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Bach's St Matthew Passion: Bach

  • Written by: Bach

The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Southern Sinfonia Baroque and six soloists perform the work.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Fri 3 Apr

£15–£36 / 0844 406 8666

Martin Aelred

Aelred (tenor) performs classical contemporary songs.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£15

St Ignatius Church, Wishaw

Tue 12 May

£5 / 01698 296550

St Peter in Chains, Doncaster

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 01302 342068

Edinburgh University Wind Band

Conducted by Morvern Bell.

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0131 651 4336

Sir John In Love

The RCS opera department stages Ralph Vaughan Williams' seldom-seen version of Shakespeare's rom-com The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Mon 11 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Wed 13 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

Fri 15 May

New Athenaeum Theatre

£19.50–£25.50 / 0141 332 5057

King Size

A hugely original take on the Liederabend. In Christoph Mathaler's hands this traditional 'evening of song' becomes a witty, charming and profound meditation on love and the seduction of dreams.

Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Tue 14 Apr

£8–£25 / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45 King Size Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London

Wed 15 Apr

£8–£25 / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45 King Size Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London

Thu 16 Apr

£8–£25 / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:45 King Size Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London
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Scottish Opera: Jenufa

Janáček’s Jenůfa is a powerful and brutally unsentimental tale of child murder in a small Czech town, but it manages to take the grimmest subject matter and make it curiously redemptive. Lee Bisset plays the title character, alongside Peter Wedd and Kathryn Harries. Stuart Stratford conducts.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 16 Apr

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 18 Apr

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tue 7 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 9 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 11 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

CBSO Elgar’s Cello Concerto: Elgar, Tippett, Bridge

  • Directed by: Edward Gardner (cond)
  • Written by: Bridge

Works by Elgar, Bridge and Tippett.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Thu 23 Apr

£5–£44 / 0121 345 0600

Choros & Corona Baroque Ensemble: JS Bach's Mass In B Minor

The ensemble performs JS Bach's In B Minor.

St John The Evangelist Church, Oxford

Sat 25 Apr

£15–£20 (£12–£16; £5; Children £5 under 18s)

Good Friday Concert: St Matthew Passion: J S Bach

  • Written by: J S Bach

The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment performs JS Bach's great work. The soloist is tenor Mark Padmore.

St George's Bristol

Fri 3 Apr

£25–£35 / 0845 402 4001

The Jubilee String Quartet

  • Written by: Beethoven

Classical works.

St Peter's Church, London SW1W

Thu 16 Apr

£18 (£12) / 020 7235 4482

The quartet plays pieces by Mozart, Haydn and Schumann.

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RSNO: Classic FM Hall of Fame

The orchestra presents favourites from the Classic FM Hall of Fame, so don't expect the unexpected, but you can be sure of top-class musicianship.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 11 Jun 2016

£15–£35 / 0141 353 8000

Otto Tausk conducts Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture 'Fingal’s Cave'; Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1; Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Barber's Adagio for Strings; Dvorák's Excerpts from Slavonic Dances, Elgar's Salut d’amour and Tchaikovsky's boom-tastic 1812 Overture. Guest soloist is Jennifer Pike (violin).

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Jun 2016

£15–£35 / 0131 228 1155

Otto Tausk conducts Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture 'Fingal’s Cave'; Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1; Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Barber's Adagio for Strings; Dvorák's Excerpts from Slavonic Dances, Elgar's Salut d’amour and Tchaikovsky's boom-tastic 1812 Overture. Guest soloist is Jennifer Pike (violin).

BBC SSO: Rachmaninov's Second Symphony

The world premiere of a new work by Liverpool composer Mark Simpson opens a big, hearty programme: James MacMillan's Piano Concerto No 2 with Peter Donohoe and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2. Andrew Litton conducts.

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 2 Apr

Grand Hall

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

Ben Folds

Piano rocker Ben Folds.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Aug

£32.50

With yMusic Part of Magners' Summer Nights.

Brentano String Quartet

The Brentano Quartet – Misha Amory, Serena Canin, Nina Lee and Mark Steinberg – has been together since 1992, is quartet-in-residence at Princeton University, and has been described as 'an ensemble of exceptional insight and communicative gifts'.

Crail Parish Church

Fri 3 Jul

£18–£25 (under 18s £5) / 01333 312631

The quartet is joined by guests Maxim Rysanov (viola) and Ashley Wass (piano) for a programme of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, Desyatnikov's Wie der alter Leiermann and Schubert again with the 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet. Part of East Neuk Festival.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Thu 16 Apr

£16 / 0115 846 7777

Goldsmith Choral Union: Brahms, Morten Lauridsen

  • Directed by: Brian Wright (cond)
  • Written by: Morten Lauridsen

Soprano Katherine Boyce, baritone Lukas Kargl, organist and pianist Robin Kimber and pianist Stephen Jones perform Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem. Conducted by Brian Wright.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Thu 18 Jun

£10–£22 / 020 7222 1061

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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.

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland is a symphony orchestra for musicians aged between 13 and 25 which performs in a variety of high profile venues in Scotland, the UK and around Europe.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Wed 8 Apr

£16 (£10; under 25s £2.50) / 01382 434940

Nicholas Collon conducts Strauss's Macbeth, Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 and John McLeod's Piano Concerto with James Willshire as the featured soloist.

City Halls, Glasgow

Tue 7 Apr

£16 (£10; under 25s £2.50) / 0141 353 8000

Nicholas Collon conducts Strauss's Macbeth, Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 and a Rachmaninov piano concerto with James Willshire as the featured soloist.

Perth Concert Hall

Wed 29 Jul

£16 (£10) / 01738 621031

Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Erik Chisholm's Piano Concerto No 1 and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2.

Notos Piano Quartet

Prizewinning young quartet from Germany.

Paxton House and Country Park, Berwick upon Tweed

Fri 17 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01289 386291

Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 16, Suk's Piano Quartet in a Minor Op. 1 and Brahms Piano Quartet in c Minor Op. 60. Part of Music at Paxton Festival.

Robert Barto / Duo Sabil & John Williams

Veteran lutenist Barto plays music by Sylvius Weiss, followed by Palestinian Duo Sabil with John Williams (guitar).

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sat 20 Jun

£10–£60 / 020 7401 9919

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 18 Dec

£12.50–£17 / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 19 Feb 2016

£15–£35 / 0141 353 8000

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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 6 Feb 2016

£15–£35 / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Feb 2016

£15–£35 / 0131 228 1155

Amjad Ali Khan

Performing Indian classical music on sarod with tabla accompaniment.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Thu 18 Jun

£15 / 01803 847 070

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

BBC Philharmonic: Rachmaninov, Ravel

  • Directed by: cond)
  • Written by: Ravel

Andrew Gourlay conducts Ravel's Piano Concerto In G and Piano Concerto For The Left Hand, plus Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 and Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, with Noriko Ogawa, Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott and Peter Donohoe, pianos.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Fri 24 Apr

£12–£38 / 0844 907 9000

BBC SSO: Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred' Symphony

Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred' Symphony depicts in musical form the torments of the hero of Byron's eponymous poem. There's also Unsuk Chin's Violin Concerto, featuring the violinist for whom it was written, the redoubtale Korean-German virtuoso Viviane Hagner, and a new work by Tom Harrold. Ilan Volkov conducts.

City Halls, Glasgow

Tue 7 Apr

Grand Hall

£12.50–£25 / 0141 353 8000

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