"Offering high-quality, custom-sounding symphony pops, holiday, youth/educational,
and NEW accessible classical music at mass-market prices since 1990!"
News and AnnouncementsRobert Wendel has been awarded The American Prize, 2014, Judge's Special Citation
for "Music for Use. Well Crafted, Accessible and Performance-Ready."
As of 11/16/2014, over 260 performances of holiday music
Our arrangements are now in the active repertory of the following entities:
The Cincinnati Pops, The New York Pops, The Boston Pops Orchestra, The Philly Pops, Cleveland Pops, The Louisville Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony, The National Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, The Louisville Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, The Nassau Pops, Knoxville Symphony, Columbus (OH) Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Hartford Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Hot Spring Music Festival, Napa Valley Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Florida W Coast Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Boca Pops, Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra, Albany (GA) Symphony, Georgia Southern Univ. Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, DuPage Symphony, Elgin Symphony, Bloomington (IN) Pops, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Saint Cloud Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Portland (ME) Symphony, West Shore Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Flint Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Canton Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, Akron Symphony, Warren Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Westmoreland Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Garland Symphony, North East Texas Symphony, Texarkana Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Irving Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, Lubbock Symphony, McLean Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony, Everett Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, West Hartford Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Williamsburg Sinfonia, The Danville Symphony, Maine Pro Musica, LaPorte County Symphony, The Big Spring Symphony, and The New Britain Symphony.
The BBC Symphony, The London Philharmonic, and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Scottish Opera Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, RTE National Symphony, (UK), The Bochum Symphony, Vogtland Philharmonie, and Landesbühnen Sachsen (Germany), Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento and Opera de Toulon (France), The Warsaw Philharmonic (Poland), Gavle Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony AB and the KTHs Akademiska Orchestra (Sweden), Toronto Symphony, The Calgary Philharmonic, The Edmonton Symphony, The Winnipeg Symphony, The Brantford Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Ensemble Euterpe (Canada), Orchestra ICO Magna Grecia (Italy), The Malaysian Philharmonic (Kuala Lampur), The Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Symphony, The Brisbane Symphony, Melbourne Recital Centre, and The Darwin Symphony (Australia), The Puerto Rico Philharmonic, The Classical/Pops All-Star Orchestra (Barbados), The Cyprus Symphony, The Nissi Orchestra (South Korea), The Singapore Symphony, The Singapore National Youth Symphony, Taipei City Symphony, and The Hong Kong Symphony.
Steven Reineke, Michael Krajewski, David Charles Abell, John Morris Russell, George Albert Schramm, Carl Topilow, Don Pippin, Peter Nero, Marvin Hamlisch, and Erich Kunzel.
May we add your name to this distinguished list?
Prices are for 1 performance only. Extra performances within a 30-day period are pro-rated at +50% for the 2nd performance, and +25% each for the 3rd performance and beyond. A charge will be made for materials lost or not erased (except for bowings). There is a restocking fee of $50 if cancellation notice is received BEFORE contracted performance date. We DO NOT refund for "rain outs." We DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA for longer rental periods. If your orchestra needs more time for rehearsals, that's just fine with us!
We prefer payment by check, but you can pay us via PayPal using your credit card. However, if using PayPal, we must add a 3% surcharge to cover PayPal's charges to us. Only in this way can we keep our prices as low as possible for the majority of our clients.
Prices include priority mail shipping within the United States. Overnight shipping is available at an extra charge, or on your own FEDEX account. For orders from outside the United States, international shipping and currency conversion charges apply. BMI and ASCAP fees are NOT included and are the responsibility of the performing organization. Payment must accompany your order. - International Orders, recipient is responsible for any tariffs or import duties!
For your convenience, orders can be submitted via our online order form which is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, and Italian! Most orders received during business hours are processed within 60 minutes or less! Just click here to order.
Thank you for visiting Robert Wendel Music!
Born in 1951, Robert Wendel studied conducting with Harold Farberman, Brian Priestman, and Michael Charry, and composition and orchestration with Leroy Anderson and Hale Smith. He has guest conducted many of the major symphony orchestras in America including the Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Minnesota, Baltimore, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Dallas Symphony orchestras, and has toured the US and Europe as conductor for Harry Connick Jr., culminating in the PBS special "Romance From Paris" and concert for the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
In addition, Robert has been conductor and arranger for Carol Channing, Rita Moreno and other stars, and has written for musical theater, symphony orchestra, PBS-TV, the 1993 Presidential Inauguration and "Cirque de la Symphonie." He created and conducted an entire concert saluting the cartoon music of Hanna-Barbera Productions for the San Bernardino Symphony, and an evening of "Two Centuries of American Music" as the first conductor to take the podium of the New Britain Symphony upon the retirement of its Music Directer after 38 years.
His "Fanfare For Freedom" has already become a staple in the symphonic Memorial Day and July 4th repertory, and his arrangements are frequently heard at Cincinnati Pops Concerts and were featured on several of their TV broadcasts. Two of his Christmas arrangements have been recorded by the Cincinnati Pops with Erich Kunzel for Telarc. Robert's "Commemoration," performed at a memorial concert remembering the Challenger Astronauts and played on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad has also been adopted as almost a memorial "anthem" in concerts across the USA after the events of 9-11-2001. It has been recorded on ABC Classics by the Tasmanian Symphony, and was featured live coast-to-coast in the 2006 National Memorial Day Concert on PBS to dedicate the WW II Monument, again on the 2009 concert as part of a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, and yet again in 2011 as part of Gen. Colin Powell's welcoming home of our troops.
As composer, arranger and publisher, he has supplied Pops music to the top 350 orchestras in America, Europe, Canada, Southeast Asia, and Australia, and his work has been featured NBC's "Today" program, and in commercials for QVC and Wal-Mart. He was also called upon as editor, arranger, and orchestrator for numerous Leroy Anderson works, some being recorded for the first time, for the Naxos complete Leroy Anderson Centennial recordings conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Originally from Bridgeport, CT and an alumnus of Fairfield Prep and The University Of Connecticut, Robert now makes his home in New York City. In his spare time, he is a tornado chaser, an amateur astronomer, a telescope maker, and a pyrotechnics afficionado.
Repertoire and Booking
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