Season 1, Episode 6: JoAnn Falletta

Today, we welcome GRAMMY award-winning conductor, JoAnn Falletta. She spoke with us about her journey to become one of the first female music directors of a major American orchestra and where she sees the future of orchestral music going. Her passion for the orchestra flowed through this conversation and made it very clear to us why she was able to shatter the glass ceiling of conducting.

JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director Laureate of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center and Artistic Adviser of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Hailed for 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’, she is a leading force for the music of our time.

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