News and reviews

Maxamorphosis

Maxamorphosis rehearsal photographs

7th July 2012

Maxamorphosis is Aurora's most ambitious dance commission to date. Read more for rehearsal photographs from the project, featuring Max Baillie, Aurora's Principal Viola.

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Music Education Hubs

17th May 2012

Arts Council England has announced the new nationwide network of 122 music education hubs, charged with implementing the National Plan for Music Education.

The Horrible History's Prom

RPS Award shortlisting

17th April 2012

For the fourth year in succession, Aurora has been shortlisted for one of the Royal Philharmonic Society's annual Awards.

Aurora at the Reverb Festival

Roundhouse 25 Feb – live stream

23rd February 2012

Aurora's debut appearance at the Roundhouse on 25 February will be streamed live on the Guardian website, as well as being shown live on cinema screens in venues in the North East of England.

Nico Muhly - Seeing is Believing

Nico Muhly – Seeing is Believing

15th February 2012

Aurora launched its debut disc for Decca Classics – a recording of music by the young American composer Nico Muhly – with a performance at Kings Place in May 2011.

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2012 Season announced

14th December 2011

2011 has been an extraordinary year for Aurora - the orchestra became the youngest-ever recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Ensemble Award and staged a first televised BBC Prom.

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Thriller in the News

27th October 2011

Aurora's latest cross-arts project has been taking the UK media by storm this week, with a feature on BBC 2's Culture Show and a spread in The Times newspaper.

The Horrible History's Prom

Horrible Histories Prom Broadcast

13th September 2011

Aurora's Proms collaboration with the cast of the award-winning BBC TV series 'Horrible Histories' garnered glowing reviews last month.

Aurora at the Proms

Aurora wins RPS Ensemble Award

11th May 2011

Aurora Orchestra was last night announced as winner of the Ensemble category at the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in London.

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Aurora awarded ACE National Portfolio funding

30th March 2011

We are delighted to announce that Aurora Orchestra has been awarded ACE National Portfolio funding for 2012–15.