“Unquestionable strength and authority”

– The New York Times

“A stunning performance”

– Cincinnati Enquirer

“Directed with panache”

– Gramophone Magazine

“Superb performance, impressive program”

– Chautauquan Daily

“Ravishing and authoratitive”

– Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester)

“A tremendous performance”

– Heilbronn Stimme

Sarah Ioannides, Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, conductor, producer and curator, connects with audiences and communities by creating innovative and collaborative orchestral projects and programs that are moving and relevant to today’s society.

Ioannides is recognized as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors today. She is active internationally as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Seattle Symphony (Untitled Series), Florida Orchestra and Quebec City Symphony. Sarah has recorded world premieres with the Royal Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra.

A coach and mentor for many young musicians and conductors, she is Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting and Composing, and coaches for The Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Network. Sarah Ioannides is in demand as guest speaker, presenter and conductor for institutions, organizations, conservatories and universities.

A coach and mentor for many young musicians and conductors, she is Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting and Composing, and coaches for The Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Network. Sarah Ioannides is in demand as guest speaker, presenter and conductor for institutions, organizations, conservatories and universities.

“The other big discovery was guest conductor Sarah Ioannides…vigorous, solid, and with an unusually vibrant sonority. Her programming ideas were provocative”

 

-David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Enquirer

Sarah Ioannides-Director of Symphony Tacoma

What’s New

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October

Symphony Tacoma

Symphony Tacoma

@ 7:30 pm at Pantages Theater

Piano, Terrence Wilson | Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F | Respighi: Fountains of Rome | Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia

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November

Calgary Philharmonic

Calgary Philharmonic

@ 7:30 pm at Jack Singer Concert Hall

Piano, Nicholas Namoradze | Murphy: Dark Night, Bright Stars, Vast Universe | Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor | Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade

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November

Symphony Tacoma

Symphony Tacoma

@ 7:30 pm at Pantages Theater

Mezzo-soprano, J'Nai Bridges | Bizet: Carmen Suite No.1 | Bizet: Carmen Suite No.2 | Ravel: Shéhérazade | Saint-Saëns: Samson & Delilah "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix"

Concert Wrap-Up: Symphony Tacoma’s “Portraits”

Concert Wrap-Up: Symphony Tacoma’s “Portraits”

Symphony Tacoma’s final concert of the season “Portraits,” was a delightful and enriching experience. Under the adept direction of Music Director Sarah Ioannides, the evening showcased classical masterpieces, each performed with a nuanced touch that highlighted the distinct character and emotion of the works.

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Concert Wrap-Up: Symphony Tacoma’s “Dreams & Dances”

Concert Wrap-Up: Symphony Tacoma’s “Dreams & Dances”

On April 20th, the Pantages Theater was transformed into a vibrant hub of music and surprises for Symphony Tacoma’s Dreams & Dances. The evening kicked off with a burst of color and passion as flamenco dancers welcomed the audience; their graceful movements and the sounds of Spain set the stage for the night. This was just the beginning of a series of unique experiences that made the event truly special.

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Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Portraits”

Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Portraits”

Join Symphony Tacoma on Saturday, May 11 (7:30pm) for their season finale, Portraits, and experience why they have a reputation as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier orchestras. Over the last 10 years, under Music Director Sarah Ioannides’ baton, the orchestra has grown musically and artistically, reaching new heights of excellence. With each performance, Symphony Tacoma continues to inspire, educate, and uplift the Tacoma community.

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