Nicholas Collon © Chris Christodoulou/BBC

The Aurora Orchestra’s Proms visits are always a highlight of the season – less a concert than a musical event. This year Nicholas Collon and the orchestra tackle their boldest challenge yet – performing Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony from memory.

This concert presentation sees Radio 3 broadcaster Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon unpack this carefully constructed work, with its fleet-footed melodies and dance-filled rhythms, before the musicians put it back together again in a complete performance.

This is a rare opportunity to experience a great symphony – one that Leonard Bernstein featured in one of his famous Young People’s Concerts – from the inside out.



Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Concerto No 2 in F major(20 mins)

Symphony No 9 in E flat major(20 mins)

  • Date: 06 August 2018
  • Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP Box Office 020 7589 8212
  • Time: 22:15
  • Tickets: £7.50 to £25
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