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Return to Milan with the Nürnberger Symphoniker

Following last years successful concert in Milan with Olga Kern, the Nuremberg Symphony on Wednesday return to the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi with another pianist, Bulgarian Plamena Mangova. Ms Mangova will perform the Hungarian Fantasy and Second Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt, while the orchestra opens with Smetana’s Overture to the Bartered Bride and ends the evening with Brahms’s Third Symphony. …

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“Frozen in Time” with Grubinger

This weekend Alexander Shelley continues his fruitful partnership with star-percussionist Martin Grubinger, as they tackle Avner Dorman’s compelling percussion concerto “Frozen in Time” at two subscription concerts at the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg. …

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Red Noses with the BBC Symphony

As part of the BBC’s extensive series of fundraising events in support of Comic Relief, Alexander Shelley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra today record a light-hearted programme of witty classical works, including Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel and Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville. …

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Macmillan in Mainz

This week sees Alexander Shelley again conducting the music of James Macmillan as he works for the first time with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz. The all-British first half contrasts the concise and angular lines of Macmillan’s “Tryst” with Christian Poltéra’s interpretation of Edward Elgar’s lyrical cello concerto, …

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“Polski Blues” kicks off with press conference

After an eventful start to the run of Romeo and Juliet performances—which sadly saw the Premiere cancelled after 7 minutes due a breakdown of the main stage elevator—Alexander Shelley begins March with a return to Copenhagen for his third performance of Gounod’s opera and the following day travels on to Bremen where he will take part in a press conference and hold a workshop for some of the students involved in the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie’s latest Zukunftslabor project “Polski Blues”. …

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Romeo and Juliet premiere in Copenhagen

After an intensive rehearsal period with a double cast throughout January, Alexander Shelley this week conducts the first of ten performances of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. The production, directed by Olivier Py and his team led by Wissam Arbache, is a co-production with Netherlands Opera …

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