Musical sparks fly when Fulltone Orchestra plays Marlborough College

By Fiona Scott on 30 September, 2021

The Fulltone Orchestra, known for its atmospheric performances and big, bold sound, is set to make an explosive return to Marlborough College with Classical Fireworks, a concert of history’s most high-impact, provocative music next month (Saturday 16th October). 

It’s a firework display for your ears, featuring Holst’s Jupiter, Mussorgsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain and of course Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as well as works by Sibelius, Bernstein and Rimsky-Korsakov. 

The Wiltshire-based orchestra features 65 of the best musicians in the South West who will be going on a tour over the next few weeks to bring inspirational music back into our lives post pandemic. The Marlborough event is the first of three. 

They have already played in the ornate 19th Century college chapel before the pandemic, to wildly enthusiastic reviews. Now they’re planning to amp up even more and bring joy to those who love good quality, live music. 

“Marlborough College Chapel is the perfect setting for an evening of spectacular music,” said musical director and conductor Anthony Brown, who lives in Devizes. 

“The surroundings are stunning and the sound we can create there is really special. No actual fuses will be lit on the night and no pets will be scared by loud bangs yet the programme is designed to get your heart exploding with colour and lightning.”

Founder Anthony – the ‘Tone’ part of Fulltone – is dedicated to sharing his passion for music with the public and pulls out all the stops to create an impact that appeals to hard-core classical fans and newbies alike. 

“Our aim is to make and create music that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up,” he said. 

Classical Fireworks will be exploding into life on 16th October 2021 at Marlborough College, Marlborough at 7.30pm. Tickets for this family-friendly event cost £20 for adults, £5 for under 18s and £40 for a family of four from www.ticketsource.co.uk/fulltone

To find out more about The Fulltone Orchestra visit: fto.org.uk