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Conducting 101 with Alexander Shelley

In this six part video series, topics include how to use the right and left hand, how to rehearse and prepare scores as well as how to collaborate with orchestras. Whether you are a student or amateur conductor these videos will provide you with clear instruction, practice tips and useful advice.

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Composer360° with Royal Philharmonic premieres in London

Alexander Shelley’s latest series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off at Cadogan Hall this Thursday evening in a concert featuring cellist Kian Soltani.

Every season, Alexander curates a new series of concerts with the RPO at their home in Chelsea and this year he focuses in closely on the lives and times of three composers: Shostakovich, Wagner and Lili Boulanger.

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Brahms, Chopin and Rihm in Leipzig

Alexander Shelley last week returned to Leipzig’s Gewandhaus for a programme of music by Wolfgang Rihm, Chopin and Brahms with the MDR Symphony Orchestra.

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$10 million gift announced at NAC Gala

On Saturday, October 5th, the NAC hosted its Golden 50th Anniversary Gala and announced the news of an astonishing $10 million gift from philanthropists Janice and Earle O’born.

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Lutosławski and Bartók as NACO turns 50

This week, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates its 50th Birthday with two special concerts in Southam Hall and a series of free lunchtime performances. The two symphonic programmes were conceived by Alexander Shelley to highlight the breadth of programming and artistic excellence of the orchestra.

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NAC’s Golden 50th Season Opens

Alexander Shelley and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra open their 50th anniversary season tonight with the first of three performances of Verdi’s Requiem.

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