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National honor for Virginia Symphony Orchestra musical director JoAnn Falletta

National honor for Virginia Symphony Orchestra musical director JoAnn Falletta

JoAnn Falletta has just completed her 25th season as musical director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Her work here has been exemplary, and it has not gone unnoticed.

Falletta, who is also musical director of the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, learned last month that she has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She will be formally inducted Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.

How esteemed is her company? Well, the Academy dates back to 1780. Its members include several presidents, about 250 Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, and random folks such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Academy president Jonathan F....

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