Aurora Orchestra explores celestial sounds and the cosmic order in an eclectic programme enriched by elements of design, lighting, projection and illustration.

For the Greek philosophers and their later Renaissance admirers, music was of profound importance, woven into the fabric of the cosmos as elemental sounds produced by the stars and planets themselves. This enduring concept of the ‘music of the spheres’ provides the starting point for Aurora Orchestra’s welcome return to Birmingham.

Alongside Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ and a new work by German composer Max Richter, the heart of their concert is a memorised performance of Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ symphony, the composer’s final and arguably greatest single musical achievement.