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.

Inside Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

19th April 2018

We bring our thrilling memorised performance approach to a twentieth-century symphony for the first time.

Orchestral Theatre 2018/19 at Southbank Centre

30th January 2018

What’s in store for us in 2018/19? Our boldest and most ambitious season yet as Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre with three new productions in our Orchestral Theatre series.