JoAnn Falletta press reviews
Falletta and the Denver Chamber Orchestra were incandescent. This was Mozart of grand power and brilliant ideas realized with dramatic flair.
As guest conductor of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra last night, Falletta made the orchestra sound as never before. There was a sense of passion and togetherness. Most of all, there was an articulation of nuance and overall scope that added up to thorough excitement. (...) Her stickwork was exemplary: a succinct representation of metronome-perfect pulse, phrasing and dynamics. The smoothness of transition in tempi she displayed were among the best this reviewer has heard.
Falletta strikes the ideal balance between energy and expressivity. She is heartfelt without being sentimental, passionate without being overbearing. She has highly developed musical instincts, intelligence, and a clear beat. She exudes confidence and she is committed to her art.
Orange County Register
JoAnn Falletta’s leadership of the orchestra elevated the art of accompaniment to new heights. Especially in the slow movement, her grasp of the unfolding emotions, and the orchestra’s unerring response to her direction made the soloists sound that much better.
[JoAnn Falleta’s debut with the Denver Symphony] was a rare and extraordinary event—the emergence of a new superstar!
Colorado Springs Gazette