David Le Page on Earthcycle.
David Le Page talks about his inspiration behind Earthcycle.
Review of Earthcycle by Colin Clarke
Read Colin Clarke’s review of Earthcycle at Stratford Play House that took place 7 February 2023.
Live at the RSC
We are delighted to announce that we will be opening the ‘Live at the RSC Festival’; a festival of live comedy and music that is set to return to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this May.
We’ve Launched a Podcast!
We’ve produced our first podcast series with Guardian journalists George Monbiot and Madeleine Finlay.
Take Five with Rebecca Miller
We caught up with Rebecca Miller ahead of Enigma, taking place at Warwick Hall Thursday 12 January 2023 and asked her five all important questions.
Baritone Roderick Williams Set to Perform at Warwick Hall with Orchestra of the Swan.
One of this country’s most sought after baritones Roderick Williams, whose opera engagements have included major roles at leading opera houses worldwide including the Royal Opera House, will be joining Orchestra of the Swan for an evening of mystery and intrigue.
The Swan is one of Presto Music’s nominated charities for their ‘Give Back Friday’ campaign.
Presto Music has selected Orchestra of the Swan as one of three charities they plan to support in their ‘Give Back Friday’ campaign.
Toyah Willcox to close the Stratford Music Festival with The Swans.
Punk Princess and cult actor Toyah Willcox is to join Orchestra of the Swan this weekend, to close the Stratford Music Festival.
Take Five with Priya Mitchell
We took five with Priya Mitchell ahead of her performance of Barber Violin Concerto, at Warwick Hall next month.
A huge thank you to Ailsa Logan for her considerable financial support of our new recording due for release in 2023.
Take Five with Tai Murray
We took five with Tai Murray ahead of her performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.
Performance Marks the 25th Anniversary of Laurie Lee’s Death
Candia McKormack from Great British Life reviews ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’ at The Amphitheatre, Upper Oddington,.
The Swan Looks Forward to the New Season
We caught up with The Swan’s Artistic Director, David Le Page, to find out what’s in store for the new season.
The Swan Celebrates Gloucestershire Author Laurie Lee
The Swan returns to The Amphitheatre, Oddington to celebrate the life of Gloucestershire-born writer Laurie Lee with actors Charlie Hamblett and Anton Lesser.
Take Five with Zeb Soanes
Zeb Soanes joins us this Saturday (18 June 2022) to narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s most popular composition Peter and the Wolf, for the Family Concert at Warwick Hall, Warwick.
Take Five with Rachel Mahon
We caught up with organist and Coventry Cathedral’s Director of Music, Rachel Mahon, ahead of ‘Symphony of Remembering’ taking place at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 11 June, when she will be performing Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani.
Orchestra of the Swan to perform at Coventry Cathedral in aid of Diamond Jubilee Organ Appeal
Orchestra of the Swan to perform at Coventry Cathedral in aid of Diamond Jubilee Organ Appeal this Saturday (11 June) at a concert of remembrance with Michael Collins and Rachel Mahon.
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with ‘Jubilee Jukebox’
Two of Stratford’s art organisations, Escape Arts and Orchestra of the Swan, have joined forces to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a day of music, events, and fashion, to be held at The Studio (former H&M) in Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon.
More than £30,000 raised to help those affected by the war in Ukraine
The one-off event aimed to show solidarity and support for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
Orchestra of the Swan is Heading to the Cotswolds
Orchestra of the Swan is set to lead a classical programming at a new 500-seat green venue, in the heart of the Cotswolds this summer: The Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park.
Mogali Masuku joins celebrity lineup for Ukraine benefit concert
We’re delighted that Mogali will be joining Jim Broadbent and Samuel West among the special guests at our forthcoming concert in support of the people of Ukraine.
An Evening of Words and Music for the People of Ukraine
An evening of Words and Music for the People of Ukraine at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon
Take Five with Thomas Gould
We caught up with Thomas Gould to chat about The Lark Ascending and his upcoming concert at Warwick Hall, Warwick with the Swans.
The Swan continues its residency at Warwick Hall with ‘Pastoral’ with violinist Thomas Gould
Taking place at Warwick Hall, Warwick School on Thursday 17 March.
Why Beethoven and Bowie?
From the sparkling glam of Aladdin Sane to the precise introspection of Lazarus.
Ground-breaking new partnership to create a centre of musical excellence for children across the region
Warwick Independent Schools Foundation and the Orchestra of the Swan are delighted to announce their ground-breaking new partnership.
Orchestra of the Swan to receive funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Orchestra of the Swan
The Swan’s New Single
The Swan’s Artistic Director David Le Page tells us about his inspiration for his special arrangement of Brian Eno’s An Ending (Ascent) arranged for Harp, Violin & Orchestra.
The Swan Blog- Issue 9. It’s Showtime
Issue 9- It’s Showtime.
We join Lisa for her last blog, as the Swans
join the students at Priestley Smith’s end of year show.
The Swan Blog- Issue 8. The Cajun Crawl
Issue 8- The Cajun Crawl
The students at Priestley Smith gear up for their final performance.
The Swan Blog- Issue 7. Making Music
Issue 7 – Making Music
Lisa meets up with an ex-pupil of Priestley Smith and friend of The Swan.
The Swan Blog- Issue 6. No Strings Attached
Issue 6 – No Strings Attached
The student at Priestley Smith are introduced to strings and percussion.
The Swan Blog- Issue 5. Striking a Chord
Issue 5 – Striking a Chord
This week the students are introduced to the musical instruments by The Swan players.
The Swan Blog- Issue 4. Meeting the Students
Issue 4 – Meeting the Students
In this issue Lisa and the Swan players meet the VI students of Priestley Smith Specialist School, in Birmingham.
The Swan Blog- Issue 3. The Swans in Training
Issue 3 – The Swans in Training
In this issue Lisa talks more in-depth about the training the Swans received, before they visiting Visually Impaired students at Priestley Smith Specialist School.
The Swan Blog- Issue 2. Our First Visit
Issue 2 – Our First Visit.
We join Lisa and the Swan Players for their first visit to Priestley Smith Specialist School in Birmingham.
The Swan Blog- Issue 1. Introducing Lisa
Issue 1 – Introducing Lisa
Lisa, who is registered blind, chats to us about the adaptive software that she uses in the office and project she’s been working on that’s close to her heart.
The Swan’s New Season 2021/2022
During the last three years, Orchestra of the Swan has painstakingly examined what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st century and has asked itself some difficult questions. Why do we need orchestras? Are they more than just museum pieces?
“Allows past and present to mix and mingle with joyful abandon”
Review of Timelapse 2.0, Free to stream digital concert. Timelapse 2.0 review written by Colin Clarke at Seen and
“A wonderful hour of music and storytelling.”
Review by Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer To view the full review click here This is the second of Orchestra of