“A stunning performance”
“Unquestionable strength and authority”
“Superb performance, impressive program”
“Directed with panache”
“A tremendous performance”
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.
Since March 2020 at the outset of the world pandemic, Sarah Ioannides, has continued guest conducting with orchestras such as Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony and Orquesta Joven de Andalucia. In addition she has developed new digital content as the producer for Symphony Tacoma’s Encore Series. Continuing as Music Director with Symphony Tacoma, she has led new artistic and educational endeavors in the community. Her current work includes curating, film editing and producing of three news series of online programs weekly; Encore Performances, Interlude Performances & Casual Conversations on YouTube. Each of these programs are designed to reconnect the community through this time of social distancing and have expanded audiences, engaged new collaborative partners, presented new performances and relive past performances. Behind the scenes, in zoom and interview sessions she explores in depth the artistry behind the orchestra’s musicians, soloists & composers and aspires to stimulate engaging conversations and foster the development of important diverse future programs to come. Explore →
Active as a guest speaker for universities, conservatories and media appearances, Sarah also leads seminars online for conductors and offers a weekly forum free to all attendees through Cascade Conducting. 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.
“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
Symphony Magazine Summer 2020Sarah Ioannides recognized in “It’s About Time” article covering the current state of women leadership on the podium. ...
Symphony Tacoma continues its celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with Ludwig AND Beethoven on March 21, 2020 in the Pantages Theater. The...
Cascade Conducting 2020February 2020 The 3rd annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass will take place June 14-21, 2020 at Pacific Lutheran University. ...