About us

Aurora Orchestra flickered into life in 2004 as a group of like-minded friends who wanted to share their love of music with new audiences.

Under the continuing direction of Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, today Aurora is one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. But we’re still driven by the same sense of camaraderie, adventure and enjoyment which brought us together.  We believe music has the power to change your life, whoever you are.

We spend our time with sounds, trying to make them speak more beautifully, more immediately and with more intensity than you might think possible. In a world of distraction, we invite you to be moved, overjoyed and astonished; to step inside a place where music sounds its colours.

New Leader announcement

11th January 2019

After a two-year long international search, we’re excited to announce that we have appointed Maia Cabeza as our new Leader.

Nico Muhly in Residence

23rd November 2018

We're welcoming musical chameleon Nico Muhly for a three-part residency as both composer and performer with Aurora. Expect two world premieres, a New Year's Eve party, and an Orchestral Theatre concert.