News and reviews

Aurora at the BBC Proms

27th May 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Aurora will be appearing as part of this summer’s BBC Proms season, full details of which have been unveiled this morning. Aurora’s memorised performances have become an annual fixture at the Proms in recent years, with ‘by heart’ presentations of symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Berlioz. This year we’ll… Read more »

Aurora trustee recruitment 2021

21st May 2021

We are seeking to strengthen and diversify Aurora Orchestra’s board with the appointment of new trustee-directors. Since its launch in 2005, Aurora has established itself amongst the most creative and engaging forces in classical music. Although the pandemic has posed huge challenges for our small organisation, it has also refined our sense of purpose and catalysed… Read more »

Weston Culture Fund

1st February 2021

We’re so delighted to share the news that Aurora has been awarded a grant from the Weston Culture Fund, in support of our digital creative learning programme.

Aurora at the Live BBC Proms 2020

14th October 2020

A roundup of the glowing reviews and audience feedback we received for our big night at the BBC Proms, performing Beethoven's joyous Symphony No. 7 from memory and a new commission by Richard Ayres.

Culture Recovery Fund award

13th October 2020

  We’re so pleased that Aurora has been announced as one of the recipients of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, with a grant of £200,000. We’re hugely grateful to Arts Council England and to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for this invaluable support, which will help to offset the financial damage caused by a… Read more »

Jane Mitchell wins the Salomon Prize

10th September 2020

Jane Mitchell, Aurora's Creative Director and Principal Flute, wins the RPS ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians.

Beethoven 7 at the BBC Proms

6th August 2020

Aurora returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 10 September, with a live performance of Beethoven 7 from memory.

Aurora to perform live from the Royal Albert Hall as part of 2020 BBC Proms

3rd July 2020

We're delighted to announce that Aurora will appear as part of the 2020 BBC Proms’ special series of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall in September.

Announcing our next Aurora Play broadcasts

10th June 2020

Today we announce the second batch of broadcasts in Aurora Play, our new digital series showcasing the best of Aurora’s orchestral adventures.

Deutsche Grammophon debut announcement

29th May 2020

Aurora is delighted to announce the release of Music of the Spheres, our debut album for Deutsche Grammophon.