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The Making of the Orchestra

Mason Bates’ multimedia concerto Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a joyful introduction to classical music for ages 5+.

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Aurora with Jan Lisiecki

Aurora pairs iconic works by Beethoven with a new piece from one of the most exciting voices in 21st-century music, Héloïse Werner.

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Inside Beethoven at Printworks

We take classical music out of the concert hall, teaming up with Nwando Ebizie, Southbank Centre and iconic electronic music venue Printworks to present a completely new take on the greatest symphony ever written.

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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

The much-loved children’s story by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen becomes a musical adventure in this world premiere for families and children aged 4–8.

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In the Light of Air

Join us on an intimate musical journey through light and air, with an immersive performance of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air.

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We combine ancient and modern sound worlds through the work of three contemporary composers who are fascinated with the music of the past: Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly and Anna Meredith.

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Aurora Orchestra with Laura van der Heijden

Aurora welcomes 2022/23 Kings Place Resident Artist Laura van der Heijden for a rich programme of contrasting musical architectures spanning two hundred years of sonic innovation.

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We kick off our 2023 Kings Place season with a kaleidoscope of riotous colour, virtuosity, mischief and musical subterfuge.

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Debussy and the Snow Elephant

Journey through a wintery world in the company of Jimbo, the shy snow elephant, in our Far, Far Away storytelling concert for children (aged 0–5).

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The Rape of Lucretia, Linbury Theatre

In a world brutalised by conflict, one woman’s experience of horrific violence becomes the defining moment of an era. Aurora Orchestra perform in the Royal Opera House’s production of The Rape of Lucretia.

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