News and reviews

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.

Final year of Mozart’s Piano

20th December 2019

The final year of our five-year Mozart’s Piano series at Kings Place launches in 2020 with five concerts of exceptional pianists and richly diverse programmes.

Principal Horn vacancy

13th December 2019

We're recruiting for a Principal Horn to join our core group of Principal Players. Application deadline Mon 20 January 2020.

Help us share music with schools

7th December 2019

At Aurora, we want as many children as possible to share in our music. Until midday this Tues 10 December, we’re asking you to support our schools’ programme by making a donation to our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal. Your donation will be doubled thanks to match funding

RPS Ensemble Award

29th November 2019

Last night at Battersea Arts Centre, we received the highly-coveted Ensemble Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS). We’re still buzzing from the announcement – feeling very honoured, grateful and quite giddy from it all.

Folk Roots

23rd October 2019

Folk songs, field recordings and lying down immersed in music. Aurora Leader Maia Cabeza chats with us about what to expect for Folk Roots, our next late-night event (Sat 2 November, Kings Place).