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The Scandal: World Premiere in Cologne

January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011

Together with his close musical friends in the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Alexander Shelley on January 1st welcomed the New Year with a concert at the Cologne Philharmonie presenting music by Poulenc, Bernstein and Korngold and premiering a brand new work by firebrand American organist Cameron Carpenter. “Der Skandal”, a concerto for organ and orchestra, was completed during November 2010 and is conceived less as a concerto than as a “pseudo symphonic tone-poem”. The work, performed by the composer himself on the Johannes Klais organ, received a standing ovation.

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