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Europe’s Largest Classical Concert

Alexander Shelley this weekend conducts and presents Europe’s largest annual classical concert, the "Klassik Open Air" in Nuremberg's Luitpoldhain Park for the 6th time, in front of an expected audience of 70,000. He and his Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Hans-Sachs Choir and star Soprano Simone Kermes for a programme titled “La Primadonna”, in which they will take a musical journey through the great overtures, arias and choruses of opera history, from the Baroque period through until the 21st Century. Tickets for the event are free. For more information please...

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Gewandhaus Debut

Alexander Shelley makes his debut with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig this weekend, conducting and presenting their two summer concerts to an expected audience of 20,000 per night. In two strongly contrasting programmes, Shelley and the orchestra will be joined by soprano Victoria Joyce to explore a huge range of British (and British-influenced) music. Celebrating Nicolai’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” Overture, Korngold’s and Walton’s music for film and stage, to works by Handel, Purcell, Holst, Elgar and Britten, the Porsche sponsored “Klassik Airleben” is stirring end to the Gewanhaus...

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Invitation by the German President

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was invited by German President Joachim Gauck to give a presentation of their activities at his residence Schloss Bellevue this Sunday. In front of a select group of 160 influential guests, the orchestra performed movements from the Beethoven symphonies, excerpts from the Haydn symphonies and a selection of works from the activities of the Zukunftslabor (“Future Lab”). In his role as Artistic Director of the Future Lab, Alexander Shelley was invited to give a speech to the President and the invited guests and to introduce a scene from this year’s...

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