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Thursday, June 4, 2009

News from the BSO

The AP reports this afternoon (Thursday, June 4, 2009) that Marin Alsop has signed another five-year contract with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This would put Alsop at the helm of the BSO through August 2015. Since signing on as music director in 2005, Marin Alsop has led the orchestra through some interesting concerts and the BSO has seen a rise in subscriptions. In announcing the contract Thursday, the AP reports that BSO Board Chairman Michael Bronfein said Alsop is both an artist and humanitarian who's revitalized the organization and renewed the orchestra's purpose.

Among other achievements, Marin Alsop has put the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra back on CD. She has had a long-time recording contract with the Naxos label, and is in the process of recording the Dvorak Symphonies with the BSO. The first disc in the series, the Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" is already available.

Bill

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