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Summer Festivals in Germany

Following a week of workshops for new creation projects with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley this week returns to Germany for two weeks of touring, which will culminate on August 8th with Nuremberg’s “Klassik Open Air” concert - Europe’s largest annual classical open air concert. Alexander will be conducting and hosting this event for the 7th time. The City of Nuremberg expects last year’s attendance of 75,000 to be equalled if not surpassed. Bavarian Radio will be streaming the performance live and broadcasting highlights on national television at a later date. Prior to...

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Complete 2015-2016 Season Announced

The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra today presented their new season to the press, marking the final announcement of Alexander Shelley’s packed 2015-2016 season. Alongside his Music Directorship in Nuremberg, Shelley will begin his tenure as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and inaugurate his signature series as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “From Paris to New York” which will be based at Cadogan Hall, London. He will return twice to Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as to the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the NDR...

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Sibelius Festival in Stockholm

From the 14th to the 26th of April 2015 the Stockholm concert hall is celebrating the 150 year anniversary of two great Scandinavian symphonists: Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. Over the course of 12 concerts, a total of 24 symphonies will performed by 9 different orchestras from Sweden, Denmark and Finnland, including complete cycles of both the Sibelius and Nielsen symphonies.On April 25th Alexander Shelley will lead the Gothenburg Symphony (GSO) in their guest appearance at the festival, in a programme containing Sibelius’s 7th (and final) Symphony as well as William Walton’s virtuosic 1st...

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