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 the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Music Director Marin Alsop during The Marin Festival.





The Gala Celebration honors Marin’s commitment to diversity in our industry.

Commemorating Juneteenth, the BSO and Wordsmith will perform the world premiere and BSO commission of James Lee III’s Destined Words.

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The Marin Festival on BSO OffStage

A special program to honor Marin and the journey of the OrchKids program over the past 13 years, the finale two episodes of Season 1 of BSO Sessions, and more Festival events 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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Schedule of Events

BSO ORCHKIDS DARING INNOVATION
May 27, 7 PM

Celebrating the innovative accomplishments of OrchKids Founder Maestra Alsop, students, community members, and artists will participate in this exciting virtual event to honor Marin and the journey of the OrchKids program over the past 13 years.
Streaming On-Demand through June 30

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VIRTUAL GOVERNING MEMBERS LOUNGE: THE CONDUCTOR
LIVE June 3, On-Demand June 4
A conversation between Marin Alsop and film director Bernadette Wegenstein about The Conductor, a new documentary film about Maestra Alsop.

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BSO SESSIONS: THE MARIN FESTIVAL - PART 1
JUNE 9

As part of The Marin Festival, Music Director Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in works that are closely personal to her.
Streaming On-Demand through June 30

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ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY WRITERS LIVE!
JUNE 15, 7 PM
A conversation with composer James Lee III, spoken word artist Wordsmith, and WBJC's Judith Krummeck. Visit PrattLibrary.org to register for this free event

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BSO SESSIONS: THE MARIN FESTIVAL - PART 2
JUNE 16

Music Director Marin Alsop brings the first season of BSO Sessions to a close with a lively celebration of the music of jazz pianist and composer James P. Johnson.
Streaming On-Demand through June 30

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THE BSO HONORS MARIN ALSOP, A LIVE GALA CELEBRATION
JUNE 19, 8:30 PM

Available for one-night-only on MPT’s main channel (check your local listings) or at MPT.org/livestream or on the BSO’s YouTube channel.
Streaming On-Demand through June 30

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PRESENTING SPONSORS OF THE MARIN FESTIVAL AND GALA GUEST ARTIST RENÉE FLEMING

Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

THE MARIN FESTIVAL and GALA CELEBRATION SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor:

Signature Sponsor:

Diamond Sponsor

The Shelter Foundation/
Patricia and Mark Joseph

Commissioning Sponsor

 

Emerald Sponsors

Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown | Dr. Allan and Claire Jensen | The Rosenberg Family and Rosemore Inc.

 

 

For a full list of sponsors, click here


HONORARY CHAIRS OF THE GALA CELEBRATION

Yo-Yo Ma
Itzhak Perlman
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Barbara & Tom Bozzuto
Michael & Jessica Bronfein
Eddie & Sylvia Brown
Kenneth & Donna DeFontes
Philip & Deborah English
Jacqueline & Freeman Hrabowski
Patricia & Mark Joseph
Robert Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker
The Rosenberg Family: Henry, Dot, Frank, & Ann Rosenberg

 

THE MARIN FESTIVAL COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

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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.