Monday, 11 January 2021

Wind, Sand and Stars: OOTS' new digital concert explores the early days of aviation in the person of French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This evening, 11 January 2020, the Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS), artistic director David Le Page, releases the latest in its series of Night Owl digital concerts. Entitled Wind, Sand and Stars the filmed concert explores the early days of aviation in the person of French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. OOTS interweaves music by  Ravel, Satie, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, and Charles Trenet with passages from Saint-Exupéry's autobiography, Wind, Sand and Stars read by Graham Padden.

The first concert in the series, Luna, was inspired by planet Earth’s mysterious neighbour – the moon, combining words by James Joyce, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong with music by Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Paul Simon, and Schoenberg.

Full details from the Orchestra of the Swan website.

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