Germany theme, exploring the "excitement and exuberance of two rich musical traditions".
Concerts in the series include performances in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and London's Wigmore Hall, starting on Monday.
On the British side, there is Walton's Sonata for Strings and Martin Suckling's four Musical Postcards, premiered by the Scottish Ensemble during their concert series last year.
Representing Germany, there is Hamburg-based composer Leopold Hurt's Dead Reckoning and Brahms' String Quintet in G major, in an arrangement for string orchestra by the ensemble's artistic director Jonathan Morton.
No script for stage drama
Theatre Ad Infinitum bring their multi award-winning play without words Translunar Paradise to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on on Friday and Saturday, Eden Court, Inverness, on Sunday, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, on October 22 and The Beacon, Greenock, on October 23 as part of the Luminate festival.
Successful for two years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it has been seen by more than 50,000 people.
Translunar Paradise is told without text and in its place are movement, music and masks.
It tells the tale of an old man who is confronted with solitude, but comforted by a rich tapestry of memories - from courtship in the 1940s, and through the joys, trials and tribulations of a relationship spanning over 60 years.
Bellany prints put on show
The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh is holding a memorial tribute to the artist John Bellany who died in August, from October 10 until November 2. The exhibition will focus on his printmaking work, including some very rare prints from the 1970s and 1980s, including a series of self-portraits.
Bellany held a notable one-man show at the Scottish Gallery in 1986, the same year as his major retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
His work as a printmaker began at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1960s, where he studied under Robin Philipson, and he mastered the technique over the following decade. His etchings reflect the powerful, imaginative imagery which is associated with his paintings.