Aurora in Birmingham
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Aurora in Birmingham

Beethoven String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (second movement)
Thomas Adès Violin Concerto Op. 24, ‘Concentric Paths’
Max Richter New work (world premiere)
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551, ‘Jupiter’ (from memory)

Pekka Kuusisto violin
Nicholas Collon conductor

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Aurora at QEH, London
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Aurora at QEH, London

Aurora Orchestra 
Nicholas Collon conductor
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Jane Mitchell director, concept

Repertoire

Beethoven: Molto adagio from String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 (Razumovsky)
Thomas Adès: Concerto for violin & chamber orchestra (Concentric Paths)
Max Richter: New work (World premiere)
Interval
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter) (performed from memory)

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Aurora in Brussels
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Aurora in Brussels

John Tavener The Protecting Veil
Jonathan Coe Extract from Middle England
Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Ali Smith Extract from Autumn
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 45 (‘Farewell’)

Ian Bostridge tenor
Nicolas Altstaedt cello/conductor
Jonathan Coe writer/speaker
Ali Smith writer/speaker

On the scheduled night of Brexit, we celebrate the deep and vibrant cultural exchange between Europe and the UK – past, present and future – in a concert of music and words. With renowned British tenor Ian Bostridge and French-German cellist/conductor Nicolas Alstaedt, we pair music by two British composers from different eras, placing Benjamin Britten’s radiant Les Illuminations, a song cycle set to Arthur Rimbaud’s poetry, next to the much-loved late twentieth-century work The Protecting Veil by John Tavener. Interwoven among these performances, British literary giants Jonathan Coe and Ali Smith read extracts from their novels Middle England and Autumn, offering their perspectives on the cultural bonds between Europe and the UK. We end the evening with Haydn’s tongue-and-cheek ‘Farewell’ symphony, where we see the players bid farewell in the iconic final movement, leaving the stage one by one until only a pair of muted violins are left.
Part of Klara Festival

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Aurora in Singapore
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Aurora in Singapore

Beethoven String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (second movement)
Thomas Adès Violin Concerto Op. 24, ‘Concentric Paths’
Max Richter New work (world premiere)
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551, ‘Jupiter’ (from memory)

Pekka Kuusisto violin
Nicholas Collon conductor

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Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place

Iestyn Davies countertenor
Sally Pryce harp
John Reid piano
Aurora Principal Players

Satie Gymnopédie No. 3
Thomas Adès The Lover in Winter
Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse profane
Nico Muhly Clear Music
Dowland (arr. Nico Muhly) Time Stands Still (world premiere)
Nico Muhly Motion
Nico Muhly Old Bones (world premiere of ensemble version)
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters
Brahms Gestillte Sehnsucht



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Aurora Orchestra - BBC Proms
Aug
6
10:15 PM22:15

Aurora Orchestra - BBC Proms

Shostakovich | Piano Concerto No.2 in F major
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 9 in Eb major (from memory)
Presentation of the ninth symphony with live excerpts by Tom Service and Nicholas Collon


Denis Kozhukhin piano
Nicholas Collon conductor/presenter
Tom Service presenter

Aurora Orchestra

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Piano Trios in Berlin
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Trios in Berlin

Venue | Piano Salon Chrisophori

Mozart | Trio in G K564

Rachmaninov | Trio Élégiaque No.1 in G minor

Schubert | Notturno in E flat for piano trio D897

Schumann | Trio No.2 in F Op. 80

Simon Callaghan | Piano

Jamie Campbell | Violin

Karel Bredehorst | Cello

 

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