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Orchestra of the Swan - Upcoming Events

Please find below details for a number of upcoming events from the Orchestra of the Swan taking place at The Couryard:


Thursday 10 October 2019, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk from 6.30pm)

Tickets £22

Rossini The Barber of Seville, Overture

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Copland Quiet City

Mozart Symphony No.38 ‘Prague’

Conductor - Rebecca Miller

Piano - Viv McLean

Trumpet - Hugh Davies

Cor Anglais - Louise Braithwaite

Cities are the inspiration for this concert conducted by Rebecca Miller and featuring pianist Viv McLean as soloist. Rhapsody in Blue is possibly Gershwin’s most popular work and has become synonymous with the stylishly bustling New York City of the 1930s. Copland’s Quiet City is an introverted soundscape; a deserted metropolis depicted by plaintive jazz-influenced trumpet and a pale wash of strings. There is no doubt that Mozart had a particular affinity with the city of Prague; anecdotal evidence suggests he felt its inhabitants truly understood his music. Many of his major works received premieres there including Symphony No.38

More information can be found here.


Wednesday 30 October 2019, 1pm & 3pm

Tickets £7.50

Carnival of the Animals!

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Conductor - Richard Laing

Narrator - Matthew Sharp

Live Illustrator - James Mayhew

OOTS presents Saint-Saëns’s spectacular Carnival of the Animals narrated by the irrepressible Matthew Sharp and illustrated live by artist James Mayhew. An irresistible chorus line of lions, tortoises, kangaroos, donkeys, fish, fossils and even pianists all get their moment in the spotlight.

More information can be found here.


Thursday 13 February 2020, 7.30pm

Tickets £22

Mozart Divertimento in D

Piazzolla Michelangelo 70

Eduardo Garcia Triple Concerto for Bandoneon, Violin & Cello

Piazzolla Oblivion

Piazzolla Libertango

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Violin/Director - David Le Page

Bandoneon - Eduardo Garcia

Mozart finds himself in the back streets of Buenos Aires exploring the Tango clubs and bars…

Bandoneonist Eduardo Garcia was born in Argentina and now lives in Paris. His own tango-influenced music is inspired by the life-changing journey across the Atlantic made by Europeans seeking a new life in the Americas. Cinematic, deeply nostalgic and brimming with virtuosity, this concert showcases the distinctive flavours of South America and of course Vienna! OOTS is pleased to be presenting the premiere of Eduardo’s new triple concerto for bandoneon, violin and cello.

More information can be found here.


Thursday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm

Tickets £22

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Overture

Django Bates: Umpteenth Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Violin Concerto with cadenzas by Django Bates

Conductor - Eckehard Stier

Violin - Thomas Gould

Django Bates is as comfortable in the intimate surroundings of Ronnie Scott’s as he is in any large concert hall. Whether writing for a small jazz ensemble or a vast symphony orchestra his voice remains inimitable and distinctive. A founder member of Loose Tubes he quickly gained a reputation as a startlingly original improviser and composer with the ability to travel effortlessly between the jazz world and the classical. His Umpteenth Violin Concerto was composed in 2004 and will be performed here by Thomas Gould. Thomas also performs the Beethoven concerto with cadenzas written by Django Bates.

More information can be found here.

Audiences can save 20% when booking for all 3 OOTS concerts (excluding the Family Concert).

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