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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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World Record at the Klassik Open Air

Conducting and presenting Europe’s largest open-air classical concert for the third year running, Alexander Shelley on Saturday also lead the 60,000 strong crowd in the World’s largest ever sung canon. Having performed Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto (with soloist Erik Schumann) and Rachmaninov’s mammoth 2nd Symphony with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Shelley ran 100 metres into the thick of the audience, climbed a 9 metre tower and proceeded to divide the audience into four groups, rehearse them separately and then direct them through the canon using airport light sticks as a baton. …

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New Dates Released

Alexander Shelley’s dates for the coming sixth months are now available to view on this website. The months from September to March see him making his debut with, among others, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, …

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Seattle Debut

Conducting Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Lludmilla, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Orff’s Carmina Burana, Alexander Shelley this weekend makes his debut with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. …

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Open Day in Nuremberg

The Nüremberger Symphoniker on Saturday present a host of events and concerts to celebrate the open day of their recently refurbished and refitted “Musiksaal” in the Coliseum Nuremberg. Following tours of the backstage area, including the offices and dressing rooms of the orchestra, and following a youth symphony concert and performances by several of the orchestra’s chamber music ensembles, the event culminates in an evening concert with Alexander Shelley conducting an all-American programme of Bernstein, Porter and Gershwin. …

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klasse.im.puls in Nuremberg

Further building on his already extensive youth projects in Bremen (Zukunftslabor) and Dusseldorf (440Hz), Alexander Shelley tonight leads the Nuremberg Symphony orchestra and several hundred Nuremberg school-children in a concert as part of the new government initiative “klasse.im.puls”. …

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