Join the Orchestra of the Swan for an afternoon of sublime English Orchestral music for strings
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s outstanding chamber orchestra ‘Orchestra of the Swan’ will be playing at the Subscription Rooms on the 4th June at 3pm for a relaxing afternoon of music featuring David Le Page, one of the country’s top violinists. The performance, conducted by David Curtis, will feature beautiful music from Holst, Walton, Elgar and Vaugh Williams (including The Lark Ascending, voted the top of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame chart for eight years) and will include a pre-show talk at 2pm to introduce the programme of music.
The group are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year and give over 40 concerts annually and are ever increasing their overseas touring. In 2014 the orchestra undertook its first highly successful tour to China. In 2016 they performed in the Istanbul International Festival and in 2017-18 tours are planned to perform in Mexico and New York (Carnegie Hall). Orchestra of the Swan 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, CD 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. David Le Page is a leading UK violinist and acts as artistic director of the successful Harborough Concerts series, based in Market Harborough, which presents around 20 groundbreaking performances a year. He is also currently President of the European String Teachers Association. Orchestra of the Swan has delighted audiences across the country from Exeter to Keswick since it formed in 1995 and continues to produce outstanding performances with innovative programming and world class soloists.
“you won’t hear much better than this anywhere” Classic Fm Magazine
“an atmosphere of joyous creativity” Birmingham Post
“an excellent, up-for-it orchestra and conductor” BBC Music Magazine
“A joy to hear from start to exuberant to finish, superbly played” Gramophone
Orchestra of the Swan will be performing at The Subscription Rooms on Sunday 4th June. Tickets are £14 standard, £12 concessions or £5 for under 18s and are available from www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk or from the Box Office on 01453 760900
Published: 31 May 2017