Friday, June 5, 2009

Alsop reups in Baltimore

Marin Alsop has signed a new contract with the Baltimore Symphony, extending her commitment to the orchestra through 2015.

When Alsop, a onetime assistant conductor of the Richmond Symphony, was appointed in Baltimore in 2007, she faced a near-revolt by the orchestra's musicians. Two years later, they've changed their tune. "She challenges, us, she educates us, and she inspires us. . . . She gets more accomplished when we're together than any music director we've worked with," a players' representative tells Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun:,0,7237978.story