Marin Alsop Named 2009 Conductor of the Year by Musical America
November 19, 2008
Marin Alsop is the first woman to serve as music director of a big-budget, full-season American orchestra. She has created a newly committed music scene in Baltimore, with critical praise underlining how productive her relationship with the ensemble has become. Ticket sales are way up. A new educational initiative has begun. The orchestra is recording again. In short, a welcome optimism reigns at the Baltimore Symphony.
- Susan Eliott, MusicalAmerica.com, 18 November 2008
Naxos extends its warmest congratulations to Marin Alsop for this prestigious award. Her critically acclaimed recordings for Naxos include major orchestral works by Barber, Bernstein, Brahms, Copland, Dvořák, Glass and Tchaikovsky.
Exciting forthcoming releases on Naxos include:
BERNSTEIN Mass (8.559622-23)
Sykes, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus, Morgan State University Marching Band, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Alsop
ADAMS Nixon in China (8.669022-24)
Kanyova, Orth, Heller, Dahl, Hammons, Yuan, Malde, Simson, DeDominici, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Alsop
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 (8.572207)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Alsop
Marin Alsop Biography & Discography