Wayne Marshall

Introduction

Wayne Marshall performs worldwide as a conductor, virtuoso organist and solo pianist. At the start of the 14/15 season he became Chief Conductor of WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne. He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Music in 2010.

The 15/16 season includes his debut at the Dresden Semperoper (Harbison’s Great Gatsby) and the newly-formed orchestra Chineke! – Europe’s first professional black orchestra. Other guest engagements include with Royal Scottish National, Taipei Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic. Plans with WDR include Spanish touring, recording and performances of Wonderful Town. Future plans include various recording and touring projects with WDR and returns to Leipzig Gewandhaus, Czech Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony.

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Schedule

Philharmonie Cologne, COLOGNE

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Hakim: Aalaiki'ssalaam für Orchester.
Bernstein: 1. Sinfonie "Jeremiah" für Mezzosopran und Orchester
Barber: Agnus Dei für Chor a cappella

Alon Harari, Countertenor,
Lioba Braun, Mezzosopran
NN, Knabensopran
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Robert Blank, Einstudierung
WDR Funkhausorchester Köln

Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH

Cole Porter Overture from Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter Another Openin’, Another Show from Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter I Get a Kick Out of You fromAnything Goes
Cole Porter My Heart Belongs To Daddy from Leave It To Me
Cole Porter In the Still Of the Night fromRosalie
Cole Porter Ridin’ High from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Down In the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor) from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Let’s Do It from Paris
Cole Porter Love For Sale from The New Yorkers
Cole Porter Night and Day from Gay Divorce

Interval

Cole Porter Overture from Panama Hattie
Cole Porter I’m Throwing a Ball Tonight fromPanama Hattie
Cole Porter Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please from Panama Hattie
Cole Porter I’ve Still Got My Health fromPanama Hattie
Cole Porter Begin the Beguine from Jubilee
Cole Porter Where Would You Get Your Coat? from Fifty Million Frenchmen
Cole Porter Who Said Gay Paree? from Can-Can
Cole Porter I Love Paris from Can-Can
Cole Porter It’s De-Lovely from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Use Your Imagination fromNymph Errant
Cole Porter So In Love/ Were Thine That Special Face from Kiss Me Kate

Kim Criswell
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GLASGOW

Cole Porter Overture from Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter Another Openin’, Another Show from Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter I Get a Kick Out of You fromAnything Goes
Cole Porter My Heart Belongs To Daddy from Leave It To Me
Cole Porter In the Still Of the Night fromRosalie
Cole Porter Ridin’ High from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Down In the Depths (On the Ninetieth Floor) from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Let’s Do It from Paris
Cole Porter Love For Sale from The New Yorkers
Cole Porter Night and Day from Gay Divorce

Interval

Cole Porter Overture from Panama Hattie
Cole Porter I’m Throwing a Ball Tonight fromPanama Hattie
Cole Porter Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please from Panama Hattie
Cole Porter I’ve Still Got My Health fromPanama Hattie
Cole Porter Begin the Beguine from Jubilee
Cole Porter Where Would You Get Your Coat? from Fifty Million Frenchmen
Cole Porter Who Said Gay Paree? from Can-Can
Cole Porter I Love Paris from Can-Can
Cole Porter It’s De-Lovely from Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter Use Your Imagination fromNymph Errant
Cole Porter So In Love/ Were Thine That Special Face from Kiss Me Kate

Kim Criswell
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Bridgewater Hall, MANCHESTER

Marshall Jazz lntrada                                                      
Bernstein arr. Marshall Overture, ‘Wonderful Town’                                   
Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B
Bovet Sarasota from Trois Preludes Hambourgeois               
Improvisation on themes from West Side Story   
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Gershwin ‘I got rhythm’ & Summertime                                            
Improvisation on Bohemian Rhapsody  

Teatro Comunale di Modena, MODENA

American Revolution da George Gershwin a Andrew Lloyd Webber

GERSHWIN Overture da Of Thee I Sing (arr. Don Rose)
GERSHWIN In Hollywood (arr. Russell Bennett)
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances da West Side Story
BERNSTEIN Overture da Candide
LLOYD WEBBER: Medley da The Phantom of the Opera (arr. Calvin Custer)

Anna-Jane Casey
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Auditorium Paganini, PARMA

American Revolution da George Gershwin a Andrew Lloyd Webber

GERSHWIN Overture da Of Thee I Sing (arr. Don Rose)
GERSHWIN In Hollywood (arr. Russell Bennett)
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances da West Side Story
BERNSTEIN Overture da Candide
LLOYD WEBBER: Medley da The Phantom of the Opera (arr. Calvin Custer)

Anna-Jane Casey
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Auditorium Paganini, PARMA

American Revolution da George Gershwin a Andrew Lloyd Webber

GERSHWIN Overture da Of Thee I Sing (arr. Don Rose)
GERSHWIN In Hollywood (arr. Russell Bennett)
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances da West Side Story
BERNSTEIN Overture da Candide
LLOYD WEBBER: Medley da The Phantom of the Opera (arr. Calvin Custer)

Anna-Jane Casey
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

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Organist & Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall

Wayne Marshall has enjoyed a close association with Manchester's Bridgewater Hall since its opening in 1996 and performs a recital each season in the venue's International Concert Series. The magnificent Marcussen pipe organ is the largest instrument of its kind to be installed in Britain for almost a century and is the jewel in the crown of one of Europe's finest concert halls.


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WDR Funkhausorchester, Chief Conductor

In June 2013 Wayne Marshall was appointed Chief Conductor Designate of the celebrated WDR Funkhausorchester. He took up his position at the start of the 14/15 season and his inaugural concert was 6 September 2014.


Highlights of the 15/16 season include a reimagined Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition for jazz trio, a sea inspired programme with extracts from Britten's Four Sea Interludes to the infamous Jaws theme, and Bernstein's Wonderful Town in concert with Kim Criswell and Sabine Muller.

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Press

Cole Porter

Cole Porter: "I love Paris"

WDR Rundfunkorchester, Philharmonie Essen

Ein Dream-Abend (...) insbesondere weil der seit dieser Saison neue Chefdirigent Wayne Marshall mit dem WDR-Rundfunkorchester Köln einen wirklich sensationell disponierten Abend präsentierte - Qualität, wie sie sicherlich kaum auf dem Broadway noch irgendwo zu übertrumpfen wäre. 

Wayne Marshall got the rhythm; er ist ein Ausnahmedirigent.

Was für ein brillianter und überzeugender Orchesterchef.

Fünf Sterne sind nicht genug...


DER OPERNFREUND, Peter Bilsing, 25th February 2014

Gershwin

Porgy and Bess

Opéra de Montréal

...the OSM worked wonders of colours and complexity under the exacting baton of Wayne Marshall. And atmosphere: Quiet interludes in Catfish Row were no less captiving than the climaxes. The Gazette, 27th January 2014

Concert July 2011

Leipzig Gewandhaus

The Gewandhausorchestra grooved easily and flirted with latin american eroticism in a virtuoso manner. Clearly it was not only the audience in the auditorium but also each single musician in the orchestra who rejoiced in this concert. Ausgabe der Leipziger Volkszeitung

Candide

Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin

It is no wonder a decidedly European sound-cloak wrapped around the State Orchestra under the direction of British conductor Wayne Marshall's "Candide." The precisely balanced orchestral sound was a game of musically exuberant activity. Berliner Zeitung, June 2011

Recordings

Gershwin and Bernstein Improvised

Wayne Marshall is famous throughout the world both for his improvisations and for his interpretations of the composition of Gershwin and Bernstein. Here he brings these two talents together, producing spellbinding improvisations on much-loved themes from the work of these master composers. Rhapsody in Blue by Gerswhin, and West Side Story, Candide and Wonderful Town are all given a new lease of life as symphonic improvisations for the organ. Also included is an improvisation on the song Funny People by Jule Styne.

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