Marin Alsop Explains Her Comment That It Took Violence To Spark Social Change In Baltimore


In a BBC interview last month, she said, “It’s heartbreaking that we haven’t dealt with these issues, that it requires violence, which I think it does require, to be honest, to change this equation. Inequality and injustice is unacceptable. Sadly, this has been the most violent year in Baltimore.” This caused a bit of a kerfuffle, and she expands on it here – and the Baltimore Symphony CEO backs her up.