Paul Barrett on BBC4 TV
The title ‘King Of Strings’ can only be applied to a true icon who has produced a unique and instantly recognisable sound. The beautiful Cascading Strings became the hallmark of Mantovani’s music in the early 1950’s with his million selling recording of ‘Charmaine’.
Over half a century later The Magic Of Mantovani Orchestra using, the Maestro’s original scores, continues to re-create the timeless compositions and arrangements that made Mantovani an international superstar.
Join us with our special guest singer’s Rossano and Gemma and our concert pianist Sam Hanson in a show to remember. ‘What A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening’.
This documentary is the story of the man and his music. Featuring exclusive, and unseen since 1959, footage from the original Mantovani TV show, this brand new documentary tells the story of Monty's arrival in England from his home city of Venice and his struggle to become one of the most successful easy listening artists ever. CLICK IMAGE TO VISIT MANTOVANI INFO PAGE
Coming to Pavilion Dance Centre Cinema
A2B Media and The 400 Company present Mantovani, King Of Strings, a documentary that all Mantovani fans are sure to enjoy.
Starring Mantovani, of course, and with interviews from Len Goodman, Ken Bruce, Ed Stewart (who comperes the live Mantovani concerts at Bournemouth Pavilion each time), Petula Clark, Paul Barrett and many more.
The movie was written by Colin Mackenzie and parts of the story will be familiar to readers of Colin's book, Mantovani, A Lifetime In Music.
The date of the showing is confirmed for 7th Sept and every evening from 5.30pm until 13th Sept 2014 (day before the Mantovani concert at the Pavilion Theatre).
There will also be a Questions & Answers session after the documentary hosted by Neil Sean with Paul Barrett (director of the Magic of Mantovani Orchestra in the UK). The film's running time will be approximately 80 minutes.
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Bournemouth Pavilion Sunday 14th September
More than 30 years after his death, the music of light-orchestral genius Annunzio Mantovani will once again take centre-stage as a hand-picked orchestra recreate the cascading strings of the King of Romantic music.
The concert - The World of Mantovani - is at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Sunday 14th September. It is the latest in a series of high-calibre Mantovani shows staged by producer/percussionist Paul Barrett together with co-producer/violinist Franck Leprince.
Once again it will feature the 48 piece Magic of Mantovani Orchestra conducted by light-orchestral connoisseur Gavin Sutherland and led by esteemed violinist John Bradbury.
The MMO boasts many leading orchestral players with the signature Mantovani strings balanced by superb brass and woodwind sections plus guitar, accordion and of course percussion provided, as always, by Paul Barrett himself.
This year’s concert - introduced by former BBC Radio 2 favourite Ed Stewart - takes a musical journey around the world. It will revisit Mantovani’s signature arrangements of classic melodies celebrating the joys of France, Spain, Italy, Austria, the UK, the USA and many other destinations.
The programme is packed with a selection of more than 30 favourites including all the big hits. Highlights include Mantovani’s million selling chart-busters Cara Mia, Charmaine, Some Enchanted Evening and a magnificent rendering of The Warsaw Concerto with concert pianist Sam Hanson. There will be a some surprises too including the outstanding voices of Italian tenor Rossano Sal and soprano Jemma Truss.
Bournemouth Pavilion is a particularly apt venue for the show as Mantovani retired to a leafy suburb in the seaside town in the late 1960s and lived happily in Bournemouth during the final years of his life.
For tickets go to BH Live 0844 576 3000 www..bhlive.co.uk
Further information from Paul Barrett on
01202 706937 or 07866315966
September 14th 2014 is the date for the next Mantovani concert in the UK.
Entitled, The World Of Mantovani, it will feature all of the tunes associated with The Mantovani Orchestra over the years, meaning, the cascading strings can be heard in all their glory throughout the show.
To keep up to date with the build up to this very popular show which, as usual, will be performed at the Pavilion theatre in Bournemouth, Dorset, please subscribe to the newsletter by entering your name and best email address in the space provided in side panel of this website. You can also text the word, Mantovani, to 60222 for updates and free entry into regular prize draw to win exclusive DVDs, CDs and more.