Creative Matters lecture: Marin Alsop, conductor
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Creative Matters lecture: Marin Alsop, conductor

Creative Matters lecture: Marin Alsop, conductor

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Voxman School of Music, University of Iowa

93 East Burlington Street

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Iowa City, IA 52240

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Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, made history in 2007 as the first woman to head a major American orchestra.

Marin Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice in the international music scene, a Music Director of vision and distinction who passionately believes that “music has the power to change lives”.

In 1991 she made her professional conducting debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, and the Lost Angeles Philharmonic. Alsop took up the post of the Principal Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Brazil's premiere orchestra, in 2012, and became Music Director in 2013. She is recognized across the world for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the development of audiences of all ages.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and is the only symphony conductor to receive the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, given to U.S. residents in recognition of exceptional creative work.


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Alsop has been profiled in TIME and named one of "America's Most Powerful Women" by Newsweek. She can be heard regularly as a commentator on NPR's Weekend Edition program, Marin on Music. Currently, Alsop is at work on a book about leadership.


Creative Matters lecture

Alsop's talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. A Q&A session will follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Weatherhead at leslie-weatherhead@uiowa.edu in advance of the event.

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