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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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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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