News and reviews

New Leader announcement

11th January 2019

After a two-year long international search, we’re excited to announce that we have appointed Maia Cabeza as our new Leader.

Nico Muhly in Residence

23rd November 2018

We're welcoming musical chameleon Nico Muhly for a three-part residency as both composer and performer with Aurora. Expect two world premieres, a New Year's Eve party, and an Orchestral Theatre concert.

Our Collected Stories, 2018/19 London Season

11th September 2018

We’re very excited to share our recently published book Aurora Orchestra: Collected Stories – a colourful collection of short stories inspired by our 2018/19 London season.

John Harte receives Classical Next Innovation Award from Neil Wallace at De Doelen, Rotterdam

Aurora wins Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

19th May 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Aurora has been announced as one of three winners of the 2018 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.

Ligeti’s Imaginative World

4th May 2018

For our next Orchestral Theatre concert, we teamed up with animator/illustrator Ola Szmida to bring Ligeti's striking scores to life for Ligeti Concertos, 13 May at Southbank Centre.

Inside Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

19th April 2018

We bring our thrilling memorised performance approach to a twentieth-century symphony for the first time.

Orchestral Theatre 2018/19 at Southbank Centre

30th January 2018

What’s in store for us in 2018/19? Our boldest and most ambitious season yet as Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre with three new productions in our Orchestral Theatre series.

Concerts Manager vacancy

12th January 2018

Aurora is recruiting for a Concerts Manager to support the planning and production of its calendar of activities, including performances, broadcasts and recordings, and national and international touring.


20th December 2017

Composer Martin Suckling poetically reflects on his new piece and shares a playlist of musical inspirations. We premiere his new work with Schubert's String Quintet in our cross-disciplinary event with Poet in the City, Fri 12 January at Kings Place.

Give children the thrill of live music

28th November 2017

We passionately believe that every child should have the chance to experience the thrill of live music. Can you support our schools' programme through the Big Give Christmas Challenge? Until Tues 5 Dec, your donation will be doubled.