“For some people when they hear the words symphony or classical music, a wall goes up. They feel like there’s a tent that they’re not in and that they don’t know enough for some reason. It’s really so important to me to invite people into that tent.”
The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Music Director, Alexander Shelley joins Sarah Turnbull in the The 2020 Network studios to discuss his upbringing in Germany studying conducting, what attracted him to the podium, and what led him to Ottawa where he’s now transforming the country’s orchestral persona.
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