Vienna Radio Symphony Extends Conductor Marin Alsop’s Contract


The 2021/22 season marks Alsop’s third 12 months as Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, which she leads at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein.

In mild of Alsop’s contract extension, the ensemble goals to deal with works by feminine composers and strengthen relationships with live performance halls within the Austrian federal states.

Describing it as “persevering with the very profitable inventive path of the RSO,” ORF radio director Ingrid Thurnher was extraordinarily happy with the information.

Alsop’s subsequent live performance with the orchestra can be this month, as a part of a tour of Spain with cellist Kian Soltani. Audiences will hear works by Hannah Eisendle, Schumann, and Dvořák.

With a formidable profession beneath her belt, Alsop is the Chief Conductor and Curator of Chicago’s Ravinia Competition and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

She additionally serves because the Affiliate Artist at London’s Southbank Centre along with Music Director of Nationwide Orchestral Institute + Competition.

The primary and solely conductor to obtain a MacArthur Fellowship, Alsop made historical past as the primary feminine conductor of the BBC’s Final Night time of the Proms

Within the press launch given by Alsop’s administration Intermusica, the conductor commented: “I’m thrilled to increase my tenure with the fantastic Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra on the ORF. Our concert events, recordings, excursions and tasks collectively are a supply of nice pleasure and satisfaction for me. Working intently with these excellent musicians; beneath the umbrella of a ahead considering establishment; primarily based in a metropolis steeped in tradition, ticks each field for me, and I sit up for our future work collectively.”

A consultant of the ORF shared that the extension, “creates the circumstances for a continuation of the extremely profitable collaboration,” which “consists of not solely various and thrilling concert events with quite a few premieres and excellent CD productions, but in addition excursions and visitor appearances.”

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