Past Event
Classical Music


Sat 1 Feb 2014

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon conductor

Mahler, arr. Iain Farrington Symphony No. 1
Aurora and She'Koyokh Klezmer and other folk repertory in arrangements

Klezmer - klezma - klezmah - klezmahler.

What happens when the adventurous Aurora Orchestra teams up with Britain's best Klezmer and Balkan band?

Aurora takes one of the mightiest of all symphonies and places it in an entirely new - and revelatory - context. Mahler loved folk music and was profoundly influenced by his own Jewish heritage, and into his First Symphony he worked passages of klezmer music, the traditional music of Eastern European Jews. Aurora takes this as a starting point for an audacious musical adventure with the klezmer and folk band She'Koyokh.

Iain Farrington's dazzling chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, placed alongside a selection of klezmer and folk music performed by members of Aurora and She'koyokh, reveals the musical influences and inspirations behind Mahler's masterpiece with new clarity. This will be an evening of insight and inspiration, eloquence and exuberance.