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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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Heidelberg Festival with Thomas Hampson

Alexander Shelley this week reconnects with his friends at the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for an all-American project at Heidelberg’s Spring Festival. This also marks the first time that Shelley will be working with legendary baritone Thomas Hampson. Copland’s 1st book of Old American Songs will be paired with a setting of texts by Abraham Lincoln in Michael Daugherty’s 2009 work “Letters from Lincoln”, which was premiered by Hampson and the Spokane Symphony that same year. Copland’s Appalachian Spring, as well as orchestral works by Bernstein, Barber and Gershwin will round off the...

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