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JoAnn F. Falletta

Music Director

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Inc

HQ Phone:  (716) 885-0331

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Inc

499 Franklin Street

Buffalo, New York, 14202

United States

Company Description

As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the Grammy® winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is an internationally recognized symphony of the highest artistic caliber and an indispensable part of the Western New York community's quality of life. ...more

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Music Director

The Chamber Orchestra


Principal Conductor

Ulster Orchestra


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JoAnn Falletta

VSO Music Director


The Scheherazade Initiative Orchestra

Honorary Advisory Board Member


National Repertory Orchestra

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Member


The York River Symphony Orchestra

Board of Advisors Member


Kirshbaum Demler & Associates Inc

Honorary Advisory Board Member


TEREZIN MUSIC FOUNDATION

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Virginia Symphony

Music Director


National Council on the Arts

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Western New York Women's Hall of Fame

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New Hawaii Symphony

Artistic Advisor


Falletta Competition

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Democracy Council

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Virginia Arts Festival Inc

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Soundscapes

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Virginia Chorale

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American Federation of Musicians

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Chesapeake Public Schools

Honorary Board Members Member


League of American Orchestras

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inc

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Honolulu Symphony

Artistic Advisor


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Florida State University


Bachelor of Music Performance degree

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University of Denver


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Virginia Weselyan College


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Mannes Collegeof Music


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The New School for Music


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Mannes School


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JoAnn Falletta - Biography

JoAnn Falletta
JoAnn Falletta JoAnn Falletta Conductor Full Length Biography Hailed as a "leading force for the music of our time", for her work as a conductor, communicator, recording artist audience builder, champion of American composers and distinguished musical citizen, JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center. Her conducting has been acclaimed by The Washington Post as having "Toscanini's tight control over ensemble, Walter's affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski's gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein." Internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader, Ms. Falletta is invited to guest conduct many of the world's finest orchestras. She has guest conducted over a hundred orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Her North America guest conducting appearances have included the orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Seattle, San Diego, Detroit, New Jersey, and the National Symphony as well as Montreal and Toronto. International appearances include the London Symphony, Liverpool and Manchester-BBC Philharmonics, Scottish BBC Orchestra, Czech and Rotterdam Philharmonics, Orchestra National de Lyon, Mannheim Orchestra, Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, the Ulster Orchestra, and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. Asian engagements include appearances with the Korean Broadcast Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Beijing Symphony, and the Shanghai Symphony. Ms. Falletta's summer activities have taken her to numerous music festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, the Hollywood Bowl, Wolf Trap, Mann Center, Meadow Brook, OK Mozart Festival and the Grand Teton Festival. Her 2017-18 international guest conducting appearances include performances with the RTE Concert Orchestra (Dublin), the New Japan Philharmonic and Mexico Symphony Philharmonic, among others, as well as recordings with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony. Other recent broadcasts include a national PBS televised special, Bernstein's Ode to Freedom featuring Ms. Falletta as host, and a PBS special of the Four Seasons with Mark O'Connor and Catherine Cho. Under Falletta's direction, the VSO has risen to celebrated artistic heights performing classics, pops and family concerts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg and made critically acclaimed debuts at the Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall Last season, JoAnn released two discs for the Naxos label with the Virginia Arts Festival; Intimate Mahler and music of Stravinsky, Suite from The Soldier's Tale, Les Noces and Octet. In 2016, Falletta was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining an esteemed roster that dates back to the Academy's founding in 1780, including America's founding fathers and more than two hundred fifty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. She has served as a Member of the National Council on the Arts and is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards including the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award for exceptionally gifted American conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition and the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League's prestigious John S. Edwards Award. She has introduced over 500 works by American composers, including well over 100 world premieres. Few artists are as important to the fabric of their communities as JoAnn Falletta. She was named Buffalo's Most Influential Civic Leader, Buffalo and Erie County's Artist of the Year, was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and was presented with the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University of Buffalo's highest award. She received the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Award for outstanding leadership in the Marcel Tyberg Musical Legacy project. Her fan support from audiences around the world is evidenced by being voted #4 on the YourClassical list of the top 20 conductors of all time in 2017, and being named World's Favourite Conductor in a 2015 online poll for Bachtrack. Falletta is a member of the Western New York Women's Hall of Fame, and received the Human Relations Award from the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. In Virginia, she earned a star on Norfolk's Legends of Music Walk of Fame in recognition of her effect on the appreciation of classical music in Hampton Roads and Virginia, was named Norfolk's Downtowner of the Year and received the Virginia Women in History Award. Falletta is a strong advocate and mentor for young professional and student musicians. She has led seminars for women conductors for the League of American Orchestras, established a unique collaboration between the BPO and Mannes College to give up-and-coming conductors professional experience with a leading American orchestra, and has great success working with young musicians, guest conducting the orchestras of many of the top conservatories including Curtis, Juilliard, Mannes and The Manhattan School, and summer programs at Interlochen, Round Top and Brevard, among others. JoAnn was one of the first conductors to work with the newly formed innovative Orchestra Now created by Leon Botstein and Bard College. JoAnn is a leading recording artist for Naxos. Her discs have won two Grammy Awards and ten Grammy nominations. In 2016, Falletta celebrated the release of her 100th recording, Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les Noces with the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. In 2017, Falletta will be featured on Naxos recordings of music of Kodaly and Wagner's Music from the Ring with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a recording of music of Franz Schreker with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and her fifth world premiere disc of Kenneth Fuchs' music with the London Symphony. Ms. Falletta's radio and television credits include numerous appearances on Fresh Air, All Things Considered and From the Top, WQXR, WNCN, CBS Sunday Morning, the Charlie Rose Show, the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, BBC Radio, and several nationally televised performances on PBS including Live from Lincoln Center-Juilliard at 80, Seasons of Life with Mark O'Connor and the BPO, and a special PBS TV documentary about music with Penn & Teller. As a writer, Ms. Falletta has contributed articles to Symphony Magazine, the New York Concert Review, the Virginian Pilot, Portfolio Magazine and Traffic East Magazine. A poem from Ms. Falletta's first poetry book, Love Letters to Music, is the text setting for a work by composer Paul English that premiered in 2012. Falletta first fell in love with music when she was 7 and began studying classical guitar. She has appeared as guitarist, mandolinist and lutenist with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, American Ballet Orchestra, Women's Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony and the Juilliard Orchestra, and has received wide critical acclaim for her guitar chamber music recordings with the Virginia Arts Festival. The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Buffalo Philharmonic and WNED-FM in Buffalo, is one of the premier classical guitar performance competitions in the world. JoAnn Falletta Conductor Condensed Biography Hailed as a "leading force for the music of our time," for her work as a conductor, communicator, recording artist audience builder, champion of American composers and distinguished musical citizen, JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center and Music Advisor to the Hawaii Symphony. She has been acclaimed by The Washington Post as having "Toscanini's tight control over ensemble, Walter's affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski's gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein." Galway and Falletta Galway & Falletta, 2004 Ms. Falletta has guest conducted over a hundred orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Her 2017-18 international guest conducting appearances include performances with the RTE Concert Orchestra (Dublin), the New Japan Philharmonic and Mexico Symphony Philharmonic, among others, as well as recordings with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony. In 2016, Falletta was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining an esteemed roster that dates back to the Academy's founding in 1780, including America's founding fathers and more than two hundred fifty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. She has served as a Member of the National Council on the Arts and is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards including the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award for exceptionally gifted American conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition and the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League's prestigious John S. Edwards Award. She has introduced over 500 works by American composers, including well over 100 world premieres. JoAnn is a leading recording artist for Naxos. Her discs have won two Grammy Awards and ten Grammy nominations. In 2016, Falletta celebrated the release of her 100th recording, Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les Noces with the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. In 2017, Falletta will be featured on Naxos recordings of music of Kodaly and Wagner's Music from the Ring with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a recording of music of Franz Schreker with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and her fifth world premiere disc of Kenneth Fuchs' music with the London Symphony. The VSO, which made critically acclaimed debuts at the Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall under Falletta and entered into their first multinational recording agreement with Naxos, performs classics, pops and family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg. Falletta first fell in love with music when she was 7 and began studying classical guitar. The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Buffalo Philharmonic and WNED-FM in Buffalo, is one of the premier classical guitar performance competitions in the world. In addition to her current posts with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, Brevard Music Center and Hawaii Symphony, Ms. Falletta has held the positions of principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, music director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, associate conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and music director of the Denver Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Falletta received her undergraduate degree in classical guitar from the Mannes College of Music in New York and her master's and doctorate degrees in conducting from The Juilliard School.


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JoAnn Falletta, the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is the recipient of the 2017 Charles E. Burchfield Award.


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