&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
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Concert Reviews
25th September 2017

Alsop, a consummate partner in all this, led the orchestra smoothly through the last movement syncopations as though she and Vondracek shared a single mind. Standing ovations are way overdone in this town, but this one was well deserved.

WASHINGTON POST

18th September 2017

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brought out a colorful assortment of the new and the old for the opening subscription program of the season and served it up engagingly.

BALTIMORE SUN

18th July 2017

Fortunately for Alsop, her followers are both many and devoted, and it was gratifying to see them turn out in solid numbers Saturday evening at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for the BSO’s inaugural New Music Festival.

WASHINGTON POST

18th June 2017

Well-packed with crowd-pleasers, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s final program of the season could have been just an autopilot affair, a safe way to wrap things up for subscribers until September. …

THE WASHINGTON POST

29th April 2017

Alsop drew out the struggle’s contrasts in a vivid performance that enjoyed meaty playing from the orchestra, especially the snarling brass, and terrific singing by the University of Maryland Concert Choir. Lura Johnson phrased the piano solos deftly.

BALTIMORE SUN

27th July 2016

Alsop thus was required to function as much as a timekeeper as a conductor, keeping the lush orchestration percolating, aided by a video monitor in front of her. She and the Grant Park musicians did an airtight job of the presentation.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

29th February 2016

An Anglo-Saxon-Scot lineup of works packed with brilliant ideas and expressive depth fueled a hot concert from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Thursday night at Meyerhoff Hall.

TIM SMITH, THE BALTIMORE SUN

15th February 2016

Marin Alsop, an associate artist of the Southbank Centre, was greeted with enormous affection by the audience. Long may her association with the OAE continue.

NICK BRECKENFIELD, CLASSICAL SOURCE

17th January 2016

Alsop brought out subtle nuances amid of the first movement’s bold sweep (some of that boldness needed even more punch). And she paced the funeral march with care, building the grand crescendo impressively…

TIM SMITH, THE BALTIMORE SUN

15th January 2016

In its centennial year, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra does color about as well as any orchestra around, and conductor Marin Alsop’s programming plays to its strengths.

JOAN REINTHALER, THE WASHINGTON POST