“Midnight Oil” sits so well on the saxophone, it’s fun to push tempo and ensemble to the limits!
— Erin Rogers, Hypercube
Maestro Wernke leads from the podium with a poise and a clarity that is uncommon for a conductor of his age. He motivates his musicians to personally invest in every rehearsal and performance and to play with passionate expression, championing stalwarts of the repertoire (Schumann’s Requiem) as well as interpreting modern works (such as my own)... Maestro Wernke is a rising star and should be given every chance to inspire the next generation of musicians.
— Dr. Luke Benton