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Warner Classics, 2014
Aurora’s debut for Warner Classics features an all-American programme of music by Copland, Ives and John Adams, as well as new folk/pop arrangements by Nico Muhly in performances with singers Sam Amidon and Dawn Landes. The disc won a German ECHO Klassik Award in 2015 in the ‘Classics without Frontiers’ category.
“It says much for the orchestra’s imagination and that of its conductor, Nicholas Collon, that the disc has the true feel and immediacy of a live concert with an arresting variety of styles cohesively drawn into a glowingly organic whole… With such astute planning and with playing of the first order, this CD amounts to much more than the sum of its parts.” The Telegraph
“Like Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, the youthful Aurora Orchestra is on the road… The performances, directed by Nicholas Collon, are crisp and bright, rising to virtuoso level in John Adams’s scintillating Chamber Symphony.” Financial Times