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AURORA ORCHESTRA

London Season 2015/16


AURORA ORCHESTRA LONDON SEASON 2015/16 This season marks ten years of adventure since Aurora’s launch in 2005. It’s been an unforgettable first decade, during which under Nicholas Collon’s artistic direction we’ve sought to pioneer a new kind of creative orchestral performance, rich with eclecticism, collaboration, and – above all – great music. The 2015/16 season is the orchestra’s most ambitious and vibrant to date. At its heart are two brand-new London series: each unique to Aurora, each bursting with outstanding music, inspiring artistic partnerships and trailblazing concert presentation. As Resident Orchestra at Kings Place we launch Mozart’s Piano – a fiveyear journey built around a complete cycle of Mozart’s piano concertos. A once-in-a-generation opportunity to hear the whole cycle performed live by the same orchestra in a single venue, this 25-concert odyssey takes Mozart’s life, music and legacy as the starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey across centuries and musical styles in the company of a spectacular roster of guest soloists. (And don’t miss The Lock-In, our linked informal late-night series in Hall Two, which offers audiences a chance to mingle with the performers, and hear them follow the musical explorations of the main programmes in new and unexpected directions…)

Aurora is the most bracing breath of fresh air to invigorate the British classical music scene in the past ten years. Richard Morrison, The Times, 2014


We’re also thrilled to be taking up a new position as Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre, where from 2016 we’ll be launching The Orchestral Theatre: a new series of concerts in which the audience joins the orchestra on and around the stage of the Royal Festival Hall for a thrillingly intimate concert experience. The first two concerts in the series continue to explore the unique memorised performance strand which has electrified audiences at recent Aurora concerts for the BBC Proms. Expect dazzling virtuosity, playful and engaging concert presentation, and illuminating collaborations, all played out on one of the world’s great stages. There’s plenty more besides to look forward to in 2015/16: a very special promenade concert in the Science Museum featuring six brand-new commissions from leading British composers; On White, a festival cocurated with the artist and writer Edmund de Waal; the continuation of our much-loved Far, Far Away series for children and families; and two concerts as part of the Kings Place Minimalism Unwrapped series. And we bid the very fondest of farewells to LSO St Luke’s as we stage the final event in six wonderful years of the collaborative New Moves series. For news and up-to-date information about all Aurora projects, don’t forget to sign up for our regular monthly e-newsletter at www.auroraorchestra. com. There are several exciting announcements in the pipeline, including the release of a second recording for Warner Classics, and an opportunity to play a part in October’s Objects at an Exhibition project. Here’s to the next decade. We’re just getting started...

John Harte, Chief Executive


OBJECTS AT AN EXHIBITION Saturday 3 October 2015, 7.45pm Science Museum Gerald Barry The One-Armed Pianist Barry Guy Mr Babbage is Coming to Dinner Christopher Mayo Supermarine Claudia Molitor 2TwoLO Thea Musgrave Power Play David Sawer Coachman Chronos (All works world premieres) Tim Hopkins director Nicholas Collon conductor

The Science Museum awakens after dark with a unique walk-through concert featuring six world-premiere performances. Re-imagining Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for the twenty-first century, Aurora presents a series of new works, commissioned by NMC Recordings, exploring the Museum’s world-renowned collection. Each is performed in the presence of the object or space which inspired its composition, including the London-York mail coach, Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, 2L0 (the BBC’s first radio transmitter), and the Flight Gallery. Devised in collaboration with director Tim Hopkins (with whom Aurora staged its acclaimed Thriller project in 2011), this is the first orchestral concert performance ever to take over the galleries of one of Europe’s great museums. Immerse yourself in a series of astonishing new musical sounds, and the creative imagination behind the objects that inspired them, as we guide you from one location to another, through spaces intimate and mighty, functional and grand, to encounter wonders of visionary science in new artistic light. I was gripped from start to finish… Exquisite perfection. (Hilary Finch, 5-star review of Thriller, The Times, 2011) Staged in partnership with NMC Recordings and the Science Museum. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation, The Boltini Trust, and RVW Trust. Dur: c. 2h45 with interval Tickets: £25 (discounts available for students and early-bird bookers) www.sciencemuseum.org.uk Box office: 0870 870 4868


THE TURN OF THE SCREW Monday 26 October 2015, 7.30pm LSO St Luke’s Britten The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 Sophie Bevan Governess Ann Murray DBE Mrs Grose Andrew Staples Prologue/Quint Jane Irwin Miss Jessel Louise Moseley Flora Thomas Delgado-Little Miles Nicholas Collon conductor Sophie Hunter and Andrew Staples directors Will Reynolds design/lighting design In association with Aldeburgh Music

Britten’s last and arguably greatest chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw combines Henry James’ supernatural tale of innocence and corruption with some of the composer’s most powerful music, creating a work that is by turns ravishing and shattering. A truly stellar cast joins Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon for an atmospheric concert performance of this most elusive and claustrophobic of ghost fables. Tickets: £12 / £18 / £25 / £30 www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes Box office: 020 7638 8891


MINIMALISM UNWRAPPED Tracing the contours of the minimalist movement – from its earliest antecedents to its flowering in 1960s New York and subsequent worldwide impact – the yearlong Minimalism Unwrapped project at Kings Place builds to a climactic finale in autumn 2015. Aurora brings a captivating series to a close with two contrasting programmes: one exploring the ‘sacred minimalism’ of Tavener and Pärt; the other pairing two very different but equally compelling explorations of the key of C. Tickets: £9.50 / £14.50 / £19.50 / £26.50 / £34.50 (online rates) www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490

Part of the Minimalism Unwrapped series at Kings Place

VISIONS Friday 27 November 2015, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel John Adams Shaker Loops John Tavener The Protecting Veil Leonard Elschenbroich cello Thomas Gould violin John Reid piano Nicholas Collon conductor Aurora glimpses visions through three great works of the minimalist canon, each inspired by a search for the divine. Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich joins us for The Protecting Veil, a journey of radiant intensity which stands as one of John Tavener’s most widely-cherished pieces. John Adams’ Shaker Loops echoes with the ecstatic dances of North America’s Shaker colonies, whilst Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel (‘Mirror in the Mirror’) hints at infinity through the slow rise and fall of a major scale.

IN C Sunday 20 December 2015, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Terry Riley In C Nicholas Collon conductor For the final concert in the Minimalism Unwrapped series, Aurora presents a double bill of two epoch-making works in C major. From its startling opening chord, Beethoven’s first symphony announced itself to the composer’s contemporaries as the work of a trailblazer, and marks the first footstep in a journey that would transform the landscape of orchestral music. Alongside it Aurora presents Terry Riley’s radically, brilliantly simple In C – one of the defining cornerstones of the minimalist canon, and a work which – like Beethoven’s over 150 years earlier – represents iconoclasm, fearlessness and explosive beginnings.


ON WHITE: MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN AURORA ORCHESTRA AND EDMUND DE WAAL For the artist and writer Edmund de Waal, bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, the colour white has been a constant companion throughout his artistic life. Marking the launch of his much-anticipated new book The White Road and a major exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, de Waal collaborates with Aurora to curate a series of events exploring white and its use in music, poetry and the visual arts.

PSALM Monday 9 November 2015, 6.30pm The Royal Academy of Arts Martin Suckling Psalm (world premiere) Edmund de Waal Martin Suckling Principal players of Aurora Orchestra Edmund de Waal joins forces with Aurora to commission a new work by Scottish composer Martin Suckling. Psalm will be premiered in the intimate setting of the Fine Rooms at The Royal Academy of Arts, below which space de Waal curates an exhibition of his favourite white objects and paintings, from death masks and medieval ivories to contemporary photographs and sculpture. Exploring the role of white in the world and the conversation between the musical and the visual, this special hourlong event includes a discussion between de Waal and Suckling about the new commission and its context. Tickets: ÂŁ25 including drink (concessions ÂŁ20) Booking opens Monday 17 August 2015 www.royalacademy.org.uk Box office: 020 7300 5839


PAUL CELAN: SOUNDS AND VISIONS Thursday 12 November 2015, 8pm Kings Place, Hall One Webern Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11 Berg Piano Sonata, Op. 1 Harrison Birtwistle ‘Todesfuge’ from Pulse Shadows Martin Suckling Psalm Edmund de Waal Professor Karen Leeder John Reid piano Principal players of Aurora Orchestra

Aurora and Poet in the City present a unique evening of poetry, music and art in celebration of the life and work of Paul Celan. Widely recognised as one of the most important European poets after 1945, Celan’s work touches powerfully on the personal and collective human experience of trauma and loss, and remains an important inspiration for artists across disciplines. For this special collaborative project, Edmund de Waal reveals the influence of the poet on his own work, and members of Aurora present music illuminating both the artistic background to and wider impact of Celan’s writing, including Martin Suckling’s new work, Psalm. With readings and vivid contextualisation from leading German translator and academic Karen Leeder, the event promises a fascinating cross-disciplinary introduction to one of the world’s great poetic voices; the ‘pure poet of the intoxicating line’. Tickets: £9.50 / £14.50 (online rates) www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490


PRE-CONCERT TALK: EDMUND DE WAAL AND NICHOLAS COLLON Tuesday 8 December 2015, 6.15pm Venue to be confirmed upon booking

WINTERREISE Tuesday 8 December 2015, 7.30pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Schubert (arr. Hans Zender) Winterreise Allan Clayton tenor Nicholas Collon conductor Part of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Edmund de Waal reflects on 40 years of working with the colour white, and the ‘journey through white’ traced by his new book The White Road from Ancient China to the present day. Setting the stage for the concert which follows later the same evening, he also talks with conductor Nicholas Collon about Schubert’s Winterreise, itself a study in white which ranges from stillness and serenity to raw desolation. Tickets: £7 Booking opens September 2015 www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Box office: 020 7377 1362 As part of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival, Aurora presents Hans Zender’s extraordinary ‘composed interpretation’ of Winterreise – a stunning adaptation of Schubert’s song-cycle in which the original piano accompaniment is replaced by a virtuosic chamber orchestra. Based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, Schubert’s wanderer embarks upon a ‘winter journey’ of unrequited love, sung here by one of the outstanding singers of his generation, tenor Allan Clayton. Zender burst[s] into the sanctum sanctorum of the Lieder repertoire to make a ‘creative transformation’ which, never merely illustrative, never gimmicky, begins to germinate the seeds of musical expressionism which lie only just under the cycle’s icy surface. A revelation when it was first performed at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall… this reinvention not only offers disturbing and reinvigorating insights into Schubert’s work, but is a deeply serious and virtuoso work of the creative imagination in its own right. (Hilary Finch, BBC Music Magazine, 2012) Dur: c. 90 mins, no interval Tickets: £5 / £10 / £18 / £25 Booking opens September 2015 www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Box office: 020 7377 1362


FAR, FAR AWAY A magical world of sound, discovery and play at Kings Place Aurora’s Far, Far Away series for families and children of all ages combines adventurous repertoire and high-quality music making with immersive storytelling, a sense of spectacle, and fun interaction. This season will showcase four original stories from Writer in Residence Kate Wakeling, each exploring the works of a different composer, including an exciting new commission from Aurora’s Collaborative Composer in Residence John Barber. Stories are told by Aurora’s principal players, alongside Workshop Leader in Residence, Jessie Maryon Davies. Each show is presented in two formats: one for early years (ages 0–4) and a family show for children aged 5+, with younger siblings welcome. Weekday performances for Key Stage 2 schools groups are also offered for certain productions. Show durations: Key Stage 2 schools show (Hall One) – 45 mins Early years show (Hall Two) – 30 mins Family show (Hall Two) – 45 mins Tickets: Key Stage 2 schools show – £3.50 Early years / family show – £5.50 child / £7.50 adult (online rates). Family discounts available. www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490

BACH AND THE COUNT THAT COULDN’T SLEEP Saturday 12 September 2015 Early years shows 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am Family show 1.45pm The Count couldn’t sleep. The Count couldn’t sleep. He counted comets. He counted sheep. He counted his fingers. He counted his toes. He counted up (twice) all the hairs in his nose… An exploration of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as part of a sparkling interactive concert for all the family. Meet a sleepless Count in need of a musical cure, dance with raindrops, jump with sheep and make a magic potion. Part of the Kings Place Festival 2015


BRITTEN AND THE HOUSE OF SECRET SOUNDS

BARTÓK AND AGATHA THE PIRATE

Friday 6 November 2015 Key Stage 2 schools shows 10.30am, 11.45am

Saturday 7 May 2016 Early years shows 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am Family show 2.30pm

Saturday 7 November 2015 Early years shows 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am Family show 2.30pm Sunday 8 November 2015 Early years shows 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am Explore the magical music of Benjamin Britten through the House of Secret Sounds in an adventure that includes storytelling, theatre, music and plenty of audience participation. Waltz with wooden spoons, roam the hall of mirrors and meet one extremely mischievous toothbrush, all brought to life with brand-new arrangements of Britten’s music. In association with Aldeburgh Music

Sunday 8 May 2016 Early years shows 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am A swashbuckling treasure hunt adventure with Agatha, the ultimate pirate. With beautiful chamber arrangements of music by Béla Bartók, audiences will meet a host of trailblazing jellyfish, sail the high seas and play hide-and-seek with wonderfully wicked parrots. Watch out for a new story with specially-commissioned music by John Barber later in 2016.


MOZART’S PIANO Tickets for all concerts: £9.50 / £24.50 / £29.50 / £39.50 / £49.50 / Premium Tickets £69.50 (online rates) Multi-buy concert ticket offer available. www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490

Firmly established amongst the greatest achievements of his or any other composer’s musical output, Mozart’s piano concertos bear dazzling witness to his life-long love affair with the keyboard. Aurora’s monumental new five-year project offers audiences the rarest of opportunities: a complete cycle of the concertos, staged live in concert in the beautifully intimate surroundings of Hall One at Kings Place. Featuring world-class guest artists and a spectacular wealth of other repertoire, this is Aurora’s most ambitious adventure to date. Come and be part of history in the making as we launch the first trio of concerts in 2016. Supported by The Parabola Foundation.


“BACH IS THE FATHER, WE ARE THE CHILDREN” Saturday 16 January 2016, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One JC Bach Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 6 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K 37 CPE Bach Sinfonia in D, WQ 183/1 JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K 546 JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 John Butt harpsichord/director Part of the Baroque Unwrapped series at Kings Place

Aurora opens its five-year Mozart’s Piano series with a look back at the composer’s musical forbears, and in particular to the profound effect which members of the Bach family had on Mozart throughout his life. When Mozart referred to Bach as his ‘musical father’, he had in mind the most famous Bach at the time, Johann Sebastian’s second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Childhood tuition in London by Johann Christian catalysed his interest in the piano concerto, and a later introduction to ‘Old Sebastian’ left the 26-year old composer awe-struck. One of the world’s leading early music specialists, John Butt, directs a programme exploring the foundations of his artistry, setting the scene for all that will follow over the next five seasons.


IN THE COURT OF THE MAD KING Saturday 19 March 2016, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, K 39 Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, H 1/104 John Reid piano George Humphreys baritone Nicholas Collon conductor

Georgian London hosted and inspired Europe’s leading musicians. For the young Mozart, London became home for a year in 1764/65, during which he was a regular visitor at the royal court and even accompanied the young Queen Charlotte at the keyboard. London also welcomed and celebrated Joseph Haydn, a composer so popular in the city that at the height of his fame hardly a day went by without a performance of his music. This theatrical concert traces a path from the vibrant flowering of culture in the early years of George III’s rule to the lonely and painful unravelling of the monarch’s mind in the latter part of his reign, depicted here in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, a work which almost 50 years since its own London premiere has lost none of its ability to shock.


CHILD’S PLAY Saturday 23 April 2016, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One Reicha Overture in D major Mozart Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major, K 40 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, K 41 Schubert Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, D 125 Robert Levin piano/conductor

Good God! How hard I work and sweat… and to you, my friend, it is all child’s play. ‘Yes,’ I replied, ‘I too had to work hard, so as not to have to work hard any longer.’ (Mozart recalls an exchange with G F Richter in a letter of 1784) O Mozart, immortal Mozart, how many, how infinitely many inspiring suggestions of a finer, better life have you left in our souls! (Franz Schubert, 1816) As a keyboard player, Mozart astonished his contemporaries not just with technical virtuosity and musicianship, but with an unsurpassed talent for improvisation that was both boundlessly inventive and apparently effortless. Aurora is thrilled to welcome Robert Levin, one of the great pianists and improvisers of our time, for a programme which explores youthful precocity, showmanship and the visceral impact of a newlyspun cadenza.


THE LOCK-IN

LATER IN 2016…

See you in the bar after?

Book early for the first two concerts in the 2016/17 Mozart’s Piano series, featuring outstanding French pianist Cédric Tiberghien and two former winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett.

As the lights go down on the Hall One stage, join the Aurora players as we move across to Hall Two for a late-night series that inhabits territory somewhere between a speakeasy and a concert. The Lock-In takes our main Mozart’s Piano programmes as starting points for adventure in the company of the Aurora principals and special guests. Grab a glass and settle in for an intimate performance that feels like you’ve unlocked the door to the artists’ bar. Whether ravishing or anarchic, playful or sublime, you’re always guaranteed great music and musicians, all in an informal space where you’re free to move around, order a drink, or stand transfixed. Come and join us as we set out in search of latenight serendipity... Tickets: £5 www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490 Series co-curated with Max Baillie (Principal Viola).

Saturday 17 September 2016, 7.30pm Featuring Cédric Tiberghien (piano) performing Piano Concertos 5 in D major (K 175) & 6 in B-flat major (K 238), alongside works by Paganini, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Saturday 16 December 2016, 7.30pm Featuring Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett (piano) performing Concerto No. 7 in F major for two pianos (K 242), with other works by Saint-Saëns and Ravel.


THE ORCHESTRAL THEATRE Adventures in music with Aurora Orchestra at Southbank Centre

Tickets for all concerts: £15 / £20 www.southbankcentre.co.uk Box office: 0844 875 0073

Electrifying performance, thrilling intimacy, playfulness, collaboration and surprise: Southbank Centre’s newest Associate Orchestra launches a concert series like no other. The Orchestral Theatre sees the imposing Royal Festival Hall auditorium transformed into an intimate performance space, with a limited audience of 350 rubbing shoulders with performers on and around the stage. Brimful of the combination of musical quality, creative programming and imaginative presentation that has become Aurora’s hallmark, the series offers an irresistible adventure in the company of one of the world’s most creative orchestras. Nicholas Collon conducts programmes which range across a rich variety of repertoire and artistic partnerships, bringing orchestral music to life for first-time concert-goers and lifelong devotees alike. The first two programmes in the series also showcase the unique memorised performance experience which has thrilled audiences at Aurora’s recent appearances at the BBC Proms. This freedom from printed scores and music stands unlocks a stunning new level of communication amongst players and with the audience – expect sparks to fly.


THE MUSICAL MEMORY PALACE Sunday 7 February 2016, 5.30pm Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550 Ed Cooke Grand Memory Master Nicholas Collon conductor Part of Southbank Centre’s Altered Minds Festival

Staged as part of Southbank Centre’s Altered Minds Festival, this concert invites audiences to take a journey in musical memory in the company of Ed Cooke, Grand Memory Master and founder of memrise.com, who can memorise the order of a deck of cards in less than a minute. Cooke applies the playful, imaginative and often hilarious ‘memory palace’ techniques which he uses to improve memory retention to Mozart’s 40th symphony, illuminating the genius and drama of Mozart’s writing and inviting audience members to astonish themselves with the power of their own memories. Nicholas Collon and Aurora Orchestra provide scintillating musical illustration, culminating in a memorised performance of the complete symphony. In an age in which memory is increasingly externalised in an online cloud, this concert promises to rediscover the joys of memorisation, as well as offering a thrilling new way of engaging with symphonic music. Dur: c. 80 mins, no interval


PLAYING WITH FIRE Sunday 29 May 2016, 5.30pm Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 (excerpts) HK Grüber Frankenstein!! Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Marcus Farnsworth chansonnier Nicholas Collon conductor Part of Southbank Centre’s year-long series The Power of Power

Aurora explores the pursuit of power – and its consequences – in a programme inspired by the figure of Prometheus, who dared to steal fire from the gods. Featuring soloist Marcus Farnsworth, this theatrical concert charts a course from the Greek myth which inspired Beethoven to the ‘modern Prometheus’ of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, whose shadow looms large over HK Grüber’s surreal masterpiece. At once ravishing, fearsome, hilarious and sharply satirical, Frankenstein!! offers a truly unique partner to Beethoven’s monumental fifth symphony. Whose hand is that, knocking at the door...?


AURORA ORCHESTRA Top row (left – right)

Principal Conductor & Artistic Director Nicholas Collon Principal First Violin & Leader Thomas Gould Co-Principal First Violin Alexandra Wood Second Violin Jamie Campbell Viola Max Baillie

Double Bass Ben Griffiths

Trumpet Simon Cox

Flute Jane Mitchell

Trombone Matthew Gee

Oboe Thomas Barber

Piano John Reid

Clarinet Timothy Orpen

Harp Sally Pryce

Bottom row (left – right)

Percussion Henry Baldwin

Bassoon Amy Harman Horn Nicolas Fleury


In Residence

Administration

Trustees

Arranger Iain Farrington

Chief Executive John Harte

Collaborative Composer John Barber

Projects Director Kate Green

Designer Nick Eagleton

Director of Engagement Mark Bamping

Digital Stanton Media

Director of Learning & Participation Julia Roderick

Jonathan Deakin Katherine Hudson Emily Ingram Richard Sheldon Julia Thaxton Nick Torday Louis Watt (Chairman)

Lighting Designer Will Reynolds Writer Kate Wakeling Workshop Leader Jessie Maryon Davies

Head of Creative Planning Jane Mitchell Concerts Manager & Music Librarian Emmi Tingey Orchestra Personnel Manager Camilla Follett Public Relations Claire Willis (ElevenTenths PR)

Contacts The Music Base Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG +44 (0)20 7014 2805 www.auroraorchestra.com info@auroraorchestra.com twitter.com/auroraorchestra facebook.com/auroraorchestra


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Principal Supporters

Sparkler Patrons

Alan Sainer

Aurora Orchestra gratefully acknowledges core funding support from:

Nigel & Angela Bamping Graham & Jackie Brown Dennis Davis David & Eleanor Harte Christoph & Marion Trestler An anonymous patron

Chris & Jenny Taylor

Arts Council England PRS for Music Foundation John Ellerman Foundation

Camilla & Anthony Whitworth-Jones Keith & Jan Wilson

Media and Digital Partners

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Player Sponsors

and the support of Orchestras Live for its UK touring activity.

Sooty & Jonathan Asquith (Principal Bassoon)

Architect

Trusts and Foundations

Eric & Ann Bolton (Principal Trombone)

Stanton Media

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Emily Ingram (Principal Flute)

Garfield Weston Foundation

Anne Lee (Principal Horn)

John Lyon’s Charity

Richard Lee (Principal Second Violin)

John S Cohen Foundation Lucille Graham Trust MFPA Trust Fund for Disabled Children in the Arts The Parabola Foundation The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Fund RVW Trust The Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation The Golsoncott Foundation

Irene Mackay (Principal Trumpet) Roger Mears & Joanie Speers (Principal Cello) Gillian & John Shakespeare (Principal First Violin) Richard & Helen Sheldon (Principal Conductor) Clive & Tessa Tulloch (Principal Viola) Louis Watt (Principal Double Bass)

The Mercers’ Company The Penny Trust Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries

Aurora Patrons and Friends Conductor’s Circle Monica Bertoni Hilary Forsyth An anonymous patron

Friends Paul & Wendy Barber Stuart Beare & Cheryl Wells Richard & Vicky Bell Michael & Susie Carpenter Florence & Peter Challands John Charap Dominique Collon Alastair & Elisabeth Colquhoun Gill & Andy Cooper

Trailblazer Patrons

Jonathan Deakin

Spencer & Lucy De Grey Roger Mears & Joanie Speers Richard & Helen Sheldon An anonymous patron

Toni Griffiths Sanjivan Kohli Valli & Gregorio Kohon Robert & Alison Linton

Adventurer Patrons

Brian Mace

Eduardo Tamraz Nada & Marino Velan An anonymous patron

David & Melita Massa Lady Prosser

ElevenTenths PR Warner Classics

Special thanks to Boston Consulting Group Aurora Orchestra is a UK registered charity, no. 1155738 and is a company registered in England, no. 08523283. All listings correct as of July 2015. Aurora reserves the right to make changes to published artists and programme details where necessary.

Brochure credits Design Nick Eagleton Illustrations Barbara Frankie Ryan www.barbarafrankieryan.com Text John Harte, Jane Mitchell and Kate Wakeling Editor Mark Bamping Print Leycol www.leycol.com


VENUES Kings Place 90 York Way London N1 9AG www.kingsplace.co.uk/aurora Box office: 020 7520 1490 Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX www.southbankcentre.co.uk Box office: 0844 875 0073 LSO St Luke’s 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes Box office: 020 7638 8891 Science Museum Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD www.sciencemuseum.org.uk Box office: 0870 870 4868 Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JN www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Box office: 020 7377 1362 The Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD www.royalacademy.org.uk Box office: 020 7300 5839

www.kingsplace.co.uk

www.southbankcentre.co.uk Regional Residencies

www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

www.theapex.co.uk Strategic Partner

www.triboroughmusichub.org


Trust Aurora Orchestra to break the mould. Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

Music-making of physical, visceral directness. Tom Service, The Guardian

Refreshing the repertoire and broadening appeal are imperative these days. Nobody does it better than Aurora. Barry Millington, Evening Standard

Taut energy, sultry languor and athletic brilliance‌ playing of the first order. Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph

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