Conductor's scores and studio damaged by storm Sandy

31 October 2012, 15:56

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop's studio has been damaged by a falling tree as a result of storm Sandy.

Storm Sandy has caused significant damage to the Baltimore studio of Marin Alsop, where a large number of her orchestral scores are kept. The storm caused a tree to fall on the studio, resulting in water damage to some items.

Alsop has now begun to try and salvage some of the scores. The studio itself is believed to house several thousand different orchestral works, and is used by Alsop as a work space.

The damage is the latest example of the devastation caused by storm Sandy on the classical music world. Concerts by artists such as Lang Lang, Alfie Boe and the Metropolitan Opera's performance of The Marriage of Figaro were all cancelled for safety reasons.