News and reviews

Ligeti’s Imaginative World

4th May 2018

For our next Orchestral Theatre concert, we teamed up with animator/illustrator Ola Szmida to bring Ligeti's striking scores to life for Ligeti Concertos, 13 May at Southbank Centre.

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.

Concerts Manager vacancy

12th January 2018

Aurora is recruiting for a Concerts Manager to support the planning and production of its calendar of activities, including performances, broadcasts and recordings, and national and international touring.


20th December 2017

Composer Martin Suckling poetically reflects on his new piece and shares a playlist of musical inspirations. We premiere his new work with Schubert's String Quintet in our cross-disciplinary event with Poet in the City, Fri 12 January at Kings Place.

Give children the thrill of live music

28th November 2017

We passionately believe that every child should have the chance to experience the thrill of live music. Can you support our schools' programme through the Big Give Christmas Challenge? Until Tues 5 Dec, your donation will be doubled.

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

2nd November 2017

We're joining Barry Humphries and cabaret diva Meow Meow on a journey through the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic.

BBC Proms 2017

17th August 2017

After our sold-out BBC Proms performance, we relive the special moments and recount what the critics thought.

In the Alps concert reviews

15th June 2017

A round-up of concert reviews of our Orchestral Theatre production In the Alps.

Performing from memory at the Proms

Memorised symphonies in 2017

20th April 2017

Aurora is delighted to announce full details of three major projects in 2017 based around symphonies performed entirely from memory.