Shoreham Academy hosted students from United Learning schools in Sussex as they took part in Classical Kicks Remix-ED – an interactive, engaging show which aims to make classical music accessible to young people.
The performance was also attended by students from The Regis School. Both schools are part of United Learning, a national group of academies and independent schools, which commissioned the show from Classical Kicks to bring the new GCSE music curriculum to life for students.
Lizzie was delighted to be invited back onto BBC Radio 3 In Tune with her long time collaborator James Pearson and Sam Burgess to perform tracks from their forthcoming tour of their Reunion Project, a homage to Stephane Grappelli and George Shearing.
She sings, she plays violin, she’s toured with Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson and now she’s our October Guest
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Suzy Klein with arts news, chat and live music. Guests include violinist Lizzie Ball – she’ll be playing live in the studio and talking about her Classical Kicks at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club of classical concerts of music in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Lizzie’s recent and ongoing collaboration with Bestival Founder and Curator DJ Rob da Bank plus a stellar Classical Kicks team of musicians was announced earlier this Autumn in the Huff Post UK. Read more about this exciting project here Classical Kicks at Bestival
Anyone who thinks classical music is boring needs to go to a Classical Kicks show. In one night we went from La Traviata to Czech and Slovak folk music, to the best cover of “Your Song” I have ever heard (sorry Ellie Goulding, but frankly Lizzie’s version was way better).
The Studio at St James’ Theatre is a really small, intimate setting and was rather reminiscent of an old school jazz club.
Classical music and opera have traditionally been written for opera houses and large concert halls. As much as I enjoy the grand atmosphere, sometimes I just want to relax and enjoy music for what it is – without the frills and formalities.
The audience seemed mesmerized by the entire thing, especially when his young violinist Lizzie Ball took a solo, or even channeled Mary Ford’s vocals on the Les Paul classic “How High the Moon.
Violinist/vocalist Lizzie Ball was a force and possibly commanded as much attention as Beck. Rhonda Smith was ferocious on the bass, and as with the other musicians in the band, had a great time letting the instrument do the talking.
Lizzie is delighted to feature in a recent article along with her fellow classical collaborator Gabi Swallow, in which they both discuss with journalist Tom Hodge their views on classical music in unusual contexts, with reference to Lizzie’s Classical Kicks.