San Francisco Symphony Celebrates Mexico’s Bicentennial
What to Want to Be When You Grow Up
by Emily Hilligoss, July 2010
On the list of occupations to which little girls aspire, it´s safe to guess that “orchestra conductor” doesn´t rate nearly as highly as “fairy princess” . . . but nonconformity never inhibited the career of Alondra de la Parra. This 29-year-old dynamo already holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City, which must have been very exciting for Gothamites. . . . Take note, fairy princesses in training: When de la Parra waves her wand, real magic happens.