There’s still plenty to prepare with the new repertoire and rehearsals. But we’ve had the photos back from the photo-shoot and we couldn’t decide which images best capture Fordante’s lighter take on classical and film music so this for this tour we’re going double sided.
A handful of photos from some of our recent concerts in Fordante’s current ‘From Puccini To The Movies’ tour.
The picturesque village of Alstonefield, nestled in the southern part of the beautiful Peak District, just outside Ashbourne, is the setting for tonight’s Fordante concert. Starting at 7:30, Fordante return to the village, this time at St Peter’s Church.
Many thanks for Kate Justice this afternoon on BBC Hereford & Worcester radio for the opportunity to talk Fordante and about the forthcoming concert back in my hometown Kidderminster at St George’s Church this Saturday 13th May 7:30pm.
The brief interview can be heard here on BBC iPlayer (from 2:04:00):
While Fordante were in concert in Leicestershire, one of our tracks, ‘Lament’ from the album The Arrival, was being played on BBC Introducing last Saturday night. Described as “Just simply beautiful”, “So imaginative”, “Blown away” and “Love it! Love it!”
Listen on BBC iPlayer here:
Many thanks to those at Fordante’s opening concert at St Michael’s Church, Kirk Langley, last night. Always good to hear audience response particularly to a new show. Fordante’s Arts Council England supported tour ‘From Puccini tot the Movies’ continues this Friday 27th January at Old Dalby, Leicestershire. More information can be found here.
Friday 20th January 8pm will see Fordante start their 2017 tour “From Puccini to the Movies and more” with a return concert to St Michael’s Church at Kirk Langley in Derbyshire. Described as ‘Film Music Cinema’ meets ‘Italian Piazza’ with a taste of ‘Last Night of the Proms’ promises an enjoyable evening…
Fordante’s 2017 tour dates have been released with 20 concerts announced so far in what promises to be their most spectacular show to date, titled “From Puccini to the Movies and more…“. Supported by Arts Council England, the award winning ensemble will be performing a repertoire that includes works by composers Puccini, Ravel and Strauss along with Music from the Movies plus a mix of Fordante’s own Worldly and Celtic inspired music.
Concert program includes:-
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Orpheus Of The Underworld (“The Can Can”)
Roses From The South
O Mio Babbino Caro
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Find out more about the dates in their new tour on the concerts page.
After last nights concert at Halton Church, Fordante are now heading back south and tonight will be in concert at Neston Library on the Wirral in our last concert on our mini-tour of North West in partnership with Cheshire Rural Touring and SpotOn Lancashire.