Sat 6 November, 7.00pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (performed from memory)
Nicola Benedetti violin
Nicholas Collon conductor
In 2014, Aurora became the first orchestra in history to present an entire symphony from memory, without sheet music or music stands. Since then, we have continued to embrace this thrilling, intensely communicative style of presentation as a hallmark of our work, harnessing the potential of memorised performance to open up music in new and illuminating ways. In this concert we present a complete performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 by heart.
We also welcome back stellar violinist Nicola Benedetti as soloist for her second appearance this year with the orchestra, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
‘Marvellous… Playing from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.’ The New York Times