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Bach To Baby

Baby-friendly concerts for you and your little one to enjoy together. Children are allowed to listen to music the way they want, while you can enjoy performances by top-class musicians.

Bromley United Reformed Church

Tue 28 Apr

£10

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Bach To Baby Bromley United Reformed Church

Brunswick Square, London WC1N

Thu 16 Apr

£10 (Children free)

For centuries, the noble bassoon's incredible range and variety of tone colours have inspired countless composers. Prepare to swoon, swirl and swagger to the music of Bach, Mozart, Grovlez, plus some special extras! With Elizabeth Trigg.

Burgh House, London NW3

Wed 8 Apr

£10 (Children free) / 020 7431 0144

For centuries, the noble bassoon's incredible range and variety of tone colours have inspired countless composers. Prepare to swoon, swirl and sway to music of Bach, Mozart, taking in along the way some Grovlez, Godfrey, and Grandfather's Clock!

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Come & Sing Haydn's Creation

Come and sing Haydn's Creation with the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust.

St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£15–£20 for singers, £5 for audience (£10–£15 for singers, £3 for audience; Children free audience, 5.15pm until 6.30pm only) / 0131 229 8734

10.30am is start time for workshop; performance-only start time is 5.15pm.

Lunchtime Organ Concert: Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter performs a series of favourite works requested by listeners on the organ.

Birmingham Town Hall

Mon 29 Jun

£5–£6 / 0121 345 0600

Andrew Forbes

Organ recital by the new Director of Music for Glasgow Cathedral.

St John's Kirk, Perth

Sat 23 May

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01738 633192

Praeludium in A, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707); Adagio on themes by Albinoni,. Remo Giazotto (1910-1998); Trio Sonata in E minor, J S Bach (1685-1750); 'Berceuse' and 'Finale' from the Firebird Suite, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971, arr. Maurice Besly. (1888-1945).

Prelude, Fugue and Variation. César Franck. (1822-1890)

Organ Symphony No. 7, Op.42 No.3. Charles-Marie Widor. (1844-1937)

Chorale Variations on the theme Veni Creator. Maurice Duruflé. (1902-1986) Part of Perth Festival of the Arts 2015.

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt Piano Works by Domenico Scarlatti, Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. Famed for her immaculate, sensitive pianism, Angela Hewitt contrasts sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti with lush Iberian fantasies including Granados’s Danzas españolas and Falla’s sparkling, evocative Fantasia baetica.    

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Arcanto Quartet

Purcell Fantasias Britten String Quartet No 3 Schubert String Quartet in G Each a soloist in their own right, the four members of the exceptional Arcanto Quartet – Antje Weithaas (violin), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) – bring together Schubert’s grand G major…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Atos Trio

The Berlin-based trio performs Debussy's Piano Trio In G.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 7 Jun

£13 (£11) / 020 7935 2141

Aviv String Quartet: Brahms, Shostakovich

  • Written by: Shostakovich

The four-piece performs Shostakovich's String Quartet No 2 In A Op 68 and Brahms's String Quartet No 1 In C Minor Op 51 No 1.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sun 24 May

£13 (£11) / 020 7935 2141

Bach Cantatas: JS Bach

  • Directed by: Iain Ledingham
  • Written by: JS Bach

Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ, Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and Lass, Furstin, Lass Noch Einen Strahl, performed on historical instruments.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Sun 19 Apr

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

A performance using period instruments, lead by Rachel Podger and directed by Iain Ledingham.

Sun 17 May

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

A performance using modern instruments, lead by Margaret Faultless and directed by Iain Ledingham.

Sun 21 Jun

£18 (£14) / 020 7873 7300

The Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School Baroque Orchestra perform a selection of JS Bach's cantatas, using period instruments.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Bach To Baby Family Concert

"Ooh la la!": French music has a magic all its own. With the help of Saint-Saens, Faure and Loeillet we bring you dance, romance and a chance to wander with Debussy's little shepherd boy.

St John of Jerusalem Primary School, London E9

Wed 15 Apr

£10

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Bach To Baby Family Concert In Farnham

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.

St Andrew's Parish Church, Farnham

Wed 29 Apr

£10 / 01252 715412

Wed 27 May

£10 / 01252 715412

Wed 17 Jun

£10 / 01252 715412

Bach To Baby Family Concert In Henley

Festival of Songs: A rare opportunity to hear the Queen's resident countertenor at Windsor Castle, Tim Carleston at this concert. Beautiful songs from 400 years of musical history plus, the chance to join in with your favourite nursery rhymes!

Holy Trinity Church, London SW19

Wed 22 Apr

£10

Bledington Music Festival, Pianofest 15

3 coffee concerts and 3 evening concerts at St Leonard's Church, Bledington on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2015. Seven pianists and a violinist, six concerts, one piano. Coffee concerts,11am, from £5 each, evening concerts at 7.30pm, £18 each, unreserved.

St Leonard's Church, Chipping Norton

Tue 2 Jun

£5–£18

Wed 3 Jun

£5–£18

Thu 4 Jun

£5–£18

Budapest Festival Orchestra Soloists

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Poulenc Sextet Bartók Piano Quintet Three colourful chamber works performed by respected solo players from the acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra: the earthy exoticism of Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Poulenc’s effervescent Sextet for piano and wind, and the…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Carducci Quartet: Shostakovich – The Complete Quartets

… Yes, all of them. The Carducci Quartet plays all of Shostakovich's quartets from 11am to around 9.35pm, giving you a chance to explore the entire work for quartet of one of the 20th century's most fascinating and troubled composers.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 9 Aug

£10–£60 / 020 7401 9919

Quartets 1–4 are played at the 11am session; 5–8 at the 2pm; 9–12 at the 5pm, and 13–15 at the 8pm.

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Carducci String Quartet

The quartet performs a programme of works.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 24 May

£12 (£11) / 01865 305305

Cavaleri String Quartet

The quartet performs a programme of works.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 7 Jun

£12 (£11) / 01865 305305

CBSO Schools Concert: Bite-Size Classics: Mozart, Elgar, Britten, Holst

  • Directed by: Michael Seal (cond)
  • Written by: Holst

This lively concert for Key Stage Two is entirely made up of music by and for children from Britten and Elgar, to Mozart and Holst.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Thu 2 Jul

Cellophony

A performance of music by Schubert and a set of world folk songs, plus the world premiere of Richard Birchall's Alice In Wonderland, a musical re-telling of the classic tale.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 23 May

£8; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

Christine Brewer and Roger Vignoles

Renowned American soprano Christine Brewer is accompanied by pianist Roger Vignoles.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Classical Coffee Mornings: Jane Lindsay And Jennifer Hughes

The cellist and pianist perform Rachmaninov's Sonata For Cello And Piano.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 19 Apr

Elgar Room

£12.22 / 020 7589 8212

Classical Coffee Mornings: Riyad Nicolas

The Syrian pianist performs a programme of Chopin.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 26 Apr

Elgar Room

£12.22 / 020 7589 8212

Colin Currie & Friends

Colin Currie Percussion Sam Walton Percussion Simon Crawford-Phillips Piano Philip Moore Piano John Adams Hallelujah Junction Steve Reich Quartet for Two Vibraphones and Two Pianos Rolf Wallin Realismos mágicos Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Exhilarating music for two pianists and two…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Concert To Celebrate The Opening Of The Ida Carroll Walkway

Solem Quartet and the Manchester Chamber Ensemble perform works by Grieg and Schubert, and new works by a host of eminent British composers.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0161 907 5555

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