“A stunning performance”

– Cincinnati Enquirer

“Unquestionable strength and authority”

– The New York Times

“Superb performance, impressive program”

– Chautauquan Daily

“Directed with panache”

– Gramophone Magazine

“A tremendous performance”

– Heilbronn Stimme

Sarah Ioannides, Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, conductor 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 taken all programs online and developed. 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 & Facebook Live. 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 young musicians, as Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting, she leads workshops online such as Cascade Conducting & The Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Artist Summer Program.

Sarah Ioannides is recognized as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors of her generation. Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, she is active internationally as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Seattle Symphony (Untitled Series), Calgary Philharmonic and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. Sarah has recorded world premieres with the Royal Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra.

Sarah Ioannides is recognized as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors of her generation. Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, she is active internationally as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Seattle Symphony (Untitled Series), Calgary Philharmonic and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. Sarah has recorded world premieres with the Royal Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra.

“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

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