Music of the Spheres
Soar to cosmic heights of wonder and ponder the celestial sounds that have mesmerised philosophers since ancient times with Aurora Orchestra in its most visually striking Orchestral Theatre production.
For the Greek philosophers and their later admirers in the Renaissance, music was of profound importance, woven into the fabric of the cosmos as elemental sounds produced by the stars and planets themselves.
The enduring concept of the ‘music of the spheres’ provides the starting point for this orchestral adventure that roams from Mozart to Max Richter, with elements of design, lighting, projection and animation that place the orchestra inside these ancient visions of our solar system.
Nicholas Collon conductor
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Kate Wicks production design
William Reynolds lighting design
Beethoven: Molto adagio from String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 (Razumovsky)
Thomas Adès: Concerto for violin & chamber orchestra (Concentric Paths)
Max Richter: Journey (CP1919) (performed from memory) (London premiere)
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter) (performed from memory)