BBC NEWS | Americas | Sour note over new music maestro

The world of classical music, it seems, is still in the dark ages: “The first woman to head a major US orchestra has been appointed, despite opposition from musicians.

Marin Alsop was confirmed as musical director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after an overwhelming vote in favour by the board of directors.

But the news was apparently greeted in silence by the orchestra’s musicians, who were rehearsing at the time.”

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