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Tacoma Symphony Season to feature famed musicians, world premier with new Music Director, Sarah Ioannides

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.

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Kids see Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, perform their poems through Partners in Education program

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. […]

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