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Sheku Kanneh-Mason at Edinburgh and Three Choirs Festival—classical highlights in August 2018

Also listen out for the National Youth Choir at Snape Maltings

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival


Edinburgh International Festival

Various venues, 3rd to 27th August

The Edinburgh International Festival is giving the Proms a run for its money this year. Try Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams’s stirring A Sea Symphony; or Sheku Kanneh-Mason, fresh from the royal wedding, playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Soloists include violinists Nicola Benedetti, James Ehnes and Viktoria Mullova, and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Piotr Anderszewski, while lovers of early music shouldn’t miss Handel’s Samson. The festival opens with a…

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