Also listen out for the National Youth Choir at Snape Maltingsby Alexandra Coghlan / July 18, 2018 / Leave a comment
Published in August 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine
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 performance of Haydn’s joyous Creation conducted by festival favourite Edward Gardner.