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Klangkörper with the Kammerphilharmonie

Alexander Shelley spent the second week of March with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and 130 dancers from the inspiring new “Klangkörper1” project. The school-children, young adults, mentally and physically disadvantaged individuals and retirees who made up the dance group had been training for six months with choreographer and director Alexander Hauer and were, almost without exception performing on stage for the first time. …

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Charity Evening raises 10,000 Euros

As Patron of the “Black and White Night” of Nuremberg’s “House Meets Charity” foundation, Alexander Shelley hosted a club night on February 25th to raise money for socially disadvantaged children. Alongside Kerstin Jehle and Thorsten Webe_mdash;the initiators of the project—Shelley met the several hundred individuals who had made donations to the charity during a formal meet-and-greet to open the evenings proceedings. …

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Beethoven’s 9th for the New Year

On January 5th and 6th Alexander Shelley begins the new year with two sold out performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg. The concerts with the Nuremberg Symphony and the Nuremberg Philharmonic Choir mark the beginning of a year in which Shelley—fresh from extending his contract through until 2017—and his orchestra will continue to build on the successes of the previous seasons, including a tour to China in the Autumn. …

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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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