Alexander Shelley appointed as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce the appointment of Alexander Shelley, ‘a conductor of superlative gifts’, as its new Principal Associate Conductor. Already appointed as Music Director-designate of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, he will join the select list of esteemed artists who currently conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Royal Philharmonic an orchestra that can do anything

ARTS SARASOTA

Forget the circus, I want to run away with the Royal Philharmonic! Having heard this esteemed ensemble in live performance at least three times in my life, this marks the second time I've been sent into an ecstatic state by this orchestra. Seriously, when an orchestra as technically skilled as this plays with such unison and musical purpose it can seemingly do anything.

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Encountering Bartók’s Sole Opera for the First Time

John Evans is the former editor of Classic FM magazine and launch editor of classical music website, sinfinimusic.com. He is a conservatoire-trained pianist who became hooked on Bartók the second he heard the composer’s piano concertos. Here, John writes about a work by the Hungarian composer that he has never encountered before…

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Michael Dore's Christmas

I love Christmas as it’s such a special time of the year and what always makes it especially magical for me is the music. My family Christmases as a child were always musical, with me playing the piano and singing with my mum and sister, whilst my dad played the guitar, mouth organ and even the musical saw. This often all went on at the same time! The piece of music that really reminds me of this time is the beautiful Johnny Mathis classic When a Child is Born, which I will be singing this year at the RPO’s Christmas Cracker concert at Watford Colosseum on Tuesday 9 December.

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