COLOGNE, Germany, December 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Chief Conductor Wayne Marshall will continue to conduct the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra. His contract, which has been in force since August 2014, has been extended until August 2020.
WDR Radio Director, Valerie Weber, commented: "Wayne Marshall convinces with his exceptional talent - as a conductor, but also as a soloist. With his esprit and his charm, he inspires people for the projects of the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra. And, as a result, he reaches our audiences in the concert hall, especially those who previously have had little contact with classical music."
Wayne Marshall: "I love being the Chief Conductor of this Orchestra. The musicians are especially open and committed to the most varied musical styles."
The WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra is the only continental European orchestra dedicated to the performance of entertaining music in a classical orchestral structure. Under Wayne Marshall's leadership, the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra has expanded its range broadly and very successfully, among other things with computer game music, film music, entertaining classical music and new arrangements of well-known rock and pop classics.
Press contact: WDR Presse und Information, Barbara.Feiereis@wdr.de, Tel. +49-0221-2207122
SOURCE WDR - Westgerman Broadcasting Corporation Cologne