In October 2010, Aurora visited Snape in Suffolk to record Nico Muhly’s music for chamber orchestra, including original compositions and instrumental arrangements of Renaissance choral motets. The project marked the culmination of a relationship with Muhly which started three years earlier, with the orchestra’s commissioning Muhly to write the concerto for electric violin Seeing is Believing.
“Like so much of Muhly’s music, it is immediately engaging and fresh, with some delicious sounds and striking moments, especially the keening glissandi for the solo violin that open the work…” The Guardian
“It is hard to imagine performances more assured and expressive than these by Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra. One of the most ear-catching discs to come my way in a long time.” BBC Music Magazine