The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates Music Director Marin Alsop. With genius, humanity, and vision, Marin has led both on and off the podium. In raising the standard for how the BSO uses the power of music to change lives, she has instilled values that will continue to shape how we carry out our mission – through her transition to Music Director Laureate and OrchKids Founder next season, and long into the future.

Join us in honoring Marin during The Marin Festival, a celebration fourteen historic years in the making.

Opening with a special OrchKids program on May 27, the Festival comes to a triumphant conclusion on June 19 in a one-night-only, live-streamed Gala event, with Alsop leading the Orchestra in her final concert as Music Director. Emceed by BSO Artistic Partner Wordsmith and featuring a combination of live and pre-recorded moments including the world premiere of a BSO commission by Baltimore composer James Lee III in honor of Juneteenth, the evening culminates with a performance by celebrated soprano Renée Fleming.


The Marin Festival – and the 2020-2021 season – culminates in a one-night-only, live-streamed Gala concert event.

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BSO OrchKids Daring Innovation

BSO OrchKids, founded by Marin Alsop in 2008, kicks off The Marin Festival with a special virtual concert program.

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BSO Sessions: Season 1 Finale
Alsop leads the finale of Season 1 of BSO Sessions. Episodes 29 and 30 premiere June 9 and June 16, respectively, and are exclusively available on BSO OffStage.

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In-Person and In the Community
Alsop conducts the BSO's first in-person performances in over a year in two outdoor programs featuring new music, living composers, and powerful favorites.

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Salute From Your Seat!
Show your support and catch a glimpse of yourself and your friends as you tune in for the Gala by buying – or gifting – your own fan cutout. We have 2,443 seats to ‘fill’, and all proceeds go to the OrchKids program.

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GET INVOLVED

Marin Alsop has embraced our entire community in multiple ways, spreading joy inside the concert hall and beyond. Now is the moment for all of us to embrace Marin and affirm her legacy of artistic excellence, inclusion, connection, and imagination.

We invite you to show up, and shout out, for Marin in one of the ways below!

 

Salute From Your Seat

Show your support and catch a glimpse of yourself and your friends as you tune in for the Gala by buying – or gifting – your own fan cutout. We have 2,443 seats to ‘fill’, and all proceeds go to the OrchKids program.


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Fuel the Legacy

Marin Alsop has forever changed the BSO. Her leadership deserves not only a celebration that is free to everyone, far and wide, but also a pledge to carry out our mission with the values she has instilled. The generosity of our family makes this possible. By contributing today, you will ensure that the BSO connects people to the meaning and joy in music – through The Marin Festival and beyond. Together, we can fuel Marin’s legacy and continued impact as Music Director Laureate and OrchKids Founder for years to come.


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A MARIN RETROSPECTIVE

Take a look back at Marin’s remarkable work with the BSO – and tune in as signature programs are reinvigorated alongside fresh conversations with the Maestra and BSO musicians.

BSO Encore on WBJC
Sundays, March 7 – June 13.Learn More
Rediscover the Milestone Moments
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Leave a Message – Share a Marin Memory!

Sign our virtual guest book in Marin Alsop’s honor to commemorate this season. Share your special memories Marin, or of her time with the BSO Family! Let’s give her the virtual applause she deserves.