Be it her El Sistema-inspired OrchKids or her more adult-oriented initiatives like the BSO Academy and Rusty Musicians, freshly extended Balitmore Symphony Orchestra maestra Marin Alsop is changing the definition of what an orchestra means to its community...for all ages.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced that music director Marin Alsop will remain with the orchestra by signing a six-year contract extension, from September 2015 to August 2021--her second employment renewal with the band.
During the third annual Parsons Festival on Sunday, Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra challenged students to envision the future of orchestral performance; the resulting event brought together fashion, music and technology in new and innovative ways.
In the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's innovative Webumentary Film Series, Music Director Marin Alsop--the first female conductor to lead "Last Night at the Proms"--gives a unique, often personal view of the season's most highly anticipated concerts.
American conductor Marin Alsop is to become the first woman in 118 years to lead "Last Night of the Proms"--the grand finale of Britain's leading classical music festival, which includes a punk band and gospel choirs in its line-up.