Marin Alsop

TACF Global Concert Series

Founded by MacArthur award-winning conductor Marin Alsop to promote gender diversity in music and help other women follow in her own pioneering footsteps, the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) celebrates its 20th-anniversary season with the TACF Global Concert Series. This sees Mei-Ann Chen, Jeri Lynne Johnson and seven more TACF award recipients conduct orchestral concerts …

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“Breaking the Barriers” and More at Ravinia Festival

As Chief Conductor and Curator of the Ravinia Festival, Alsop returns to lead the Chicago Symphony in five concerts at its summer home. After an Opening Night program of Julia Perry’s Study for Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with Stewart Goodyear (July 15), she and the orchestra present a bucolic pairing of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony and An Alpine Symphony by …

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Honorary Degree from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

On Thursday, July 7, the Academic Board of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will award an honorary degree to Marin Alsop for her truly outstanding contributions to her profession and achievements which richly deserve high distinction and recognition. Other honorees include actors Ncuti Gatwa and Sam Heughan, and composer Errollyn Wallen. Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal …

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Marin Alsop’s Summer: Five CSO Programs & “Breaking Barriers” at Ravinia; Philharmonia & Salzburg Debuts; Plus Aspen, BBC Proms & More

This summer, Marin Alsop looks forward to a transatlantic summer with a variety festivals and performances. In the States, she serves as conductor and Jury Chairperson of the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (June 14–18), helms the Opening Night concert of the Aspen Music Festival (July 1), and continues her ongoing tenure as Chief Conductor and Curator of the Ravinia Festival with …

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The Conductor Makes its TV Debut on PBS’s Great Performances

MacArthur Fellow Marin Alsop – named 2021 Classical Woman of the Year by American Public Media’s Performance Today and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain – is the subject of the new award-winning documentary The Conductor, which makes its television …

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Contract Extensions at Ravinia and RSO Wien

Photo Credit: Nancy Horowitz Both the Ravinia Festival and ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien have announced extensions to Marin Alsop’s contract through 2025. Marin Alsop continues her contract with Ravinia Festival through the summer of 2025 beginning with the creation of the Breaking Barriers Festival, an annual series that celebrates the diverse artists and leaders helping classical music …

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A Return to London, Paris, Chicago, and More in 2022

Marin Alsop begins 2022 with a variety of performances in Europe and the United States. Beginning on January 14, Marin leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra and cellist Kian Soltani for an evening of Barber, Shostakovich, and Brahms. She then travels to Paris for a performance with Soltani and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra on January …

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Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Names 2022-24 Fellow and Award Winners

New collaboration with AT&T’s “She’s Connected” program also announced, empowering women with mentorship opportunities Founded by Marin Alsop in 2003 to promote gender diversity in music and help other women follow in her own pioneering footsteps, the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship is pleased to announce its 2022–24 Fellow along with two Associate Fellows and three …

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