A demonstration of Sarah’s creative curation of music, art and desserts. Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra with its classical and Latin jazz influences. Poulenc’s satirical Sinfonietta, seeking to free French music from foreign domination in post-World War I Europe. Milhaud’s La Création du monde, telling the creation story according to African folk mythology with influences of Harlem Renaissance jazz, accompanied by film; a multi-collaborative effort with Cincinnati Cincinnati Art Museum. The use of Saxophone in this program is a pivotal anchor where classical music to branches out into jazz idiom. A program to fuse together the French, Classical, Latino and African-American jazz idioms.
“..Ioannides’ leadership was deft and energetic. …McCombs, a faculty member at NKU, created an inventive film – fusing his own imagery in the Overture with artworks from the Cincinnati Art Museum and even the conductor Ioannides. It was perfectly synched to the music, all the way to “The Kiss”. ~ Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer
In May 2021, Saxophone Fusion was included in Symphony Tacoma’s digital ENCORE Series accompanied by a video produced by Sarah Ioannides.