"For Weinman, if just one person comes to an Aurora Classical show and decides to buy a ticket to the Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center or similar venues, their “work is done.”
- Sami Rahman, The Temple News
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"..this was the début undertaking of Aurora Classical ("All of the quality, none of the pretense"), a new company (artistic directed by Weinman) whose goal is to bring classical music to the people via low-key concerts, kids opera productions and classical open mic matinées.
Keep an eye out – if their future projects are half as enjoyable as this one, good things are in store."
- K. Ross Hoffman, Philadelphia City Paper
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Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the news paper "Philadelphia Aurora" which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson to Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of "yeoman farmers","planters" and the "plain folk". We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget!
Aurora Classical's mission is to provide classical music without all the perceived pretense that can get in the way of its enjoyment. Our goal is to introduce the art to those who may not have had access before and provide opportunity for classical performers to share their work.
We began providing performances and opportunities to perform in Fall 2015. If you are interested in attending or a musician looking to perform please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be viewed and you will be notified as soon as possible.
We can't wait to get started!
Once again we return to the Fringe Festival!
September 17th - "Bon Appetit!" at the Philly Fringe Festival .
Sponsored by BLOKTOBERFEST!!!!
Details for this and the rest of the season will be announced very soon.
This season we were pleased to announce we are now a
501c3 merging with CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia
Our name is officially "Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia."
Be also began a partnership with The Watermark at Logan Square
2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
We hosted concerts featuring,
Martin Hargrove, bass-baritone,
Glenn Fischbach, Cello, Jennifer K. Lee, Violin, Emily Fischbach, Violin,
Alyson Harvey, Mezzo-Soprano, Krystiane Cooper, Soprano and Erik Meyer. Piano
And Classical Open Mic Mattinee's
featuring Ting Ting Wong, Pianist, Mark Blaschke, Pianist and giving many area musicians a chance to test out new repertoire and techniques.
All hosted by Artistic Director Susan Weinman
Fall 2015 Season
September 13th - "Bon Appetit!" Fringe Festival -
October 4th - David Pasbrig - Pianist - Amazing pianist from our own SWCC neighborhood who is also on the faculty of Temple. Rescheduled for next yr due to weather.
October 25th - Glenn Fischbach, Cello and Jennifer K.Lee, Violin are very successful musicians who both play with the Philly Pops. Glenn is a regular substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Glenn and and Jennifer's daughter will perform with them for one piece!
November 8th - Children's Opera Box - Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
We are looking for neighborhood kids to come have fun and be part of this scaled down opera. Let them experience the art form for themselves! Looking for 10-20 kids to participate!
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT ALL EVENTS!