Aurora is delighted to be returning to the BBC Proms on Sunday 31 July for its seventh consecutive appearance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The orchestra is joined by one of the world’s leading oboists, François Leleux, who performs Strauss’s twisting, singing Oboe Concerto.
Aurora continues its unique memorised performance strand – which has enthralled audiences at previous BBC Proms appearances in 2014 and 2015 – with what is thought to be the first-ever performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 entirely from memory.
It’s difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’ – a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart’s continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work.
Wolfgang Rihm’s Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure, completes the programme.
Full programme details as follows:
Sunday 31 July 2016, 3.45pm
Royal Albert Hall
Wolfgang Rihm Gejagte Form (2002 version)
Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in D major
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C major, ‘Jupiter’ (performed from memory)
François Leleux (oboe)
Tom Service (presenter)
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
Booking details can be found on the BBC Proms website.