Past event: The Musical Memory Palace

Debussy Syrinx
Boulez Mémoriale
Ives Three Places in New England
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Ed Cooke Grand Master of Memory
Jane Mitchell flute
Nicholas Collon conductor

As part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Why Music?’ weekend, Aurora joins forces with Grand Master of Memory Ed Cooke for a concert exploring memory and music.

In the first half, works by Debussy, Boulez and Charles Ives evoke memories of cherished people and places.  After the interval, the Aurora players – known for their own feats of memory – turn the tables and ask the audience to do the memorising. With the help of Ed Cooke and conductor Nicholas Collon, you too can memorise the dramatic and complex first movement of Mozart’s late great Symphony No. 40, before hearing the orchestra play the whole work.

Part of BBC Radio 3’s Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of live events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music’s unique capacity to be remembered.

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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