JoAnn gives up an orchestra

JoAnn gives up an orchestra


norman lebrecht

April 18, 2018

JoAnn Falletta will step down as music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2020 after 29 years at the helm.

She remains in charge at the Buffalo Philharmonic.


  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    She has done good things for both orchestras. Makes sense that she would give up Virginia if she is looking to free up her time to pursue guest conducting opportunities and more recording projects on Naxos with the BSO.

  • Ross Amico says:

    I don’t know how she’s kept up the pace she has all these years. At a point, she also held posts in Ulster and Honolulu. More power to her. She’s doing great things in Buffalo, and I look forward to more recordings.

  • Amos says:

    A very underrated conductor. Her concerts in the 80’s with the Denver Chamber Orchestra were superb and far superior to what Delogu was doing with the larger DSO.