Reviews and Interviews

Filming on the lake in Lucerne

NEW YORK TIMES

"Alsop’s biography is a story of continually challenging a field in which the sexist idea that women can’t conduct persists."

MOVEABLE FEST

"Wegenstein shows a glass ceiling that’s ready to burst wide open."

WOMAN AROUND TOWN

"Skillfully weaving together these elements... Bernadette Wegenstein has created a story that is more than just a bio."

STIR

"The film reveals the magic that made Alsop want to conduct."

THE HUB

"'The Conductor' tells an optimistic, list-affirming story."

EASY READER NEWS

"Wonderful documentary."

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS

"Watching Bernadette Wegenstein’s doc The Conductor is an uplifting and educational treat."

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"Ms. Alsop continues to disprove the myth that only masculine traits are suitable for helming an ensemble from the prow of the stage."

WASHINGTON POST

"A moving documentary covering [Alsop’s] life and career from director Bernadette Wegenstein."

CBS NEWS

"Inspiring documentary"

UNSEEN FILMS

"It’s a glorious portrait of a woman you’ll want to hang out with and talk to for hours. This film is a joy and highly recommended. One of the unexpected gems of Tribeca."

Philadelphia Gay News

"Fabulous documentary...shrewdly addresses gender expectations."

SHOCK YA!

"The soundtrack is as stirring as anything from the huge musical In the Heights."

MUSIC CITY DRIVE-IN

"I was glad to discover the documentary on Alsop... because it felt so much more inspiring and vivacious."

THE MOVEABLE FEST

"Wegenstein honors her subject by transcending them, looking at how Alsop has taken her own hard-won status to seed musicians around the world who could make orchestras more diverse in the same way she sees how one instrument can complement another when conducting."

HAMMER TO NAIL

"Wegenstein offers a lively, wholly engaging look at what makes this accomplished, electrifying titan of the music world tick."

THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

"Enables the audience to fall under the spell."

Q&A
Prepping instruments for OSESP in Sao Paulo.

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WNYC

Interview with Bernadette Wegenstein and Marin Alsop, moderated by Allison Stewart

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NPR WEEKEND EDITION

Scott Simon's interview with Marin Alsop

KCRW

Marin Alsop's interview with Madeleine Brand

NPR

An interview with Marin Alsop

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES

An interview with Bernadette Wegenstein

INDIEWIRE

Featured in release calendar for January 28th

DEADLINE

Included in Box Office

CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVE WOMEN

Recorded podcast interview with Sandi Klein

CHERRY PICKS

Film selection and review

WYPR

Interview with Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday and Jed Dietz, founder of the Maryland Film Festival

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Essay by Marin Alsop

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

In depth interview with director Berndette Wegenstein

DEADLINE

Exclusive Tribeca Trailer Debut: ‘The Conductor’ Taps Baton With Maestra Marin Alsop, First Woman To Lead Major U.S. Orchestra on Deadline Hollywood

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Anthony Tommasini’s interview with Marin Alsop includes mention and praise for The Conductor

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

The film is included in a preview by Women and Hollywood ahead of its premiere. 

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Tribeca Film Festival announces its selections for the 2021 Festival. 

The Conductor is selected to premiere among other great films in the "Viewpoints" category.

BMOREART

Maggie Linhart reviews and praises The Conductor. 

DEADLINE

Patrick Hipes includes The Conductor in Tribeca announcement coverage. 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Joey Nolfi includes The Conductor in Tribeca announcement coverage. 

WBAI FM NY

Jack Shalom discusses the film for the radio column on Arts Express.

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Daily Herald

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Fest features The Conductor

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