On July 1st, 152 years of confederation are celebrated with Canada Day festivities across the nation. Leading up these events is the Noon Hour Concert on Parliament Hill, directly in front of the Canadian seat of government, which is broadcast to an estimated 3 million people across the country.
Alexander conducts the final rounds of the Concours Musical International de Montréal tonight and tomorrow, making his debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra this week completed its three week tour of Europe under the leadership of Music Director Alexander Shelley, having garnered rave reviews in the journey from London through Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen and Stockholm to Gothenburg.
Alexander Shelley and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra have reached Holland and with it the halfway mark of their 50th Anniversary Europe Tour ‘Crossings’.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra today begin their 50th Anniversary Tour, entitled ‘Crossings’, which sees them travelling from London to Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg under the leadership of Music Director Alexander Shelley.
In 2016 Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Howard Shore to write a new guitar concerto for soloist Miloš Karadaglić. This major new work will be premiered on Wednesday night (May 1st) with a repeat performance on Thursday.