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RSNO Debut & Rave Reviews for Inaugural “Shelley meets…”

Alexander Shelley this week makes his debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) with concerts in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. He will be joined by French soloist Lise de la Salle for Rachmaninov’s 1st Piano Concerto, completing an otherwise all-Russian programme of “Winter” from Glazunov’s “Seasons” and the 2nd Act of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. …

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Alexander Shelley meets… Thilo Wolf and Big Band

A new series begins this weekend in Nuremberg with the inaugural “Alexander Shelley meets…” concert. The first guests for this special concert are Thilo Wolf and his big-band who will be lining up alongside Shelley and his Nürnberger Symphoniker to perform music by Ellington, Joris, Gershwin, Fats Waller, Bernstein and a world premiere of one of Thilo Wolf’s own pieces. …

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“Shelley transformed the Orchestra” Reviews from Ottawa, Liverpool and Québec

The last three weeks have seen Alexander Shelley making his debut concert as Music Director Designate of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra with music by Carpenter and Berlioz, returning to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for the 4th time in as may seasons in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, Jupiter Symphony and Kyrie and making his debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec with a Russian programme of Borodin, Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov. …

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Canada’s National Arts Centre announces Alexander Shelley as its Music Director-designate

Ottawa (Canada) — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Alexander Shelley has been appointed Music Director-designate for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He will assume the role of Music Director as of September 1, 2015.

“Alexander Shelley is one of the leading figures in the new generation of international conductors,” said Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of the National Arts Centre. …

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Glowing reviews for Brahms and Strauss with Kammerphilharmonie

Alexander Shelley and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen received glowing praise for their recent concert tour of Germany and Italy. “The performance of the deeply melancholy work for 23 solo strings [Strauss Metamorphosen] by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under the direction of Alexander Shelley came as an immediate revelation. …

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On tour with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Kirchschlager

Having opened both the Saturday and Sunday series of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra season to great success in the last weeks of September, Alexander Shelley next week travels to northern Germany where he begins rehearsals with regular collaborators, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Together they will be giving two subscription concerts in Bremen, before traveling to Perugia and Ferrara in Italy, finishing the tour a few days later in Wilhelmshafen. …

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