&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
12th April 2012
Marin Alsop opens her first season as Principal Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Opens season at Sao Paulo

Marin Alsop opened her first season as Principal Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) with concerts on March 8 to 11. Alsop conducted Shostakovich Symphony No.5 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K.482, with soloist David Fray. The concerts opened with the world premiere of Terra Brasilis – a work based on the Brazilian National Anthem – by the young Brazilian composer Clarice Assad.

Watch Marin  conducting the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Click here to read a blog piece on the Gramophone website by James Jolly about the São Paulo concerts.

There are exciting plans for Alsop’s 2012 season with the orchestra, with a European tour in place for August 2012, including an appearance at the 2012 BBC Proms in London on 15 August and a concert in the Robeco Summer Concerts series at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on August 19.