Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Transformation” 

Sarah Ioannides | Symphony Tacoma Music Director | Female Conductor and Composer


On Saturday, March 16th (7:30pm), Symphony Tacoma takes audiences on a journey of Transformation, traversing the landscapes of emotion and expression, illuminating the profound changes that music ignites within the soul. With the backdrop of timeless masterpieces, this concert promises an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary. From the hauntingly evocative strains of Andrée’s Intermezzo to the virtuosic fervor of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and closing with the four most famous notes in the classical repertoire, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.


Liszt wrote drafts of his second piano concerto during what is known as his virtuoso period (1839-1840). He then put away the manuscript for a decade before revising and scrutinizing it repeatedly for another decade, with the final set of revisions ending in 1861…It takes a deft hand and unique ability to bring such a nuanced concerto to life. Joining Symphony Tacoma to do just that is Tacoma resident and Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim. Acclaimed for his “consummate elegance” (New York Concert Review), Rolim has performed extensively over four continents (including the Liszt Academy in Budapest) and claimed top prizes at numerous prestigious international competitions.

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