Columbia Artists Management Inc.  has announced the addition of Sarah Ioannides to its roster of artists under the personal direction of Vice President, Mark Z. Alpert. 
" I am extremely proud to represent the extraordinary conductor, Sarah Ioannides. We at CAMI have been aware of Sarah's brilliant talent since she came to our attention when she was the first person to conduct Tan Dun's Water Passion other than the composer himself, and we knew immediately that his trust was well warrented. We predict a great future for the charming and vivacious Ms. Ioannides whose deep intelligence and wit informs her musical leadership with true artistry and depth." comments Alpert.   

Contract extended through 2012
The Spartanburg Philharmonic announced that Sarah Ioannides has renewed her contract as  Music Director through the 2011 -2012 season after which the contract becomes evergreen, automatically renewing each season by mutual agreement.  Board President Pat Tatham stated, "We are indeed fortunate to have Maestra Ioannides extend her contrat once again. She brings tremendous talent and grace to the concert stage.   Maestra Ioannides has been wonderful to work wih during these critical financial times.  She has managed to continue to present quality programming on a shoestring.  Next season's programming is a fine example of her commitment to the Spartanburg  Philharmonic and to music in Spartanburg.  We hope to have her remain in Spartanburg for many years to come. "

Southern Living magazine features Sarah Ioannides in Texas and South Carolina May issues.
Recognizing Ioannides ability to connect two cities 1,600 miles apart, Southern Living magazine's May issue features Ioannides as the cover story of  People and Places both at home and in concert in El Paso, Texas and Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Link to articles.

Concert News

Sold Out Performances in Lyon
Ioannides' debut with the Orchestre Nationale de Lyon featured two sold out performances at the Auditorium de Lyon. The music of Django Rheinhart exploded with excitement in a performance with jazz virtuosos Biréli Lagrène, Florin Niculescu and Richard Galliano. Entitled  Symphonic Django,  the program celebrated the music of the prominent European jazz musician.

Les Temps, a family program of music and theater included selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella, Bernstein's On the Town, Aubert's Confidence and the Shostakovich Suite on Finnish Themes.

" An emotional and hypnotic concert."
                                                          El Paso Inc.
Following the enormous success of the American Premiere of Dario Marianelli’s  Academy Award winning Atonement Suite with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist, Awadagin Pratt and cellist Ben Hong, Ioannides will continue her collaboration with Marianelli in 2010 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Spirited finales conclude Concert Seasons
Cellist, Zuill Bailey concluded the Spartanburg Philharmonic season to a sold out hall at historic Twichell Auditorium. Ioannides’ led the orchestra in the Elgar Cello Concerto, Finlandia and Dvorak's 8th Symphony.   Multimedia technology enthralled the audience with projected imagery capturing dramatic visual elements rarely seen  during performances. 

Americana, the Year of the Organ  featured the world premiere of a new arrangement of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue reconstructed for organ and orchestra with Douglas Major, former organist of  National Cathedral and The El Paso Symphony Orchestra. This exciting program combined, Barber's Toccata Festiva, and Barber's Adagio with Copland Fanfare for the Common Man and the thrilling American in Paris by Gershwin. 

Southern Living Texas
May 2009

Southern Living South Carolina
 May 2009

Rehearsal with Zuill Bailey
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestre Nationale de Lyon in Symphonic Django

Sarah Ioannides
Music Director
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchesttra
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