Struan and Nicholas Collon first met while working on a production of Britten’s ‘Paul Bunyan’ at Bergenz Festival. Since then Struan kept in touch with the Nic’s work and subsequently with the Aurora Orchestra since its formation. When he was thinking about an orchestra for ‘Illuminations’ at Aldeburgh Festival, Nic and Aurora were the obvious choice. Since then Struan has been involved in different ways with a number of projects with the orchestra and related musicians including the ‘Eroica’ prom in 2017.
The Eroica Prom will be streamed on YouTube for one week from 17 May 2020 as part of the Aurora Play season.
Principal Cello Torun Stavseng talks to Jessie Maryon Davies about Aurora's memorised performance of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony at the BBC Proms in 2017...