Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra.the BSO has become a leader among American orchestras for its unique programs designed around unified themes of cultural significance and broad appeal. The 2011/12 season recognizes revolutionary women, with Maestra Alsop leading the celebration.
The BSO returns to Carnegie Hall on November 19th to perform a semi-staged production of Arthur Honeggerf's Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher. This project marks the BSO's fourth appearance during Maestra Alsop's tenure, at New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
2012 will mark the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc. To pay tribute to this unique historic figure, our season will celebrate outstanding women throughout history, with special emphasis on Joan of Arc through the presentation of a major oratorio for nearly 200 performers by Swiss composer Arthur Honneger, presented both here and at Carnegie Hall,” said Maestra Alsop, on the upcoming performance.
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