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:
This is what rural touring is all about – audience intimacy and fun with classical music. Old Dalby Village Hall experienced the return of Fordante last Friday.
An absolute hoot to be there again.
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.
Many thanks for the warm reception at Bickerton last night through Cheshire Rural Touring. Tonight Fordante move further up north to Burnley Mechanics in Burley in partnership with SpotOn Lancashire Rural Touring.
Articles are starting to be published about the forthcoming Fordante concert dates later this month in Cheshire and Lancashire: