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25 Years of Falletta

25 Years of Falletta

(February 25 marks JoAnn Falletta’s 25th anniversary with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra) By Montague Gammon III A coal miner’s granddaughter has led the Virginia Symphony for 25 years. In that time JoAnn Falletta – or Dr. Falletta, to give her the earned honorific that she never uses but to which her Juilliard Doctorate of Musical

All Mozart and more for VA Symphony

By Montague Gammon III A jam packed month with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings four significant classical concerts, filled with big name composers and highly regarded visitors. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin visits Oct. 17-19 for an All Mozart concert, which he will also guest conduct. “He’s a wonderful violinist,” says VSO Music Director JoAnn Falletta, “known