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Meet the maestra

Marin Alsop, the world's most prominent female conductor, makes her BSO debut

Marin Alsop will become the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she takes over at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007.
Marin Alsop will become the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she takes over at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007. (Photo / R. R. Jones) Photo / R. R. Jones
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / August 19, 2005

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Marin Alsop is on the phone from Santa Cruz, where she's busy directing the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, a two-week gathering devoted entirely to new orchestral works. She's led the festival for 14 years. It is, she says, ''a place I come to recharge my batteries, in a way. It feels like it's all about the music, and only ... (Full article: 1202 words)

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