Aurora Orchestra launch weekly online broadcasts

Aurora Orchestra, led by founder and principal conductor Nicholas Collon, today announce the launch of Aurora Play, a new digital series showcasing the best of Aurora’s orchestral adventures online. Broadcast online on YouTube, the series features highlights from Aurora’s performance archive alongside newly-created interactive content designed to engage audiences in fun and creative ways with orchestral music.

Featured concert footage includes Aurora’s critically-acclaimed televised appearances at the BBC Proms over recent seasons, as well as filmed performances as part of its series as Resident Orchestra at Kings Place. For the first time since their original TV and online broadcasts, these performances will be broadcast on YouTube Premiere, and subsequently made available on demand through the Aurora website and YouTube channel.

The first six concert broadcasts have been announced as follows:

Sunday 10 May, 4pm
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique
Orchestral Theatre performance, from memory. Featuring Mat Baynton (BBC Proms 2019)

Sunday 17 May, 4pm
Eroica Revisited
Memorised performance of Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’, including a presentation on the symphony with Tom Service (BBC Proms, 2017)

Wednesday 20 May, 7pm
Seeing is Believing
Music by Nico Muhly and John Adams (Kings Place, 2011)

Sunday 24 May, 4pm
Pastoral Symphonies (1)
Memorised performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (BBC Proms, 2015)

Sunday 31 May, 4pm
Pastoral Symphonies (2)
Anna Meredith Smatter Hauler; Brett Dean Pastoral Symphony (BBC Proms, 2016)

Wednesday 3rd June, 7pm
Mozart with Angela Hewitt
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat with Angela Hewitt (Kings Place, 2019)