Concertgebouw Orchestra Invites First Woman to the Podium

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Marin Alsop will conduct Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra later this year, making her the first woman ever to lead the 116-year old orchestra, the Associated Press reports.

Alsop, the music director of England's Bournemouth Symphony and the former music director of the Colorado Symphony, will lead a program of music by Dmitri Shostakovich on June 8.

Asked why a woman had never conducted the group, spokesman Sjoerd van den Berg said, "It's very simple. In our eyes there were no good female conductors until now."

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