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Fordante (Film Music Ensemble)

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About Fordante (Film Music Ensemble)

Award winning 5 piece group (cello/violin/viola/oboe/piano) Specialise in entertaining with Film & Movie music and popular classics.
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Created in 2008 by Musical Director and film composer, Phil Mountford, Fordante was formed to perform light classical and film music. The unique line up of the ensemble includes violin, viola, cello, oboe and piano which provides a wonderful and varied sound from only a handful of musicians. This blend of instruments combined with stunning bespoke musical arrangements provides a far grander sound than could be expected from a quintet and have led Fordante to being described as 'Like Andre Rieu with a smaller orchestra'. The popularity of the ensemble is in part due to their approach to performing lighter and more entertaining repertoire, engaging with the audience, to provide an inclusive concert experience. Fordante have performed in grand venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and Buxton Theatre but are equally at home in more intimate locations. The ensemble has won awards for Best New Music and has been four times supported by the Arts Council England as well as the Shropshire County Council. The ensemble have toured multiple times with many regional rural touring agencies. Having performed well over 100 concerts Fordante are also available for private events. Fordante released their first album 'The Arrival' receiving much critical acclaim with BBC Introducing calling it 'Simply beautiful'.

Fordante (Film Music Ensemble)'s Reviews

From customers:

7 years ago

Blown away; So imaginative; Takes you to another place; Simply beautiful

7 years ago

Like Andre Rieu with a smaller orchestra!

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Fordante (Film Music Ensemble)'s Song list

Braveheart: A Secret Wedding - Horner
Out Of Africa: Main Title - Barry
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone
2001 A Space Odyssey: The Blue Danube - Strauss Jr.
Scent Of A Woman: Por una Cabeza - Gardel
Schindler's List: Main theme - Williams
Titanic : My Heart Will Go On - Horner
Doctor Zhivago: Somewhere My Love - Jarre
The Godfather : Medley - Rota
Pirates of the Caribbean : Medley - Badelt
Gladiator: Gladiator Waltz - Zimmer
Casablanca : As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
Lawrence of Arabia : Main Theme - Jarre
Gone With The Wind: Tara's Theme - Steiner
Reilly Ace Of Spies: Gadfly - Shostakovich
Breakfast At Tiffany's: Moon River - Mancini
A Summer Place - Steiner
King Kong: Central Park - Newton Howard
Ladies In Lavender - Hess
The Merry Widow Overture - Franz Lehár
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Sailor's Hornpipe - Traditional
Skater's Waltz - Waldteufel
Polovtsian Dance no 17 : Stranger In Paradise - Borodin
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - Traditional
Trisch Tratsch Polka - Strauss Jr.
Bolero - Ravel
Humming Chorus - Puccini
Roses From The South - Strauss Jr.
O Mio Babbino - Puccini
Radetzky March - Strauss Sr.
Land Of Hope And Glory - Elgar
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Orpheus Of The Underworld - (The Can-Can) - Offenbach
Dance Of The Swans
Gold And Silver Waltz - Lehar
Irish Washerwoman - traditional
Liberty Bell
La Traviata Prelude
Swan Lake Waltz
Tico Tico / Brazil

Fordante (Film Music Ensemble)'s Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£1700
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our relaxed style, the type of music we play and how inclusive our approach is

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Over 150 halls and venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Andre Rieu

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as a 5 piece (piano/keys, violin, viola, cello, oboe) as this allows us to perform a wide variety of film and classical repertoire with a full sound using bespoke song arrangements

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Unfortunately no.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time

Can you roam around while you perform?

Sorry no.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We're happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This is something we can discuss.
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