JoAnn Falletta

Biography

Born: February 27, 1954; United States  
JoAnn Falletta is an American conductor who, though known primarily for her incisive interpretations of American music (contemporary and earlier works, including many compositions by female composers), has developed a broad repertory over the years, taking in many of the standards by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Britten, as well as those of lesser currency by Reger, Schreker, Bax, and Ibert. Falletta has Read more conducted over 100 orchestras in the Americas and has also led many in Europe and Asia. She has made over 40 recordings for several different labels, including Naxos, Albany Records, Delos, and New Albion Records.

JoAnn Falletta was born in Queens, NY, on February 27, 1954. Her parents were non-musicians but encouraged their daughter in her musical pursuits, which began with her interest as a young child in classical guitar. Falletta studied at the Mannes School of Music in New York and later did post-graduate work at Juilliard, where she received a doctorate degree in conducting in 1989.

Falletta was appointed music director of the Queens Philharmonic Orchestra in 1978, and during her 10-year tenure took on two other music directorships, the first with the Denver Chamber Orchestra in 1983 (leaving in 1992) and with the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, where she served from 1986 to 1996.

In 1989 Falletta was appointed music director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, bringing great financial success to the organization with three sell-out seasons in her first years there. She would hold this post until 2001, but an even longer association began with her appointment as music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 1991, a post she still held in 2007, along with her music directorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The busy Falletta accepted the latter post in 1998, thus placing her among the most important dozen or so American conductors. Her first recording, Baroquen Treasures, with the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, appeared in 1990 and was followed by several other titles later on in the decade. But her discography has grown by leaps in the new century: among her later efforts are a pair of 2006 Naxos releases, the first containing works by Copland (including Rodeo) and the latter offering music from Pygmalion, Portrait of Galatea, and other pieces by the little-known American composer Romeo Cascarino. Read less
Gallagher: Symphony No 2
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559768   Number of Discs: 1
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Novak: In the Tatra Mountains / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
Release Date: 04/14/2017   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573683   Number of Discs: 1
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Suk: Fairy Tale / Ludwig, Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
Release Date: 03/29/2011   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572323   Number of Discs: 1
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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Strike up the Band Overture; Etc / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
Release Date: 06/25/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559750   Number of Discs: 1
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Gliere: Symphony No 3
Release Date: 02/25/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573161   Number of Discs: 1
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    Naxos: The Anniversary Collection
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8503293 Release Date: 04/14/2017   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner  ... 
    Performer:  Bettina Eger,  Ute Hartwich,  Martin Kevenhörster,  Hans-Martin Kothe  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl,  Georg Tintner,  Robert Stankovsky,  Leonard Slatkin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Novak: In the Tatra Mountains / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573683 Release Date: 04/14/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vitezslav Novák
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573460 Release Date: 02/10/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mahler: Songs (Arranged by Schoenberg)
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573536 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Roderick Williams,  Susan Platts,  Charles Reid
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Attacca Quartet,  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
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    Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale, Octet & Les noces / Yang, Falletta
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573538 Release Date: 09/09/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Tianwa Yang,  Denis Sedov,  Rebecca Nash,  Robynne Redmon  ... 
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players,  Virginia Symphony Chorus,  Les Noces Percussion Ensemble
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    Herbert: Cello Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & Irish Rhapsody / Kosower, Falletta, Ulster Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573517 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Victor Herbert
    Performer:  Mark Kosower
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale (Complete) / Yang, Falletta
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573537 Release Date: 03/11/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Jeff Biehl,  Fred Child,  Tianwa Yang,  Jared McGuire
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
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    Schmitt: Anthony & Cleopatra… / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573521 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Florent Schmitt
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Paine: Symphony No 2
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559748 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Knowles Paine
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Gallagher: Symphony No 2
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559768 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jack Gallagher
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Bartok: Kossuth, Two Portraits, Suite / Falletta, Buffalo
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 573307 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Gliere: Symphony no 3
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 41 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Fuchs: Falling Man… / Williams, Falletta, LSO
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559753 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kenneth Fuchs
    Performer:  Roderick Williams
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Brahms Concerti
    Label: Talent Records   Catalog: 291099 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Yuzuko Horigome,  Viviane Spanoghe
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
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    Gliere: Symphony No 3
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573161 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Moeran: In the Mountain Country... / Falletta
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573106 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest John Moeran
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Paine: Symphony No 1, The Tempest / Falletta, Ulster
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559747 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Knowles Paine
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Tyberg: Symphony No 2, Piano Sonata No 2 / Bidini, Falletta, Buffalo
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572822 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marcel Tyberg
    Performer:  Fabio Bidini
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Strike up the Band Overture; Etc / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559750 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Orion Weiss,  John Fullam
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; Strike Up The Band Overture; Promenade / Falletta [blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 33 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Orion Weiss,  John Fullam
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Moeran: Cello Concerto, Serenade / Falletta
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573034 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest John Moeran
    Performer:  Rebekah Coffey,  Guy Johnston
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Moross: Frankie & Johnny / Falletta, New Zealand SO
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1400 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jerome Moross
    Performer:  Alexa Still
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta,  Donald Armstrong
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
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    Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559737 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edward "Duke" Ellington,  Billy Strayhorn
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Moross: Symphony No 1 / Falletta, London SO
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1403 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jerome Moross
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Fuchs: Atlantic Riband, Divinum Mysteium / Falletta, London Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559723 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kenneth Fuchs
    Performer:  Michael Ludwig,  Paul Silverthorne
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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