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James Kirby

The pianist performs various works.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sat 12 Dec

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

More Sax Before Midnight

Royal Over-Seas League Heady musical cocktail of Fitkin, Nyman, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos served by master mixologists Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and James Sherlock (piano). Can they top last year’s sell-out show? Plus guests Quattro. Includes glass of wine beforehand.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Simon Bolivar String Quartet: Ravel, Ginastera

  • Written by: Ginastera

The string quartet performs Ginastera's String Quartet No 1 Op 20 and Ravel's String Quartet In F.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Fri 29 May

£15 / 020 7935 2141

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, now on the last Monday evening. With a celebration of dance music the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Mon 31 Aug

£12.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Filetta

  • Directed by: Jean-Claude Acquaviva (cond)

Vocal group from Corsica, specialising in the island's tradition of vocal polyphony, known for many collaborations with theatre, dance and film.

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

Fri 19 Jun

£10–£25 (£8–£19)

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Adrian Brendel And The Health Quartet: Tchaikovsky, Rautavaara, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Bartok

  • Written by: Bartok

The cellist and ensemble perform Schubert's String Quintet in C.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Tue 18 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

After Party

Immersive historical theatre piece about Schubert and friends partying hard.


Wed 27 May


  • 22:00 – 23:00 After Party COSY CLUB SALISBURY, Salisbury

Alex McCartney

The lute-player performs a selection of classical works from the Elizabethan era.

St Mary's Church, York

Wed 8 Jul

£12 (£10)

Alison Balsom: Handel, Bach, Stravinsky, Britten

  • Written by: Britten

Alison Balsom and Adam Wright perform works by Franceschini, Bach, Handel, Britten and Stravinsky.

Bristol Old Vic

Wed 29 Jul

£5–£21 / 0117 987 7877

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen

A performance Handel's Nine German Arias.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Fri 12 Jun

£15 / 020 7935 2141

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Bach French Suites I: Bach

  • Written by: Bach

Joanna MacGregor, piano, performs Bach's French Suite No 1 In D Minor, French Suite No 2 In C Minor and French Suite No 3 In B Minor.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Wed 12 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

Bach Hours

Organists Whitehead, Wally and Harris, with tenor John Mark Ainsley Rare chance to hear Bach's uplifting Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) complete, plus a dozen modern contributions to the Orgelbüchlein Project – the project aiming to fill the 118 blank pages in Bach's collection. Each piece is a miniature gem…

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug


£10 (£8) / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bach To The Future II - By Candlelight

Fenella Humphreys chooses the intimate, magical atmosphere of St Michael's Church, Discoed for her second solo recital of music by J S Bach and no fewer than four contemporary composers - a real feast for the ear.

St Michael's Church, Presteigne

Mon 31 Aug

£12.50 ( £6)

Berlin In Light: Cabaret: Revue Songs In The 1920s

Soprano Anna Dennis, mezzo soprano Lucy Schaufer and pianist Philip Headlam perform some typical examples of a witty and sophisticated genre, including songs by Kurt Weill, Wilhelm Grosz and Herbert Zipper.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 21 Jun

Hall One

£10 / 020 7520 1490

Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama

  • Directed by: John La Bouchardiere

An immersive dramatisation of intense and unsettling music by Carlo Gesualdo, the Italian Renaissance composer.

The Maltings, Salisbury

Fri 5 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

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Carole Cerasi: Inglot, Couperin, Philips, Balbastre, Tomkins, Rameau, Byrd

  • Written by: Byrd

Keyboard and harpsichord recitals of music by Byrd, Tomkins, Couperin and Rameau; celebrating forests, gardens and flowers.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Sun 2 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (Children £4 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

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.

Cole Porter Classics Late

Matthew Sharp cello/vocal, Viv McLean piano Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Everytime You Say Goodbye. Pianist Viv McLean with Matthew Sharp cello/vocalist pay tribute to Cole Porter and great music theatre lyricist/composers. Includes glass of wine beforehand.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Complete Bach Cello Suites II: Bach

  • Written by: Bach

The cellist Richard Tunnicliffe performs Bach's Cello Suites II.

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Tue 11 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

A Deux Violes Esgales

Sylvia Abramowicz - bass viol Jonathan Dunford - bass viol

National Centre For Early Music, York

Sun 5 Jul

£16 ( £5) / 01904 658338

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Dido & Aeneas: Purcell

  • Directed by: Christopher Monks (cond)
  • Written by: Purcell

Spitalfields Music newcomers the Armonico Consort, joined by soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, present a semi-staged performance of Henry Purcell's only complete opera Dido & Aeneas.

Village Underground, London EC2A

Tue 9 Jun

£15; £11.25 under 26s (Children £7.50; £5; £11.25) / 020 7422 7505

Duo Dorado: Telemann in Hamburg

Hazel Brooks (violin) and David Pollock (harpsichord) play music by Telemann, Buxtehude and Bach.

King's Lynn Minster

Sat 18 Jul

£8 (under 18s £4) / 01553 767090

Elizabethan Songs – Late Night Concert

A rare performance from countertenor Iestyn Davies with established lutenist Thomas Dunford.

All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes

Sat 13 Jun

£17 / 01903 204321

Part of Lewes Chamber Music Festival.


James Weeks performs Mala Punica, a cycle of eight canons for eight voices with texts taken from the biblical Song of Songs.

Christ Church Spitalfields, London E1

Wed 3 Jun

£5–£18 / 02073 772440

  • 21:30 – 22:30 Exaudi Christ Church Spitalfields, London

Father, Son And Pupil: JS Bach, CPE Bach

  • Written by: CPE Bach

Carole Cerasi performs a clavichord recital to explore the relationship between father-and-son Johann Sebastian and Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. The programme features JS Bach's Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat major BWV 998, CPE Bach's Rondo in C major H260 Wq56/1, Muthel's Arioso with 12 variations in c minor and…

The Arts at Dartington, Totnes

Thu 6 Aug

Ship Studio

£8 (Children £4 under 16s) / 01803 847 070

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