The last concert for the 2012/2013 season is this Saturday at St George’s Church in Kidderminster. The show starts at 7:30pm and along with the usual program of film music and Fordante’s own music the ensemble will be performing some Strauss and other light classics.
Further information about the concert can be found here.
This does mean we are coming to the end of the 2012/13 season however, it’s going to be an exciting year ahead. Already the number of confirmed concerts for the coming year are over double Fordante’s season this year!
Back at the end of March earlier this year Fordante gave a concert at Wem Town Hall in Shropshire. The video below is of the ensemble performing ‘Sereno’ which is one of their newest pieces composed, as it’s Italian name suggests, to be bright and cheerful. ’Sereno’ was inspired in part by the style and sound of the fantastic Italian group Rondo Veneziano.
Another first for the group was to perform with video projected as can be seen in the video. This imagery worked well and is currently being developed for future shows.
What a fantastic experience performing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall last Sunday was. I’ve been to so many concerts and heard many great orchestras in this venue, including of course the wonderful CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), that walking out on to the stage and playing their beautiful Steinway D Concert Grand piano was almost quite sureal..
Thanks to the several hundred who attended the concert and also to Alice who had to stand in for our violinst at the last minute unfortunately with no time for rehearsal. I think she did a great job!
Many thanks to Artsfest for inviting Fordante to perform – we thoroughly enjoyed it.