&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
12th July 2016
Marin curates week-long residency at the Grant Park Music Festival

Next week Marin returns to Chicago for a week-long residency at the Grant Park Music Festival in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation.

Marin, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2005, has designed two special concerts over three nights that showcases other former MacArthur Fellows, including Alisa Weilerstein (2011), violinist Regina Carter (2006) and composer Osvaldo Golijov (2003).

Marin has curated the innovative and wide-ranging program specially for festival audiences. On Wednesday July 20, she will conduct the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Azul by Argentinean-Jewish composer Osvaldo Golijov. This is followed by the multimedia work LIFE: A Journey Through Time, featuring imagery by acclaimed wildlife photographer Frans Lanting and music by Philip Glass. On July 22 and 23, Marin and jazz violinist Regina Carter explore the African American experience with music by Duke Ellington and two works by James P. Johnson, on a program that is anchored by Dvořák’s New World Symphony.

Marin was the first conductor to ever win the MacArthur Fellowship in 2005. The collaboration with the Grant Park Music Festival is part of a year-long series of performances and discussions to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program. To read more click here.

To find out more about these concerts, please visit the Grant Park Music Festival website.