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Ms. JoAnn Falletta

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Music Director

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
499 Franklin Street
Buffalo , New York 14202
United States

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • doctoral degree , conducting
    Juilliard School of Music
  • master's Degree , conducting
    Juilliard School of Music
  • doctorate degree
    The Juilliard School
  • honorary doctorates
  • undergraduate degree Degree
    Mannes School of Music
  • master's Degree
    The Juilliard School
  • doctorate degree
    The Julliard School
  • master's Degree
    The Julliard School
  • honorary doctoral degrees
    Mannes College of Music
  • honorary doctoral degrees
    College of William and Mary
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Advisory Board - TEREZIN MUSIC FOUNDATION
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JoAnn Falletta - Biography
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JoAnn Falletta Conductor Full Length Biography
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador formusic and an inspiring artistic leader. An effervescent and exuberantfigure on the podium, she has been praised by The Washington Post ashaving "Toscanini's tight control over ensemble, Walter's affectionatebalancing of inner voices, Stokowski's gutsy showmanship, and acontrolled frenzy worthy of Bernstein. Acclaimed by The New York Timesas "one of the finest conductors of her generation", she serves as theMusic Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the VirginiaSymphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard MusicCenter.
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This season will see the release of two new Naxosdiscs by Falletta with the Buffalo Philharmonic, a second disc of themusic of John Knowles Paine with the Ulster Orchestra and a worldpremiere disc of music of Ken Fuchs with the London Symphony Orchestra.
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Other recentbroadcasts include a national PBS televised special, Bernstein's Ode toFreedom featuring Ms. Falletta as host, and a PBS special of the FourSeasons with Mark O'Connor and Catherine Cho.
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The VSO, which made critically acclaimed debuts at theKennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall under Falletta and enteredinto their first multinational recording agreement with Naxos, performsclassics, pops and family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach,Newport News and Williamsburg.
Ms. Falletta is invited to guest conduct many of the world's finestsymphony orchestras. Her upcoming guest conducting highlights includedebuts in Belgrade (Serbia), Shenzhen China, Sweden, and a European tourwith the Stuttgart Orchestra.
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Ms. Falletta's summeractivities have taken her to numerous music festivals including Aspen,Tanglewood, the Hollywood Bowl, Wolf Trap, Mann Center, Meadow Brook, OKMozart Festival, Grand Teton Festival and the Brevard Music Festival. he is also Artistic Adviser to the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
Falletta is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conductingawards including the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts ConductorsAward for exceptionally gifted American conductors, the covetedStokowski Competition and the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awardsfor conducting, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League'sprestigious John S. Edwards Award. She has introduced over 500 works byAmerican composers, including 110 world premieres. Hailing her as a"leading force for the music of our time", the American Society ofComposers, Authors and Publishers has honored JoAnn Falletta with twelveASCAP awards, recognizing her work as a conductor, communicator,recording artist, audience builder, champion of American composers anddistinguished musical citizen. Ms. Falletta serves as a Member of theNational Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the NationalEndowment for the Arts.
Few artists are as important to the fabric of their communities as JoAnnFalletta. She was named Buffalo's most influential community leader,Buffalo and Erie County's Artist of the Year, was inducted into theBuffalo Music Hall of Fame, and was presented with the ChancellorCharles P. Norton Medal, the University of Buffalo's highest award. Shereceived the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Award for outstandingleadership in the Marcel Tyberg Musical Legacy project. During hertenure, the Orchestra's budget has grown by 25 percent, subscriptionshave reached record levels, the popular summer Artpark series has beenreestablished, outreach activities have increased, and the BPO hasregained its national prominence through recordings and broadcasts. TheJoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has broughtinternational acclaim and attention to the classical guitar, the Buffaloregion and the BPO. Falletta is a member of the Western New York Women'sHall of Fame, and received the Human Relations Award from theBuffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. In Virginia,she earned a star on Norfolk's Legends of Music Walk of Fame inrecognition of her effect on the appreciation of classical music inHampton Roads and Virginia, was named Norfolk's Downtowner of the Yearfor 2011 and received the Virginia Women in History Award in 2013.
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Falletta is a strong advocate and mentor for young professional andstudent musicians. She has led seminars for women conductors for theLeague of American Orchestras and has great success working withoutstanding young musicians, guest conducting the orchestras of many ofthe top conservatories, including Curtis, Juilliard, Mannes andManhattan School and summer programs at Interlochen, Round Top andBrevard, among others.
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Other recent Naxos discs include JosephSuk's Fairy Tale, world premiere recordings of Daron Hagen's operaShining Brow, based on the early years of Frank Lloyd Wright, and two"new" works by Franz Schubert, featuring the completion of Schubert'sUnfinished Symphony, and a newly orchestrated transcription of Death andthe Maiden, her first recording with the Royal Scottish NationalOrchestra for the Naxos label, featuring the violin concertos ofDohnányi, the music of Paul Schoenfield with the Prague Philharmonia,the works of Aaron Copland with the BPO, and Borrowed Treasures, MsFalletta's third disc of chamber music for guitar, featuring Ms.Falletta as guitarist
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Falletta as guitarist and arranger, Impressions of French Music andRhapsodie with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and Peter and the Wolf and theYoung Person's Guide to the Orchestra, with the Virginia Symphony andcelebrities from National Public Radio, released under the NPR label.
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Ms. Falletta made three recordings of works by women composers with theWomen's Philharmonic.
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Ms. Falletta's radio and television credits include numerous appearanceson NPR's Performance Today, Fresh Air, and From the Top, WQXR, WNCN, CBSSunday Morning, the Charlie Rose Show, the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, BBCRadio, and several nationally televised performances on PBS includingLive from Lincoln Center-Juilliard at 80, Seasons of Life with MarkO'Connor and the BPO, and a special PBS TV documentary about music withPenn & Teller. In 2008-09, she led the BPO in its second appearance onNPR's From the Top and hosted a national PBS televised special,Bernstein's Ode to Freedom. As a writer, Ms. Falletta has contributedarticles to Symphony Magazine, the New York Concert Review, theVirginian Pilot, Portfolio Magazine and Traffic East Magazine. Ms.Falletta's first poetry book, Love Letters to Music, was published inthe fall of 2004.
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In addition to her current posts with the Buffalo Philharmonic, theVirginia Symphony and the Brevard Music Center, Ms. Falletta has heldthe positions of artistic advisor to the Honolulu Symphony, musicdirector of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, associate conductor ofthe Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of thePhoenix Symphony, and music director of the Denver Chamber Orchestra,the Queens Philharmonic and the Women's Philharmonic. From 2011 - 2014she served as Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in NorthernIreland where she made her debut at London's prestigious Proms with theorchestra in 2011 and also has made five recordings with the orchestrafor Naxos, including music of Gustav Holst, Irish composer Ernest JohnMoeran and American composer John Knowles Paine.
Ms. Falletta received her undergraduate degree from the Mannes Collegeof Music in New York, her master's and doctorate degrees from TheJuilliard School, and in addition, has been awarded eleven honorarydoctorates.
JoAnn Falletta Conductor Condensed Biography
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador formusic, an inspiring artistic leader, and a champion of Americansymphonic music. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, shehas been praised by The Washington Post as having "Toscanini's tightcontrol over ensemble, Walter's affectionate balancing of inner voices,Stokowski's gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy ofBernstein. Acclaimed by The New York Times as "one of the finestconductors of her generation", she serves as the Music Director of theBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra andPrincipal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
Galway and Falletta Galway & Falletta, 2004 Ms. Falletta is invited to guest conduct many of the world's finestsymphony orchestras. Her upcoming guest conducting highlights includedebuts in Begrade (Serbia), Shenzhen China, Sweden, and a European tourwith the Stuttgart Orchestra.
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Ms. Falletta's summeractivities have taken her to numerous music festivals including Aspen,Tanglewood, the Hollywood Bowl, Wolf Trap
Board of Trustees
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JoAnn Falletta*, Music Director
MQVC - Team
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JoAnn Falletta Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Biographies--Druminar
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Few artists are as important to the fabric of their communities as JoAnn Falletta. Acclaimed by The New York Times as "one of the finest conductors of her generation," she serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. If scheduling permits, she will inspire you by correlating the similarities between music and business, as well as providing her insights to motivate your team.
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