About Aurora

Aurora is many things.

A virtuosic chamber orchestra, built of extraordinary musicians, giving electrifying performances at the very highest international standard.

A pioneering creative community with a boundless appetite for adventure, the broadest of artistic horizons, and a playful approach to presentation.

Above all, Aurora is about bringing the richest musical experiences to the broadest possible audience.  We’re constantly searching for new ways to heighten engagement with music and help audiences get under the skin of great works: whether by performing whole symphonies from memory, collaborating with dancers or circus performers, commissioning film, combining chamber music with story-telling for children, or simply presenting viscerally powerful chamber orchestra performances in intimate settings.

The common thread which links all of this work is simple: great music, brilliantly performed.

Aurora at the BBC Proms

27th May 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Aurora will be appearing as part of this summer’s BBC Proms season, full details of which have been unveiled this morning. Aurora’s memorised performances have become an annual fixture at the Proms in recent years, with ‘by heart’ presentations of symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Berlioz. This year we’ll… Read more »

Aurora trustee recruitment 2021

21st May 2021

We are seeking to strengthen and diversify Aurora Orchestra’s board with the appointment of new trustee-directors. Since its launch in 2005, Aurora has established itself amongst the most creative and engaging forces in classical music. Although the pandemic has posed huge challenges for our small organisation, it has also refined our sense of purpose and catalysed… Read more »