What’s on

In the Alps

3 June 2017 – 4 June 2017

  • Sat 3 June 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 4 June 2017, 4.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}

St. John's Smith Square & Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Welcome to the Alps! A mountain journey featuring Brahms' monumental first symphony – performed from memory – and Richard Ayres' 'In the Alps'.

Albert Herring

25 June 2017 – 9 July 2017

  • Sun 25 June 2017, 4.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Thu 29 June 2017, 5.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 1 July 2017, 4.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Fri 7 July 2017, 5.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 9 July 2017, 4.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}

The Grange Festival

Aurora makes its debut at the Grange Festival, performing Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring under Steuart Bedford.

‘Eroica’ from Memory

21 July 2017 – 4 August 2017

  • Fri 21 July 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 22 July 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Fri 4 August 2017, 8.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Various Venues

Aurora is joined by Tom Service to perform what is thought will be the first memorised performance of Beethoven's 'Eroica' in the modern era.

Pastoral Symphonies

Sun 24 September 2017

3.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

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

In Conversation: Arranging Das Lied

Sat 14 October 2017

6.15pm, St Pancras Room, Kings Place

For this free pre-concert talk, Nicholas Collon is joined by Aurora arranger-in-residence Iain Farrington to discuss Das Lied von der Erde.

Mozart’s Piano: Vienna, City of Dreams

Sat 14 October 2017

7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place

A programme of works rooted in Vienna includes Mahler's epic symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, with world-class soloists Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples.

The Lock-In: Party in Vienna

Sat 14 October 2017

10.15pm, Hall Two, Kings Place

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.

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

10.15pm, 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.

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.

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.