Sharon and Timothy Ubben Artistic and Music Director
Artistic and Music Director Designate through the 2023-24 Season
Conductor Alexander Shelley has been named the Sharon and Timothy Ubben Artistic and Music Director of Artis—Naples. Shelley begins his tenure in this role in the 2024-25 season, and his partnership with Artis—Naples begins immediately as Artistic and Music Director Designate through the 2023-24 season. As Artistic and Music Director of Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Shelley will provide artistic leadership for the Naples Philharmonic, as well as the entire multidisciplinary organization. He succeeds Andrey Boreyko, whose tenure concluded in 2022.
This appointment marks the conductor’s first titled position in the U.S. In addition to his role at Artis—Naples, Shelley will remain Music Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Associate Conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, positions he has held since 2015.
“On behalf of the entire search committee, I can say with certainty that we are thrilled that Alexander Shelley will be joining our fine institution,” said Lynne Haarlow, Artis—Naples Board member and Chair of Search Committee. “Chairing this committee was a great responsibility and I am so proud of the group for their dedication and thoughtfulness throughout this process. I know we have chosen an engaging and talented artistic leader in Alexander, who we are all eager to welcome.”
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