Marin Alsop is an excellent conductor, and we’ve gone to many of the concerts where she was conducting the RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra. And yes, it has both Royal and National in its name). And we’ve always come away greatly impressed. I’ve also heard she gives fantastic pre-concert talks, and is extremely knowledgeable. It’s a shame we tend to miss them cos there’s only so much time before the end of the work day and start of concert. Anyway, I’m appalled at the orchestra’s behaviour, and am hoping they were just so overjoyed they were speechless. Yeah right.