Aurora’s Principal Trombone, Matthew Gee, travels through the bittersweet landscapes of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, the fierce chill of Schubert’s Winterreise and the dizzying terrains of Jan Sandström’s A Short Ride on a Motorbike.
Immerse yourself into the intensive world of sound and decipher the hidden meanings of the music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Weinberg written at the height of the Soviet government in power.
A lecture recital on Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations featuring acclaimed pianist Charles Owen as well as mathematician and Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy.
The eminent principals of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble perform Beethoven’s Septet, a work which possesses an easy-going charm and uncontainable exuberance.
Described by Classical Guitar Magazine as a ‘spectacular’ musician with ‘truly breathtaking’ interpretations, Mateusz Kowalski is emerging as a star on the worldwide guitar stage. In July 2019 Mateusz won the prestigious EuroStrings Guitar Competition, the
Using 19th century instruments that reflect Beethoven’s ideal, Rachel Podger and Christopher Glynn join forces to explore a sonata cycle that, more than any other, opens up new worlds of expression for violin and piano.
What role can music and art play in tackling the climate crisis? How has folksong been used to help the social movements of the past? Peggy Seeger (folksinger/activist) and George Monbiot (environmentalist/journalist) debate these questions.