“Spartanburg is, and always will be, an important and very special part of my life – not only for me but for my family as well. The last ten years have been musically inspiring. I am so very proud of the orchestra and everything we have accomplished,” Ioannides said. “I firmly believe the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to be successful, long into the future, standing strong as one of the premier musical establishments in the region.”
“She is a remarkable artist who brings unmatched passion and generosity to her work. Though I will truly miss our partnership, I know I can look forward to celebrating her future accomplishments” said SPO Executive Director, Kathryn Boucher.
“Spartanburg has been very fortunate to have a young rising star like Sarah at the artistic helm of the SPO since 2005. In partnership with orchestra musicians she has raised the artistic level and reputation of the SPO both locally and nationally,” said Music Foundation Board President Ray Dunleavy.