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Aurora Play

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

You can explore Aurora Play below. Scroll down for a full schedule of broadcasts and guidance on how to watch on your computer, mobile device or TV at home. 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.

Up next on Aurora Play

Four Places

Sun 12 July at 4pm on YouTube Premiere

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Aurora Play 2020 broadcasts

Sun 10 May 2020


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

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Sun 17 May 2020

Eroica Revisited

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

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Wed 20 May 2020

Seeing is Believing

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

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Sun 24 May 2020

Pastoral Symphonies 1

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

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Sun 31 May 2020

Pastoral Symphonies 2

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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Sun 7 June 2020

Strauss Oboe Concerto

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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Fri 12 June 2020


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

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Wed 17 June 2020

Farrenc: Symphony No. 3

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

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Sun 21 June 2020


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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Sun 28 June 2020


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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Wed 1 July 2020

Song of the Earth

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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Sun 5 July 2020


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

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Sun 12 July 2020

Four Places

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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