The world’s most creative orchestra
The Aurora Orchestra has crowned itself the »world’s most creative orchestra«. In order to live up to this aspiration, the British ensemble puts its heart and soul, and all its ingenuity, into making sure the audience has an electrifying concert experience. The musicians often perform their programmes by heart, they stand rather than sit, and – with unusual formats – they bring the audience very near to them and the music.
»Aurora is the most bracing breath of fresh air to invigorate the British classical music scene in the last ten years«, hailed The Times. That is just the right dynamic for their long-awaited debut in the Elbphilharmonie, in which the orchestra will be revealing the entire breadth of their scintillating sound palette. In his »Three Studies«, the British composer Thomas Adès explores the music of the French Baroque composer François Couperin. Together with the highly acclaimed pianist Alexandre Tharaud, one of the leading representatives of French piano music, the orchestra then performs Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto. And with Hector Berlioz’s »Symphonie fantastique«, the programme features one of the most famous Romantic orchestral works, which recounts the story of a passionate love in sensational and revolutionary tone colours.
Alexandre Tharaud piano
conductor Nicholas Collon
Three Studies from Couperin
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester G-Dur
– Interval –
Symphonie fantastique / Episode de la vie d’un artiste op. 14
Estimated end time
Elbphilharmonie Abo 3
Supported by the Cyril & Jutta A. Palmer Stiftung