For her first season with the Tacoma Symphony, brand-new musical director Sarah Ioannides is making a splash. The orchestra’s 2014/15 season, announced yesterday, opens with a literal bang thanks to international percussion superstar Evelyn Glennie playing a world-premiere concerto by Australian composer Sean O’Boyle, and continues with soloists like Israeli cellist Amit Peled, Olympia prodigy pianist Charlie Albright, violinist Vadim Gluzman and an Irish pops concert featuring a tap dancer and piper with soprano Kaitlyn Lusk.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on Thursday presented two Young Persons Concerts for the entire student body of Kendall-Whittier, the school’s teachers and some parents […]. The music for the concerts included selections from Camille Saint-Saens’ popular “Carnival of the Animals,” which is usually performed with the musical vignettes of various wildlife interspersed with Ogden Nash’s pun-filled light verse. […] Thursday morning’s concerts were conducted by British conductor Sarah Ioannides, who will also lead the orchestra Saturday. […]