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Recitals for Wrigglers

Classical music to get those little ones introduced early. Email for tickets or buy on the door.

Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh

Tue 5 May

£5 parent and child (additional children £2.50 each) / 0131 447 6745

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

£5 parent and child (additional children £2.50 each) / 0131 529 5665

Omri Epstein & Daniel Palmizio

Pianist Omri Epstein and violist Daniel Palmizio perform a programme of works.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 28 Jun

£12 (£11) / 01865 305305

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.

Classical Coffee Mornings: Aristel Skrbic: N.J.Zivkovic, Louis Couperin, J.S.Bach, Aristel Skrbic

  • Written by: Aristel Skrbic

The marimba player performs Bach's Cello Suite No 3 In C Major, Couperin's Preludes In G Minor, D Minor And F Major, Aristel Skrbic's Four Quartets and NJ Ziovic's Ilijas

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 14 Jun

Elgar Room

£11 / 020 7589 8212

Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert: Bon Voyage

Music from around the world, with the City of London Sinfonia.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sat 9 May

£10 (Children £8; £30) / 020 7730 4500

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How The Light Gets In

A giant festival of philosophy and music, with live concerts, discussions, talks, breakfasts and all forms of rumination, punditry and talking head (but not Talking Heads, who remain broken up.) Previous performers include Robin Blackburn, Laurie Penny, Andrew Weatherall, Sara Pascoe and Mike Figgis, among many, many…

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Thu 21 May

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Fri 22 May

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Sat 23 May

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

…and 8 more dates until 31 May

SCO Explore: JS Bach

John Kitchen explores Bach's Magnificat with musicians of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, in a day linked to the performance of the work on Thu 28 Apr at The Queen's Hall.

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Apr 2016

£30 including tea/coffee / 0131 651 4336

SCO Explore: Wagner

The SCO, together with Dr Elaine Kelly of the University of Edinburgh, conductor Emmanuel Krivine and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, explore the work of Richard Wagner, including how his personal relationship fed into his composition. (And did they ever.)

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Oct

£30 including tea/coffee. / 0131 668 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Crocodiamond

Jonathan Dove's The Crocodiamond, with a story by Anthony Horowitz, tells the tale of some fiendish jewel thieves, a plucky young girl and a diamond that used to be in a crocodile's stomach. Ideal for ages 4–10.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Feb 2016

£12.50 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 16s £5; Family £31) / 0131 220 4348

Victor Ryabchikov

The acclaimed international pianist performs a delightful programme of nocturnes by Chopin, Field, Balakirev and Glinka.

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

Sat 20 Jun

£12.50 ( £11.50) / 01243 774557

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Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 10 May

£11–£12 / 01865 305305

The ensemble performs Mozart's String Quintet In C Minor and Brahms's Sextet No 2 In G.

Sun 14 Jun

£11–£12 / 01865 305305

The ensemble performs Strauss's Intermezzo and Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht.

Airs Du Cour

Join musicians from the Royal College Of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature.

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A

Wed 17 Jun

The Queen's Gallery

Free, with exhibition ticket / 020 7766 7300

Alexander Ullman

Piano recital.

King's Lynn Town Hall

Wed 22 Jul

£12 (under 18s £7)

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.

Atmospheres 2015

Experimental music and immersive soundscape installations by student composers of the Royal Welsh College.

Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Tue 12 May

£15 all day; £8 single event (£12 all day; £6 single event) / 029 2039 1391

  • 10:00 – 22:30 Atmospheres 2015 Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

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 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.

Sun 4 Oct

£13 (£10) / 020 7873 7300

Works by JS Bach are performed on period instruments, including the gloriously festive BWV 148, Give Unto The Lord The Glory Due Unto His Name, and BWV 51, Rejoice Unto God In All Lands!, plus BWV 4, Christ Lay In The Bonds Of Death, written for Easter Sunday. Directed by Iain Ledingham.

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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

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


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

Christ Church Kensington, London W8

Wed 29 Apr


  • 10:30 – 11:30 Bach To Baby Christ Church Kensington, London

St Mary's Church, London SW15

Thu 30 Apr

£10 (Children free) / 020 87884414

Mozart in May featuring Katie Stillman (violin) and Miaomiao Yu (piano).

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


Wed 3 Jun


Thu 4 Jun


Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni I: Bartok, Fabia Santcovsky, Haydn

  • Written by: Haydn

The Young Artist concerts are invitations to the outstanding contributors to the previous year's Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Fri 19 Jun

£12–£15; £6–£7.50 under 27s / 01728 687110

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.

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