In 2016 Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Howard Shore to write a new guitar concerto for soloist Miloš Karadaglić. This major new work will be premiered on Wednesday night (May 1st) with a repeat performance on Thursday.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra will today live stream the media launch in Ottawa of ‘Crossings’ its 2019 Europe Tour which will include performances in London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg.
The Australian and Limelight Magazine have given glowing 5-star reviews for Alexander Shelley’s debut with the Sydney Symphony at the Opera House, describing the evening as ‘a superlative performance’.
Alexander is in Sweden this week at the start of a prolonged tour which sees him travelling straight on to Australia for performances with Sydney Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony, followed by a programme of Ravel and Vivier in Ottawa with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO), the third instalment of his ‘New Horizons’ Series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the world premiere of Howard Shore’s Guitar Concerto with NACO and soloist Miloš Karadaglić back in Ottawa, followed by the orchestra’s European Tour, which includes concerts in London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Four Canadian women. Four different life experiences. But what they had in common was a struggle and determination to find their voices, despite extremely difficult circumstances.
These women are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, the work commissioned by Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra which premiered in 2016.
Alexander and the Royal Philharmonic tonight continue their exploration of the impact of immigration, exile and new cultures on some of Classical Music’s greatest creative artists.