The Australian and Limelight Magazine have given glowing 5-star reviews for Alexander Shelley’s debut with the Sydney Symphony at the Opera House, describing the evening as ‘a superlative performance’.
Alexander is in Sweden this week at the start of a prolonged tour which sees him travelling straight on to Australia for performances with Sydney Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony, followed by a programme of Ravel and Vivier in Ottawa with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO), the third instalment of his ‘New Horizons’ Series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the world premiere of Howard Shore’s Guitar Concerto with NACO and soloist Miloš Karadaglić back in Ottawa, followed by the orchestra’s European Tour, which includes concerts in London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Four Canadian women. Four different life experiences. But what they had in common was a struggle and determination to find their voices, despite extremely difficult circumstances.
These women are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, the work commissioned by Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra which premiered in 2016.
Alexander and the Royal Philharmonic tonight continue their exploration of the impact of immigration, exile and new cultures on some of Classical Music’s greatest creative artists.
Following a busy week of performances, recording and community outreach work in Ottawa, Alexander and the National Arts Centre Orchestra this weekend travel to Toronto for a concert at Roy Thomson Hall, presented by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Having made his debut in Valencia, Spain last week, Alexander continues on to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for another debut this weekend. Performing music by Mendelssohn, Bruch and Walton, he will be working with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for the first time in two concerts on February 8th and 9th at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.