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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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Canticles of the Sky

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Canticles of the Sky performed at Stratford Play House and The Courtyard, Hereford

Canticles of the Sky performed by Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon and Hereford

The Courtyard, Hereford

Canticles of the Sky

Friday 15 October 2021: 7.30pm
The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR

Tickets: £22
Booking subject to a £1.50 transaction fee (Courtyard Members exempt)


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About the Concert

Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past

Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky provides an ideal contrast. Aaron Copland’s Benny Goodman-inspired masterpiece makes a miraculous journey from doleful introspection to exhilarating jazz party.

Lutenist Jacques Gallot’s (1625 – 1695) Pièces de luth – presented here in a new arrangement for harp – was part of the source material for Respighi’s enchanting The Birds Suite in which he skilfully represents a dove, a hen, a nightingale and a cuckoo. Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ravel’s neoclassic homage to friends killed during the First World War also finds him looking to the past for inspiration, here in the form of François Couperin.

Date and Time

Friday 15 October 2021
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Location:

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR
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You can also see this concert at:

Stratford Play House on Tuesday 12 October 2021

Jessie MontgomeryStarburst
John Luther AdamsSky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky
CoplandClarinet Concerto
GallotPieces de Luth Suite
RespighiThe Birds Suite
RavelTombeau de Couperin
Conductor/SoloistMichael Collins
Michael Collins, Conductor
Michael Collins, Conductor/Soloist
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  • Book by phone: 01432 340555
  • Book in person: The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR
  • Box Office Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am-8pm

Tickets (from late July): Hour-long socially distanced concert: £18 (Family Concert: £7.50) From February 2022: £22
Booking subject to a £1.50 transaction fee (Courtyard Members exempt)

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Date:
October 15
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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