Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop had an accident Monday night at her hotel in Brazil, where she has been conducting concerts with her other orchestra, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
Alsop, who injured her wrist when she slipped in her hotel bathroom, has canceled conducting engagements for the remainder of July and is returning to the U.S.
In a statement released by the BSO Tuesday, the orchestra's president and CEO Paul Meecham said:
"Marin Alsop has a devoted following of thousands of people around the world ... The BSO joins this community of supporters and wishes our Maestra a speedy recovery."
Alsop's summer schedule includes the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music -- she is the longtime music director -- in Santa Cruz, Calif., Aug. 2 to 11.
She is also scheduled to lead some high profile "Proms Concerts" (more formally The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC) in London's Royal Albert Hall -- an all-Brahms program Aug. 17 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; and, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on Sept 7, the Last Night of the Proms, a festive, nationally broadcast program that traditionally mixes serious, light and patriotic repertoire. Alsop will be the first woman to conduct the Last Night in the 118-year history of the Proms.
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