In his final concerts of 2019, Alexander Shelley this week makes his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
On the program are five performances of Handel’s Messiah in the arrangement made by Mozart in 1789, for which Alexander and the TSO are joined by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and a stellar all-Canadian quartet of soloists: Soprano Jane Archibald, mezzo Emily D’Angelo, tenor Isaiah Bell and baritone Russell Braun.
Reviewing the first performance, classical music journal Ludwig van Toronto described it as ‘an auspicious TSO debut’ for Shelley ‘…leading the orchestra in a very crisp reading of the score. He’s a fine conductor, and let’s hope he’ll be back.’ Read full review here.
Three further performances remain on December 2oth and 21st, both at 8pm followed by a 3pm matinee on the 22nd. Ticket and further information here.
Alexander Shelley performs next in Toronto on February 6th 2020, leading the National Arts Centre Orchestra and soloist Joshua Bell. All details to be found here.