“Ioannides stretched boundaries with an extraordinary program that spanned the worlds of classical and jazz.”

– Cincinnati Enquirer

WORK

Sarah Ioannides has gained recognition as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors of her generation. Her passionate conducting, innovative programming, and work with large-scale collaborative projects has been widely documented. Now in her sixth season as Music Director for Symphony Tacoma, she is also the founding Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting and Composing, an international masterclass. A zealous advocate of new music and multimedia artistic collaborations, Sarah has conducted over fifty premieres and initiated the commissioning of numerous works and multimedia orchestral presentations. Her guest engagements span six continents and include the Tonkünstler, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Cincinnati Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Bilbao Symphony.

A powerful and inspiring voice, Sarah is frequently called upon as a speaker on a variety of subjects as an arts advocate, artist and musician, Music Director and curator. Often the first women conductor appearing at the helm of the orchestra, Sarah was the first woman appointed to her Music Director positions. She is committed to helping the industry change gender and diversity on the podium by training, coaching and fostering new leadership develop of both women and minority conductors and composers to foster future equality and equity in the arts.

Events Schedule

12/19/20
19:30 PST

Symphony Tacoma

Encore Series: Beethoven Symphony No.9
Symphony Tacoma’s Live Rebroadcasts

11/24/20
19:30 CT

Podium Podcast

Podium Time” is a podcast for Conductors and Students hosted by Jeremy D. Cuebas and Luke Lyons. Discussions and interviews focus on training for student conductors, preparation, technique, philosophy, and so much more.

11/21/20
19:30 PST

Cascade Conducting

Weekly Seminars for Conductors
Development for Conductors During the time of COVID-19
See Cascade Conducting for further Information

Contact us for access
Zoom

10/29/20
19:00 EST

Curtis Institute of Music

Seminar presentation for Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Contact us for access
Zoom

10/24/20
19:30 PST

Symphony Tacoma

Encore Series: Bernstein Celebration
Symphony Tacoma's Live Rebroadcasts

08/15/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

Symphony Tacoma Online “Encore Series” Violin, Vadim Gluzman Sibelius Finlandia Brahms Violin Concerto Dvorak Symphony No.8

06/14~21/20
7:30pm

Cascade Conducting Masterclass

Sarah Ioannides leads Cascade Conducting
Annual masterclass for conductors and composers in collaboration with Symphony Tacoma. Composers workshop led by David Ludwig

06/06/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

Symphony Tacoma Voices
UPPC Youth Chorus. Mozart Requiem Allison Pohl, soprano. Laurel Semerdjian, alto. Brendan Tuohy, tenor. Ryan Bede, bass

University Place Presbyterian Church
University Place
Tacoma, WA US

05/09/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

“Celebrating the Roaring Twenties”
Charlie Albright, piano. Ravel: La Valse. L.Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps. N.Boulanger: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Gershwin: An American in Paris

Pantages Theater
901 Broadway,
Tacoma, WA US

05/02/20
7:30pm

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Gershwin: Cuban Overture. Daniel Bernard Roumain: DACA Symphony (VSO co-commission, world premiere)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

04/23/20
7:30pm

Symphony Nova Scotia

-Canceled during world pandemic –
Symphony Nova Scotia Jon Kimura Parker, piano. Beethoven: Prometheus Overture, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
6101 University Avenue
Burlington, VT US

04/22/20
7:30pm

Symphony Nova Scotia

-Canceled during world pandemic –
Symphony Nova Scotia Jon Kimura Parker, piano. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4           

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
6101 University Avenue
Burlington, VT US

04/18/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

-Canceled during world pandemic –
Bella Hristova, violin. Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau”. David Ludwig: Violin Concerto. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Titan)

Pantages Theater
901 Broadway,
Tacoma, WA US

04/04/20
7:30pm

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

-Canceled during world pandemic –
“Best of Mozart”, Diana Cohen, violin. Mozart: Idomeneo Overture. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, K. 219 (Turkish), Arvo Pärt: Fratres. Mozart: Idomeneo Ballet Music. Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Calgary, Alberta CA

04/03/20
7:30pm

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

-Canceled during world pandemic –
“Rush Hour: Best of Mozart”, Diana Cohen, violin, Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K.219 (Turkish), Arvo Pärt: Fratres, Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)

Jack Singer Concert Hall
Calgary, Alberta CA

03/28/20
7:30pm

Curtis Institute of Music

-Canceled during world pandemic –
Orchestra Music by Curtis Composers

Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA  US

03/21/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

-Canceled during world pandemic –
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano. Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”. David Ludwig: Bleeding Pines – World Premiere. Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano. Chorus and Orchestra “Choral Fantasy” 

Pantages Theater
901 Broadway,
Tacoma, WA US

03/12/20
9:00am

City Line- Television Interview

02/22/20
7:30pm

Symphony Tacoma

“Beethoven and the Electric Universe”
Michael Nicolella, electric guitar. Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. Simon Petersson: Spheres – US Premiere. Yaron Gottfried: Electric Guitar Concerto – US Premiere. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Pantages Theater
901 Broadway,
Tacoma, WA US

02/14/20
9:00am

University of Washington

Festival Clinician Orchestra Festivals for Regions High Schools

Seattle, WA US

02/13/20
9:00am

City Line- Television Interview

02/08/20
2:00pm

College Orchestra Directors Association

Conducting Clinician Masterclass Teacher https://chancentre.com/

 

University of British Colombia
Vancouver       CA

02/06 – 08/20
1:30pm

College Orchestra Directors Association

Conducting Clinician Mahler Symphony No.4 (i)
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

 

University of British Colombia
Vancouver       CA

01/04 /20
1:00pm

University of California, Herb Alpert School of Music

Seminar with Composition Students: Success in partnerships for composers with orchestras and conductors.

Herb Alpert School of Music
Los Angeles    CA

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