Bring Classical Music
to YOu and Your Community
Aurora Classical is an arts organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is dedicated to keeping classical music alive. We are a go-to resource for connecting top notch professional classical vocalists and instrumentalists with appreciative audiences throughout Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley focusing on those for whom ticket and travel fees may be too dear.
About Our Organization
Our name was inspired by a newspaper publication founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache called “Philadelphia Aurora.” Bache was a grandson of Benjamin Franklin, and his paper stood for the rights of “yeoman farmers,” “planters,” and “plain folk.”
Aurora Classical’s mission is to provide classical music without all the perceived pretense that can get in the way of its enjoyment.
Our dual goal is to make the classical music repertory accessible to all, whether to first time listeners or sophisticated audiences, and to provide opportunities for our talented local artists in doing so.
Helping You Appreciate Classical Music
At our organization, we believe that classical music is for everyone, no matter your budget. We have been offering performances since Fall 2015.
Get in Touch With Us
If you are interested in attending our concerts or playing music with us, reach out to us today. We assure you that all applications will be reviewed, and you will be notified as soon as possible. We cannot wait to share the beauty of classical music with you!
Check out the dates and information on our future performances below.
Fringe Review: Bon Appetit by Julia Child and Lee Hoiby
...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
Widening the Reach of Classical Music
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
Discover more about our past classical music performances below.
We were offered three shows at the 2021 Fringe Festival!
Once again, we returned to the Fringe Festival!
Details for this and the performances from the rest of the season will be announced very soon.
This season, we were pleased to announce that we are a 501c3, merging with CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia. Our name is officially “Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.”
We also began a partnership with The Watermark at Logan Square 2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. Also, we hosted concerts featuring:
We also organized classical open mic matinees where we gave many area musicians a chance to test out new repertoire and techniques. These were hosted by Artistic Director, Susan Weinman, and featured:
Fall 2015 Season
Shows Cancelled Due to the Pandemic
Hopefully, our canceled shows will be rescheduled soon. These are:
Other concerts will be announced in the future.