News and reviews

Aurora 2013 season artwork

2013 season announced

9th January 2013

Bursting with virtuosity, eclecticism and intrepid collaboration, Aurora’s 2013 season offers a truly exhilarating array of new projects.

Aurora with the ETO

English Touring Opera

8th October 2012

Aurora has teamed up with English Touring Opera for the company's autumn tour, with three very different operas travelling to venues across England.

Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations

Wallace and Gromit Prom reviews

1st August 2012

Read more for reviews of our Wallace and Gromit Prom, from The Guardian and the Telegraph among others...

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.

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.

2012 season brochure

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.

Thriller

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.