&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
19th August 2019
Marin to start 2019/20 season as Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2019/20 season will mark the start of Marin’s tenure as Chief Conductor.

Their first season together opens and closes with celebrations: first of women, with a new commission from Lera Auerbach, music by Klara Iannotta and Agata Zubel, and a record number of female conductors during the season, and ending with a tour of Austria’s Bundesländer to celebrate the orchestra’s 50th anniversary.

Over the course of the Beethoven 2020 anniversary, Marin Alsop leads a worldwide project, “All together: A Global Ode to Joy” in association with Carnegie Hall, with performances centred around Beethoven’s ninth symphony with nine orchestras on five continents.

Their first concert will be on Thursday 24 October 2019 at the Wiener Konzerthaus.