Past events

Testament

Sat 25 October 2014

8.00pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Aurora is joined by Australia’s finest young musicians for a side-by-side performance under conductor Nicholas Collon, marking the climax of an intensive week-long collaboration.

Pepper the Monkey and the Extraordinary Rainbow Circus

Fri 24 October 2014

10.30am, Melbourne Recital Centre, The Salon

Join Aurora Orchestra and Pepper the mischievous monkey on a dare-devil musical journey to join the extraordinary Rainbow Circus.

Insomnia

Thu 23 October 2014

8.00pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

To open its residency at the Melbourne Festival, Aurora collaborates with tenor Allan Clayton to present a unique and haunting ‘orchestral theatre’ performance built around Britten’s Nocturne.

Quartets at Sunset

Tue 21 October 2014

6.00pm, Collins Street Baptist Church

Principal Aurora Players perform Haydn's glittering String Quartet no. 49, kicking off their tour in Australia.

Little Giants

Sat 20 September 2014

7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Aurora sizes up three Viennese masterpieces, each performed in dazzling miniature.

Timber

Sun 14 September 2014

8.45pm, Hall One, Kings Place

To close the 2014 Kings Place Festival, Aurora’s percussion section teams up with musicians from the Royal College of Music to give a performance of Michael Gordon’s Timber.

Mr Moon has lost his tune/Planet Baroque and the Deadly Silence

Sat 13 September 2014

10.30am, Hall Two, Kings Place

Two intergalactic tales that explore the wild and wonderful world of the French Baroque (with music from Couperin, Lully and Rameau).

BBC Proms 2014

Sat 16 August 2014

10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Admired by Schumann for its ‘Grecian light and grace’, Mozart’s evergreen Symphony No. 40 combines rhythmic verve and dance-like elegance, streaked with stormy drama.

Jitterbug

Sun 20 July 2014

6.00pm, LSO St Luke's

HUSH HUSH FOLKS! It’s time to give prohibition a shake-down: the Aurora Jitterbug is coming to town.

Trasimeno Music Festival

Thu 10 July 2014

9.15pm, Castle of the Knights of Malta, Magione

Aurora Orchestra travel to Italy for the Trasimeno Music Festival to perform William Walton's Façade featuring world-renowned soprano, Dame Felicity Lott.