&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
5th March 2013
Marin Alsop conducts the OAE in Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival

Marin and Petula

Marin Alsop returned to London’s Southbank Centre, where she is Artist in Residence, to conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 8 March in a programme of ‘Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers’. Taking place on International Women’s Day, the concert featured as part of the Women of the World (WOW) festival (6-10 March). Joined by soprano Emma Bell, the concert featured opera arias by Mozart, Beethoven and Weber, as well as Beethoven’s Leonore No.3 and Schumann’s Symphony No.2.

As part of Alsop’s further involvement in WOW, she took part in a discussion on 10 March, together with Sally Tallant (Director of Liverpool Biennial), ‘Women don’t paint very well – it’s a fact’. You can watch the video of this discussion below.

Alsop also performed at the finale of the WOW festival at the Royal Festival Hall on evening of 10 March entitled ‘Mirth Control’, curated by comedian Sandi Toksvig, with appearances by singer Petula Clark and comedian Sue Perkins.

Click here for further information about Marin Alsop’s involvement in the Women of the World festival.