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Shakespeare in Salzburg and Linz

Celebrating the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Shelley this week tour to Salzburg and Linz for three concerts dedicated to the Bard of Avon’s music. Legendary German actress Senta Berger will host the evening and introduce the repertoire, which ranges from William Walton, Dvorak and Berlioz, through to Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Two concerts will be performed in Salzburg’s Festspielhaus on Thursday and Friday respectively, plus a further matinee performance in Linz on Sunday. Please follow this link for tickets.

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24 years reunification celebrated with Beethoven 9

Alexander Shelley conducts a star-studded line up of soloists in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony this October 3rd - German Unity Day - as a celebration of 24 years since East and West Germany were combined as a Federal Republic. The concert, at the abbey in Münsterschwarzach, will feature the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the combined voices of the Nuremberg Philharmonic Choir and the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg as well as soloists Mojca Erdmann, Katharina Peetz, Robert Künzli and Jochen Kupfer. Erik Schumann, with whom Shelley regularly collaborates, will be perform Mendelssohn’s...

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German Premiere of “Sieidi” opens Sunday Series

The Nuremberg Symphony and Alexander Shelley opened their Sunday subscription series this weekend with the German premiere of Kalevi Aho’s percussion concerto “Sieidi”. Soloist Colin Currie, to whom the work is dedicated, received a warm response from both audience and critics alike for his interpretation of a piece which reflects the ancient ritual place of Finland's Samí peoples. Shelley and Currie have been regular collaborators since their first tour together, with the New Zealand Symphony in 2010. The second half of the concert featured the orchestra’s new leader Anna Reszniak, who...

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