The Conductor

The Conductor

The Conductor

Friday, January 21, 2022 - Sunday, January 30, 2022

Presenting Sponsor: Zachs Family Foundation

The HSO is hosting the New England non-theatrical online premiere of The Conductor! From January 21-30, you can access the livestream of The Conductor, an exhilarating documentary about renowned conductor, Marin Alsop, who inspired and mentored HSO’s Music Director, Carolyn Kuan. 

Learn more about The Conductor and listen to Carolyn Kuan’s greeting and introduction here.

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In addition, please join our FREE live webinar on January 27 at 5 pm, featuring our three remarkable panelists, all conductors with direct connections to both the HSO and Marin Alsop:  Jonathan Rush (now Assistant Conductor of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Alexandra Arrieche (Music Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra), and HSO’s Music Director Carolyn Kuan, moderated by HSO Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles. Register for the FREE panel discussion here.

Marin Alsop is a woman of firsts. She was the first (and only) conductor to receive a MacArthur Award. Marin became the first female to be appointed as music director of a major symphony, the first female music director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to conduct the BBC’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’. In 2020, Marin became the first woman ever appointed as Chief Conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and speculation in music circles suggests that she’s on track to become the first woman to conduct the prestigious Vienna New Year’s Concert.

Set to a breathtaking soundtrack of her performances, The Conductor tells Marin’s story through a combination of intimate interviews and shared professional and private moments, encounters with musicians and cognoscenti in the music world, unseen archival footage with her mentor Leonard Bernstein, and Vérité scenes of Marin conducting some of the world’s great orchestras and teaching the next wave of conductors who, like her, were being excluded from the classical music canon.



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