&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
Musicomh.com
13th October 2016
Marin Alsop Alessandra Fratus thumb

The OSESP Conducting Academy was the initiative of Marin Alsop. Over the course of the year a select group of students have had the opportunity to learn conducting techniques and repertoire under her leadership leading up to a free public concert at Sala São Paulo.

12th February 2015

Marin Alsop is supporting a campaign by film maker James Bartolomeo to make a documentary short about the BSO OrchKids. The aim is for the film to be the cornerstone of a broad and far-reaching awareness campaign.

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20th December 2013

2013 has been an extraordinary year for Marin Alsop, with highlights including becoming the first female to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms and taking her São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) on a major European tour. Read a round-up of 2013 and view a selection of photo highlights!

27th November 2013
OrchKid Asia Palmer and OrchKids Artistic Director Dan Trahey accept a 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

OrchKids, the outreach program set up by Marin Alsop, has been selected as a recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award at the White House. The news comes ahead of another exciting opportunity for BSO OrchKids who, as well as Marin and 32 musicians from the BSO, will perform at the Ravens’ Thanksgiving Day game on November 28.

10th September 2013

On Saturday night Marin made history as the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms. She conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as well as soloists Joyce DiDonato, Nigel Kennedy and Iestyn Davies to an extremely enthusiastic and patriotic audience of over 6,000 inside London’s Royal Albert Hall.