&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
3rd July 2014
45th International Campos do Jordão Festival









As Music Director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), Marin Alsop will return to curate the 45th Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, taking place from the 5th July to 3rd August, 2014. The Festival brings together students, tutors and renowned professionals in Campos do Jordão, offering an extensive program of concerts, most of them free, with the participation of renowned national and international artists, groups and some of the best orchestras in Brazil, at various venues around the city.

Marin Alsop and OSESP open the Festival in Brazil on Saturday 5th July at the Claudio Santoro Auditorium in Campos do Jordão. Marin will conduct the OSESP Orchestra, Choir and special soloists including Lauren Snouffer, Denise de Freitas, John Mark Ainsley and Paulo Szot, in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The same concert will be performed at Sala São Paulo and streamed live on Medici.tv on Sunday 6th July.

Marin will conduct the Campos do Jordão Festival Orchestra in two orchestral concerts at the Claudio Santoro Auditorium on 19th July and Sala São Paulo on 20th July. She will do concerts with the Festival Orchestra at the Claudio Santoro Auditorium on 11th July and in the Capivani Square on 13th July. Marin will again be heading the program for young conductors with four conducting students from Brazil  and one from Juilliard and RAM. She will coach them in rehearsals with the Symphony Orchestra of São José dos Campos.

The government of São Paulo State has invested in the education of young musicians over the years, making the Festival’s aim to integrate its artistic and educational aspects possible. There is a strong link between the educational and artistic programming at the Festival, since many of the main performers at the Festival give masterclasses, workshops and lectures, giving the fellows, as well as member of the audience, the opportunity to have closer contact with the artists.

Since its creation over 45 years ago, the Festival has become one of the largest and most important classical Festivals in Latin America. Known and respected internationally, the Campos do Jordão Festival has been an important path for many renowned artists around the world.

To find out more, visit the Campos do Jordão Festival website.

To see the full Festival programme click here.