Orchestra of the Swan Biography
Orchestra of the Swan is an English professional chamber orchestra based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. It is Resident Orchestra at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, The Courtyard Hereford and the Stratford Play House with regular concert series at Number 8 Pershore, Malvern Theatres and Cheltenham Town Hall. It performs regularly in London, Coventry, Bedworth, Loughborough, Warwick, Exeter, Keswick and Lichfield.Founded in 1995 by David Curtis, the orchestra is now artistically led by Artistic Director David Le Page. It gives over 40 concerts annually and is increasing its overseas touring. In 2014 the orchestra undertook its first highly successful tour to China. In 2016 OOTS performed in the Istanbul International Festival, and in 2017-18 toured to Mexico and New York (Carnegie Hall). OOTS has also toured the UK with groups such as Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and James, with sell-out performances at London’s Albert Hall. Recordings have been Gramophone Choice, Album of the Week on Classic Fm (UK) and Washington Public Radio and live concert recordings are frequently broadcast on USA Performance Today, in Canada and Australia.