JoAnn Falletta


JoAnn Falletta is an internationally celebrated conductor and champion of American symphonic music. She serves as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center, and artistic advisor of the Hawaii Symphony.

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. She is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards and a champion of music of our time, introducing over 500 works by American composers, including more than 110 world premieres. A leading conductor for the Naxos label, her discography includes over 90 titles and her discs have won two Grammy Awards and ten Grammy nominations. Recent and upcoming discs on the Naxos label include the works of Florent Schmitt, Novak, Scriabin, and Wagner with the Buffalo Philharmonic; works of Victor Herbert with the Ulster Orchestra; and works of Stravinsky and Mahler with the Virginia Symphony.

Previous positions held by Ms. Falletta include 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. More info online at

JoAnn Falletta conducted The Orchestra Now on Dec 16 & 18, 2016 and April 29, 2016.

Headshot by Mark Dellas
Conducting photo by Cheryl Gorski