Jun 14 2016

Online Radio Interview

Many thanks for the opportunity to have a rather long online radio interview with Dr Furey discussing all things Fordante, film composing and news about the upcoming preview of Suite for The Fallen Soldier.

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Jun 7 2016

A little Fordante update…

Suite for The Fallen SoldierIt’s been quiet on the Fordante front. Concert wise we’re waiting to hear back from multiple venues, promoters and agencies to confirm dates.  Although there are several in the pipeline I’m holding back on any announcements until we’ve got the list complete.

In the meantime what has been taking a lot of my composing time is something slightly different to what Fordante has performed to date.  In May 2015 I was commissioned to compose some music to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 supported through Heritage Lottery/Feckenham PCC.  What was initially requested as a 10 to 15 minute piece of music soon developed into a suite of 45 – 50 minutes of music once the subject matter was explored.

I’m looking forwards to the premier of this music ‘Suite For The Fallen Solider’ on Armistice Day 2016, being performed by over 80 voices and instrumentalists.  Some of this music I’m sure will be rearranged and find its way into the Fordante repertoire.

Further information and studio recordings can be found here: http://philmountford.com/classical-composer/

 

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Jan 24 2016

New Year and a new tour

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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Oct 14 2015

Next concert at Melbourne Assembly Rooms has been rescheduled

Due to circumstances beyond our control the concert at Melbourne Assembly Rooms has been postponed until spring. Please see www.melbourneassemblyrooms.co.uk for further information.

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Aug 21 2015

New Concert Announced – Melbourne Assembly Rooms – Sat 17th Oct

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

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.

Concert starts at 7:30pm. Tickets and further information can be found on the Assembly Rooms website.

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Jun 21 2015

Fordante 2015 montage video

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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May 12 2015

Final concert of the season – Wednesday 13th May

Fordante will be performing their final concert of the season tomorrow at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Dordon, Tamworth.  Concert starts at 7.30pm.

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May 8 2015

Fordante review – “We weren’t just entertained we were spellbound”

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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Apr 29 2015

Three Concerts In May

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.

Full details are on our Concerts page.

 

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Mar 13 2015

Fordante are in Derbyshire Sat 14th March at 7:30pm

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!

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