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Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. But she's also been racking up frequent flier miles with recent gigs in London and Sao Paulo. In addition to performances, she's spearheading programs to connect with the community and make classic pieces relevant to contemporary audiences. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.
"The Planets," Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.