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Aurora Play

Aurora Play is a digital channel showcasing the best of Aurora’s orchestral adventures online. Broadcast free online through YouTube, it features highlights from Aurora’s performance archive, as well as interviews and specially-created interactive films offering fun and creative ways to join in at home.

You can explore Aurora Play below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and e-newsletter to keep up to date with the latest broadcasts and news from Aurora.


Aurora Play broadcasts

Revisit our acclaimed Orchestral Theatre staging of Berlioz's vibrant Symphonie fantastique from the 2019 BBC Proms.

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Explore Beethoven's 'Eroica' performed from memory, with a vivid musical introduction by Nicholas Collon and Tom Service.

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Highlights from our 2011 collaboration with Nico Muhly at Kings Place.

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A memorised performance of Beethoven’s life-affirming Pastoral Symphony from the 2015 BBC Proms.

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Returning to Aurora’s thrilling appearance at the BBC Proms in 2015, we present works by two of most exciting voices in contemporary orchestral music.

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Revisit Angela Hewitt’s radiant performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in the beautifully intimate surroundings of Kings Place.

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World-class oboist François Leleux joins Aurora at the 2016 BBC Proms for a performance of Strauss's joyful Oboe Concerto.

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A sparkling, fantastical staging of Britten’s Les illuminations, created by Struan Leslie for the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival. 

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Discover Louise Farrenc’s Third Symphony – a neglected masterpiece which fizzes with energy and drama.

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We explore Mozart’s majestic final symphony with a vivid musical introduction by Tom Service and Nicholas Collon, followed by a complete performance of the 'Jupiter', delivered entirely from memory.

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The Royal Albert Hall is transformed into an extraordinary musical instrument in MELD, Benedict Mason’s immersive, audacious ‘sound theatre’ invention at the 2014 BBC Proms.

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An exquisite chamber arrangement of Maher’s epic symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, with soloists Dame Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples.

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Revisit our 2017 Proms performance of Strauss’ devastating post-war masterpiece for 23 string soloists, Metamorphosen.

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This film-infused broadcast pairs two contrasting responses to places in America: Charles Ives’ haunting ode to New England, and a vivid portrait of New York by Michael Gordon and Bill Morrison.

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