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Aurora Orchestra

Part of the Orchestral Series 2022-23
Friday 7 October 2022 7:30pm
Butterworth Hall
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Ticket prices between: £16 - £43 (Concessions available)

Package discount for booking 4 or more concerts in the 22/23 series applied automatically during checkout.

Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Soloist: Tom Poster (piano)

Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique


2 hours (incl. interval)

Recommended Age:
Suitable for all

Welcome to the first concert in our 2022-2023 Orchestral Series, and we are starting with a bang.

Aurora Orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, is the first ensemble in the world to present whole symphonies entirely from memory. The resulting electrifying performances have become the group's signature, and one of the most talked-about innovations in classical music over the past decade.

Tonight, Aurora Orchestra presents three pieces with a distinctly French flavour. Beginning with Three Studies..., Thomas Adès pays homage to the work of composer François Couperin, skilfully representing his harpsichord music in a rich orchestral setting. Following Maurice Ravel’s entertaining Piano Concerto in G, Aurora concludes with Berlioz’s dramatic Symphonie Fantastique, exploring episodes from the life of an artist.

The soloist is multi-award-winning musician, curator, and composer Tom Poster, whose American Quintets (with Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective) and Lockdown-inspired The Jukebox Album (with his wife, violinist Elena Urioste) were both shortlisted for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022.


Pre-Concert Talk

Nicholas Collon side-on wearing a suit and conducting

Nicholas Collon

Pre-Concert Talk in the Helen Martin Studio with Nicholas Collon at 6.15pm before the main concert.
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Orchestral Series 22/23 Packages

Book for 4 or more concerts from the 22/23 Orchestral Series and receive the following benefits:

  • Early choice on all the best seats
  • Save up to 16% on full price tickets
  • Spread the cost of your ticket by direct Debit*
  • Free ticket exchange**
  • Reduced price of £2.50 for pre-concert talks

  • *available for 4 or more concerts. Deadline for Direct Debit applications Fri 19 Aug 2022

    ** tickets to be returned with 24 hours’ notice of event and exchanged within the package.

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    Package Discounts Cost of each performance package including £2.50 booking fee
    When you book % Off Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E
    8 concerts 16% £292.16 £272.00 £251.84 £204.80 £164.48
    7 concerts 16% £255.64 £238.00 £220.36 £179.20 £143.92
    6 concerts 12% £228.84 £213.00 £197.16 £160.20 £128.52
    5 concerts 12% £190.70 £177.50 £164.30 £133.50 £107.10
    4 concerts 8% £159.04 £148.00 £136.96 £111.20 £89.12
    3 concerts 8% £119.28 £111.00 £102.72 £83.40 £66.84