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Speaking of the Arts: “Adventures On and Off the Podium”

November 13 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$75 – $125

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The Arts Advocates‘ Speaking of the Arts lecture series is designed to be an annual town hall-style series, informing its audience about all types of art in new and unexpected ways. The inaugural presentation features Conductor Marin Alsop, who made history as the first woman to head a major American orchestra when she became the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She will engage the audience with stories from her career including her triumphs and challenges..

In addition to making history with BSO, Alsop was the first conductor to be named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. She is one of Leonard Bernsteins’s best known pupils, the artistic director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and is the director of graduate conducting studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory. In Baltimore, she has generated vibrant community support of the orchestra through the creation of ORCHkids, an education initiative that provides music education, instruments, and mentorship to more than 1,000 kids; and through several adult programs including a summer fantasy camp and a biannual “Rusty Musicians” event. Alsop has been profiled in TIME and named one of “America’s Most Powerful Women” by Newsweek. She can be heard as a commentator on NPR’s “Marin on Music.”

Tickets: $75 for Arts Advocates members, $85 for non-members, and $125 for patrons who wish to enjoy preferred seating and a champagne meet and greet hour.

For more information about Speaking of the Arts and Arts Advocates, visit artsadvocates.org or call 941-330-0680.

The James and Maryann Armour Family Foundation is the title sponsor for Marin Alsop.


November 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75 – $125
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