Drama at the BSO

The Baltimore Symphony is having some serious drama this week as it moves toward appointing a new conductor. It appears that the orchestra doesn’t like the favored choice and wants the committee to search for another. The twist? The favored choice is Marin Alsop, who will conduct the London Symphony in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Beethoven’s Fifth next friday. Were Alsop to be selected, she’d be the first woman conductor of a major US orchestra, but it’s not entirely clear why players are opposed. No word on whether management will seat Alsop or not at this point, but I can’t see how that could remotely be a good idea…

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