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GIGS Cho­sen by David Cheal

Two must-hear Proms fea­ture Jan­sons and his Bavar­ian Ra­dio Sym­phony Orches­tra in Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathus­tra and Si­belius’s Sec­ond Sym­phony, and then in Honeg­ger’s Sym­phonie li­turgique and Beethoven’s Ninth ( Choral) Sym­phony. Al­bert Hall, Lon­don SW7 (020 7589 8212), Wed, Thurs.

OPERA Cho­sen by Ru­pert Chris­tiansen

Con­nect Fes­ti­val This three-day event on the banks of Loch Fyne in Ar­gyll fea­tures an im­pres­sive line-up on three stages, with an em­pha­sis on Scot­tish acts: Pri­mal Scream, Je­sus and Mary Chain, Mog­wai, Teenage Fan­club, Amy Macdon­ald, plus Jarvis Cocker, Björk, LCD Sound Sys­tem, and the sum­mer’s big fes­ti­val suc­cess story, Sea­sick Steve. In­ver­aray Cas­tle, Ar­gyll (0870 169 0100), Fri-Sept 2. Info: con­nect­mu­sicfes­ti­ BOOK NOW Paul Hart­noll Hart­noll’s first shows since the demise of Or­bital. Round­house, Lon­don NW1 (0870 389 1846), Sept 4; Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester (0161 907 9000), Sept 5.

CLASSICAL Cho­sen by Ge­of­frey Nor­ris

Presteigne Fes­ti­val The charm­ing Welsh fes­ti­val in­cludes a harp­si­chord recital by Ca­role Cerasi, fo­cus­ing on the sonatas of Domenico Scar­latti in this 250th an­niver­sary year of his death. St Mary’s Church, Pem­bridge (01544 267800), Mon. Mariss Jan­sons Romeo and Juliet A loosely adapted ver­sion of Shake­speare’s tragedy by the 19th-cen­tury com­poser Ge­org Benda, pre­sented by Bamp­ton Classical Opera. We­ston­birt School, near Tet­bury (01367 847077), to­mor­row, Mon. Capric­cio Richard Strauss’s last opera, in a pro­duc­tion from Cologne, with Gabriele Fon­tana as the Count­ess who can­not choose be­tween a poet and com­poser. Markus Stenz con­ducts. Fes­ti­val Theatre, Ed­in­burgh (0131 473 2000), Tues, Thurs. The Wa­ter Di­viner’s Tale A new opera for chil­dren on the sub­ject of cli­mate change, com­posed by Rachel Port­man to a li­bretto by Owen Sheers.Al­bert Hall, Lon­don SW7 (020 7589 8212), Mon.

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