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Groundbreaking Women Summit

On May 9, Marin Alsop was a featured guest speaker at the 2024 Groundbreaking Women Summit hosted by Worth Media Group at SAP in Hudson Yards. Alongside a host of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers, Alsop joined Worth to talk about how she pioneered her path in classical music, and how she is working to…

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Return to Ravinia Festival

Marin Alsop returns to Ravinia this summer to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in three weeks of performances as the festival’s chief conductor. On July 12, Alsop and the CSO open their summer residency with an all-American program featuring works by Copland, Johnson, Barber, and Gershwin. Additional festival highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Fifth (July…

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Alsop Reunites with Yunchan Lim in Baltimore

Alsop reunited with Yunchan Lim and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this month for performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, on a program that also included Ives’s Symphony No. 2 and Carlos Simon’s AMEN! In 2022, Alsop conducted then 18-year-old Lim when he became the youngest ever winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition,…

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Critical Acclaim for Alsop Met Debut

Marin Alsop’s April 23 debut at The Metropolitan Opera, conducting the company premiere of John Adams’s El Niño, is a critically acclaimed triumph.  The New York Times raves:  “Alsop’s musical interpretation beautifully suits the production concept….[she] kept the rhythm insistent but chose a slightly slow tempo, loosening the tight weave of the instrumental parts and…

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Spring Performance Highlights

On April 23, Alsop makes her highly anticipated Met Opera debut conducting the company premiere of John Adams’s El Niño (April 23–May 17). The cast of director Lileana Blain-Cruz’s production includes soprano Julia Bullock, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and J’Nai Bridges and Daniela Mack alternating the mezzo-soprano role.  During this time, Alsop also heads to Baltimore…

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Alsop Makes Metropolitan Opera Debut

On April 23, Marin Alsop makes her Metropolitan Opera debut conducting the company premiere of John Adams’s El Niño. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, this fully staged new production of the composer’s Christmas oratorio stars Grammy Award–winning soprano Julia Bullock and baritone Davóne Tines, both also making company debuts, and mezzo-sopranos J’Nai Bridges and Daniela Mack,…

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“Candide” Triumphs in Vienna

This month, Marin Alsop wrapped up a successful run of Bernstein’s Candide at MusikTheater an der Wien.  The production was hailed as “a triumph” by Kurier, with BR Klassik writing: “Conductor Marin Alsop and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra show the enormous multifaceted nature of Bernstein’s funny, parodic and also voluptuous music.” Opera Now Newsletter…

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Alsop Returns to Peabody Institute

Alsop visited the Peabody Institute this month to lead her regular class with the Conductors’ Orchestra. She also welcomed students to rehearsals with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where they prepared for upcoming performances of Kevin Puts’s Contact.