It’s the first day in Marin Alsop’s new lifemain
The US music director takes up the stick today as chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
How many firsts is that?
Alsop, 63, is the first woman chief in Vienna, the first American, the first to open with contemporary works.
In addition to a commission from Lera Auerbach, she will kick off tomorrow night with Rapture, by her recently-departed friend Christopher Rouse.