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Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS), resident at Stratford ArtsHouse and Associate Orchestra of Birmingham Town Hall, presents its 21st anniversary season bringing together worldwide talents from the youngest ever BBC Young Musician winner Jennifer Pike to the world renowned cellist and conductor Julian Lloyd Webber, championing the undeniable talents of the next generation.

OOTS celebrates its 21st Anniversary with over 40 performances throughout the Midlands, ranging from the jubilant phrases of Mozart to the dulcet, romantic tones of Dvorak. Guest artists include previous winners of the BBC Young Musicians of the Year contest, such as Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike, Emma Johnson and Guy Johnston.

Laura van der Heijden, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and OOTS Associate Artist, opens the season with Haydn’s technically demanding Cello Concerto in D on 27th September. This will be followed by a second appearance in April performing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’ conducted by Julian Lloyd Webber at the Town Hall, Birmingham.

Two further concerts bring a touch of virtuosic imagination to spring at the Forum Theatre, Malvern. These feature BBC Young Musician of the year 2000, cellist Guy Johnston playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D in February, followed by Emma Johnson performing Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Concerto in A in April directed by the rising young Hungarian conductor Máté Hámori.

Lucia Caruso, the young Argentine-born pianist and composer, will join the programming in October to demonstrate her technical and emotional mastery of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 13.

Last, but by absolutely no means least, the youngest ever BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Young Generation Artist Jennifer Pike, will undoubtedly delight audiences with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 throughout May 2017. This simply spectacular violinist has taken the classical world by storm with her ‘dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique’.

It’s not just guest artists who join the Orchestra for this special season. There are also guest conductors including Julian Lloyd Webber (swapping his bow for a baton), Máté Hámori and Jason Lai. Add four new concertante works showcasing OOTS principals by Douglas J Cuomo (famous for his ‘Sex & the City’ music), Paul Moravec (Pulitzer Prize winner), Joanna Lee and Julian Philips and it will surely be an exciting season for OOTS.

For full details of all 2016-2017 concerts at Stratford ArtsHouse, Birmingham Town Hall, Malvern Theatres, Cheltenham Town Hall, Huntingdon Hall and Number 8, Pershore please visit

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Stratford Arthouse box office: 01789 207100 or buy online:

Tickets: £9.50 – 27.50

Town Hall Birmingham box office: 0121 780 3333 or buy online:

Tickets: £9.50 – 27.50 (inc. per ticket commission - £2.50 for online transactions and £3 per telephone and in person transactions - £1 per ticket for Group booking – no fee to tickets for £12.30 or under - £1.50 postage fee)

Number 8, Pershore Box Office: 01386 555488 or buy online at

Tickets: £15.50

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester box office: 01905 611427 or buy online at

Tickets: £20 (concessions £17.50)

Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres box office

Tickets: £30.24, £26.88, £ 23.52, £20.16 (price includes 12% booking fee and £1 contribution to Forum Theatre Heritage Fund)

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