Past event: Kölner Philharmonie

Ian Bostridge tenor
Nicolas Fleury horn
Nicholas Collon conductor

Brett Dean Pastoral Symphony (2000)
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ (performed from memory)

Aurora makes its debut at one of the world’s great concert halls, the Kölner Philharmonie, alongside  tenor Ian Bostridge. The programme includes Brett Dean’s evocative Pastoral Symphony – a vibrant, restless ode to birdsong and lament for its silencing by mankind; Benjamin Britten’s ethereal Serenade on the world of night, sleep, and dreams; and Beethoven’s own ‘Pastoral’ symphony – performed here entirely from memory.

Discover more about our memorised performances at our By Heart page.