In Sunday’s (3/14) Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith writes, “Scott Simon, the mellow-voiced host of National Public Radio’s ‘Weekend Edition Saturday,’ and Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, have a mutual admiration society going. Something like 4 million people hear it whenever the two are on the air together. That will happen again this Saturday morning, when Alsop makes another of her frequent appearances on Simon’s show to discuss classical music, but this week, Alsop gets to return the favor. She’s invited him to be on her program—a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program, that is. The Peabody Award-winning Simon, a 33-year veteran at NPR, will serve as narrator for one of the best-known works in the repertoire, Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf.’ It will be performed as part of the BSO’s monthlong series of circus-inspired programs. … NPR is scheduled to record some excerpts from the BSO’s final rehearsal Thursday to be used on a segment with Alsop and Simon for the next ‘Weekend Edition Saturday.’ ”

Posted March 15, 2010