When I first began my newspaper career, I worked at The Ridgewood News under the direction of an editor named, Joe King.

Joe was a world-class writer who, in his New York City heyday, revolutionized the way newspapers reported National Football League games. Instead of detailing just the statistics and final scores, Joe told the story of the game—the background on the players,coaches and fans that weren’t evidenced by the numbers. It was a storytelling lesson King taught the world and later impressed upon me as a fledgling reporter/editor. To this day I can still hear him issuing his favored wisdom, “Tell the story no one else knows.”

So it was that in interviewing internally renown conductor,JoAnn Falletta, my main concern was asking questions she hadn’t been asked.Details of Ms. Falletta’s educational background, symphonic career and recording successes are widely reported and easily researched. Chances of discovering the professionally unknown about this woman seemed few.Then the spirit of Joe King inspired me to look for the story in JoAnn Falletta’s musical world that those before me had not..

I am honored to present this first-of-three 64 and More Interviews featuring Maestro JoAnn Falletta and her musical world.

 

 

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