Warner signs London orchestra

Warner signs London orchestra


norman lebrecht

February 27, 2014

The first sign of life from Warner Classics since it absorbed EMI is outlined below. What is not clear is whether it’s an old-style Warner deal, which involves taking royalties from live as well as recorded events, or a more orthodox, mainstream record deal.

Here’s the release:



Aurora Orchestra and Warner Classics announce a new recording contract which will see the orchestra record three albums for international release on the label.

Building on the combination of creative programming and electrifying performance which have become the hallmarks of Aurora’s concert season, the recordings will take audiences on a series of thematically‐inspired musical journeys roaming across widely varying repertoire. The first disc, due for release in Autumn 2014, will be entitled Road Trip, and features the music of John Adams, Charles Ives and Aaron Copland alongside newly-­commissioned folk song arrangements by Nico Muhly. American singer-songwriters Sam Amidon and Dawn Landes feature as guest soloists.