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 02 August 2015 at 3.30pm 

Aurora Orchestra

Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

Francesco Piemontesi piano
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor

The Aurora Orchestra staged a Proms first last year when it performed Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 from memory. Now the dynamic young ensemble returns to continue this season’s sequence of family-friendly matinees, giving Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony the same direct, communicative treatment. It is paired with Australian composer Brett Dean’s own homage to nature – a work, he explains, inspired by ‘glorious birdsong, the threat that it faces, the loss, and the soulless noise that we’re left with when they’re all gone’. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi joins the orchestra for Mozart’s late ‘Coronation’ Concerto, and the afternoon also features the premiere of a new commission from British composer Anna Meredith – also performed from memory.

Brett Dean : Pastoral Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Anna Meredith : Smatter Hauler
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

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