Berlin Philharmonic Easter Concert, live from Germany’s largest opera house at Baden-Baden with Sol Gabetta the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the Argentine cellist seeming to have had the same impact on the music world as Jacqueline Du Pre did playing it some years ago. The orchestra’s artistic director Sir Simon Rattle wields the baton with, elsewhere, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Prelude to Act One of Wagner’s Lohengrin and Ligeti’s Atmosphéres which will probably precede the Stravinsky and gained its greatest exposure in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sheffield Cineworld, Easter Sunday, 5pm – £11, £8.80 concessions.
City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra, presents its Spring Concert and welcomes Ensemble 360’s Tim Horton as the soloist in the most popular of Prokofiev’s five piano concertos, No 3, after taking on and doubtless conquering Shostakovich’s Symphony No 1, such are the CSYO’s capabilities under the inspirational direction of Christopher Gayford. City Hall, Saturday (April 26), 7.15pm – £12, £10 concessions, £4 students. Pre-concert talk with Tim Horton, 6.45pm. www.csyo.org.uk
Baslow Choir, annual spring trip ‘up the road’ with music director Andrew Marples and, this year, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, plus Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. Soprano Joanna Shacklock, mezzo-soprano Kate Symonds-Joy, tenor Daniel Joy and bass Stephen Godward are the soloists (a couple of familiar names to Sheffield audiences there), with Chris Flint, Carol Reid (four-handed piano) and Joe Hutchinson (organ). Ecclesall Parish Church, Saturday (April 26), 7.30pm – £12, £10 concessions in advance; £14 only on the door. 01433 631 586, www.baslowchoir.co.uk
Così fan Tutte, Mozart’s opera with James Levine conducting is the penultimate live relay, direct from the New York Metropolitan in the present series. Cineworld Sheffield, Saturday (April 26), 5.55pm – £18.80, £15 concessions.
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see the respective websites of both in the ‘Who’s Doing It’ section of Classical Sheffield.