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The Aberdeen Sinfonietta is one of the leading musical ensembles in the North East, giving regular concerts and also providing orchestral support to choral societies in the area.
BBC SSO: American Classics
Sarah Chang is the featured soloist in a true American classic: Barber's Violin Concerto, which appears directly after another one, the same composer's mournful Adagio for Strings. Lastly, Copland's Symphony No 3 is conducted by David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
BBC SSO: Christmas Classics
Christmas favourites presented by Jamie MacDougall and conducted by Stephen Bell.
BBC SSO: Elgar's Cello Concerto
American cello star Alisa Weilerstein okays Elgar's Cello concerto, plus there's Berlioz's Overture: Le Corsaire and Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4. Donald Runnicles conducts.
BBC SSO: Grieg Piano Concerto
Aaron Kernis' Newly Drawn Sky is a popular work by this respected American neo-romantic, and it's paired here with Grieg's Piano Concerto featuring Lars Vogt. Finally, Shostakovich's Symphony No 1 is full of youthful high spirits. Donald Runnicles conducts.
BBC SSO: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2
Denis Kozhukhin (piano) is the soloist for Rachmaninov's Concerto No 2, but there's also Nielsen's Symphony No 4 and A Freak in Burbank, an orchestral piece by the acclaimed young Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer, inspired in equal parts by Haydn and Tim Burton. (Tim Burton should do a Haydn biopic.) Thomas Dausgaard…
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…
The Blues Band
The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.
Ceilidh with Clachan Yell
Lively ceilidh with local band Clachan Yell.
Grampian Youth Orchestra
The energetic young orchestra brings together school and post-school aged young people to showcase their musical talents.
Jason Manford: First World Problems
No-nonsense Northerner whose cheeky face often pops up on panel shows taking his brand new show out on tour.
NYOS Summer Tour
Christopher Seaman conducts Dvořák's Carnival Overture, Bingham's Celticity, Glazunov's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. Alina Pogostkina is the soloist.
One Night in Vienna
Johann Strauss Orchestra Rainer Hersch conductor Charlotte Ellett soprano Johann Strauss Dancers in period costumes A new show bringing you the best of the Viennese tradition, starring the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period. Dancers whirl in graceful unison with billowing gowns and distinctive…
Rat Pack Live
A swinging tribute to Frank, Sammy and Dean, featuring stars from the West End production Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas.
RSNO: Oundjian Conducts Beethoven Seven
Young Italo-German violinist Augustin Hadelich is the soloist in Haydn's Violin Concerto No 1 and Thomas Adès' Violin Concerto, and then it's Beethoven's bold, brilliant and exhilarating Symphony No 7. Peter Oundjian conducts.
Sarah Millican: Home Bird
You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live onstage.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Isserlis Plays Dvořák
Ligeti's Melodien and Haydn's Symphony No 73 'La Chasse' are followed by Dvořák's great Cello Concerto with soloist Steven Isserlis. Robin Ticciati conducts.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Paris Masterworks
A concert of music from, or inspired by, Paris, with Mozart's Symphony No 32 and Concerto for Flute and Harp K299, featuring Alison Mitchell and Sivan Magen; Debussy's Danses Sacrée et Profane for harp and string quintet; and Bizet's Symphony in C. Josephn Swensen conducts.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Symphony Cycle I
Fans of Robert Schumann, clear those diaries in November: Robin Ticciati and the SCO are performing all the symphonies, with a couple of bonus concertos thrown in. This concert features Schumann's No 1 and No 4 symphonies, as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No 25 K503 with guest soloist Paul Lewis. Symphony No 4 is…
Sat 23 Nov
£10–£22 / 01224 641122
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Vienna to Prague
Alexander Janiczek (violin) directs Dvořák's Notturno, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 K488 and Janáček's Concertino with guest soloist Llyr Williams, and Mozart's Symphony No 38, written as a thank-you to the people of Prague for being dedicated fans (unlike the fickle Viennese, who were constantly deciding that Mozart was…
Scottish Ensemble: Quartets Squared
Square a quartet and you get a hexadectuplet (a group with 16 members), but it's enough to play four quartets to get the picture. Martin Suckling's Postcard #4 is followed by works by two masters who, despite many differences, formed one of the warmest friendships in 20th century music: Shostakovich's String Quartet No 2…
The Britain's Got Talent surprise hit has only left it four years since coming second in the talent show to embark on her first live tour, promoting her fourth album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage.
The Dublin Legends: Cannon, Campbell, Watchorn and O'Connor
These four members of the Dubliners keep the act going strong, following the death of founding member 'Banjo' Barney McKenna in 2012. Expect all the classic songs from the Dubliners' 50-year career.
Sat 25 May
£19.50–£21 / 01224 641122