The Blue Bird Premiere
This innovative project brings together the sounds of Saffron Beagley's eight piece Silhouette Ensemble and the shadow puppetry of Armchair Puppet Theatre. The performance of The Blue Bird takes place at 8.00pm on Wednesday 31st May, at The Wardrobe in Leeds, as the first half of Saffron Beagley's debut presentation. The delicate interface of cross cultural music, voice and shadow, animates this poignant, touching, and gently humorous adaptation.
The second set features the powerful, densely textured
sounds of The Saffron Beagley
Jazz Orchestra. Sometimes raucous and always
adventurous, Beagley’s innovative compositions are written for her seventeen
outstanding Leeds area musicians. The Saffron Beagley Jazz Orchestra's
repertoire will include pieces by Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler.