Alexander Shelley conductor
Robert Hodge conductor
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Copland Appalachian Spring
Charlotte Harding Fuse*
Gershwin (arr Bennett) Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Since winning the 2005 Leeds Conducting Competition, conducting star and RCM graduate Alexander Shelley has had a meteoric rise to fame, and is much in demand by orchestras right across the world. We are thrilled to be welcoming him back to the RCM for a programme with a distinctly American flavour, and the world premiere of a thrilling new jazz-inspired work by RCM Concerto Competition winner Charlotte Harding.