In the coming weeks Alexander Shelley will lead three major events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The concerts will involve four orchestras: Leipzig’s MDR Radio Symphony, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Youth Orchestras of both Germany and Canada
Alexander is back in Leipzig this weekend, conducting a concert on Sunday, October 14th, at the historic Gewandhaus. He leads the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra in a programme of masterworks: Debussy’s groundbreaking and evocative ‘Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune’, Mozart’s c-minor Piano Concerto K491 and Brahms’s sunny 2nd Symphony.
Diana Ross helps the National Arts Centre raise over $780,000 for youth education across Canada.
In the run up to the Beethoven Festival at the National Arts Centre, Alexander Shelley spoke at length to create a podcast with Sean Rice (2nd clarinetist of the NAC orchestra) about Beethoven’s first three symphonies. The festival starts tomorrow, September 13th, and the opening concert will feature these three works.
September 6, 2018 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, has agreed to extend his contract for four years, from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2023.
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