This week, I had the pleasure of talking with JoAnn Falletta. Music director of both the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony orchestras, Maestra Falletta is in Columbus to conduct the Columbus Symphony, 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 in the Ohio Theatre.
I first encountered Maestra Falletta about 10 years ago. Her conducting is extraordinary. She has the gift of bringing out new colors in music you thought you knew.
Here's our conversation, presented live on our Facebook page, from Classical 101's Music Library. We talk about her program in Columbus, music, career paths and Boulanger. Music has no finer advocate than Falletta: