Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra

Charity information

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra combines world-class performance with adventurous programming and trailblazing presentation. Collaborating widely across art forms and musical genres, and challenging expectations of what an orchestra can and should do on the concert platform, we aim to encourage more people of all ages and backgrounds to develop a passion for orchestral music.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Launched in 2005, Aurora Orchestra has established an international reputation for the quality of its performance across the musical spectrum and for our creative ethos. We constantly look for new ways to heighten engagement with music and get under the skin of great works, whether by performing whole symphonies from memory; collaborating with dancers or circus performers; commissioning composers, filmmakers or playwrights; combining chamber music with story-telling for children; or simply presenting viscerally powerful chamber orchestra performances in intimate settings. At the heart of all of our work is an uncompromising commitment to musical integrity, with music and musicians always the driving artistic force.

    Our programme is founded on a passion for bringing orchestral music to the widest possible audience, both within and beyond the concert hall, and through a range of emerging technologies. We actively seek to engage a more diverse audience than is typical for classical music – including young people and those with no previous experience of the concert hall – through audience development initiatives and an award-winning learning and participation programme.

  • Aims

    Aurora Orchestra aims to:

    • Contribute to the revitalisation of live classical music in the UK, developing and nurturing new audiences whilst continuing to inspire regular concert-goers.
    • Combine creative orchestral programming with artistic collaboration across multiple art forms and musical genres, establishing Aurora as unique amongst British orchestras.
    • Develop a reputation as a leader within the orchestral sector for the quality of our work for and with young people.
    • Double the number of people under the age of 25 attending the orchestra’s concerts, developing an acknowledged strength in orchestral theatre performances for young people and families.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1155738

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 5

    Phone number: 020 7014 2804

    Address: The Music Base, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

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