|Q & A with Sarah Ioannides
Sixth and final season with El Paso Symphony Orchestra
El Paso Inc. Article by David Crowder
Although Sarah Ioannides, maestra of El Paso Symphony Orchestra, still has six subscription concerts and five special events to conduct this season, some are already lamenting her announced departure.
For five seasons, the woman with Hepburn good looks, a dancer’s grace and an adventurous musical flair, has captivated El Paso audiences from the conductor’s stand. Those attributes are also making her famous. click here to read article in its entirety.
Ioannides' Scandanavian tour featured performances with the Västerås Sinfonietta and Nordic Chamber Orchestra. Performances included Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto and Andrea Tarrodi's 2009 compostition, Zephyros , the grand prize winner in the Uppsala Composition Competition.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
"The young but already experienced guest conductor Ioannides, showed refined leadership. She was especially impressive in the Mozart symphony, free from both sheet music and mannerism. "
Nordic Chamber Orchestra
"The orchestra under guest conductor Sarah Ioannides produced an exhilarating tension balancing the shifting musical sentiment."
Opening Concerts September 24 & 25, 2010
"Beethven's Fifth Symphony....was beautifully portrayed. Ioannides gave the orchestra its head and the players poured their hearts into it...Even made it sound fresh and exciting."
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El Paso Inc.
American Celebration November 19th and 20th
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Amram "Ode to Lord Buckley" Saxophone Concerto
Barber Music for a Scene for Shelly
Bloch An Epic Rhapsody "America" Finale
"It was the kind of adventurous program that conductor Sarah Ioannides has brought to the mix since her arrival in 2005 and, one hopes, the kind of thing her successor will continue after the maestra leaves at the end of this season."
Ernest Bloch's America
".....A stirring conclusion to an eventful night filled with refreshingly unusual and inventive touches."
El Paso Times
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Twins Magazine feature article
Sarah Ioannides' life tranformed by music and twins.
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