Family-Friendly Concerts

Few arts organisations offer concerts for families; accordingly, children, particularly those on the autistic spectrum, miss out on the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of a live orchestra.  

The Swan is delighted to offer annual Family Concerts as part of their residencies at the Courtyard, Hereford and at the Play House, Stratford upon Avon.

Our Family Concerts are created to include well known family favourites from the musicals, cartoons, films and more!

We like to encourage a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, providing safe spaces for families and opportunities to enjoy and join in with performances in ways that suit them.

Don’t worry, our musicians will be playing their instruments not wearing them like Chris our cellist.

Chris Allan Cello for Orchestra of the Swan

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The Infernal Machine

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Orchestra of the Swan Night Owl concert - The Infernal Machine in Coventry, Birmingham and Strtaford-upon-Avon

The Infernal Machine - This concert explores the harpsichord. A Night Owl concert by Orchestra of the Swan

The Swan Night Owl: Drapers’ Hall, Coventry

The Infernal Machine

Thursday 26 May 2022: 7.30 pm 
Drapers’ Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

Tickets: £16:50, £8 (Concessions) and £10 (Family)

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About the Concert

Although Sir Thomas Beecham likened the sound of a harpsichord to “two skeletons copulating on a tin roof” there is no denying its indispensable role in the history of music.

This concert explores the harpsichord in all its guises from its supporting role as a continuo instrument in the Biber and the Bach to its place in the spotlight as a solo instrument in the Scarlatti, Couperin and De Falla. An illuminating performance featuring baroque specialist, jazz musician and composer David Gordon.

This programme will also include a new commission by Tom Williams called ‘As Soon As Dawn Appears.”

Date and Time

Thursday 26 May 2022: 7.30 pm 
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Drapers’ Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN
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You can also see this concert at:
De FallaConcerto for Harpsichord
BiberSonata Representativa
Brandenburg Concerto No.5
The BeatlesWithin You Without You
Tom WilliamsAs Soon As Dawn Appears
HarpsichordDavid Gordon
David Gordon
David Gordon, Harpsichord
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May 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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