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 Symphony Orchestra for three performances (April 25, 26, and 28) with pianist Yunchan Lim before returning to New York City to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring Strauss, Bartók, and a world premiere by Hilary Purrington (May 23). 

Next, Alsop tours Germany with saxophonist Jess Gillam and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra with works by Beethoven, MacMillan, and Prokofiev, stopping in Hamburg (May 31), Lübeck (June 1), and Wismar (June 2). On June 7, Alsop leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Bartók, Montgomery, and Gershwin, joined by pianist Marc-André Hamelin. 

Mid-month, Alsop returns to Amsterdam to conduct the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Adams and Bartók (June 14). On June 20, she is on the podium at NOSPR for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, featuring soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, and the NFM and Polish National Youth Choirs. Alsop concludes the month of June with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in Washington, D.C. (June 30).



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