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Marin Alsop Takes over Baltimore Symphony

Marin Alsop's appointment as conductor of the Baltimore Symphony drew objections from many of the musicians she will lead.
Marin Alsop's appointment as conductor of the Baltimore Symphony drew objections from many of the musicians she will lead.

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