I’m currently in the planning stages of our next tour and this is an exciting time for me because it means I get to read all of the wonderful feedback we’ve had from previous concerts, looking through suggestions for what our audiences like to listen to and start preparing our program for the coming autumn season – which means alot of new musical arrangements.
Already established is that I’m going to be delving into some works by Strauss and Puccini which will include such beautiful classics as Skater’s Waltz, Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) and Roses From The South. New this season will be Fordante’s first foray into the world of Operatic music so turning popular songs that are usually sung, into arrangements for the Fordante line-up will be an challenging prospect. But it’s something I’m rather looking forward to creating nevertheless.
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We’re very pleased to have been invited up to Melbourne Assembly Rooms in Melbourne, Derbyshire on Saturday 17th October. Although we have performed several times in beautiful Derbyshire this is a new concert hall for Fordante.
Fordante to perform at Melbourne Assembly Rooms
The concert will feature some wonderful music by Strauss and popular light classics such as The Blue Danube Waltz, Bolero, Radetsky March, well known evocative film music along with some of Fordante’s own light, easy listening music.
From standing ovations, to sell out venues and multiple encores – Fordante’s 2015 ‘From Strauss To The Movies’ concert season was a first for us in many ways. Catch a 2 minute overview of Fordante’s tour here:
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This time last week Fordante were preparing to go on stage at Alstonefield Community Centre, in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Today I’ve just received a very warm review of the concert which can be found here. I’m looking forwards to make a return visit in the not too distant future.
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We’re looking forward to Fordante’s busy weekend of concerts at Alstonefield in Staffs on Friday 1st 7:30pm and Clent on Saturday 2nd May, starting at 8:00pm. Later on in the month we’re over at Dordon close to Tamworth which is the last concert in the current tour before Fordante return in August.
We’re looking forward to bringing a little Fordante spirit and music to St Barnabus Centre in Danesmoor, Derbyshire tomorrow night. Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm concert of light classics and film music from Strauss to Bolero and a little tango in between!
A fabulous evening last night in Frampton, Lincolnshire. The organisers said it was their largest audience in the twenty years that they have been running the touring scheme. And Fordante certainly had a enjoyable concert performing there.
Fordante at Frampton
Fordante at Frampton
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Fordante is the Critically Acclaimed and Award Winning Crossover Classical Ensemble who perform music from some of the greatest film soundtracks alongside their own beautiful and enchanting original music.
Experience sweeping Celtic melodies, mysterious Venetian harmonies and evocative Argentinean rhythms fused with the sound of spectacular film music.
Ideal for music lovers who enjoy lighter, accessible, easier listening classical music.