Conductor Marin Alsop!
In 1989 Marin Alsop was a student conductor at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, where she worked with and learned from Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Her interest in Brahms, Mahler and Bartók is coupled with a passion for American composers — Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin, Glass and others.
Almost twenty years later, in October, 2007, she was named music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. What a prestigious appointment! There was a well-known issue about her, as a conductor, that some members of the orchestra did not accept, at first. But…Ms. Alsop persevered, and the rest is history.
Please see an interesting article about Marin Alsop here:
And the following is a brief video of Marin Alsop, talking about music and conducting at the Aspen Music Festival: