Canticles of the Sky | Stratford Play House | October 2021

Futuristic Americana and inspiration from a European Past. Three generations of engaging Americana were represented in this concert from Jessie Montgomery, to John Luther Adam’s Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky. Copland, Gallot, Respighi and Ravel were all explored in this concert. Featuring conductor and soloist Michael Collins. 

*Photography by Cliff Armstrong

Canticles of the Sky Michael Collins performs with the swan
Canticles of the Sky with the Swans
The Swans performing Canticles of the Sky
Harpist Daniel De Fry
Wind section of the Swan

This concert featured: 

Leader: David Le Page
1st Violin: Catherine Leech, Miles Brett, Liz Hodson
2nd Violin: Amy Littlewood,, Caroline Mitchell
Viola: Rose Redgrave, Vanessa Murby, Robyn Lund
Cello: Chris Allan, Bryony James, Anna Joubert
Bass: Claire Whitson
Flute: Diane Clark
Flute/Piccolo: Daniel Ephgrave
Oboe: Victoria Brawn
Oboe/Cor: Anglais Louise Braithwaite
Clarinet: Sally Harrop, Berginald Rash
Bassoon: Philip Brookes, Oliver Galletta
French Horn: Richard Lewis, Craig Macdonald
Trumpet: Stuart Essenhigh, Peter Wright
Harp: Daniel de Fry
Piano/Celeste: Julian Wilkins

“Nothing defines the Orchestra of the Swan better than its commitment to new repertoire….(with) programmes (that) have a knack of making connections which are genuinely stimulating”