This fall Marin Alsop begins her new positions as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) and Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia.
Alsop made her NOSPR debut in February 2021 and has since conducted the orchestra in 15 concerts. Her directorship will see her conduct seven symphonic concerts in the 2023/24 season, beginning with the 2nd edition of Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition (September 23). Additional performances include a program of Hindemith and Beethoven (October 13), a performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera The Black Mask (November 23) and a holiday-themed program on December 14.
In October, Alsop launches her four-season appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia with an all-American program on October 19. The concert includes Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, a work dedicated to Alsop, and the Drums Overture by James Price Johnson, whose symphonic music she has played a significant part in rediscovering, recording and championing. Three repertory staples — Barber’s Symphony No. 1, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from On the Town — round out the program.