Martinů Jazz Suite
Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Edinburgh International Festival website
Tickets on general sale from Friday 11 June
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
Despite their serious credentials, musical jokes are high on both conductor and orchestra’s agenda at their International Festival concert. After all, who couldn’t do with some humour to lift the spirits?
In his riotous Divertissement, Jacques Ibert’s intention was to put a smile on your face. Richard Strauss might be more sober in the incidental music he wrote for Molière’s satirical Le bourgeois gentilhomme, though it reaches its comic conclusion in a musical feast that quotes classics from across the repertoire.