&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
14th December 2015
Marin Alsop and OSESP close their 2015 season with outdoor concert in Santos

On Sunday December 13, Marin conducted an outdoor concert on Gonzaga beach in Santos, the traditional end to OSESP’s season.

Closing the 2015 season, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra performed Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, music from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and with the OSESP Choir and Academic Choir, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.

The concert came the day after the orchestra’s final concert of the season under the direction of Marin at Sala São Paulo. Here they performed excerpts from Handel’s Messiah alongside Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the soloist Tamara Wilson.

The closing of the season traditionally happens on the beach at Santos and is a free concert to the public.

Santos montage









Marin will return to São Paulo in March 2016 to open the new season “State of Listening” with Mahler’s First Symphony, Jennifer Higdon’s Machine and James MacMillan’s Second Percussion Concerto performed by Colin Currie. Before then Marin is back with her Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, of which she is also Music Director, in January to continue their 2015/16 season with Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 and Prokofiev’s Fourth Piano Concerto performed with pianist Leon Fleisher.