Past events

Storytelling with Debussy

Sun 15 September 2013

9.30am, Kings Place

Spin with snowflakes, meet the girl with the flaxen hair and help send a wandering elephant to sleep...


Fri 13 September 2013

6.00pm, Kings Place

Opening this year's Kings Place Festival, this programme showcases the virtuosity of four of Aurora's principal players: Thom Gould, Timothy Orpen, Nicolas Fleury and John Reid.

Musikfest Bremen

Sun 1 September 2013

6.00pm, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek Emden

Mahler (arr. Iain Farrington) Das Lied von der Erde Andrew Staples tenor Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano Nicholas Collon conductor Following its successful debut appearance at Musikfest Bremen in 2012, Aurora returns in 2013 with a performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Composed between 1907-09, during a time of great personal tragedy, Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’ has… Read more »

BBC Proms 2013

Sat 13 July 2013

12.00am, Royal Albert Hall

Aurora makes its debut late-night appearance for the BBC Proms with a characteristically eclectic programme of American music, ranging from Nancarrow to Glass.

The Gift

Fri 28 June 2013

8.00pm, Kings Place

As part of the 'Wagner 200' celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, Aurora presents a narrated re-creation of the events surrounding the premiere of Siegfried Idyll.

Britten Church Parables Tour

  • Mon 15 July 2013, 7.30PM – {Venue, Name of City}

Various UK and International Venues

2013 marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. In June and July, Aurora principal players join forces with Mahogany Opera for one of the highlights of the Britten 100 celebrations.


Thu 16 May 2013

7.30pm, Various UK and International Venues

Biber vs. B-boys.

Echoes of Bach

Sat 20 April 2013

7.30pm, Kings Place; The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

No composer has had a more profoundly transformative impact on Europe's musical landscape than Bach.

Zeitgeist: Riot in Vienna, 1913

Sun 20 January 2013

6.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Edmund de Waal joins Aurora for the launch of a uniquely intimate series in which audience rubs shoulders with performers on and around the stage.

Brahms Double

Sat 15 December 2012

7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place

World-class soloists Anthony Marwood and Christoph Richter join Aurora for Brahms’ magnificent Double Concerto, a work of extraordinary warmth and character.