Aurora Orchestra to give open-air concert in Kings Cross for the first time since lockdown

In London's Kings Cross, the Aurora Orchestra will perform one of the UK's first full symphony orchestra concerts with an audience since lockdown

Aurora Orchestra conductor Nicholas Collon
Published: August 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

The Aurora Orchestra is set to host one of the first live orchestral concerts with an orchestra since the UK lockdown, with its principal conductor Nicholas Collon.


The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 from memory on Monday 7 September at an outdoor concert in London's Kings Cross, under the West Handyside Canopy. An audience will be invited, adhering to social distancing guidelines.

It's not the first time the orchestra has played a full symphony from memory: it has become something of a calling card for the Aurora since 2014, when it became the first professional orchestra in the modern era to do so.


Tickets are on sale now, available here.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

Sponsored content