JoAnn Falletta Maestra Class

Sat Jan 28, 2017
Des Moines Civic Center
Des Moines, Iowa

JoAnn FallettaJoin us for a daylong event designed for Conductors and featuring world-renowned Conductor JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center. 

This event is presented in conjunction with Ms. Falletta’s appearance as Guest Conductor with the Des Moines Symphony.

Maestra Class Schedule of Events:

10:00am-12:30pm – Observe Ms. Falletta in a rehearsal setting by attending her morning dress rehearsal with the Des Moines Symphony.

2:00-4:00pm – Share in a thought provoking afternoon session led by Ms. Falletta with lively discussion topics to include the roles of being a Music Director and a Guest Conductor and the repertoire for Ms. Falletta’s concert with the Des Moines Symphony.

7:30pm – Finish your day by attending the Des Moines Symphony’s Cathedrals of Sound.  Each registered participant will receive a complimentary ticket to the Saturday evening performance. Note: Registrations must be received by Fri Jan 20 in order to receive a complimentary ticket for the concert.  

            BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
            William BOLCOLM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
            BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

This event is free to attend but registration is required.  To register to attend this event, please return a completed JoAnn Falletta Maestra Class Registration Form to Joshua Barlage at or mail your registration form to Des Moines Symphony Academy, 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Ms. Falletta’s performances are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Nixon Lauridsen and Virginia Croskery Lauridsen.

Our JoAnn Falletta Maestra Class is sponsored by the Gardner & Florence Call Cowles Foundation.