Past events

Oxford Lieder Festival

Fri 31 October 2014

7.30pm, St John the Evangelist

Aurora Orchestra returns to the Oxford Lieder Festival with a fascinating and varied programme.

Road Trip

Sun 26 October 2014

12.00am, Monash University, Robert Blackwood Hall

Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan joins Aurora Orchestra as special guest for an eclectic journey in the sublime company of Aaron Copland, John Adams, and Samuel Barber.


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.


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.


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.