JoAnn Falletta is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center where she conducts at least two programs each season. Appointed to the post in 2011, her contract extends through the 2015 season.
This summer, JoAnn will lead the Brevard Sinfonia and Music Center Orchestra in the season opening concerts on June 20. She is delighted with the excellence of the program and the students, and greatly enjoys spending parts of the summer in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, a setting that she finds to be a great inspiration for teaching and enjoying music.
Classical Voice North Carolina acclaimed JoAnn’s 2012 opening concert with the Brevard Music Festival Orchestra and pianist Norman Krieger, calling the performance “electrifying” noting JoAnn’s “emotional investment in the music and personal warmth were obvious to the observer and she is a master of stylistic differentials on many levels.”
JoAnn has mentored young musicians and conductors through programs at the League of American Orchestras and has guest conducted many of the top conservatory orchestras including Curtis, Juilliard and Mannes, and at Interlochen, Round Top and the Aspen Festival.
Upon her appointment, Keith Lockhart, BMC Artistic Director and Principal Conductor said “JoAnn Falletta is a major American musician. She is also a superb mentor to our students and a great friend to the Music Center.”
Situated on a wooded
Watch JoAnn's June 24,2012 Brevard concert:
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - Sunday, June 24, 2012