ABOUT US Formed in 1995 Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra which under the artistic direction of David Le Page is passionate about audience inclusivity and blurring the lines between genres through its adventurous and accessible programming. The Swan presents over 45 concerts a year - both live and digital with a catalogue of over 20 recordings. We are passionate about new music and has premiered more than 70 new works by composers including Joe Cutler Tansy Davies Joe Duddell Alexander Goehr Roxanna Panufnik Joseph Phibbs Dobrinka Tabakova Errollyn Wallen Huw Watkins John Woolrich and many others. Our last album 'Timelapse' creates a space where sounds of the past and present collide to form a unique musical landscape. Although the pieces were written in some cases centuries apart and in culturally disparate eras it is striking how much these contrasting works inhabit such similar emotional territory. Intriguing pairings of works by Rameau and Radiohead's Pyramid Song Schubert and The Smiths Adés and Grieg Satie and Reich complement each other beautifully and style have become irrelevant. Our latest album 'Labyrinths' is out 19 November 2021. Conceived and recorded during the pandemic it explores themes of isolation distance and a longing for human connection. The Swan has been enormously successful in making a positive and effective contribution to the communities at the heart of its 'immersive residencies' in Herefordshire Warwickshire Worcestershire and Birmingham with an ambitious programme of work in care homes schools and rural areas growing year by year. Based at the Stratford Play House in Stratford-upon-Avon the Swan is proof that an orchestra really can be an indispensable and relevant part of the community with its aim to entertain educate and engage in a way that truly makes it a living orchestra.