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Inside Beethoven


Thu 4 November, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
£15-£50 (plus booking fee)

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Introduction to Beethoven 7 by Nicholas Collon & Tom Service
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (performed from memory)

Nicola Benedetti violin
Tom Service presenter
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 explore Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, with an introduction to the symphony presented by Nicholas Collon and Tom Service, followed by a complete performance 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

Southbank Centre Members’ pre-sale opens 10am Tuesday 6 July
General booking opens 10am Thursday 8 July