Marin Alsop to conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra until 2015
July 28, 2009
When she was appointed Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony orchestra in 2007, there were murmurs of discontent from some orchestra members who felt they had been excluded from the selection process. However, as BBC Music magazine reports in its August 2009 issue, ‘How things change. “She challenges us, she educates us and she inspires us,” recently glowed the BSO players committee about their conductors until at least 2015. “Marin is a powerhouse of energy. She gets more accomplished when we’re together than any music director we’ve worked with.”’
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Naxos recording of Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony conducted by Marin Alsop has been highly praised.
‘…when the results are as fresh and enjoyable as is the case here then there’s always room for a new version of this much-loved symphony.’ (MusicWeb International)
‘Alsop’s is not a histrionic reading but one full of affectionate touches…leaving me saying to myself yet again in pleasure: “What a lovely work this is.” What makes this disc doubly recommendable is the superb account of the Symphonic Variations, inspired but surprisingly neglected.’ (Gramophone)
Coming in August this year is her thrilling new recording of Bernstein’s Mass.
BERNSTEIN Mass Jubilant Sykes, baritone
Morgan State University Choir
Peabody Children’s Chorus
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor 8.559622-23