Goodbye to a charismatic Chief Conductor

 

Première July 02, 2021, WDR Funkhaus Cologne (DE)

He came, conducted - and cast a spell over everyone. When Wayne Marshall took up his position as the new chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchestra in 2014, he quickly became known for his swinging hips and his stirring way of conducting. Now - because of the Corona crisis one year after his official end as chief conductor - his musicians are saying goodbye with a festive farewell concert and will be reminiscing about their time together.

Goodbye Wayne

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The WDR Funkhausorchestra bids farewell to its former chief conductor Wayne Marshall with George Gershwin's brilliant Rhapsody in Blue. He plays the piano while conducting and  shows all his musicality again. The whole Rhapsody in Blue one can watch here: https://youtu.be/rUgiUbkfkRw.

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The second Prelude out of three from Gershwin's "Three Preludes" by the WDR Funkhausorchestra with a solo by Andy Miles. As part of the farewell to Wayne Marshall as chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester.

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The WDR Funkhausorchestra kicked off the farewell concert of its former chief conductor Wayne Marshall with Gershwin's Promenade - walking the dog.