What’s on

Festival Berlioz

Tue 22 August 2017

9.00pm, Isère, France

Aurora debuts at Festival Berlioz with a concert exploring power and madness.

‘Pastoral’ from Memory

Fri 22 September 2017

7.30pm, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Canterbury

Aurora returns to Canterbury to perform Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony from memory with BBC Radio 3's Tom Service presenting.

Why Birds Sing

Sun 24 September 2017

3.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

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

Kölner Philharmonie

Sun 1 October 2017

6.00pm, Cologne, Germany

Aurora debuts at the renowned Kölner Philharmonie with British tenor Ian Bostridge.

Settimane Musicali of Ascona

Fri 6 October 2017

8.30pm, Ascona, Switzerland

Aurora joins renowned pianist Stephen Kovacevich at the Settimane Musicali of Ascona festival.

Mozart’s Piano: Vienna, City of Dreams

Wed 11 October 2017 – Sat 14 October 2017

  • Wed 11 October 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 14 October 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Various Venues

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.

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.

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

10.00pm, 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.

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.