David Hopper

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of David Hopper in January and he will be greatly missed by us all at FFMO. David grew up in Hove, and has always lived in Brighton & Hove, most recently in West Dene. David had three sisters Jeanette, Josie...

Mandolin Workshop

MANDOLIN WORKSHOP Chris Acquavella Masterclass comes to Town   Many of us have admired the virtuoso playing of American mandolin player Chris Acquavella, so the chance of a masterclass with such a world class player, teacher and composer proved an enticing...

The Lockdown Orchestra

Along with just about everyone else, the Orchestra activities in 2020 have been seriously hampered by the Covid19 pandemic. All our concerts were cancelled along with most of our rehearsals. We have managed just a few socially distanced physical get togethers when we...

2019 – A busy year

2019 – A Busy Year The year started with the airing of our performance of ‘the other ocean’ on BBC Radio 3 in January. We were proud of this as the project had been a challenging undertaking for the Making Music Adopt a Composer scheme and was a...

National BMG Festival in Worthing

National BMG Festival in Worthing In March 2018 the Orchestra hosted the National BMG Festival in Worthing. The weather was terrible but it didn’t stop everyone who got there from having a good time, including visitors from Holland, Germany and the USA. The weekend...

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