Orchestra of the Swan announces Michael Collins as Principal Conductor for 2021/22

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Michael Collins has been announced as the Principal Conductor of Orchestra of the Swan for their 2021/22 season.

He will direct the orchestra in three diverse programmes: Canticles of the Sky, Loops & Verses, and Company. The partnership is inaugurated with two concerts in Stratford-upon-Avon and Hereford this October.


Canticles of the Sky:

 Jessie Montgomery Starburst

John Luther Adams ‘Sky with Four Suns’ from Canticles of the Sky

Copland Clarinet Concerto

Gallot Pieces de Luth Suite

Respighi The Birds Suite

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin


Michael Collins conductor


Loops & Verses:

Vaughan Williams ‘Wasps’ Overture

John Adams Shaker Loops

Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin

Ravel Piano Concerto

Michael Collins conductor

Peter Donohoe piano



Bologne L’amant anonyme, ‘Ouverture’

Michael Nyman Trysting Fields

Trish Clowes New Commission WORLD PREMIERE

Philip Glass Company

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante

Michael Collins conductor

Trish Clowes saxophone

David Le Page violin

Rose Redgrave viola

Michael CollinsOrchestra of The Swan

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