Loyola University Maryland welcomes Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for the 25th Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the Evergreen campus.
Originally from New York City, Alsop holds degrees from Yale University and The Juilliard School. Her conducting career launched in 1989—the same year she became the first woman to be awarded the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was a pupil of Leonard Bernstein.
As music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, she has created bold initiatives that have contributed to the wider Baltimore community and reached new audiences since 2007. Alsop and the BSO will celebrate their centenary in 2016.
The only conductor to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, awarded to U.S. residents in recognition of exceptional creative work, Alsop is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year in 2008 and inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2011, she became the only classical musician to be included in the Guardian’s “Top 100 Women.” Alsop is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music (London) and the Royal Philharmonic Society.