Watch extracts from critically acclaimed São Paulo Symphony and Marin Alsop Prom
Published: 17 August 2012
Category: Tours & Projects
The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under Chief Conductor Marin Alsop, became the first Brazilian orchestra to ever perform at the BBC Proms this week. Alsop conducted a programme from North and South America, featuring music by Dvořák, Copland, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera.
Watch extracts from the concert below, courtesy of the BBC. The full broadcast will be on Saturday 18 August at 8pm on BBC Two.
"Her orchestra showed itself to be an extremely fine, beefy-sounding band as she guided them through a well-planned programme that captured some party spirit but demonstrated impressive musical credentials, too. "
"What the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra lacks in refinement, it makes up in energy and can-do attitude, and though Alsop may only have taken the post this year, she knows how to play to its strengths.
This concert was one of the bright spots [of the] Proms season so far."
"...there's no doubt of how well the Brazilian orchestra already responds to Alsop's energy and enthusiasm."