The Mozart’s Piano series between Kings Place and our resident orchestra Aurora has involved an astonishing array of international pianists in creative, original programmes. In this concert from 2019, celebrated Canadian artist Angela Hewitt is
Aurora Orchestra celebrates the first female professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire, Louise Farrenc, who received wide acclaim in her lifetime, counting both Schumann and Berlioz among her admirers. Yet her impressive symphonies lay
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.
Two much-loved classical masterpieces, a contemporary interpretation of Noh by dance duo Thick & Tight, plus the UK premiere of a work composed by Yukihiro Isso, which celebrates the awe-inspiring power of nature.
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.
Song of Earth was inspired by the chamber arrangements which Schoenberg and his circle created for Viennese performances, Iain Farrington’s exquisite arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde distils Mahler’s vast symphonic scoring to an
In this special anniversary series, the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet perform Beethoven’s late string quartets. Op. 135 is the surprise finale of the late quartets, a work which radiates good humour and acceptance.
The charismatic young South African cellist, Abel Selaocoe joins the BBC Singers for Gubaidulina’s spiritual tour de force, the Canticle of the Sun. Written for Rostropovich, her radiantly mystical setting of the St Francis’s prayer
Acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 present music rooted in nature – from extravagant Elizabethan idylls, styled for their queen ‘Oriana’, to a set of Monteverdi madrigals in which an Arcadian shepherd pines for a nymph.
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.
Beethoven stormed into Vienna in his early twenties, improvising at the piano in a dazzling new way. David Owen Norris explores this phase of Beethoven’s career with the aid of an 1802 Schantz Grand Pianoforte.