We’ve been sent press reports claiming unhappiness in the Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra about their American music director. Closer to the ground, it appears the dissent was limited to a small faction with a lot of media friends.
Some time today, Marin Alsop is going to be renewed as music director in Sao Paolo until the end of 2019. Since her arrival in 2012, Marin has put the orch on the world map, performing in 11 Brazilian cities and touring abroad to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin), the Salle Pleyel in Paris and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Marin Alsop is also music director in Baltimore, where she’s engaged until 2021.