The Conductor (2021)

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Professor Bernadette Wegenstein‘s feature-length documentary The Conductor (2021) opened this winter to critical acclaim in a half-dozen North American cities, from New York to San Francisco. Wegenstein’s glowing portrait of trailblazing Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop garnered high praise from L.A. Times critic Robert Abele. The film, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, was discussed on NPR by Alsop in conversation with noted radio host Scott Simon.

Congratulations, Berna, for bringing the stories of women and underrepresented artists into the spotlight, and for inspiring others, through the power of filmmaking, to do the same!

The documentary showcased March 18 on an ABC News Live PRIME segment with journalist Phil Lipof. The film’s television premiere took place on PBS stations around the nation Friday, March 25, 2022, as part of the acclaimed Great Performances series, and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The Conductor
Bernadette Wegenstein with journalist Phil Lipof.