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Three To See 2012: Classical music

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Les Vents Francais

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three classical music acts from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Les Vents Francais (pictured)
As the name suggests (to French speakers at least) this musical group is formed of wind-instrument virtuosos – a flautist, an oboist, a clarinettist, a bassoonist and a horn player. They’ll be playing some “elegant, witty” music from the likes of Ibert, Ravel and Barber, and I think this sounds great.
Les Vents Francais, The Queen’s Hall, 15 Aug, 11.00am, eifpp56.

Mozart at Teatime
I’ve picked this one because I’m feeling very Mozart right at this minute, but it could really have been any of the similar concerts that are taking place at the Royal Over-Seas League this August. There’s Bach for Breakfast, Shostakovich late, Chopin after lunch… and the list goes on. This strand always gets positive responses from our reviewers, and it’s not just because of the tea, coffee and shortbread (or breakfast pastries) involved.
Mozart at Teatime, Royal Over-Seas League, 13, 15, 20, 22 Aug, 4.00pm, fpp221.

Key 89
I’m a bit of a sucker for mixed up styles of anything, so, as I was perusing the Fringe Programme whilst eating my fusion-cuisine dinner, this jumped out at me. Sebastian Thirlway, in his third year at the Fringe, performs classical piano works “interleaved” with jazz free improvisation. And that sounds good to me.
Key 89, St Mark’s artSpace, 8, 15 Aug, 5.15pm, fpp216.