At the Royal Festival Hall (Wed 4 Nov, 7:30PM) they play the composer's powerful Symphony No 7 from memory. That evening they are joined by soloist Nicola Benedetti for Mendelssohn's ever popular Violin Concerto.Click here for tickets.
But for a really radical experience, catch them playing Beethoven's Seventh again a week later at the edgy Printworks venue in Canada Water. Here they give two performances (Thurs 11 Nov), at 7PM and at 9PM, with time to settle in to a shared space before the immersive event.
Like Aurora, Beethoven broke the mould countless times, composing the seventh of his nine symphonies with depth and passion of timeless quality. 'We are moved by nothing but pure patriotism and the joyful sacrifice of our powers for those who have sacrificed so much for us,' he wrote.
His words took on extra significance when Aurora played the work outdoors last September, one of the first live performances possible in Covid times. Now, with the luxury of a big space at the old national newspaper print site Printworks, the orchestra can really let rip. Beethoven would surely have approved.
Performances are at 7PM (arrival from 6PM) and 9PM (arrival from 8PM). Click here for tickets
|What||Immersive Beethoven 7, Aurora Orchestra|
|Where||The Printworks, Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, , London, SE16 7ND | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Canada Water (underground)|
On 11 Nov 21, Two performances, at 7PM and 9PM
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|