Although Jeanne Lamon made her name as the Music Director of Canada’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, she was born and raised in New York State. After studies at Brandeis University and in the Netherlands, she returned stateside to teach at Smith College. It was after two guest appearances with Tafelmusik that Lamon landed the Music Director position. Thirty-three years later, she stepped down, leaving an orchestra with a reputation as one of the finest in the early music field.
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Christie Black speaks with Lamon about “The Galileo Project” and her career. Listen here.
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