New Classical Featured Artist – 05/09/22 – 05/22/22
In this week’s playlist, we are featuring the fabulous Marin Alsop. She is one of the foremost conductors of our time and represents a powerful and inspiring voice. Convinced that music has the power to change lives, she is internationally recognized for her innovative approach to programming and audience development, deep commitment to education, and championing of music’s importance in the world. Marin is the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria, and Britain, she is, as the New York Times put it, not only “a formidable musician and a powerful communicator” but also “a conductor with a vision.” Her list of accolades and accomplishments is long, so I’ll just share some highlights! She is the first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, and she has also been honored with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, and made history as the first female conductor of the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms. Amongst many other awards and academic positions, she served as 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, is Director of Graduate Conducting at the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Yale University and the Juilliard School.
Want to hear and learn more about Marin Alsop and live in the Indianapolis area? Join us Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 p.m. for a special one-night screening of the film The Conductor, featuring internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop. Classical Music Indy will present this film in partnership with Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie, with ticket purchases benefiting Classical Music Indy’s Artist Advancement Fund. Purchase tickets at kankanindy.com.
For now, connect to our New Classical channel to hear performances led by Marin Alsop.
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