TACOMA, WA – Sarah Ioannides, the new music director at Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO), will raise her baton to lead the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra at a free April 24concert. Ioannides will be guest conductor at the place where the TSO had its start: the University of Puget Sound campus, where the orchestra grew under the leadership of Edward Seferian, professor of music and “Father of the TSO.” This is believed to be the first time a TSO music director has returned to the campus to conduct the college’s own student orchestra.
“I am delighted to be conducting the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra this spring,” said Ioannides. “The Tacoma area is fortunate to have such a fine institution as Puget Sound, with students and faculty who hold to a very high level of quality and excellence.
“The program we selected is one that I would choose for a professional orchestra-a program that will showcase the students’ talents, as well as present a few exciting challenges along the way-and be thrilling for the audience, too!”