Passionate About Audience Inclusivity
Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra under the artistic direction of David Le Page. Formed in 1995 The Swan is passionate about audience inclusivity and blurring the lines between genres through its adventurous and accessible programming.
Passionate About New Music
The Swan presents over 45 concerts a year – both live and digital with a catalogue of over 20 recordings. We are passionate about new music and has premiered more than 70 new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, Roxanna Panufnik, Joseph Phibbs, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen, Huw Watkins, John Woolrich and many others.
From 14th Century Street Music to Joy Division
Our latest album Labyrinths, named ‘Album of the Week’ by Scala Radio, has received both critical and popular acclaim.The Swan’s recent mixtape albums Timelapse, Vivaldi Sleep and Labyrinths have broken the mould of classical recordings, reaching a new 7.5 million-strong global digital audience. The concert and album draw together diverse repertoire from the medieval 14th-century street music of La Rotta to contemporary compositions by Nico Muhly, Trish Clowes and the orchestra’s own David Le Page, whose bespoke orchestral arrangements unite the wide-ranging works across the album.