Aurora Orchestra / June 8th 2008, 6.30pm / Royal Academy of Music
Brahms Serenade No.1 / Reger Romantic Suite / Ligeti Piano Concerto
Rolf Hind / Piano
Conductor / Nicholas Collon
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We’re delighted to announce a busy summer season for the orchestra, which includes appearances in the BBC Proms, Aberystwyth and Wyastone Festivals, and at the Wigmore Hall. Please take a look around our website www.auroraorchestra.com for more details.
Aurora’s summer season will kick off on June 8th with the orchestra’s last concert as Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music. Join us for Reger’s sensuous ‘Romantic Suite,’ Brahms’ ever-popular Serenade No.1 and Ligeti’s extraordinarily virtuosic Piano Concerto, with internationally-renowned pianist, Rolf Hind.
‘It’s been a remarkable success story. Founded just a little over three years ago, Aurora Orchestra has already reached the threshold of big-name status.’ Metro, January 2008
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Tickets £15 / £12 (concessions) / £5 students
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‘Just how many hands does Rolf Hind have?’ Daily Telegraph
Rolf Hind has worked closely with living composers across a broad range of styles: from John Adams and Tan Dun, to Ligeti and Kurtag; Xenakis and Messiaen, to Simon Holt and Judith Weir.
Rolf is in demand as a soloist with all the major BBC orchestras, wedding bands and plays regularly with the London Sinfonietta. As a performer he has had a number of concertos written for him, by Unsuk Chin (BBC NOW) Poul Ruders (LPO) Bent Sorensen (BBCSO/Danish Radio) and Simon Holt (London Sinfonietta). In his fifth appearance at the BBC Proms in 2002, he premiered a new concerto by David Sawer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin.
Rolf is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, teaching chamber music and composition for the piano and string quartet.
‘edgy, adventurous, elite…….the future of music.’ Evening Standard, January 2008
The orchestra has performed to critical acclaim in the Cadogan Hall, LSO St Luke’s, the Barbican Theatre, and the Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh. Future concerts include appearances in the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Aberystwyth and Wyastone Festivals, alongside the release of their first recording for CD. Visit www.auroraorchestra.com for more information.
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Resonances: A portrait of Niccolò Castiglioni
Sunday 8 June, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Discover the sumptuous sound world of enigmatic Italian composer Niccolò Castiglioni. Piano music exploring the extremes, Castiglioni’s work encompasses stylistic influences from the renaissance to impressionism and the avant-garde. Performers include world-renowned Castiglioni experts, conductor, Oliver Knussen and pianist, Sarah Nicolls.
Castiglioni Study Event (Free Admission)
4pm-5.30pm | Purcell Room at QEH
Composer Richard Causton and Sarah Nicolls explore the life and work of Castiglioni, with live illustrations of the composer’s piano works for children performed by young musicians.
6.40pm | The Front Room at QEH
Silvina Milstein talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about her commission for this evening’s concert and her work.
Box Office: 0871 663 2500 / London Venue southbankcentre.co.uk
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