Orchestra of the Swan winging its way back onto Stratford music scene - The Stratford Observer

Orchestra of the Swan winging its way back onto Stratford music scene

Stratford Editorial 11th Sep, 2020   0

ORCHESTRA of the Swan is winging its way back onto the Stratford music scene after the global hiatus.

The company has announced its autumn season, including performances in the round and two repeat concerts on each date, at its Stratford home for the first time since lockdown began.

The orchestra will make its lockdown debut on October 6, as part of Stratford Music Festival, with a concert ranging in tone from the pathos of Max Richter’s On the nature of Daylight, via the elegance of Jean-Philippe Rameau, culminating in Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

Duets will be explored on November 17, through the double concertos of JS Bach and Astor Piazzolla, featuring Craig Ogden and Milos Milivojevic.

And audiences in December can enjoy an experience in company with Joseph Bologne, minimalist Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, finishing with all time great Mozart.

While the orchestra has worked with the venue to adhere to the government guidelines, everything is subject to change due to the uncertainty of covid-19.

Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) artistic director David Le Page explained: “Seeing OOTS perform live in the autumn will be a necessarily different experience but our first concern must be for your safety and for the wellbeing of our players. These are strange times and the world has changed, but we need the nourishment of live music more than ever.”

The successful cross-genre Night Owl Series will also be available on the OOTS website for 30 days. It includes Luna, a unique musical experience inspired by planet earth’s mysterious neighbour, and Wind, Sand and Stars, which explores the pre-war world from the minimalist chords of Satie to the exquisite world of Ravel.

In addition, the orchestra’s Timelapse album will be released on Signum in February.

Visit www.orchestraoftheswan.org for more details.


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