JoAnn Falletta is the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor to the Honolulu Symphony. She has guest conducted more than 100 orchestras in North America.
The Leonard Bernstein mystique lives on, more than 20 years after his death. Conductor and former Bernstein conducting student JoAnn Falletta still remembers the details - everything from what he said, to the way he entered a room.
In addition to conducting, JoAnn Falletta writes amusing poetry based on real events on stage, including the one about the scared-to-death soloist (“Concerto”). http://joannfalletta.com/