Alsop will discuss "the music she loves" in an event intended for young people, according to the Borders web site. The event takes place at the store on Park Avenue and 57th Street at 6:30 p.m.
Long one of the most respected American conductors of her generation, Alsop has gotten a lot of attention over the last few months: in July, she was appointed music director of the Baltimore Symphony (over the much-publicized objections of its musicians); last month, she won a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship to support her work in contemporary music and audience outreach.
Previously music director of the Colorado Symphony, Alsop currently leads England's Bournemouth Symphony. Her recent recordings include a critically acclaimed disc of symphonies by Kurt Weill.
She appears with the New York Philharmonic starting October 14.