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Midday NewsMakers: BSO's Marin Alsop and Peter Kjome

Jan 12, 2018

Music director Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Credit Photo courtesy BSO.

Today on Midday on Music, Tom is joined by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop, who has been working hard to make the BSO as accessible and appealing as it can be. She began her historic tenure at the BSO in 2007, and in 2012 she also became the principal conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil.  

Peter Kjome, who was appointed President and CEO of the BSO a year ago, also joins Tom and Marin in Studio A.

Peter Kjome is president and CEO of the BSO
Credit Photo by Johnny Quirin

This weekend at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore and at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, the BSO teams up with the Baltimore Museum of Art to present pieces by Maurice Ravel  (La Valse) and Claude Debussy (La Mer), two masters of musical impressionism. The performances will be accompanied by projections of Impressionist art, visuals provided by the BMA as a part of the BSO's ongoing Off the Cuff series.

The weekend also includes a new hip-hop version of Camille Saint-Saen's Carnival of the Animals and a piece by Baltimore native Philip Glass for two timpanists and orchestra.

For tickets and info for this weekend's concerts, click here.

You can see the video of today's conversation, which was live-streamed on Facebook, by clicking here.