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Gasteig Debut in Munich

Following two consecutive weeks of subscription concerts with both the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Nuremberg Symphony, which included repertoire by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Eliasson, Mcamillan and Mozart, Alexander Shelley this week makes his debut in the Philharmonic Hall of Munich’s Gasteig. …

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March through Europe begins

Alexander Shelley kicks off a busy couple of months of work throughout Europe with his return, for the third time in the last 10 months, to the National Orchestra of Montpellier, where he will be conducting Dutilleux’s masterful cello concerto “Tout un monde lointain” alongside Franck’s D-Minor Symphony in two concerts. A few days later he will head to his orchestra in Nuremberg where he will be joined by Sabine Meyer for Mozart’s clarinet concerto which will compliment Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony in the second half. …

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Shelley, Father and Son Debut

For the first time in their professional careers, Shelley Senior and Junior will be performing on stage together this week as soloist and conductor respectively. Returning to the orchestra of Opera North, with whom Howard Shelley has made many highly praised recordings and with whom Alexander Shelley combined to win the Leeds Conductor’s Competition in 2005, the pair will be interpreting Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto. …

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Unsuk Chin Premiere in Porto

Friday night marks the opening of Casa da Música’s Festival of the Orient and Alexander Shelley will be leading the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto in a programme themed around the idea of East meeting West. The evening is centered around the Portuguese premiere of Unsuk Chin’s work for large symphony orchestra “Rocaná” (Sanskrit for “Room of Light”) in which the South Korean composer is concerned with the behaviour of beams of light—their distortion, refraction, reflections and undulations. …

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New Year celebrations with Wayne Marshall

The Nuremberg Symphony mark the beginning of a New Year with two celebratory concerts featuring Wayne Marshall as both piano and organ soloist in the Meistersingerhalle this weekend. The orchestra will combine Gershwin’s ebullient tone-poem “An American in Paris” and his Piano Concerto in F with Saint-Saëns majestic “Organ” Symphony Nr. 3. …

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Cosi Premiere in Montpellier

Opéra National de Montpellier tomorrow premieres its new production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte conducted by Alexander Shelley. The opera is directed and designed by Jean-Paul Scarpitta and stars Erika Grimaldi and Marianne Crebassa as the sisters, supported by Virginie Pochon’s Despina in their intrigues with lovers Wesley Rogers (Ferrando), Andrè Schuen (Guglielmo) and ring-leader Don Alfonso played by Antonio Abete. …

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