Alsop to step down from São Paulo music directorship in 2019

Posted on: December 11, 2017

“Marin Alsop will leave the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in December 2019, when her contract as music director expires,” reports Nicholas Beard in Thursday’s (12/7) (subscription required). “She will have been in the job eight years and will be named ‘conductor of honor.’ The orchestra has said that it will establish a Marin Alsop Award for Young Brazilian Conductors in her honor, a nod to the conducting class she has established at the orchestra’s academy. Her accomplishments with São Paulo are impressive: debuting at the BBC Proms, at the Berlin Philharmonie, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Lucerne and Edinburgh festivals, and Vienna’s Konzerthaus; recording a complete Prokofiev symphony cycle on Naxos, with plans for a Brahms symphony cycle on video plus two CDs worth of Bernstein repertoire. In her comments, Alsop cites ‘hugely successful international tours and recordings’ and the orchestra’s ‘leadership in educating the next generations of young musicians.’ Her new title assures a continued partnership with the orchestra.”

Posted December 11, 2017