Fordante start 2014 at Loughborough Endowed Music School

Fordante kicked of the 2014 season last night with a concert at Loughborough Endowed Music School.

Fordante perform A Night At The Movies at Loughborough Endowed Music School
Fordante perform A Night At The Movies at Loughborough Endowed Music School

Tonight the tour continues around Leicestershire with a concert at Countesthorpe Community College in Leicester through Centre Stage rural touring.

Fordante Concert Tonight Leadenham Hall, Lincolnshire

Many thanks to everyone last night at the Mareham le Fen concert and our new friends at Hemingby and Nettleton from the previous concerts.  Sadly, tonight is our last concert in Lincolnshire but hopefully we’ll be back in the not too distant future as you’ve all made us very welcome.

One notable comment from a gentleman in the audience was “the Best musical concert I’ve ever been too in my 72 years – it almost moved me to tears”.

Fordante in Lincolnshire on stage
Fordante on stage at Mareham le Fen

Next stop – Fordante are off to Derbyshire.

Concert Season for 2013/14 starts

Looking forwards to the first in the series of Fordante concerts which start tomorrow, 17th Oct Belton, then 18th Oct Appleby Magna and 19th Oct Beeston, Nottinghamshire.  New venues, new audiences, can’t wait!

Rehearsals Started Today

We’ve just finished our first rehearsal for the upcoming Fordante concerts.  The session was videoed and will be up on YouTube in a week or so.

This was a great opportunity to test out a recent microphone purchase for the studio – an SE Voodoo VR1.  First hearing of the results I must say are pleasing.  Other ribbons I’ve used tended to lack the detail that this mic has captured and I’ve previously found the condenser mics I’ve  used with Fordante were very top end and course sounding on the strings, particularly violin. From a quick listen to the takes so far using this ribbon mic reveal a much more controlled high end and more in line with what I was hearing in the session. So, so far thumbs up.

Oh, and the musicians were great too! (But then I guess I’ve come to expect that…)

16 Concerts announced for 2013/14

We’ve just had 16 concert dates confirmed for the 2013/14 season which will see Fordante on tour in the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire counties between October and May aswell as returning to the Regal, Tenbury Wells next June.

Fordante’s Last Concert of 2012/13 Season – Sat 25 May, Kidderminster

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!

Fordante perform “Por una Cabeza” from Scent Of A Woman

Here’s a video of Fordante in concert recently performing Carlos Gardel’s popular Argentine tango “Por una Cabeza”.  This piece has been used in many films including Titanic, True lies and Schindler’s List but is probably best known for its role in the 1992 film Scent Of A Woman starring Al Pacino.