Symphony Tacoma
Jan 31, 2019
Sarah Ioannides
Symphony Tacoma


Symphony Tacoma’s Maestra Sarah Ioannides will discuss balancing her multifaceted career with family time and some of her recent projects, including Symphony Tacoma’s current and upcoming seasons.

Described by the New York Times as a conductor with “unquestionable strength and authority” and as a conductor with “magic,” Sarah’s dynamic presence on the podium has won praise from audience and critics around the world. Now in her fifth season as Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, Sarah is listed as one of the top 20 female conductors worldwide by Lebrecht’s Woman Conductors: The Power List. With guest engagements spanning six continents, she has conducted orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Flemish Radio Orchestra, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, New World Symphony, and many more. A zealous supporter of living composers, Sarah has commissioned numerous scores and art films for live orchestral multimedia performances and conducted over 60 world and US premieres. Her projects have received Artwork grants from National Endowment of the Arts.