Alexander Shelley and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra open their 50th anniversary season tonight with the first of three performances of Verdi’s Requiem.
Following a spectacular two week tour of South Africa, Alexander Shelley and the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (Bundesjugendorchester) tonight give their final concert together, at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
Having previously worked with the orchestra in 2014, 2017 and 2018, Alexander Shelley this week returns to Germany’s National Youth Orchestra for a major tour of Germany and South Africa.
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.