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Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra adviser finds fulfillment in poetry and melody

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Visiting symphony conductor JoAnn Falletta, pictured above at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki, is accomplished in many areas of the arts, including writing and poetry.

  • COURTESY VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / 2015

    JoAnn Falletta has been conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999 and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 1991, and has served as artistic adviser of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra for four years.

When JoAnn Falletta turned 7, her father gave her a little guitar. Tentatively touching its fingerboard, Falletta declared herself a musician. For life. Read more

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