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BSO's Marin Alsop breaks Davos glass ceiling

BSO's Marin Alsop breaks Davos glass ceiling

There’s a lot of news recently about the World Economic Forum, particularly the men who admitted there to being afraid to mentor women in the #MeToo era. What we should be hearing about from the Davos, Switzerland, forum, however, is the breaking the glass ceiling story that also happens to be a good Baltimore tale.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Marin Alsop, received the prestigious Crystal Award at Davos and used the opportunity to promote the BSO and its OrchKids program. The award celebrates achievements of artists and cultural figures whose leadership inspires inclusive and sustainable change.

Also receiving the award were Haifaa Al-Mansour and Sir...