Aurora Chamber Orchestra is Sweden’s newest international Chamber Orchestra which was launched out of Aurora Music’s multi-annual festivals in Västra Götaland in western Sweden. Along with many performances in the ACO’s home region, the orchestra also performs regularly in Stockholm with many performances to come in important national and international festivals and halls.
The Aurora Chamber Orchestra is a carefully selected group of 15 international musicians, visionary leaders, leading soloists and accomplished actors that stem from Aurora Music’s global network spanning over 12 years and more than 40 festivals.
The musicians of the ACO have a long history of intensive collaborations and support from legends in the string orchestra field like Terje Tønnesen and Gordan NIkolic who continue to bring their unique artistic leadership to the group and its performances.
The orchestras programs and performances challenge common boundaries in classical music, pushing instead for exciting collaborations with actors, soloists and composers in the search for an endless stream of creativity and the passion to capture the imaginations of both loyal fans and new audiences.
In only its first year the Aurora Chamber Orchestra has stormed into Sweden’s leading traditional and non-traditional concert halls with performances in Vänersborg, Trollhättan and Mariestad combined with Vara’s Konsterthus and Stockholm’s Dramaten, Musikaliska and Konserthuset, together with international musical stars like Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Isabelle van Keulen and Torleif Thedéen.
These productions have been characterised by the ACO’s creative work with actors such as Stina Eklbad, Stefan Sauk, Reine Brynolfsson, Elin Klinga and Magnus Roosmann, and Samuel Fröler and presenters such as Camilla Lundberg and Ulrika Knutson resulting in artistic creations that have been enthusiastically received by both public and media.
The Aurora Chamber Orchestra is made possible thanks to special collaborative support from the Västra Götaland region and several of its municipalities Vänersborg, Trollhättan and Mariestad together with many generous foundations and private donors.