Monday, May 9, 2011

Falletta to Belfast

JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Virginia Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic, has been named principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra. Alf McCreary reports in the Belfast Telegraph:

Falletta, who will be the first female conductor of the principal orchestra of Northern Ireland, has signed up for three years, beginning in September, Gramophone reports:

The conductor also has renewed her contract with the Virginia Symphony for three more seasons, with an option for two further years, Teresa Annas of The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) reports: