If You Miss It, You Miss Out Mantovani

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and where we would like to thank you for your support over the past year.

However, looking to the forthcoming year, it’s going to be wonderful for Mantovani fans, everywhere.

Firstly, there is a BBC Radio 2 programme featuring many aspects of Mantovani and his Orchestra, complete with interviews with those that knew Mantovani best.

The interviews throughout include Ken Mantovani, Pat Mantovani, Paula Mantovani, Gavin Sutherland, Vera Lynn, Colin Mackenzie, Franck Leprince and, of course, yours truly, Paul Barrett.

The programme is scheduled to be broadcast on Wednesday 6 January 2016 at 2200.

There are some very interesting insights into Mantovani and his Orchestra so, do tune in, if you can.

(Should you miss the broadcast, it will also be available on the iPlayer Radio). Click for iPlayer Radio.

Secondly, we have our forthcoming Magic of Mantovani Orchestra concert, The King of Strings, at Bournemouth Pavilion in Dorset, UK.

This is on Sunday 17 April 2016 7.30pm. Tickets are available from here: Click For Tickets.

Of course, you’ll be notified as soon as anything ‘Mantovani & His Orchestra’ is available including more of the TV Specials DVDs.

Songs You Love To Hear -
Mantovani & His Orchestra

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Elstree TV Specials Now
Available For The First Time

Three TV programmes from 1959 are all contained on the latest DVD from Elstree.

1) Mantovani plays record encores.

2) Mantovani answers your requests.

3) Mantovani plays music you have asked to hear.

The guest artists are:

John Hanson

Joan Regan

Joni James

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Paul Barrett on BBC4 TV

Can you spot our very own Paul Barrett?

Giving Older Generation A Voice

Paul Barrett is featured in BBC4's Close To The Edge on October 5th. I'm sure he will give his Mantovani Orchestra project a good mention.

The programme is due to be screened on 5th October at around 9.30pm and then available on the BBC iPlayer.

BBC4 iPlayer

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’.

Mantovani The King of Strings - Pavilion Bournemouth
King of Strings - 60 Million Records Sold

DVD Documentary, Mantovani King of Strings Released

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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