Mozart’s Piano is Aurora’s greatest adventure to date: a five-year project which for the first time in the modern era gives British audiences the opportunity to hear all 27 of Mozart’s piano concertos performed in a single intimate venue by the same orchestra. Add to that a roster of guest soloists which includes some of the great pianists of our age, and a diverse wealth of other repertoire from Bach to Birtwistle, and you have the makings of something very special indeed.
Launching at Aurora’s Kings Place home in January 2016, such an ambitious undertaking requires substantial investment, and just as Mozart was reliant on the support of benefactors to bring his concertos into existence almost 250 years ago, so too are we in need of the help of a group of 21st-century patrons to enable us to mount this unique cycle of concerts.
We have therefore launched a new Concerto Patrons scheme which invites supporters to ‘adopt’ a concerto either individually or as a group.
Aurora’s artistic success since the launch of the orchestra a decade ago has been built on the generosity of our friends and patrons, whom everyone at Aurora regards as part of the orchestra’s extended family. We look forward immensely to welcoming new and existing supporters as part of the Concerto Patrons scheme which will help us make this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
You will find full details of the scheme in our Concerto Patrons brochure, which can be viewed via the ISSUU platform above, but in summary:
For the first year of this five-year project, we are seeking to match each of the first seven concertos with a patron – or group of patrons – contributing a donation of £2,000. In exchange, supporters can expect:
- A pair of tickets for the relevant concert
- A copy of a Bärenreiter study score for the concerto, signed by the conductor and soloist
- Name credit under the concerto listing in the concert programme
- Name credit under the Mozart’s Piano supporters list (all series concert programmes and Aurora website during year of gift)
- Free interval drinks for two people
- Access to the closed general rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert
We hope that the idea of being part of the series will be as exciting for you as it is to us. If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail, or to pledge your support, please call 020 7014 2805 to speak to a member of Aurora’s Development Department, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.