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Carpenter and Shelley reunite in Nuremberg

Alexander Shelley this week welcomes organ shooting-star Cameron Carpenter as his guest with the Nuremberg Symphony in a programme which sees the two men reuniting for the first time since 2011. On January 1st of that year, they gave the World Premiere Carpenter’s “Der Skandal” at the Philharmonie in Cologne with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and later in the year, the second performance at the Musikfest in the Glocke, Bremen. …

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New Year’s in Berlin, Stockholm and Nuremberg

Bidding farewell to 2012 with a Gala New Year’s Eve Concert at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Alexander Shelley will be joined by the Konzerthaus Orchestra and soloist Daniel Hope in a programme tracking the route of the Orient Express and including works by Strauss, Korngold, Liszt and Erkin. The next day, Shelley, Hope and the Konzerthaus Orchestra continue the celebrations with a New Year’s Day concert also at the Konzerthaus, this time focusing on Wagner, Weber and Shostakovich. …

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Year End Debuts in US and Japan

Before returning to his home in London for the days leading up to Christmas, Alexander Shelley ends the year with two debuts: his first visit to the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in California and his first visit to Japan, where he will be working with Sapporo Symphony. For the three concerts …

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South-East Asia Tour

Exactly twelve months after making his debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Singapore Symphony, Alexander Shelley this week returns to both orchestras during a short tour of South-Eat Asia. In Singapore he will be joined by soloists Pierre Amoyal (violin) and Yuko Shimizu-Amoyal (viola) for a performance of Bruch’s double concerto (originally for clarinet and viola) and will also be performing Stravinsky’s Firebird

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Houston, we have a problem

After having made his debut with the orchestra in April of this year, Alexander Shelley this week returned to the Houston Symphony Orchestra amid the chaos and distress which hurricane Sandy has caused. Quite apart from the tragic consequences on the Eastern Seaboard, the storm also had a direct effect on the travel plans of New York based soloist Augustin Hadelich, who was to perform Bartok’s 2nd Violin Concerto with Shelley and the orchestra. …

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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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