Our Recordings page gives Aurora’s full discography; below you can sample some of our commercially-available audio releases. You’ll need to be logged in to Spotify to stream the tracks below, but alternatively you can find a full list of our recordings on iTunes or Amazon.
The first in a series of recordings produced in partnership with Warner Classics, Roadtrip features US folk singers Sam Amidon and Dawn Landes, new arrangements by Nico Muhly, and three contrasting American masterworks in the shape of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Ives’ Three Places in New Engand, and John Adams Chamber Symphony. Released in 2014, the disc won a prestigious German ECHO Klassik Award in the ‘Classics without Frontiers’ category.
A second recording for Warner Classics featured soloist Allan Clayton performing music by Britten, Gurney, and The Beatles. The Times reviewed it as follows: “Barely ten years old, the Aurora Orchestra — and more particularly its bold, eclectic programming — has put a tiger in the tank of London music-making. This riveting album shows how.”
Nico Muhly: Seeing is Believing
Aurora’s first release on a major label, this recording featured music for chamber ensemble by the American composer Nico Muhly. At its heart is Muhly’s concerto for six-string electric violin Seeing is Believing, originally commissioned by Aurora for then leader Thomas Gould.