Classical music gets world sound flavour for concert

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A merging of classical and world music can be heard at a special concert at Leighton Buzzard’s Library Theatre at the weekend.

Leighton Buzzard Music Club has organised for an appearance by Kosmos Ensemble on Saturday.

They are made up of violinist Harriet Mackenzie, violist Meg Hamilton and accordion player Milos Milivojevic merge classical and world ethnic music.

They are soloists in their own right. Harriet is an international concerto soloist and chamber musician with a particular interest in contemporary music.

Meg is a unique viola player specialising in world and folk music styles including Celtic, Romanian, Greek and Middle-Eastern music.

Milos is an international competition winner on the classical accordion, with a passion for tango and Balkan music.

The trio aim to put on a thrilling programme ranging from emotive Jewish, Gypsy and Greek music, gliding into hot-blooded Tango, Arabic rhythms, Celtic melody and Japanese folksongs.

Kosmos has performed internationally to great acclaim, notably at London Southbank Centre, Wales Millennium Centre, international festivals such as Ripon and Jersey, on tours in Poland, Italy, Greece; and in live performances on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.

The Time music critic Richard Morrison said: “Kosmos perform with telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity and impeccable musicianship.”

This exciting concert forms part of the LB OXJAM Festival in aid of Oxfam.

The concert starts at 7.30pm with the doors opening at 6.45pm.

Tickets cost between £5 and £13 and entrance for children under the age of 16 is free.

They are available by calling the theatre’s box office on 0300 300 8125.

For further information about Leighton Buzzard Music Club, or to buy tickets online, visit www.lbmusic.co.uk.