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Double World Premiere in Nuremberg


Two world premieres in one night awaited the over 2000 visitors to the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra’s recent subscription concert in the Meistersingerhalle. Opening the programme was Willi Vogl’s “Symphonie für ein visuell bewegtes Orchester”, a work for orchestra and images which celebrates the creation of the Mp3 thirty years ago this year. …

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Triumph in China

Having received standing ovations at every single venue of the tour—from Shanghai to Nanjing, Gaungzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Beijing—Alexander Shelley and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra tonight conclude their hugely successful tour of China with a second performance in Beijing’s prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). …

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ECHO Klassik Award for the Zukunftslabor

With perfect timing, it was announced this week that the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie’s groundbreaking and award-winning project “das Zukunftslabor”, of which Alexander Shelley has been Artistic Director since 2009, would receive the prestigious ECHO Klassik Award for the Fostering of Young Talent in Classical Music. The announcement coincided with the Premiere of the 4th annual “Stadtteiloper” in Osterholz-Tenever, …

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La Bohème

The new Opera Lyra production of La Bohème premieres on Saturday, September 8th at the NAC in Ottawa and sees Alexander Shelley conducting a stellar cast of Joyce el-Khoury (Mimi), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Laura Whalen (Musetta), Joshua Hopkins (Marcello) alongside Peter McGilivray (Schaunard), Valerian Ruminski (Colline) and Peter Strummer (Benoit/ Alcindoro). …

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65,000 Dancing Nurembergers

Conducting his fourth consecutive Klassik Open Air in Nuremberg (Europe’s largest annual classical concert), Alexander Shelley this year taught the record 65,000 strong crowd the steps to his choreography for Leroy Anderson’s “Chicken Reel”. Following last year’s unofficial World Record for singing in canon, in which Shelley conducted 50,000 people singing “Frère Jacques” from a 30 foot tower, he this year set the audience a new challenge—the largest ever choreographed dance. …

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New Dates Released

Alexander Shelley’s concert schedule from September 2012 to February 2013 is now available to view here. Beginning with the annual performance for a 50,000-strong audience at the Klassik Open Air in Nuremberg, Shelley then returns to Gothenburg Symphony to conduct their Summer Concert and continues directly on to Ottawa where he will be conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Opera Lyra’s production of La Bohème. …

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