Imagine: A warm summer evening, beautiful Green Lake and the debut performance of the 2016 World Youth Symphony Orchestra! Under the direction of conductor JoAnn Falletta, WYSO will perform selections evoking both moving and stationary images: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a suite from Shostakovich’s score for the film The Gadfly.
JoAnn Falletta currently serves as artistic director for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she has held for the past 15 years. Beyond her commitment to the Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta is in high demand as a guest conductor, appearing at the helm of internationally recognized orchestras such as the London Symphony, China National Symphony and Orchestra National de Lyon. Falletta is also a leading advocate of youth musicians and women conductors.
July 3, 2016 – 8:00pm