What’s on

Proms at St Jude’s

Sat 23 June 2018

7.45pm, St Jude's Church, London

We debut at London’s beloved Proms at St Jude’s with a memorised performance of Mozart's 40th symphony.

La Seine Musicale

Sun 24 June 2018

5.30pm, Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt

We debut at the striking new concert hall La Seine Musicale with a memorised performance of Mozart's 40th symphony.

Boughton House

Sat 30 June 2018

11.00am, The Great Hall

We debut at Boughton House with Mozart’s gripping 40th symphony performed from memory as part of a one-day celebration of music and memory.

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.

From Memory, In Memory

Sun 1 July 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

As the first orchestra in the world to perform whole symphonies from memory, we bring this unique and thrilling artistic style to our Resident Orchestra home 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.

Psalms & Prayers From the New World

Fri 6 July 2018

7.30pm, St. John's Smith Square

We collaborate with Tenebrae in a programme celebrating some of the finest exponents of American choral music.

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Wed 11 July 2018 – Sun 29 July 2018

  • Wed 11 July 2018, 7.45PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 29 July 2018, 3.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Barbican

Aurora teams up with Barry Humphries and cabaret diva Meow Meow in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic.

Saffron Hall: Shostakovich from Memory

Sat 4 August 2018

7.30pm, Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

For this concert, which forms part of Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Aurora applies this thrilling approach of playing from memory to Shostakovich’s Ninth.

BBC Proms: Inside Shostakovich

Mon 6 August 2018

10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

We return to the BBC Proms with an epic all-Shostakovich programme, performing the composer’s ninth symphony from memory.

Snape Proms

Sat 18 August 2018

7.30pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Aurora returns to the Snape Proms with a programme including Beethoven's fifth symphony performed from memory.

Concertgebouw

Mon 27 August 2018

8.00pm, Amsterdam, Netherlands

We return to the Concertgebouw with a programme including Beethoven’s fifth symphony performed from memory.

Kölner Philharmonie

Sun 9 September 2018

4.00pm, Cologne, Germany

We return to the Kölner Philharmonie with a programme pairing two early romantic masterpieces: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

Wigmore Hall Chamber Concert

Sat 15 September 2018

7.30pm, Wigmore Hall

Joseph Middleton is joined by renowned singers Mary Bevan and Henk Neven in the opening concert of his series at Wigmore Hall with a programme of French music.

Smoke and Mirrors

Sun 16 September 2018

4.00pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

We present a phantasmagoria, conjuring up the spirits and myths of two early romantic masterpieces: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

In conversation: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Sat 13 October 2018

6.00pm, St. Pancras Room, Kings Place

Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet discusses his career and relationship to Mozart’s music with Aurora Chief Executive John Harte.

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.

Bach and the Noisy Night Time

Sat 20 October 2018 – Sun 28 October 2018

  • Sat 20 October 2018, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 21 October 2018, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 27 October 2018, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 28 October 2018, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}

Kings Place

It’s well past bedtime but nobody can sleep. The rain is too splashy, the sheep are too jumpy and the stars are far, far too twinkly. What are we to do?

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.

Time Unwrapped: Old Bones

Fri 23 November 2018

7.00pm, Hall One, Kings Place

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

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

9.00pm, 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.

Songs from the Road

Sun 20 January 2019

4.00pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

The wayfarer, the migrant, the refugee: we embark on a journey through time and space in the company of those that walk the face of the earth.

Music of the Spheres

Wed 5 June 2019

7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

We explore celestial sounds and the cosmic order in an eclectic programme enriched by choreography and illustration.