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'Grateful' Symphony Debuts

Baltimore to unveil work based on various Dead classics

(Newser) - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will debut this week an opera derived from the music of the Grateful Dead, on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 66th birthday. Titled Dead Symphony No. 6, each movement goes truckin' on a different Dead song. The Grateful Dead is “long overdue to... More »

First Woman Conductor Leads in Baltimore

After near-mutiny, ensemble embraces first major maestra

(Newser) - Hearing this week's applause, it's easy to forget the storm surrounding Marin Alsop’s appointment as music director in Baltimore. The first woman to lead a major US ensemble, Alsop faced angry musicians when she was named 2 years ago. But in her debut, she lead a driving, demanding performance,... More »

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