Orchestra of the Swan

English Genius

Orchestra of the Swan return to Number 8 with English Genius, the first in their Spring Concert Series.

Ireland                     A Downland Suite
Matthew Taylor       Horn Concerto
Britten                     Simple Symphony
Britten/Purcell       Chaconne

A horn concerto that, “draws its wellsprings of inspiration from the great symphonic tradition with considerable inventive flair, economy of thought and wit”(Gramophone Review) is performed by OOTS principal horn, Francesca Moore-Bridger. This is matched with an Ireland masterpiece originally written for Brass Band, later arranged for string orchestra, and ending with a work entirely based on material which Britten wrote between the ages of nine and twelve.

Conducted by Stacey Watton.

Ticket holders are invited to join Orchestra of the Swan for a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.


The first in the spring concert series from Orchestra of the Swan which also includes Romantic Strings on Friday 16 March, Magical Mozart on Friday 20 April and Bach to the Future on Friday 18 May.

Friday 16 February - 7.30pm (Pre-concert talk 6.45pm)

Tickets: £15.50
(plus 85p per ticket fee if booked online)