One of the fruits of the RPS Composer in the House scheme, a 'Short' performance by Huw Watkins is staged in this pre-concert event. Huw Watkins, widely admired as both a composer and pianist, has joined forces with Statford-upon-Avon based Orchestra of the Swan as part of this imaginative commissioning project. Devised by the Royal Philharmonic Society and the PRS for Music Foundation, Composer in the House aims to re-establish composers at the heart of orchestral life. It enables composers and performers alike to have space to create new work, whilst inviting audiences to engage actively with new music through long-term involvement with a composer. Read more about the collaborations here
This event precedes an evening concert by Orchestra of the Swan, featuring Tamsin Waley-Cohen as soloist in Mozart’s much-loved Fourth Violin Concerto.