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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