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Malek Jandali: Concertos Now Available from Cedille Records

On May 12, Cedille Records releases Malek Jandali: Concertos, conducted by Marin Alsop.Composed in response to societal injustice by Syrian American composer Malek Jandali, the recording features violinist Rachel Barton…

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Marin Alsop Announced as Principal Guest Conductor of Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced that it is appointing Marin Alsop as Principal Guest Conductor, as it launches the first half of the 2023/24 London season. Following three highly acclaimed…

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Making history at London’s Last Night of the Proms

On September 9, Marin Alsop returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall for her third performance at London's Last Night of the Proms. Leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Alsop…

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Alsop Steps In To Conduct Philadelphia Orchestra

Marin Alsop steps in to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducting Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at the Kimmel Center (March 30) and Carnegie Hall (March 31). She is joined by…

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Concert Season

June 3, 2023
Philadelphia Orchestra (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia Orchestra Pride Concert

Paulo Szot, Baritone
ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir (Miriam Davidson, Artistic Director)
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (Joseph J. Buches, Artistic Director)
Philadelphia Voices of Pride (Daniel Schwartz, Artistic Director)

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Karpman: The Marvels Suite (world premiere)
Simon: “Let the River Run,” from "Working Girl"
Brunner: “Phoenix Song”
Various: "Firework"
Lady Gaga and Laursen: “Born This Way”
Higdon: Fourth movement from Concerto for Orchestra
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bizet: "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre," from "Carmen"
Rodgers: "Some Enchanted Evening," from "South Pacific"
Schönberg: "Stars," from "Les Miserables"
Tchaikovsky: Fourth movement from Symphony No. 4

June 15 & 17, 2023
Benaroya Hall (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Symphony

Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

June 29, 2023
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
National Orchestral Institute and Festival

Wang Jie: The Winter that United Us
Clarice Assad: Nhanderú Overture for Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)


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One of the foremost conductors of our time, Marin Alsop represents a powerful and inspiring voice. Convinced that music has the power to change lives, she is internationally recognized for her innovative approach to programming and audience development, deep commitment to education, and championing of music’s importance in the world. The first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain, she is, as the New York Times put it, not only “a formidable musician and a powerful communicator” but also “a conductor with a vision.”

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Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship

Founded by Marin Alsop in 2002, the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) is a two year-award that provides positive mentorship and support to young women conductors under the leadership of Marin Alsop.
Read more about the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship

Peabody Conservatory

In 2015 Marin Alsop took over as Professor and Director of the Graduate Conducting Program at the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University.  Following in the footsteps of her beloved teacher and friend, Gustav Meier, Marin’s 11 graduate students hail from across the globe and gain invaluable hands-on experience under the Maestra’s guidance.  
Read more about Peabody Conservatory

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“I truly believe that every child is born a genius, filled with endless possibility.”–Marin Alsop

Founded by Marin Alsop in 2008 with 30 students at one elementary school, OrchKids now works with ten schools in Baltimore City, serving over 2,000 children from
Pre-K through 12th grade.
Read more about OrchKids

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There have been many milestones in Marin Alsop’s career. Marin was the first woman to become Music Director of a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) and Brazilian orchestra (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra), Principal Conductor of a British orchestra (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and Chief Conductor of a Viennese orchestra (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra). In 2013 Marin was the first woman to conduct the Last night of the BBC Proms.

To see a full list of firsts and achievements, please see the Timeline

Working with Living Composers

Working with living composers has always been an integral part of Marin’s conducting commitment. She featured a living composer on the first bonafide concert she conducted in 1984 and since then has premiered over 180 works worldwide.
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Renowned conductor Marin Alsop’s life explored in new documentary
In conversation with Scott Simon on Weekend Edition.

A Trailblazing Female Conductor Is Still Alone on the Trail
As Marin Alsop leaves the Baltimore Symphony after 14 years, the field is taking a step backward: 25 major American orchestras, no female music directors.
The New York Times

If conductor Marin Alsop’s done it, it’s probably because someone told her she couldn’t
The Washington Post

Marin Alsop raises the baton for Women Conductors 
In conversation with Michael Cooper, the classical music reporter for The New York Times.
New York Times

Marin discusses her conducting career on Amanpour & Co, PBS 
Alicia Menendez sits down with conductor Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra.
Armanpour & Co, PBS

Marin Alsop on conducting: “You’re not there to be liked” 
The American conductor on why there aren’t more women following in her footsteps.
New Statesmen

Conducting Class At The Peabody Conservatory With Marin Alsop 
NPR Weekend Edition


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