Location: Prestfelde Theatre, Prestfelde School
This fascinating programme includes arrangements by Stravinsky of The Firebird and Suite Italienne, and looks at the influence of Chanel, Stravinsky and other contemporaries of the vibrant Parisian Left Bank artistic scene of the early/mid 20th Century.
This concert features a chamber music production created by Lizzie Ball, performed with long-time collaborator Miloš Milivojević and with visual projections.
Lizzie Ball (saxophone)
A prolific performer, Lizzie has been on the international stage for two decades. The TimesIn December 2018, Lizzie was chosen as one of the top 50 females in the UK by the Daily Mail’s Top 50 of 2018 list. Lizzie’s career has seen her enjoy a world class diverse range of experiences. Highlights include touring internationally for several years with Nigel Kennedy as soloist and Concertmaster of his Orchestra of Life (including directing for him the ‘Palestine Prom’ for the BBC Proms 2013 in the Royal Albert Hall) and appeared with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck as a featured artist in US-wide tours which gave her rave reviews in every one of the 30 concerts they performed together. Lizzie created and founded Classical Kicks in 2012 in an ongoing mission is to bring classical music to a wider audience in accessible, diverse venues and contexts. In November 2019 Lizzie curated and performed a headline event at Ronnie Scott’s Main House with world renowned choir, The Sixteen and Director Harry Christophers together with pianist James Pearson, accordionist Martynas Levickis, and rapper Isatta Sheriff.
Miloš Milivojević (accordion)
Award-winning Serbian born Miloš Milivojević has been described as “A hurricane of imaginative invention” by Hilary Finch. Miloš is an ambassador for the classical accordion and has premiered works and collaborated with British composers including Anthony Gilbert, Howard Skempton, Elena Firsova, Patrick Nunn and many more. The versatility of Miloš’s playing extends to working with leading opera companies and he is regularly invited to perform with Opera North. In 2014, Miloš was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for his contribution to music.