About the Book
In this beautiful volume of photographs, Enid Bloch captures the warmth, infectious enthusiasm, and deep humanity of JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Uniquely revealing images take us right on stage - and behind stage - with one of the nation's great conductors.
We follow Maestro Falletta through preparation, rehearsals, and performances, witnessing her exquisite sensitivity and breadth of personality as she leads her fellow musicians to the heights of musical expression.
In this tenth year of JoAnn Falletta's tenure with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, these images honor the sublime gift she has bestowed upon the Buffalo community and the nation.
More than 90 photographs are graced by JoAnn Falletta's own poems.
Enid Bloch is both an award-winning photographer and an inspiring scholar and teacher. For more than 35 years, she has pursued both her passion for photography and her dedication to a scholarly life. After earning her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from Cornell University, Enid taught political philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and several other institutions. For Enid, photography and philosophy are not separate endeavors, but part of the same life's work. An on-line gallery of her photographs may be viewed at www.enidblochphotography.com.