TIMES they are, and have been a-changin’ for The Orchestra of The Swan, and it’s not just about the imminent arrival of another New Year.

The Orchestra of the Swan has recently announced its new season of concerts and it’s clear that something has changed.

A spokesman said: “The new Artistic Director, David Le Page, also OOTS Concert Master, has infused his unique sense of creativity in the new programming and clearly show a different approach.”

David Le Page himseldf said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Artistic Director of OOTS at this pivotal moment in the orchestra’s journey; building on past achievements and, alongside our players and the management team, creating groundbreaking new pathways.”

The changes reflects a new era for Orchestra of the Swan.

Really innovative are the new Stratford concert series, christened Night Owl, at the Shakespeare Street Cocktail Bar & Nightclub (formally Shakespeare Number 1). These concerts featuring members of OOTS plus a lineup of very special guests,

There there is OOTS new residency in Birmingham to play with, at the state-of-the-art Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Similarly, OOTS is providing the entire classical music output in its third new residency, The Courtyard in Hereford. Planned is a school’s concert in April 2019, foyer concerts, rural concerts and a series of workshops in care homes for those with dementia.

But the next event for OOTS will a Friends’ Fundraising Soiree on January 11 at Town Hall in Stratford-Upon-Avon, form 7.15pm.

Tickets and further information at: https://orchestraoftheswan.org/events/