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Midday Newsmakers: Marin Alsop and Peter Kjome

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BSO Music Director Marin Alsop and CEO Peter Kjome.
Credit Photos courtesy Marin Alsop and Johnny Quirin

This weekend at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore and at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 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.

Today on Midday on Music, Tom is joined by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, who has been working hard to make the orchestra 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 at 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.

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.