Marin Alsop savors final season at Cabrillo Festival

Posted on: July 27, 2016

“As she prepares for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Marin Alsop is feeling upbeat—and a little bittersweet,” writes Georgia Rowe in Monday’s (725) Mercury News (California). This year “marks Alsop’s 25th year as music director. It’s also her last…. She leaves an impressive legacy of premieres by living composers. This year’s … world premieres [include] John Adams’ ‘Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance’ and a new symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne. New and recent works by Jennifer Higdon, Christopher Rouse, Kevin Puts, James MacMillan, Mason Bates and Osvaldo Golijov are also featured…. This year … Alsop [will] cap the festival with John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1, which she conducted in her early days at Cabrillo. It’s a fond look back—and the first time she’s repeated a work here…. Alsop admits she’ll miss her summers at Cabrillo. But … in addition to her work in Baltimore and Sao Paulo, she’s now director of the Graduate Conducting Program at the Peabody Institute. She’s passionate about mentoring young artists, particularly women conductors. ‘It’s a big commitment for me,’ she says…. ‘I’m starting to see a little bit of a sea change there, and I’m very proud of that.’ ”

Posted July 27, 2016