News and reviews

2012 season brochure

2012 Season announced

14th December 2011

2011 has been an extraordinary year for Aurora - the orchestra became the youngest-ever recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Ensemble Award and staged a first televised BBC Prom.


Thriller in the News

27th October 2011

Aurora's latest cross-arts project has been taking the UK media by storm this week, with a feature on BBC 2's Culture Show and a spread in The Times newspaper.

The Horrible History's Prom

Horrible Histories Prom Broadcast

13th September 2011

Aurora's Proms collaboration with the cast of the award-winning BBC TV series 'Horrible Histories' garnered glowing reviews last month.

Aurora at the Proms

Aurora wins RPS Ensemble Award

11th May 2011

Aurora Orchestra was last night announced as winner of the Ensemble category at the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in London.

Nick Collon

Aurora awarded ACE National Portfolio funding

30th March 2011

We are delighted to announce that Aurora Orchestra has been awarded ACE National Portfolio funding for 2012–15.

Nico Muhly - Seeing is Believing

Nico Muhly: Seeing is Believing

26th February 2011

In October 2010, Aurora visited Snape in Suffolk to record Nico Muhly's music for chamber orchestra.

Nick Collon

Nicholas Collon nominated for Breakthrough Award

3rd January 2011

Aurora's Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon has been nominated for the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts / The Times Breakthrough Award.

Aurora at the Proms

2011 season brochure published

17th December 2010

The 2011 season is formally launched today with the publication of our new concerts brochure.

Sir Colin Davis, conductor

BBC Radio 3 broadcast with Sir Colin Davis

14th December 2010

For the first 12 days of January, BBC Radio 3 is devoting its entire schedule to Mozart, performing every note the composer every wrote.

Nico Muhly, composer

Nico Muhly recording for Decca Classics announced

7th October 2010

29-year-old Nico Muhly can lay convincing claim to being the most talked-about young composer on the planet just now.