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Geneva Piano Competition

The prestigious Geneva Piano Competition reaches its climax next Tuesday as a maximum of 4 candidates take to the stage of Victoria at the Grand Final. The young performers will be accompanied by Alexander Shelley and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in a concert that will also be broadcast live on television by Arte and RTS. To find out more about the competition and for tickets to the final, please click here.

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Midsummer Night's Dream at the NAC

Returning to the Canadian capital for the first time since he was announced as Music Director Designate of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO), Alexander Shelley this weeks conducts two Shakespeare themed concerts in Ottawa. Central to the evening’s proceedings will be Mendelssohn’s complete Midsummer Night's Dream, for which Shelley and the NACO will be joined by the combined young female voices from four of the city’s choirs, as well soprano Maghan McPhee and mezzo Wallis Giunta. The role of narrator will be taken by one of Canada’s leading stage and film actors, Colm Feore, who,...

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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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