What’s on

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.

Beethoven and the Dinosaurs

Sat 19 May 2018 – Sun 20 May 2018

  • Sat 19 May 2018, 10.30AM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sun 20 May 2018, 10.00AM – {Venue, Name of City}

Hall Two, Kings Place

Travel back in time 200 million years to the age of the dinosaurs in our storytelling concert for children and families.

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.

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

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.

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.

BBC Proms: Inside Shostakovich

Mon 6 August 2018

10.15am, Royal Albert Hall

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

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: 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.

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.

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 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.

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.