On tour with Philharmonia and Aurora Orchestra

Following concerts in Canterbury and the Royal Festival Hall Nicholas takes the Philharmonia, with soloist Alisa Weilerstein to the Concertgebouw Bruges. The concert features the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Passchendaele and the First World War commemoration concert is completed with Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 Pastoral.

Nicholas then travels with his own orchestra Aurora to Australia where they will be in residence at the Melbourne Festival. They take three of their well known programmes – Testament featuring the Australian premiere of John Frank’s film commissioned by Aurora for Ives’ Three Places in New England alongside works by Brett Dean and Beethoven; Road Trip featuring music by John Adams, Copland, Barber and folksong arrangements by Nico Muhly and Insomia centered around Allan Clayton’s sublime performance of Britten’s Nocturne – the programme also features works by Vivaldi, Ivor Gurney, Ligeti, Couperin and Brett Dean.