Past events

BBC Radio 3: Memento

Sun 15 October 2017

1.00pm, Wellcome Collection

As part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Why Music?’ weekend, Aurora Orchestra and Poet in the City join forces for a cross-arts collaboration inspired by new computer memory technology.

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.

Mozart’s Piano: Vienna, City of Dreams

Wed 11 October 2017 – Sat 14 October 2017

  • Wed 11 October 2017, 7.00PM – {Venue, Name of City}
  • Sat 14 October 2017, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Hall One, Kings Place

A programme of works rooted in Vienna, including Mahler's epic symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde.

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 Musical Memory Palace

Fri 13 October 2017

7.30pm, BBC Maida Vale Studios

Aurora joins forces with Grand Master of Memory Ed Cooke for a special BBC Radio 3 concert exploring memory and music.

Settimane Musicali di Ascona

Fri 6 October 2017

8.30pm, Ascona, Switzerland

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

Kölner Philharmonie

Sun 1 October 2017

6.00pm, Cologne, Germany

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

Hatfield House

Thu 28 September 2017

7.30pm, The Old Palace

We join celebrated musicians Ian Bostridge, Guy Johnston, and Nicolas Fleury for the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, a programme that includes Beethoven's 'Pastoral' performed from memory.

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.   

‘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.