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440hz version 5.0

Following last week’s hugely successful debut with the Mozarteum in Salzburg, with a subsequent re-invitation for several projects over the coming seasons, Alexander Shelley this week returns to Düsseldorf to continue the 440Hz Festival in the Schumann-Saal. Now in its fifth year, …

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Nuremberg, Porto, Salzburg

Having closed the subscription season in Nuremberg to rave reviews on Saturday (see press), Alexander Shelley this week travels to Porto where he will be conducting the Orquestra Sinfónica in an all-American programme of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and I’ve got Rhythm Variations (soloist Peter Jablonski) as well as John Adams vast symphonic work “City Noir” which was premiered …

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Polski Blues

Tonight sees Alexander Shelley conducting the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in the premiere of the latest “Zukunftslabor” project in Bremen’s Osterholz-Tenever district. Examining themes of integration, culture, music, history and language in Poland through an adaptation of Janosch’s eponymous novel, “Polski Blues” involves several hundred school-children …

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Return to Milan with the Nürnberger Symphoniker

Following last years successful concert in Milan with Olga Kern, the Nuremberg Symphony on Wednesday return to the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi with another pianist, Bulgarian Plamena Mangova. Ms Mangova will perform the Hungarian Fantasy and Second Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt, while the orchestra opens with Smetana’s Overture to the Bartered Bride and ends the evening with Brahms’s Third Symphony. …

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“Frozen in Time” with Grubinger

This weekend Alexander Shelley continues his fruitful partnership with star-percussionist Martin Grubinger, as they tackle Avner Dorman’s compelling percussion concerto “Frozen in Time” at two subscription concerts at the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg. …

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Red Noses with the BBC Symphony

As part of the BBC’s extensive series of fundraising events in support of Comic Relief, Alexander Shelley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra today record a light-hearted programme of witty classical works, including Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel and Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville. …

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