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Saffron Hall: Beethoven 7

Wed 9 September 2020
Saffron Hall

We’re bringing Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7 to Saffron Hall. This will be one of the first opportunities to hear a live, ticketed symphonic orchestral performance anywhere in the UK since lockdown began.

Ahead of our much-anticipated appearance at this year’s BBC Proms, Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Players will be joined by BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service for a musically-illustrated introduction to Beethoven’s joyful and intensely rhythmic work, exploring the Symphony with live musical excerpts. Aurora then performs Symphony No. 7 entirely from memory – without chairs, sheet music or music stands.

Experience the unique thrill of memorised performance and celebrate a very special moment with us: our return to live music with a live audience.

‘Marvellous… Playing from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.’ The New York Times