Nicholas and the Aurora Orchestra make their debut at the Beethovenfest Bonn on 7 October at the Beethovenhalle.
They perform Brett Dean’s Testament; the piece is inspired by Beethoven’s famous Heiligenstadt Testament, his last will and testament written early on in life on learning of his impending deafness. The piece features the manic sound of a quill scratching against paper.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘musical revolutions’, and Nicholas and the orchestra bring their unconventional Mozart from Memory: Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony played without a single score and the majority of the orchestra on their feet.
They also reunite with oboist François Leleux for Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, which they performed alongside the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony at the BBC Proms this summer.
Watch a clip from their BBC Proms performance here.