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Tacoma Symphony’s 70th Anniversary Season finds a revitalized organization with new artistic leadership and vision

South Sound InterviewWorld Premiere homage to Mount Rainier, Glass “Saxophone Concerto,” and return of violinist Vadim Gluzman highlight Sarah Ioannides’ third season.


From the unusual and striking to the familiar and cherished, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 reveals a robust, revitalized artistic institution with visionary leadership that is taking the orchestra to new heights.


Sarah Ioannides’ third season is a blend of innovation and tradition, and a remarkable demonstration of her skills as a musical curator.  Guest artists include violinist Vadim Gluzman, whom Strings Magazine described as “fire walking while fiddling”; saxophonist Amy Dickson, just named the 2016 Young Australian of the Year;  and Korean violinist Kristin Lee, praised for her “mastery of tone” by The Strad.


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