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Asia Tour

Now in the second week of his three week tour of Asia, Alexander Shelley tonight performs Holst’s “The Planets” as well as Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes and William Walton’s Cello Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic and Alisa Weilerstein. …

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Berlin Debut

In the week in which he makes his debut in Berlin, Alexander Shelley is interviewed by Clemency Burton-Hill on the concert, his work in Nuremberg and his inspirations outside of music. Read the full interview below.

You’re about to make your debut conducting in Berlin, at the Komische Oper—how does that feel?
It feels incredibly exciting! It’s wonderful to play in any great capital city, of course, but Berlin has such a phenomenal musical history and such discerning audiences for any form of art, particularly music. …

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Wagner, Wagner, Wagner

Following three intensive weeks of concerts with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, which have included Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, Sibelius’s 5th Symphony, a Latin-American programme and the world premiere of Stefan Hippe’s accordion concerto “PolluXulloP”, Alexander Shelley and his orchestra this weekend tackle an all-Wagner programme featuring the legendary soprano Cheryl Studer and Belgian baritone Wilfried van den Brande. …

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Shelley extends Nuremberg contract until 2017

After two hugely successful seasons at the helm of the Nürnberger Symphoniker and two years into his four contract, Alexander Shelley this week signed an extension of his contract and will remain in charge of the orchestra until 2017. Managing Director of the orchestra, Lucius Hemmer commented: “Shelley has been a stroke of luck for the orchestra. …

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Glowing response for Shelley, Carpenter and the Kammerphilharmonie

Described as the highlight of the Bremen Music Festival, Alexander Shelley’s concert with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and organist Cameron Carpenter received rave reviews for the programme of all-American music. Commenting on the orchestra’s performance of Copland’s Billy the Kid, the Tageszeitung remarked that “… The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie was spellbinding, …

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Tivoli Times Five

Returning to the Tivoli Festival for the fifth time in six years, Alexander Shelley this week conducts the Copenhagen Philharmonic in their penultimate concert of the season. The all-Elgar programme (a rarity, both in England and abroad) features both the Enigma Variations and his substantial tone poem “In the South” as well as the Serenade for Strings. …

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