Speaking of the Arts: "Community Growth Through Arts Education"

November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019
Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection
1255 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota’s Speaking of the Arts lecture series is designed to be an annual town hall-style series, informing its audience about all types of art in new and unexpected ways. The inaugural presentation features Conductor Marin Alsop, who made history as the first woman to head a major American orchestra when she became the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She will draw from the conductor’s toolkit and use the orchestra as a metaphor to address community growth through arts education, referencing her own story and leadership challenges.

In addition to making history with BSO, Alsop was the first conductor to be named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. She is one of Leonard Bernsteins’s best known pupils, the artistic director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and is the director of graduate conducting studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory. In Baltimore, she has generated vibrant community support of the orchestra through the creation of ORCHkids, an education initiative that provides music education, instruments, and mentorship to more than 1,000 kids; and through several adult programs including a summer fantasy camp and a biannual “Rusty Musicians” event. Alsop has been profiled in TIME and named one of “America's Most Powerful Women” by Newsweek. She can be heard as a commentator on NPR’s “Marin on Music.”

Tickets: $75 for Fine Arts Society members, $85 for non-members, and $125 for patrons who wish to enjoy preferred seating and a champagne meet and greet hour.

For more information about Speaking of the Arts and the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, visit fineartsrq.com or call 941-330-0680.

The James A. and Maryann Armour Family Foundation is the founding donor of the Speaking of the Arts lecture series.

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