The Aspen Leadership Series: Marin Alsop in conversation with Oskar Eustis

November 2, 2021  • New York Public Programs

Join the Aspen Institute’s Conversations with Great Leaders Series, in memory of Preston Robert Tisch, for a livestreamed discussion featuring Marin Alsop, conductor and 2021/22 Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence, in conversation with Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater and 2020/21 Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence.


Marin Alsop
Conductor, 2021/22 Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence
Marin Alsop currently serves as Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the first Music Director of UMD’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival, and the first Chief Conductor and Curator of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival. In 2021 she will assume the title of Music Director Laureate and Founder of the OrchKids youth program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, after a 14-year tenure as its Music Director. She was Music Director of California’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for 25 years. Alsop is the first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, and has been honored with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, numerous honorary doctorates and multiple Gramophone Awards. In 2002 she founded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship for female conductors, which was recently renamed in her honor as the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship. A new biographical film about her life, “The Conductor”, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021.

Oskar Eustis
Artistic Director of The Public Theater, 2020/21 Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence
Oskar Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005, after serving as the artistic director at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI from 1994 to 2005. Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time and has worked with countless artists in pursuit of that aim, including Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Nelson, Rinne Groff, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Lisa Kron. He is currently a professor at New York University and has held professorships at UCLA, Middlebury College, and Brown University.

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This event is produced in partnership with the Aspen Institute Arts Program.

The Aspen Institute is grateful to Steve Tisch, Laurie Tisch, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and to the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund for their generous support of this program.