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Orchestra of the Swan

Orchestra of the Swan

Orchestra of the Swan is resident in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Associate Orchestra at Town Hall, Birmingham, performing at major venues and festivals throughout the UK including Cadogan Hall London, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Warwick Arts Centre St David’s Hall Cardiff, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.

OOTS is a major champion of new music and has commissioned work from Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, John Joubert, Joanna Lee, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Param Vir, Errollyn Wallen, Shu Wang, John Woolrich and many others.

OOTS’ Spring Sounds Spring Sounds Festival 2011 celebrated new work with 7 world premieres, visiting composers, soloists and conductors from the USA, a joint commission

with the American Composers Orchestra and two world premiere recordings.

TV appearances include the South Bank Show with Tasmin Little, and CDs have been Gramophone Choice, CD of the Week on Classic Fm and Washington Public Radio, and in the top 20 Classical Albums for 2011 on Chicago Public Radio. OOTS broadcasts live on BBC Radio3 and performances have been networked to 260 USA Public Radio Stations and Chinese Television featuring the cellists Julian Lloyd Webber and Jiaxin Cheng.

Orchestra of the Swan records for Avie, Naxos, MSR Classics and Somm. Repertoire includes work by Barber, Bax, Berlioz*, Brahms, Copland, Debussy, Finzi, Hans Gal, Gershwin, Daren Hagen*, Ireland, Mahler, Mozart, James Schleffer*, Schumann, Johan Strauss and Vivaldi.