Aurora Chamber Music’s three yearly festivals can best be described as a kind of musician’s gathering but for classical music. Established professional musicians as well as the new generation of talented musicians come to socialize and work together, and to do what they love most of all – to play music and play for an audience!
During the week of the Aurora Music Festival the audience is treated to a large number of great concerts. Sometimes, Schubert is on the program or maybe Beethoven, Händel, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Mozart or Stenhammar. This is just to mention some of the great masters.
In Sweden there is no equivalent to the Aurora Chamber Music festival in classical music. With the Aurora Chamber Music Festival chamber music is literally experiencing a renaissance in western Sweden. But the Aurora Chamber Music festival also serves as an ambassador for chamber music and, in addition to the festivals in Vänersborg / Trollhättan every spring, summer and autumn, concert tours are organized. In all cases leading soloists from around the world are involved and the expectations are high: “The stage will sparkle and nobody will be left untouched.”
Earlier, Vänersborg and Trollhättan were basically unknown locations on the map of chamber music. The Aurora Chamber Music festival has since its inception 2005 certainly changed that. The festival weeks in “Vanersburgh” and “Trallhattan” (the names are sometimes a bit difficult to pronounce for our international guests) are marked in the calendars of music soloists, and headed by such domestic poster names as Barbara Hendricks and Staffan Scheja, as well as young music talents from around the world.
At the Autumn Festival 2009, 140 musicians from 35 countries were present. The Spring Festival 2010 attracted 90 musicians from 33 countries. And the audience comes flocking. No one wants to miss out on the fun!