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Bedford Proms 2015

Popular classics and film scores from a host of performers.

Bedford Park

Sat 1 Aug

£23.50 for early bird tickets; 29.50 after (Children £3.50; Under 5s free) / 020 3137 6166

Lang Lang in Recital

Bach Italian Concerto Tchaikovsky The Seasons Chopin Four Scherzos Lang Lang returns to the Usher Hall for a solo recital showcasing the poetry and pyrotechnics of his powerful pianism, from the brisk precision of Bach to the dazzling keyboard fireworks of Chopin, by way of Tchaikovsky’s gloriously lyrical The…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

£14 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

The Czech Philharmonic was founded in 1896, and inaugurated itself with a performance of Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony, conducted by the composer. Since then it's seen an array of guest soloists and illustrious conductors, the current music director being Jiří Bělohlávek.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Tue 21 Apr

£15.50–£39.50 / 0115 989 5555

This concert features works by Dvořák, Vaughan Williams, Smetana and Mendelssohn.

NYOS Junior Orchestra

The NYOS Junior Orchestra, formerly the National Children's Orchestra of Scotland, is the junior ensemble of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and is open to children aged 8–13.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Jun

£12 (£8; under 16s £5) / 0131 668 2019

Highly-rated NZ conductor Holly Mathieson conducts McCunn's Land of Mountain and the Flood, Gliére's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Geddes's Dances at Threave, Debussy's Marche Ecossaise and Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King.

St Giles' at Six

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

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 226 0673

The Leader Ensemble plays Brahms' Sextet No 1 Op 18.

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Academy Musicians play S.S.Wesley's Blessed be the God and Father, Lauridsen's O Magnum mysterium and Franz Biebl's Ave Maria.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0131 226 0673

Nicholas Wearne plays the organ.

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Aurora Orchestra: Judith Weir

  • Written by: Judith Weir

The orchestra performs a new commission of work by Judith Weir. With mezzo-soprano Alice Coote.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Sat 6 Jun

£15–£40 / 020 7935 2141

Beethoven Violin Sonatas 9 & 10

RCM violinist Joo Yeon Sir performs Beethoven's Sonata No 9 In A Minor 'Kreutzer' and Sonata No 10 in G, with Weihao Fu and Hamish Brown on piano. The concert is introduced by Dr Katy Hamilton.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Tue 7 Jul

Free / 020 7591 4300

RSNO: Søndergård Conducts Eroica

Beethoven's 1804 Symphony No 3 was something new in Western music – longer, more complex, more dramatic and more varied in mood than any previous symphony, it marked the beginning of its composer's heroic middle period. Here it's coupled with Nielsen's Violin Concerto featuring James Ehnes, and Sibelius' tuneful Karelia…

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 23 Apr

£12.50–£16 (disabled £6.25–£8; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 25 Apr

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

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£12–£37 (disabled £6–£18.30; under 26s / mature students / unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

Tchaikovsky Birthday Salute: Graham Fitkin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven

  • Directed by: Dima Slobodeniouk (cond)
  • Written by: Beethoven

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Thu 7 May

£13–£36 / 0151 709 3789

Aberystwyth Choral Society: Mascagni, Rossini, Joseph Parry

  • Directed by: David Russell Hulme (cond)
  • Written by: Joseph Parry

Performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater, plus Joseph Parry Scenes from Blodwen and Mascagni Easter Hymn (Cavalieria Rusticana), conducted by David Russell Hulme.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 25 Apr

£12; £6 carer (£11; Children £2 accompanied child) / 01970 623 232

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Amjad Ali Khan

Performing Indian classical music on sarod with tabla accompaniment.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Thu 18 Jun

£15 / 01803 847 070

Arcangelo And Iestyn Davies: Bach, Telemann

  • Directed by: Jonathan Cohen
  • Written by: Telemann

The programme features Bach's Violin Sonata in G and Telemann's Viola Concerto, flanked by excerpts from Bach's vocal cantatas, from Wie Starb Die Heldin So Vergnugt and Schlummert Ein.

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Fri 8 May

£10–£42 / 0870 750 0659

BBC SSO: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Markus Stenz conducts the finale of the orchestra's 2014–15 season, with Berio's Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (after Boccherini), Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 K467 with Garrick Ohlsson and Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's frothiest play. Guest soloists are Katherine Broderick (soprano) and Clara Mouriz…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 14 May

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

BBC SSO: Shostakovich 15

Donald Runnicles conducts Janáček's Sinfonietta and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 1 and his late, great Symphony No 15. Guest soloists are Mark O'Keeffe (trumpet) and Garrick Ohlsson (piano).

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 7 May

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 8 May

£10.50–£21 / 01224 641122


Blake's incredible journey started in 2007 when four friends reunited on Facebook and quickly took the music world by storm as they blurred the lines between pop and classical singing, creating a unique sound like none before. Since then they have released three award-winning albums, travelled the globe, appeared on over…

Alnwick Playhouse

Fri 5 Jun

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01665 510785

  • 19:30 Blake Alnwick Playhouse

Auden Theatre, Holt

Wed 22 Jul

£25 / 01603 598699

  • 20:00 Blake Auden Theatre, Holt

The Brindley, Runcorn

Wed 10 Jun

£22.50 / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30 Blake The Brindley, Runcorn

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Chambers | Chilly Gonzales

All-round piano virtuoso and entertainer Gonzales teams up with the Kaiser Quartett to present his hotly anticipated new project Chambers performing material inspired by Bach to Daft Punk and much in between. Gonzo re-imagines chamber music as if it were today’s pop, with his array of rap, classical, ambient and more.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Charles Tebbs: Bach Goldberg Variations at Sutton House

A rare opportunity to hear the astounding and moving Goldberg Variations by J.S, Bach in the intimate surroundings of historic Sutton House in Hackney.

National Trust: Sutton House, London E9

Sun 19 Apr

£12; £10 adv; £1 Under 26; eople with disabilities and carers / 020 8986 2264

Danish Sinfonietta: Abrahamsen, Carl Nielsen/Hans, Mozart, John Frandsen, Anders Nordentoft, Edvard Grieg

  • Directed by: David Riddell (cond)
  • Written by: Edvard Grieg

The orchestra presents an evening of Scandinavian music, with a little Mozart as contrast.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Tue 9 Jun

Edinburgh Grand Opera: L'Elisir d'amore

Edinburgh Grand Opera presents Donizetti's comedy about a love potion (actually, wine) and how effective it is – or rather, how effective the characters believe it to be. Susannah Wapshott conducts; Kally Lloyd-Jones directs.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 6 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Thu 7 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Fri 8 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Sat 9 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the world.

City Halls, Glasgow

Tue 26 May

Recital Room

£15 (£12; Students £5; accompanied children free) / 0141 353 8000

Works by composers at the beginnings of their careers, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Tom Harrold; Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 13; Webern: Langsamer Satz; Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 3.

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jun

£6–£10 / 0141 357 4000

Haydn: String Quartet Op 54 No 2; Mendelssohn: Capriccio Op 81; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 7. Part of Cottier Chamber Project.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 27 May

£15 (£12; Students £5; Children free) / 0131 668 2019

Works by composers at the beginnings of their careers, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Tom Harrold; Webern: Langsamer Satz; Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 3.

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Ensemble BPM – Three Tales

Ensemble BPM present Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s Three Tales.

Science Museum IMAX, South Kensington

Wed 22 Apr

£22 (£12) / 020 7942 4000

Fri 24 Apr

£22 (£12) / 020 7942 4000

Evening Concert In Collaboration With Ty Cerdd: Sarah Lianne Lewis, Hilary Tann T, Grace Williams, Rhian Samuel, Lynne Plowman

  • Directed by: Tecwyn Evans (cond)
  • Written by: Lynne Plowman

A concert championing the works of female composers from Wales.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 29 Apr


£10 / 029 2063 6464

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

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'.

H.M.S. Pinafore

Scottish Opera Richard Egarr Conductor John Mark Ainsley Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw Elizabeth Watts Josephine Hilary Summers Little Buttercup Kitty Whately Hebe Neal Davies Dick Deadeye Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay Barnaby…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Halifax Choral Society: Summer Prom

Join the world's oldest choral society, extant since 1817, for their annual summer concert.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 13 Jun

£10–£22 (£8–£18) / 01422 351158

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