Marin Alsop Appointed to Lead Baltimore Symphony

Audio for this story from Performance Today is not available.

The Baltimore Symphony board of directors has ratified the nomination of Marin Alsop to be the new music director for the Baltimore Symphony. She will be the first woman to head a major American orchestra.

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop will be the first woman to lead a major American orchestra. Simon Fowler hide caption

itoggle caption Simon Fowler

Alsop, 48, is currently principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in England.

Her appointment came amid dissent from musicians in the orchestra, who wanted the search process to continue and to see more potential candidates.

Host Fred Child talks with Performance Today producer Roger Wight for details on the Baltimore story.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.