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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, aimed at creating a centre of musical excellence across the county, at Myton Road, Warwick.

This will involve taking instrumental workshops and masterclasses into local primary and secondary schools in partnership with the Warwickshire Music Hub. It will provide access to talented children across Warwickshire to the Foundation’s outstanding music facilities, giving young people regardless of socio-economic status the opportunity to discover and experience the joys of music.  Currently the Warwickshire Youth Wind Band and the Warwickshire Youth String Orchestra enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities for their rehearsals, and it is planned to broaden this.

As part of the partnership Orchestra of the Swan will perform three concerts in the new purpose-built Warwick Hall in 2022, creating a world class concert series for the people of Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth and the wider Warwickshire area. 

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Warwick Hall at Warwick School.
  • January 20th 2022 – The opening gala concert ‘Arcadiana’ featuring the internationally renowned clarinettist, Michael Collins, playing Mozart Clarinet Concerto.
  • March 17th 2022 – ‘Pastoral’ – Featuring Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending directed from the violin by Thomas Gould who “seems intent on becoming the Nigel Kennedy of his generation with his scathingly scintillating playing” The Times.
  • June 18th 2022 – A family concert for all ages featuring “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev narrated by Zeb Soanes.

Warwick Independent Schools Foundation Principal, Richard Nicholson, commented “We are delighted to be breaking new ground by entering a new and unique partnership with the Orchestra of the Swan.  We are proud to be able to offer new musical opportunities to pupils in local schools, residents of the local area and our own Foundation pupils.  Working with the Orchestra of the Swan and Warwickshire Music Hub is a wonderful way to enable more people to access outstanding music-making”. Tickets can be purchased from bridgehousetheatre.co.uk. To purchase tickets click here

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