- Sponsored by:
- Miri and Larry Garaway
Robyn and Basil Segal
Fran Alexander and Alan Wilson
The fascinating story of Marin Alsop, the daughter of Jewish musicians and the first woman to be appointed as Conductor and Music Director of a major symphony.
Marin Alsop first saw the legendary Leonard Bernstein when she was nine-years old and instantly realized that she wanted to be a conductor. Marin struggled against enormous prejudices and institutional obstacles for decades to become one of the world’s most renowned classical music conductors. The Conductor follows Marin’s improbable rise and her single-minded pursuit to achieve her dream. Using music conducted by Alsop herself, the director has created an emotional documentary, with a score that compliments the high and low points of the conductor’s life, perfectly mirroring the character’s interior landscape.