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August 25, 2011

Live stream of concert with Marin Alsop conducting Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, recently named principal conductor of Brazil's Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, will lead that ensemble's first live-via-Internet concert this weekend.

The performance, from the Sala Sao Paulo, will feature Erich Wolfgang Korngold's lush Violin Concerto, with Renaud Capucon as soloist, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5.

The live stream is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST. (Fans of Alsop in Baltimore, where she is music director of the BSO, may have their hands full with a certain hurricane that day.)

Posted by Tim Smith at 1:41 PM | | Comments (0)
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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

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