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European Union Chamber Orchestra Lucia Micallef: Bach, Holst, Haydn

  • Directed by: Hans Peter Hofmann
  • Written by: Haydn

Brian Schembri conducts Bach's Keyboard Concertos In F Minor And D Minor, Holst's St Paul's Suite and Haydn's Symphony No 59 In A, 'Fire', with Lucia Micallef, piano.

St James' Church, London W1J

Wed 4 Mar

£15; £12 adv ( £8) / 020 7381 0441

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

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

£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

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Hector Scott (violin & viola) and Anna Mavromatidi (piano) play Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata and Brahms' Sonata for Viola in E flat.

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir performs Elgar's 'My love dwelt in a northern land'; Brahms's 'In stiller Nacht'; Coleridge Taylor's 'The Evening Star'; Sullivan's The long day closes; Robin McLeish's Three Songs (premiere) and Ivo Antognini's 'There is another sky'.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0131 226 0673

Nicholas Wearne plays the organ.

Andrean Lazarov: The Piano Fantasies

Travelling from Bulgaria, Andrean will swap Symphony Halls for Eathorpe Village Hall to perform this wonderfully intimate piano recital. He has performed with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle.

Eathorpe Village Hall, Leamington Spa

Sat 21 Mar

£12.50 ( £11; £11)

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Handel's Hercules: Handel

  • Directed by: Harry Bicket (cond)
  • Written by: Handel

Harry Bicket conducts a performance of Handel's three part musical drama, featuring Matthew Rose as Hercules, Alice Coote as Dejanira, Elizabeth Watts as Iole and James Gilchrist as Hyllus, with the choir of The English Concert.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 4 Mar


£15–£45 / 020 7638 8891

John Lewis Partnership Music Society Spring Concert: Verdi Requiem

Verdi's Requiem, performed by the Cavendish Ensemble and Voices in Partnership, with guest soloists.

Holy Trinity Church, London SW1X

Fri 20 Mar

£7 including refreshments at interval / 0207 730 7270

Scottish Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck's 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice did away with opportunities for empty virtuosity, setting new standards for dramatic integrity in opera writing, and in doing so helped to usher in the age of classical opera. Ashley Page directs this production, with Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup donning the breeches as Orfeo. Kenneth…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 3 Mar

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Glasgow Orchestral Society

The Glasgow Orchestral Society is Glasgow's largest amateur orchestra, established in 1870 and giving four concerts a year.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar

£10 (students & children £5) / 0141 332 5057

Ryan Bancroft conducts works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, with guest soloist Daniel Rainey (violin).

Sat 6 Jun

£10 (students & children £5) / 0141 332 5057

Ross Gunning conducts works by Tchaikovsky and Respighi, and also Dvořák's Symphony No 9 'From the New World'.

Katherine Jenkins

Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tue 3 Mar

£29.50–£55 / 0844 907 9000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 11 Mar

£29.50–£55 / 01702 351135

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Sat 14 Mar

£29.50–£55 / 02920 224488

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Le Nozze di Figaro

VoiceArc present their debut production, Le Nozze di Figaro, by W A Mozart.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£14–£16 / 0131 346 1405

Sat 7 Mar

£14–£16 / 0131 346 1405

Oliver Henry

Eamonn Dougan conducts the Thomas Tallis Society Choir & Orchestra's performing Stabat Mater (McDowall), accompanied by baritone soloist Nicholas Mogg and the Blackheath Conservatoire Children's Choir. plus works by Victoria, Lotti, Morales and Lobo.

St Alfege Church, London SE10

Sun 15 Mar

£12–£15 / 020 8858 6828

RSNO: Søndergård conducts Pathétique

Thomas Søndergård conducts Sibelius' Symphony No 6, Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto with Kari Kriikuu and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 'Pathétique'.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 7 Mar

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

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

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

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Violin Concerto

Schubert's Symphony No 9 D944, sometimes known as 'The Great C Major' (to distinguish it from his Symphony No 6, the 'Little C Major'), is one of its composer's late masterpieces. In Aberdeen and Edinburgh, it's paired with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, performed by Renaud Capuçon; in Glasgow, with Beethoven's 'Coriolan…

City Halls, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

£14.50–£28.50 / 0141 353 8000

Note: This concert does not feature Beethoven's Violin Concerto but his 'Coriolan' Overture.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 7 Mar

£11–£22.50 / 01224 641122

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£31 / 0131 228 1155

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Scottish Music Prize

Watch some of the Junior Conservatoire’s finest young musicians compete to win the coveted Junior Conservatoire Prizes.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Ledger Recital Room

£4 (£3) / 0141 332 5057

Angela East

The recital features Bach's suite no 1 in G major and the towering Suite No 5 in C minor.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Sat 7 Mar

St Mary's Church

£12 ( £5; Children £5 under 18s) / 01803 847 070

BBC Radio 3: Poulenc 50 Years On – Music with Nicole Cabell

One of the great young singers of her generation, Nicole Cabell was propelled into superstardom upon winning the 2005 Cardiff Singer of the Year. She has a great passion for French music, and is joined for this special programme for Radio 3 of Poulenc and Faure by friend of RCS, pianist Simon Lepper. Soprano Nicole…

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Wed 4 Mar

Stevenson Hall

£12–£14.50 (£12) / 0141 332 5057

Bedford Proms 2015

Taking place on Saturday 1st August 2015 in Bedford Park, the concert will feature the renowned London Gala Orchestra, Bedford Choral Society and guest soloists, performing popular classics and film scores.

Bedford Park

Sat 1 Aug

£29.50 adv; £23.50 early bird (Children £3.50 5-16 years) / 01234 221749

Duet Philharmonic Orchestra: Strauss

  • Directed by: Ronald Corp (cond)
  • Written by: Strauss

The orchestra performs music by Richard Strauss, joined by soloist Ailish Tynan and conductor Ronald Corp OBE.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 31 Mar

Royal Festival Hall

£12–£30 (£6–£15) / 0844 875 0073

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Edinburgh Competition Festival 2014: Final Concert

A showcase of talent from across the festival while the second half of the night consists of the final of the Festival's Concerto Class in which four soloists perform movements from major concertos, accompanied by The Friends of The Festival Orchestra conducted by David Watkin.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Mar

£6 (£4; Children free) / 0131 668 2019

Eltham College Choral And Orchestral Concert

  • Directed by: Laura Oldfield (cond)

Laura Oldfield conducts the school's Upper Sixth musicians.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Tue 17 Mar

£10–£15 ( £9–£13.50; £8–£12; Children £8–£12 under 16s) / 020 7222 1061

Friday Night Is Music Night: Swashbucklers

The BBC Concert Orchestra is joined by special guests for an evening of music composed for the swordsmen of the silver screen.

Watford Colosseum

Wed 18 Mar

£22.50–£27.50 / 0845 075 3993

Hannah Gibson

Birmingham-based organist in recital.

Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1690

Hieronymus Quartet: Beethoven

  • Written by: Beethoven

The group performs Beethoven's String Quartet In E Flat, 'The Harp', String Quartet In B Flat, No. 6 and his String Quartet In E Flat.

The Spring, Havant

Mon 16 Mar

£14 (£12.60) / 023 9247 2700

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