Our pick of the best classical concerts this month.
1/ Elgar’s Third Symphony
Concluding this season’s cycle of Elgar symphonies at the Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Anthony Payne’s reconstruction of Elgar’s Third Symphony based upon sketches left by the composer.
Tuesday 22 August 2017, Royal Albert Hall, London.
2/ The complete piano works of John McLeod
Across the course of four concerts, Murray McLachlan performs the complete music for solo piano by Scottish composer John McLeod.
Friday 18 – Saturday 26 August 2017, The Stoller Hall, Manchester.
3/ Belshazzar’s Feast
Baritone James Rutherford takes the lead in Walton’s choral masterpiece at the Proms with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Monday 7 August 2017, Royal Albert Hall, London.
4/ The Dream of Gerontius
In the magnificent surroundings of Coventry Cathedral, soloists Diana Moore, James Oxley and Ashley Riches join the Really Big Chorus and the English Symphony Orchestra for Elgar’s choral epic The Dream of Gerontius under conductor Brian Kay.
Saturday 12 August 2017, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry.
5/ Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
As part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform Benjamin Britten’s tribute to his teacher Frank Bridge.
Wednesday 23 August 2017, Usher Hall, Edinburgh.