Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples tenor

Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring (25’)
An Introduction to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (10’)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Iain Farrington) (60’)

Our orchestral concerts open with Aurora; a pioneering, virtuosic chamber orchestra, comprised of the finest of a new generation of British instrumentalists who seek to overturn preconceptions of what an orchestra can and should do on the concert platform. They plunge us into the vast American Heartland of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, a work sprinkled with light-footed melodies and an enduring, life-affirming spirit. This 20th-century classic is paired with Mahler’s glorious The Song of the Earth, performed by two of the finest singers it is possible to hear in this repertoire, tenor Andrew Staples and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly.

Kindly supported by the Cheltenham Music Festival Society in memory of Roger Jones


Town Hall Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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