Macelaru and WDR Sinfonieorchester’s inaugural concerts

Macelaru and WDR Sinfonieorchester’s inaugural concerts

Cristian Macelaru leading his inaugural concert with the WDR Sinfonieorchester on September 6, 2019 (Photo credit: Thomas Brill)

On September 6 and 7, 2019, Cristian Macelaru made a successful debut as Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. He received a glowing response from audiences and media alike for the following program:

Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Jörg Widmann: “Tanz auf dem Vulkan”
Dvorak: Te Deum

WDR Sinfonieorchester
Simona Šaturová, Soprano
Michael Nagy, Baritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
WDR Rundfunkchor
Robert Blank, Einstudierung

The performance was broadcast live on WDR and can be viewed here below:

View WDR Link I

View WDR Link II

Of the performances, one critic wrote: “A convincing inaugural concert … risk-taking program … perfection to the smallest detail … transparent sound, light-footed tone, an exceptionally fine piano feeling, exemplary sound clarity and effects, even the most chaotic turmoil still seem tonally organized … One can look forward to the future of the WDR Symphonieorchester.”

German-speaking followers can read the reviews below: