Manny Ax

Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – February 8th 2024

The Canadian premiere of Gity Razor’s Methuselah and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Blake Pouliot are performed alongside Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic masterpiece Scheherazade.

Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – February 7th 2024

The Canadian premiere of Gity Razor’s Methuselah and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Blake Pouliot are performed alongside Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic masterpiece Scheherazade.

David Fray and Alexander Shelley

Costa Mesa, California, USA – December 2nd 2023

Drawing on Native American and African American musical themes and Bohemian folk tunes, Dvorák’s New World Symphony remains one of the most popular works of classical music. Chopin’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring French pianist David Fray and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairy-Tale Poem complete the program.

David Fray and Alexander Shelley

Costa Mesa, California, USA – December 1st 2023

Drawing on Native American and African American musical themes and Bohemian folk tunes, Dvorák’s New World Symphony remains one of the most popular works of classical music. Chopin’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring French pianist David Fray and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairy-Tale Poem complete the program.

David Fray and Alexander Shelley

Costa Mesa, California, USA – November 30th 2023

Drawing on Native American and African American musical themes and Bohemian folk tunes, Dvorák’s New World Symphony remains one of the most popular works of classical music. Chopin’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring French pianist David Fray and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairy-Tale Poem complete the program.

Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – November 23rd 2023

Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration are performed alongside two world premiere companion pieces by contemporary Canadian composers Kelly-Marie Murphy and Kevin Lau. Soloist Felix Klieser interprets Mozart’s Horn Fourth Concerto.

Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – November 22nd 2023

Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration are performed alongside two world premiere companion pieces by contemporary Canadian composers Kelly-Marie Murphy and Kevin Lau. Soloist Felix Klieser interprets Mozart’s Horn Fourth Concerto.

Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – September 14th 2023

FOCUS: CLARA, ROBERT, JOHANNES continues with a concert featuring Brahms’s mighty 1st Symphony and Schumann’s Cello Concerto with soloist Nicolas Altstaedt. Soprano Midori Marsh and pianist Darren Creech perform a selection of Clara Schumann’s songs.

Isata Kanneh Mason and Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – September 21st 2023

A brilliant finale to the FOCUS: CLARA, ROBERT, JOHANNES Festival: soloists James Ehnes and Nicolas Altstaedt team up for the first time in Brahms’s Double Concerto, Isata Kanneh-Mason performs Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto and two brand new orchestrations of Clara’s songs are given their world premieres.

Manny Ax Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – September 13th 2023

Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra open their 2023/2024 season with FOCUS: CLARA, ROBERT, JOHANNES – a festival that represents the culmination of their multi-year recording cycle of the music of Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. They are joined this evening by pianists Emanuel Ax for Brahms’s 1st Piano Concerto, as well as by soprano Alex Hetherington and pianists Liz Upchurch who will perform some of Clara’s songs. Schumann’s 1st Symphony rounds out the program.

James Ehnes and Alexander Shelley

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – September 20th 2023

In this third concert of the FOCUS: CLARA, ROBERT, JOHANNES Festival, the NAC Orchestra and Alexander Shelley are joined by soloist James Ehnes for Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Robert Schumann’s 3rd Symphony and Clara Schumann’s songs, interpreted by Alex Hetherington and Liz Upchurch round out the program.