtuoso Alina Pogostkina, and 'Leonore' Overture No 3 Op 72b. Donald Runnicles conducts.

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Grand Hall

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen, Rachmaninov, Sibelius

  • Directed by: Sakari Oramo (cond)
  • Written by: Sibelius

The orchestra is joined by soprano Lucy Hall, baritone Marcus Farnsworth and pianist Yvgeny Sudbin for Sibelius' The Dryad, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 and Nielsen's Symphony No 3.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Hall

£10–£34 / 020 7638 8891

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata: Liszt, Beethoven, Widor, Chopin

  • Written by: Chopin

Keyboardist and musical polymath Daniel Grimwood performs Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Widor's Francesca, Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody and Chopin's Impromptu No 4.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Mon 29 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7766 1100

The Bhangra Legends

The Bhangra Legends, featuring Malkit Singh, Alaap, Surj Sahota, Heera, Apna Sangeet, Premi and Shaktee will be performing their evergreen classics.

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Sat 27 Dec

£22–£82.50 / 0870 320 7000

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

Brass and old and new favourites, conducted by Alan Morrison.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0115 989 5555

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