What’s on

In Conversation: The Labèques

Fri 24 November 2017

6.15pm, St Pancras Room, Kings Place

Join us for this free event, where Igor Toronyi-Lalic hosts a pre-concert talk with the Labèques, discussing their illustrious career and their relationship to Mozart.

Mozart’s Piano: Echoes of Mozart

Fri 24 November 2017

7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place

The incomparable Labèque sisters return to Kings Place for Mozart's double piano concerto, as part of a programme also featuring Schubert's best-loved symphony.

The Lock-In: As darkness falls

Fri 24 November 2017

10.00pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

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.

Tchaikovsky and the Marvellous Kingdom

Sat 25 November 2017 – Sun 3 December 2017

  • Sat 25 November 2017, 10.30AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 26 November 2017, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 3 December 2017, 12.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 3 December 2017, 11.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 3 December 2017, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 2 December 2017, 12.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 2 December 2017, 11.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 2 December 2017, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 26 November 2017, 12.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 25 November 2017, 12.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Kings Place

Aurora continues its family concerts with a glittering adventure through Tchaikovsky's enchanting ballet music.

In Search of Mozart

Sat 9 December 2017

4.30pm, St. Pancras Room, Kings Place

Join us for a pre-concert film screening of 'In Search of Mozart', narrated by Juliet Stevenson and with Mozart voiced by Samuel West.

Mozart’s Piano: Exsultate, Jubilate

Sat 9 December 2017

7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Usher in the festive season with this joyful all-Mozart programme, featuring two of the UK's finest young soloists and readings by Samuel West.

The Lock-In: The Masque of the Red Death

Sat 9 December 2017

10.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Join Aurora musicians in an evening of mystery, drama and games as we explore Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece The Masque of the Red Death.

Time Unwrapped: Memento

Fri 12 January 2018

7.30pm, Kings Place

A multi-disciplinary collaboration with Poet in the City to uncover the story of a groundbreaking new technology that will enable us to remember more than ever before.

In conversation: Shai Wosner

Sat 10 February 2018

6.00pm, St. Pancras Room

Shai Wosner speaks to Aurora Chief Executive John Harte about his wide-ranging musical interests and why Schubert’s ‘Trout’ quintet is such a remarkable chamber piece.

Mozart’s Piano: Happy Little Fish

Sat 10 February 2018

7.00pm, Kings Place

The versatile pianist Shai Wosner joins Aurora for an eclectic programme which includes Schubert's 'Trout' quintet, one of the greatest works in the canon of chamber music.

The Lock-In: Électronique

Sat 10 February 2018

9.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Explore the bold possibilities of instrumental and electronic music with principal cellist Sébastien van Kuijk and his genre-defying ensemble.

Pärt’s Passio with Tenebrae

Wed 28 March 2018

8.00pm, St. John's Smith Square

Aurora joins the choir Tenebrae to create an immersive and atmospheric audience experience for Arvo Pärt's stunning Passio.

In conversation: Charles Owen and Martin Suckling

Sat 7 April 2018

6.00pm, St. Pancras Room, Kings Place

Charles Owen and Martin Suckling discuss their musical inspirations and the evening's programme with Aurora Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon.

Mozart’s Piano: Sparks and Flickers

Sat 7 April 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Aurora performs an engrossing programme that shifts from the introspective to the exuberant with pianist Charles Owen.

The Lock-In: Night Dances

Sat 7 April 2018

9.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Experience an immersive, unsettling journey through night-time waltzes with principal pianist John Reid and illustrator Will Lindley.

Ligeti Concertos

Sun 13 May 2018

3.00pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall

For this special concert, three of the world’s great Ligeti interpreters join Aurora under Nicholas Collon to perform some of his most imaginative and powerful music.

In conversation: Aurora players on memorised performance

Sun 1 July 2018

6.00pm, St. Pancras Room

Aurora players reflect on their experience performing from memory and discuss why they find it so musically enriching.

Mozart’s Piano: From Memory, In Memory

Sun 1 July 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

The only orchestra in the world to perform whole symphonies from memory, Aurora brings this unique and thrilling artistic style to Kings Place for the first time.

The Lock-In: Hoedown

Sun 1 July 2018

9.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Grab a partner, put on your cowboy boots, and learn the steps to a raucous hoedown with Principal Double Bassist Ben Griffiths and his bluegrass/country band.

In conversation: Jörg Widmann and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Sat 13 October 2018

6.00pm, St. Pancras Room, Kings Place

Jörg Widmann and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet discuss their careers and relationship to Mozart’s music with Aurora Chief Executive John Harte.

Mozart’s Piano: The Kaleidoscope

Sat 13 October 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Aurora explores musical extraordinaires from the 18th century to the modern day with celebrated pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

The Lock-In: Beethoven and the Dinosaurs

Sat 13 October 2018

9.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Soar with a pterodactyl, dance with a stegosaurus and rediscover your inner child.

Time Unwrapped: Old Bones

Fri 23 November 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Curated with longtime Aurora collaborators composer Nico Muhly and countertenor Iestyn Davies, this programme stops the clocks and delves into ancient notions of time, as explored by Dowland, Debussy, Satie and Adès.

In Conversation: Nico Muhly with Tom Service

Fri 23 November 2018

7.00pm, St. Pancras Room, Kings Place

Nico Muhly talks to Radio 3’s Tom Service about his works, inspirations, and new music today.

Mozart’s Piano: A Viennese New Year

Mon 31 December 2018

6.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Aurora brings the year to a close in style with a New Year’s Eve programme in the company of world-class pianist Imogen Cooper.

The Lock-In: NYE Party

Mon 31 December 2018

9.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

Ring in the new year with an adventurous night packed with food and drink, performances, activities, and special guests curated by Aurora Principal Players.