Orchestra of the Swan has its home in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and is Associate Orchestra at Town Hall Birmingham. Last season OOTS gave over 60 concerts throughout England and Wales, undertook its first highly successful tour to China and gave a UK tour with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, culminating in a sell-out performance at London’s Albert Hall before an audience of 5,500.
OOTS recordings have been Gramophone Choice, CD of the Week on Classic Fm (UK) and Washington Public Radio and recordings of live concerts 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, Finzi, Ireland, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss and the world premiere recording of the complete symphonies by Hans Gal. This received outstanding critical acclaim and was featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Composer of the Week’.