2012 was an exciting year with many memorable and rewarding musical experiences, and most joyful to share the great happiness that young children bring to daily life. In light of the tragic Newtown shootings that took place in my home state of Connecticut, I hope that 2013 will guide everyone to brighter paths with classical music as inspiration.
For me, it remains privilege to share my news with you. Thank you for reading!
Recent conducting debuts have included the Louisville Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and a wonderful time with the students from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, culminated in a performance in Orchestra Hall, Chicago. I am always reminded of the virtuosity of any orchestra that can triumph as this orchestra did in Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to An Orchestra! Meanwhile, I have been filled with the glorious music of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Sibelius, Mozart, Rossini, Debussy, Vaughan Williams (and more!) and continue finding greater depth in these jewels while inspired by the great artistry of the musicians in these orchestras, as well as wonderful soloists such as Anthony McGill, Zuill Bailey and Sharon Isbin. (Click HERE for Performance Archvies)
My revamped website now includes a blog about the Impact of Music. Often performance quality is the main focus of music in the classical field. I continue to seek further...What does music mean to people how does it affect us? How can we do more to be more effective in our professional lives and positively influence the public at large by the sounds and soul of music? My blog shares stories about those who are inspiring others through their work in the community, in education, in healing and with new innovations. I value your comments and contributions.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra continues to thrive and embrace new opportunities with community partnerships in the field of healthcare and education. This talented community combines effective teamwork and great effort to provide an inspiring, rich and cultural environment bringing great value to the life of this city and its citizens.
Personally, as I watch my little my children grow stronger and brighter - Audrey (4), Elsa (2), Karl (2) - I am awed at how each of them respond to music. How at such a young an age they can focus at length through music with comprehensive dialogue. I personally am honored to be able to have both roles in my life and to know one can 'have it all', but only with help! Many thanks for the tireless help and support from my husband, Scott Hartman, my aupair, Monique Prinz, and my dear friends. Also, thanks to the League of American Orchestras for providing a mentoring program for women, like myself, who work every day to balance the competing pressures, demands, and passions of career and family.
Wishing you all the best for peace, good health and prosperity in the coming year.
Ioannides with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
The Buffalo News
"It’s impressive programming, and it's obvious her future is very, very bright."
"(Ioannides)...conducted gracefully as a dancer, giving a steady beat and clear cues without any showiness..
the reading had a rightness about it, with the orchestra playing as if they were having fun"
"I cannot imagine this music being as exciting in anyone's else's hands."
"In the right hands..this music can smoulder. Saturday's concert proved that."
Spartanburg Herald Journal
"Fresh Energy to Canonic Jewels.."
"Ioannides...conducts with strength and authority...SPO has matured commendably under her baton."
Sarah talks to Peter Hall about upcoming performances. Listen HERE
The Making of Opus X
Watch interviews and the LA recording session HERE.
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Ludwig, Violin
Andrea Tarrodi Lucioles - US Premier
Brahms Symphony No.2
Brahms Violin Concerto
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Spartanburg Jazz ensemble
Jens Lindemann, Trumpet
Valentine Night of Jazz !
Tacoma Symphony, Debut engagement
Christopher Burns, Double Bass
Glinka Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture
Rota Divertimento Concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony No.5
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