Marin Alsop set to make history in Amsterdam

Conductor will be 1st woman to lead orchestra's program

June 08, 2006|By TIM SMITH | TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC

Another glass ceiling can be heard breaking today as Marin Alsop becomes the first woman to conduct an entire program with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, one of Europe's greatest ensembles.

That sound will be carried live over the Internet, thanks to a Webcast. Audio of the program - Piano Concerto No. 1, Suite from The Bolt, and Jazz Suite No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich - will be available for download later.

Online A live Webcast of Marin Alsop's all-Shostakovich program with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam will be available online at 2:30 p.m. via rcolive.com.

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