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Tanesha Mitchell, one of 80 amateur musicians who participated in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Academy Week, describes the experience as life-changing.
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July 18, 2015 During the orchestra's Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals.
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June 20, 2008 Marin Alsop, meet Robert Schumann. The Baltimore Symphony conductor reconnects with the composer's symphonies, probing for a deeper meaning within this widely performed but still misunderstood music. The Symphony No. 2, Alsop says, traces Schumann's emotional frailty.
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March 23, 2007 Igor Stravinsky's exotic, propulsive ballet The Rite of Spring captured conductor Marin Alsop's imagination at an early age. She says the music's "swing and sheer abandon" got her hooked, and the orchestra became her passion.
July 23, 2005 Marin Alsop made history this week when she was chosen as the new music director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She's the first woman conductor of a major American orchestra. Alsop tells Scott Simon about the appointment, and about opposition from symphony musicians.
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July 20, 2005 The Baltimore Symphony ended a tumultuous search for a new conductor Tuesday with the appointment of Marin Alsop as the BSO's next music director. But not everybody is happy. Host Fred Child talks with Performance Today producer Roger Wight for details on the Baltimore story.
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