Music
Matters

Come and experience ground-breaking classics from the past and discover the classics of tomorrow, with Stratford upon Avon’s very own ‘Orchestra of the Swan’, or to our friends, ‘OOTS’.

Jennifer Pike plays Tchaikovsky

Orchestra of the Swan welcomes Jennifer Pike, renowned for her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day, performing Tchaikovsky’s best-known Violin Concerto at Malvern Theatres on 12 March 2018.

English Genius

A Horn Concerto that “draws its wellsprings of inspiration from the great symphonic tradition with considerable inventive flair, economy of thought and wit” (Gramophone Review) is performed by OOTS principal horn. This is matched with an Ireland masterpiece originally written for Brass Band, later arranged for string orchestra, and ending with a work entirely based on material which Britten wrote between the ages of nine and twelve: 16/2 at Number 8, Pershore.

Roderick Williams and English Song

Baritone Roderick needs little introduction and his performances of English music are greatly admired. Join OOTS and guest conductor Patrycja Pieczara on 13 February at Stratford ArtsHouse, 14 February at Town Hall Birmingham and 6 April at Worcester Cathedral.

Peter Donohoe plays Shostakovich

Peter Donohoe and Shostakovich are an unmissable combination and Prokofiev’s joyous Classical Symphony provides a suitable preface to a performance by one of the foremost pianists of our time: 13/3 at Stratford ArtsHouse and 14/3 at Town Hall Birmingham

In Perfect
Harmony

At the heart of OOTS are our 35 core players whose intense physical approach to their playing resonates from the concert platform. Meet our players here.

A Sound
Education

Orchestra of the Swan makes high quality live performance easily accessible to everyone, regardless of age, location or ability. Read on for more about our award-winning Learning & Participation work including curriculum-linked activities and SEND projects for schools and programmes for families, older people and those living with dementia.

A huge
Thank You

OOTS friends, sponsors and supporters are central to our ability to deliver an ambitious artistic vision and a much-needed community programme in schools and care homes; working together, OOTS can grasp the unattainable! Thank you.