Why Birds Sing

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins Aurora for a birdsong-themed programme of music by Beethoven, Messiaen and Brett Dean.   

The Lock-In: As darkness falls

For this special late-night performance, be completely enveloped in the music as we lower the lights and invite you to come and sit or lie down in and amongst the musicians.

The Lock-In: Party in Vienna

Co-founded by Aurora’s Principal Viola Max Baillie, the ingenious ZRI have reimagined works by Brahms, Schubert, Mahler and Mozart to include clarinet, santouri (cymbalom) and accordion as well as traditional folk melodies.

The Lock-In: Songsmith

A versatile singer, pianist, songwriter and arranger, Sam Swallow has been a favourite Aurora collaborator since a barnstorming first appearance with the orchestra in 2011.

Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Staged in the incomparable surroundings of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, this concert as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Britten Saint Nicolas

Aurora visits Winchester for the first time, joining the Waynflete Singers and a team of outstanding young soloists for a concert featuring Britten’s Saint Nicolas and a new commission from David Matthews.

Britten Films

Samuel West narrator Nicholas Collon conductor Aldeburgh Voices Jubilee Opera As part of the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival, Aurora presents a world-first: performances of Britten’s complete existing documentary film scores with the original films. The films – with subjects ranging from postage stamps to pacifism, the abolition of the slave trade to the electrification of the London-Portsmouth railway… Read more »