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.
Fordante return to Buxton Festival Fringe this Saturday 16th July and will be performing two concerts at the Buxton United Reform Church following the success of last years performances.
Aswell as performing some of the best music from film soundtracks including Schindler’s List, Gabriels Oboe (from The Mission) and Glasgow Love Theme (from Love Actually) Fordante are going to world premier several new pieces at Buxton including a beautiful requiem, an Arabian track and a Spanish dance (‘Espagnante’) along with performing a mix of their more well known pieces.
Tickets are available from the Buxton Opera House on 0845 127 2190 and on the door – subject to availability. The afternoon concert starts at 3:30pm and the evening is at 8:00pm.
Following the success of winning the Best New Music at the Buxton Festival Fringe in 2010, Fordante have been invited to perform as one of the opening acts at this years Fringe First concert. The evening event will see Fordante perform a mix of our original music alongside a performance of Schindler’s List from the film of the same name and Glasgow Love Theme from the Love Actually.
The concert is at Buxton Opera House/Pavillion Arts Theatre in Buxton, Derbyshire at 7:30pm.