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Jan 6 & 7: Marin Alsop Returns to Chicago Symphony

As Chief Conductor of the Ravinia Festival, MacArthur fellow Marin Alsop enjoys an exceptionally close rapport with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), where she is “a powerful and communicative force…

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A December Tour in South Africa and Closing 2022 with Minnesota Orchestra

This December, Marin Alsop leads the newly formed Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra for a three-city tour of South Africa stopping in Johannesburg (December 15), Durban (December 17), and Cape Town…

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Now Available: Schumann Symphony 1 & 2

On October 28, Naxos Records releases a new recording of Schumann’s First and Second Symphonies, as reorchestrated by Mahler. Alsop and the Vienna RSO recorded the works as the first…

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Touring with OSESP & OSESP Carnegie Hall Debut

As OSESP’s Conductor of Honour, Marin Alsop reunites with the orchestra this fall, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Brazilian independence with a three-city U.S. tour of Kansas City, MO…

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Touring Japan with Hayato Sumino and NOSPR

From September 7-19, Marin Alsop leads the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in a multi-city tour of Japan with soloist Hayato Sumino (also known on YouTube as Cateen). The program…

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A Busy Season Begins in São Paulo 

 “A powerful and communicative force on the podium” (Chicago Classical Review), MacArthur Fellow Marin Alsop looks forward to a full lineup of high-profile international engagements this season. In the U.S., she celebrates…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Contract Extensions at Ravinia and RSO Wien

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…

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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…

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The Conductor Opens in Cinemas

On January 27, The Conductor begins its theatrical run at Quad Cinema in NYC. The winner of Naples International Film Festival’s 2021 Focus on the Arts Award, the documentary tells…

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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…

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New Release: Hindemith Collection for Naxos

This November brings the release of Marin Alsop’s new Hindemith collection for Naxos, which marks her first recording as Chief Conductor of Austria’s ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. The album…

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Alsop Named 2021-22 Harman/Eisner Artist-in-Residence by Aspen Institute

Marin Alsop has been named the Aspen Institute's Harman/Eisner Artist-in-Residence for 2021-22. In the role, she will draw on her wealth of experience as an artist and thought leader to engage in…

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Apply Now: 2022-2024 Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2022-2024 Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship. The Taki Fellowship is currently a two-year award that primarily includes intensive coaching and mentoring with Marin Alsop and…

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Performing Worldwide this Fall

A busy fall begins this September, as Marin Alsop travels to Copenhagen to conduct Brahms's Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and soloist Jan Lisiecki. Performed…

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Awarded Honorary Doctorate and Speaking at Commencement for The Juilliard School’s Class of 2021

Juilliard has announced that trailblazing conductor Marin Alsop (Pre-College ’72; BM ’77, MM ’78, violin) will be the speaker at the 116th commencement ceremony, on June 18 at 11am.The ceremony,…

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Marin Alsop Is Named 2021 Classical Woman of the Year by American Public Media’s Performance Today

Marin Alsop has been named 2021 Classical Woman of the Year by American Public Media’s Performance Today. The first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in…

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Performances and Masterclasses throughout the Spring

This spring, Marin Alsop performs throughout Europe, with the RSO Wien and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, returning to Baltimore in late May for a celebration of her tenure as…

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