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International Festival Portraits | Marin Alsop

International Festival Portraits | Marin Alsop

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In this International Festival Portrait, Conductor Marin Alsop talks about the day she decided she wanted to be a conductor, and the process of bringing music on the page to full, vivid life.

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster, Howards End


Marin Alsop conducted the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra at the 2016 International Festival.

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2016 International Festival Portraits feature Alan CummingBarry HumphriesCrystal PiteJames YorkstonJohn TiffanyMarin Alsop and Meow Meow in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.

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