News and reviews


Shanghai Tour

10th April 2013

Aurora's 2013 adventures include the orchestra's first visit to China, with five concerts at the Shanghai Concert Hall exploring the music of the twentieth century.

Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations

Wallace and Gromit: Musical Marvels!

25th March 2013

Following last year's smash hit Wallace and Gromit Prom, there's another chance to see Aurora perform!

Aurora Insomnia

Insomnia trailer

8th March 2013

For the first in its 2013 New Moves series, Aurora collaborates with tenor Allan Clayton to produce a unique and haunting theatrical concert built around Britten’s Nocturne.

Max Baillie

Battle Spring Tour

6th March 2013

We're delighted to announce that Battle, last summer's critically-acclaimed New Movesprogramme, will tour to venues in Bury St Edmunds, Ashford and Norwich later this spring.

Dance of the Machines

Zeitgeist: Dance of the Machines trailer

1st February 2013

We've just unveiled a new video trailer for Dance of the Machines, our next Zeitgeist concert at Southbank Centre.

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 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.