The turn-off began with the program book, a cluttered mishmash of small type, unfamiliar names and locations, apparently ambivalent crossover artists and vague promises.
Then, the press of other business--like the actual L.A. Festival itself--discouraged sampling the wares of the Fringe. We were elsewhere, and feeling no compulsion to go to Cerritos.
Consequently, and through no prior planning to ignore what few classical music concerts happened at the Fringe, most of those events went unreviewed by this department.
What were they like? Impossible to say, but one got fleeting impressions, from talking to some Fringe artists or reading advance stories on others.