&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 December 2017

New Rouse work proves mesmerizing in the hands of Alsop, Baltimore Symphony

Marin Alsop paired old and new in her program with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sunday afternoon in the Music Center at Strathmore. The concert combined an elegant reading of a world premiere by Christopher Rouse with a beautiful, if intermittently staid rendition of Mozart’s setting of the Requiem Mass.

[On the Requiem Mass] Alsop did her part to keep the orchestra underneath the soloists and choir in volume, putting a dynamic focus on the words, often set so impassionately by Mozart as he raced, unsuccessfully, against his own impending death to try to finish the work.


4 DECEMBER, 2017