Pulitzer Prize

BSO New Music Festival filled with eclectic works, electric performances

BSO New Music Festival filled with eclectic works, electric performances

Marin Alsop has accomplished a great deal during her decade-plus tenure as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s music director, starting with a steady honing of the ensemble’s technical skills; a new wave of recording projects; and an expansion of educational and community activities that includes the nationally recognized OrchKids.

On any list of valuable things Alsop has done here I’d save a high-ranking slot for her pronounced advocacy for contemporary composers.

That commitment led to one of her boldest and most satisfying adventures — the BSO New Music Festival, launched last year right after the regular season. She brings a particularly keen ear for this sort of...

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