Associate Orchestra: Aurora
New Moves 2014
The Aurora Story
For an ensemble that is still a year away from its own tenth birthday, Aurora Orchestra has lost no time in making a name for itself, bringing an unrivalled blend of youthful energy, outstanding musicianship and adventurous, ambitious programming to each concert.
Founded in 2005 by Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, the ensemble was formed out of a simple desire to play together. ‘There was absolutely no real thought about the long-term,’ Collon explains, ‘we just knew we wanted to be an orchestra’. Yet just eight years on, Aurora is one of the most celebrated young ensembles in London, and in 2011 became the youngest ever recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble Award. As LSO St Luke’s Associate Orchestra, Aurora benefit from a close relationship with the LSO. The Orchestra has won a crowd of followers – both classical aficionados and new recruits – through its innovative, imaginative programmes and one-of-a-kind cross-arts collaborations. Previous New Moves concerts at LSO St Luke’s have featured everything from breakdance, tango and capoeira to film and experimental theatre.
'A fabulous young chamber orchestra that in six years of existence has emerged as one of the most dynamic, innovative and open-minded groups of its kind.'
Daily Telegraph, 2011
LSO St Luke's is delighted to be working with Aurora Orchestra in this artistic residency.