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.