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National Youth Orchestra of Scotland: New Year Concert What a way to start the year. Almost 100 of the cream of the country’s young musical talent show what can be done after their winter residential course. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 4 Jan.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra: New Year in Vienna Who needs to take a climate-changing air journey, when you can sample a Viennese New Year in the heart of Scotland? There’s even an extra cosmopolitan twist to this year’s celebration as Paris seems set to get a bit of a look in too. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 5 Jan.