ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN
Orchestra of the Swan from Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is associate orchestra at Birmingham’s Town Hall, and has performed in St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. In 2014 OOTS toured China and 2016 sees the orchestra performing in Mexico and Istanbul. OOTS records for Avie, Naxos, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Somm including repertoire by Barber, Bax, Berlioz, Brahms, Copland, Debussy, Finzi, Gal, Ireland, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, and several world première recordings. TV appearances include The South Bank Show and their recordings have been made Gramophone Choice, Classic FM and Washington Public Radio CD of the Week, and the top 20 Classical Albums on Chicago Public Radio. OOTS is a major champion of new music and has commissioned over 60 works from composers including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen and John Woolrich.
Photo: Lorentz Gullachsen