Special event Friday, 2 November 2018

Corrido: A Ballad For The Brave

Enjoy an immersive audio-visual concert with violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball and Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski

  • Friday, 2 November 2018

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £20.00

    Includes wine reception.

Corrido: A Ballad For The Brave photo

CORRIDO - A Ballad For The Brave is an immersive concert, performed by internationally renowned violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball, and acclaimed Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, that pays musical homage to artistic self-expression, amplifying female voices and honouring established heroines, including the life and works of Frida Kahlo. Drawing inspiration from the cultural landscape of her time, the concert carries an audience on an impressionistic audio-visual journey through exquisite music, original animation and bold video design.

Join us on the evening of Friday 2 November (Mexico's Day of the Dead) for the world premiere performance of this unique concert. Part celebration of creative individuality, part memorial to lost souls, this musical odyssey explores and foregrounds female bravery, courage and endurance. The concert features new versions of Mexican folkloric music in addition to early-to-mid 20th century classical and jazz works through key moments and encounters in 20th century women's history - some real, and some imagined. Original animation by French artist Coline Brun-Naujalis and visually arresting video design by Roderick Maclachlan are further enhanced by atmospheric original compositions and soundscapes by Lizzie Ball and Morgan Szymanski.

CORRIDO - A Ballad For The Brave

A concert conceived by Lizzie Ball and Emily Blacksell
Original composition, arrangements and co-direction by Lizzie Ball
Directed and produced by Emily Blacksell
Violin and vocals by Lizzie Ball
Featuring Morgan Szymanski on guitar
Video design and lighting by Roderick Maclachlan
Animation by Coline Brun-Naujalis
Music includes adapted works by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Julio César Oliva, Manuel Ponce, Maurice Ravel, Django Reinhardt, Ethel Smyth, Igor Stravinsky and Germaine Tailleferre