Conducting the Orchestra of the Swan
will be Patrycja Pieczara, one of Poland's most outstanding young conductors.
So it was with the teenage Mozart, whose Violin Concerto No 4 and Symphony No 15 formed the focal points of this Orchestra of the Swan
concert, with Tamsin Waley-Cohen's performance of the concerto providing the sublime element (although her encore, the Gavotte from Bach's Third Partita, came a very close second).
30pm and will feature musicians from Warwick School and King's High School performing alongside Orchestra of the Swan
, conducted by David Curtis with baritone soloist Roderick Williams.
Conducting this year's piece - Gustav Mahler's epic Third Symphony - will be internationally celebrated conductor Ken Woods, who returns fresh from working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Swan
The band were joined onstage by the 22-piece Orchestra Of The Swan
and 16-strong The Manchester Consort Choir, so fans could be forgiven for expecting a sedate evening.
BACKED by the swooning accompaniment of the Orchestra of the Swan
and the Manchester Consort Choir, this epic experiment from James could have been perceived as a colossal vanity project, yet won the veterans repeated standing ovations.
The 20 million album selling group join forces with the Orchestra Of The Swan
and a 16-piece choir from the Manchester Consort to offer a unique interpretation of their music.
The Manchester band, who've sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and sold 35,000 live tickets in a matter of hours when they announced their comeback in 2007, will be performing songs from their extensive back catalogue - interpreted for these unique shows by the 22-piece Orchestra Of The Swan
and 16-piece choir from the Manchester Consort each conducted by classical composer/conductor Joe Duddell.
Her wonderful on-loan Hill instrument radiates with maroon-coloured tones, and the orchestral timbres from the Orchestra of the Swan
, not least the chattering woodwind refrain, complemented them well.
Among those to benefit are Birmingham Opera Company, Black Country Touring and Orchestra of the Swan
Last week's Orchestra of the Swan
evening at the Stratford ArtsHouse was the first in a series of events planned for the new Stratford Hospital appeal.
However, the songs will be reinvented with the assistance of the 22-piece Orchestra of the Swan
and 16-strong Manchester Consort choir, conducted by Joe Duddell.