“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

15
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

23
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 Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Dreams and Dances”

Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Dreams and Dances”

Symphony Tacoma invites audiences to Dreams and Dances (April 20, 2024), a musical odyssey highlighting an eclectic fusion of classical masterpieces and contemporary gems. With rhythms and melodies originating from Tacoma to Spain, Symphony Tacoma invites music enthusiasts of all ages to an unparalleled evening of artistry and musical enchantment at Dreams and Dances.

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

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

On Saturday, March 16th, Symphony Tacoma filled the Pantages Theater stage for Transformation, their fourth classic concert of the season. The orchestra and Rolim weaved through Liszt’s famous Piano Concerto No. 2; their energy unwavering despite the heart-racing workout it must have been. Everyone was transformed and transfixed throughout the four movements of Beethoven’s masterpiece Symphony No. 5.

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Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Transformation”

Concert Preview: Symphony Tacoma presents “Transformation”

“On Saturday, March 16th (7:30pm), Symphony Tacoma takes audiences on a journey of Transformation…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…”

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