Cristian Măcelaru returns to the WDR Sinfonieorchester



Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru returns to the WDR Sinfonieorchester this week to conduct his first performances with the orchestra since he was named Chief Conductor from the 2019/20 season. He will succeed current Chief Conductor, Jukka-Pekka Saraste – who has successfully led the orchestra for nine years – in September 2019.

Conducting several performances in Cologne this week, Cristian collaborates with renowned Polish saxophonist Łukasz Dyczko, who won the 18th edition of Eurovision for Young Musicians in 2016. Together they will perform Alexander Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto in E-flat major, before the concerts conclude with Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in Maurice Ravel’s magnificent orchestration.

In addition to performances at Kölner Philharmonie, Cristian conducts a variety of school and family concerts. For more information and tickets, please visit the WDR Sinfonieorchester website.

Forthcoming plans this season for Cristian include his debut with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and return visits to Concertgebouworkest, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. He returns to the WDR Sinfonieorchester in May 2019.

Related reading: “Cristian Măcelaru appointed Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester”

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