Since 1995 Orchestra of the Swan has had its home in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon where in 2016-17 it celebrates its 21st Anniversary. OOTS is Associate Orchestra at Town Hall Birmingham with other Residencies at Number 8 Pershore, Huntingdon Hall Worcester and Malvern Theatre.
In 2014 the orchestra undertook its first tour to China, in 2016 OOTS performed in the Istanbul International Festival and in 2017-18 a tour is planned in Mexico.
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.
The orchestra’s extensive discography includes repertoire by Barber, Bax, Berlioz, Brahms, Copland, Debussy, Elgar, Finzi, Ireland, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss, Vaughan Williams and the world premiere recording of the complete symphonies by Hans Gal. Most recently Mendelssohn’s D minor violin concerto with Tamsin Waley-Cohen was BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Recommended Recording’.
OOTS is a major champion of new music and has premiered over 70 new works by established composers and emerging talent including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, John Joubert, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen, John Woolrich and many others.
To find out more about forthcoming concerts in Stratford-upon-Avon visit the Stratford ArtsHouse website.