Alexandra Stréliski is hardly a conventional pianist. One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, she hails from a classical background yet is free-spirited, creating music fills the listeners’ minds with rich, cinematic images.
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The five-strong string band VOŁOSI are one of the undiscovered treasures of Polish traditional music. Combining two classical and three folk musicians, they create a distinctive sound with a dramatic stage presence.
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.