Presented by Gulbenkian and the University of Kent Department of Music

Experience the spine-tingling effect of one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras performing without a scrap of sheet music, with no barrier between players and audience.

After an electrifying performance of Brahms’ first symphony from memory in Canterbury earlier this year, Aurora Orchestra returns to the Colyer-Fergusson Hall to give Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony the same uniquely direct and communicative treatment.

The performance is introduced by BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service and Aurora’s Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon.

The Gulbenkian reviews

“Marvellous… Playing from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.”

David Allen, The New York Times

“The most bracing breath of air to invigorate the British classical music scene in the past ten years.”

Richard Morrison, The Times

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The empowerment of children and young people is at the core of Gulbenkian's Vision. We offer high quality programme of work by, with and for children and young people, across the yar, including a range of youth theatre.

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Bizet's classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's intense production.

6 Mar - 11 Mar 2018
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ROH: Tosca (live)

Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

7 Feb 2018 , 19:15pm
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Aurora Orchestra: Beethoven’s Sixth From Memory

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people