A Busy Summer at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Ravinia Festival

​This summer, Marin Alsop conducts concerts throughout the United States and Europe, performing a diverse array of repertoire and leading today’s top soloists and ensembles. 

As Marin’s tenure as Music Director at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra comes to a close, Marin joins the BSO for the celebratoryMarin Festival, a series of performances highlighting Marin’s achievements with the BSO as she transitions to her new role as Music Director Laureate. On June 5, Marin joins Ji Su Jung on marimba for an outdoor performance featuring Kevin Puts’ Marimba Concerto, as well as music by Beethoven and Jessie Montgomery. 

Then on June 9, the BSO presents an online stream featuring Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Orchestra paired with cellist Inbal Segev performing Anna Clyne’s recent work, DANCE. On June 12, Marin and the orchestra head outdoors for a concert featuring works by Anna Clyne, Stacy Garrop, and Mendelssohn, and on June 16, the Festival presents works by jazz pianist and composer James P. Johnson. The Festival concludes with a virtual gala on June 19, featuring James Lee III’s “Destined Words” as well as works by Handel, Strauss, Puccini, and more with guests Renée Fleming, Wordsmith, and OrchKids.

Following her performances with the BSO, Marin joins the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in her inaugural season as the NOI+F’s first-ever Music Director. As Music Director, Marin leads a week of masterclasses with the participants of NOI+F and conducts two performances on June 24 and June 26.

At the beginning of July, Marin returns to Vienna for an outdoor performance of “All Together – A Global Ode to Joy” with the ORF RSO Vienna at Wiener Rathausplatz. Originally planned as part of 2020’s global Beethoven celebrations, this performance features Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with a reimagining of Schiller’s text by Michael Köhlmeier. The performance also features the Wiener Singakademie and the Stay at Home Choir, as well as Christoph Sietzen, Salah Ammo, Peter Gabis and more.

After Vienna, Marin returns to the US, stepping into the role of Chief Conductor and Curator of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Ravinia Festival. On July 9, Marin and the CSO are joined by pianist Jorge Federico Osorio for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, as well as works by Joan Tower and Beethoven. The next day, Marin, guest performer Jonathan Rush, and narrator Jaye Ladymore perform a program titled “Celebrating America” on July 10. Violinist Midori joins Marin and the CSO on July 16 for a program featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony, and Jessie Montgomery’s Banner. The following day (July 17), pianist Lukáš Vondráček performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 on a program also featuring Ravel’s Le tombeau de Coperin and Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, op. 23. On July 18, vocalist Cynthia Erivo joins Marin and the CSO for a program titled “Legendary Women’s Voices.” Marin’s final two performances at Ravinia feature classical singer Julia Bullock performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 for soprano and orchestra (July 22), and Anthony McGill performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto on (July 23).

On August 15, Marin  joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a joyful performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival.

View Marin’s full calendar here.