News and reviews

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.

A message from Nicholas Collon

18th March 2020

In the midst of the profound upheavals affecting our whole society at present, all of us at Aurora send our thoughts and good wishes to you and to our audiences everywhere.

A ceremony for 14 musicians

6th March 2020

Q&A with Leader Alexandra Wood about Harrison Birtwistle’s Cortege, an imaginative work of orchestral theatre.

Our Southbank Centre 2020/21 Season

19th February 2020

Announcing our Southbank Centre 2020/21 season! Expect three colourful concerts in our Orchestral Theatre series: an exploration of time, a journey through the shades of love and a collaboration with violinist Nicola Benedetti.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

1st February 2020

Behind the music for our latest soundtrack project, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci’s witty adaptation of the Dicken’s classic.

Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds

27th January 2020

Our Principal Oboe, Tom Barber chats with us about what makes him smile in Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds. We perform this chamber masterpiece in our next late-night concert (Sat 8 February).

Beethoven’s First Symphony

21st January 2020

Jamie Campbell, our Principal Second Violin, shares his thoughts about Beethoven’s daring First Symphony, which we perform next month.