March 2, 2017

Alexander’s relationship with Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra has blossomed over the last few seasons and sees him returning for two subscriptions concerts this week.

Music inspired by Shakespeare is in focus, as Shelley and the orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Overture to Romeo and Juliet, Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who will be joining Shelley and the NAC for a tour of Canada later in the year, is the soloist in Bernstein’s Serenade.

Please visit the Gewandhaus website for further details.