After two years of searching and a series of auditions, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra finally has a new music director in place.
In Friday's edition of Northwest Now (airs at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC), we'll meet Sarah Ioannides to discuss the future of the TSO and the challenges associated with keeping the orchestra relevant in a technological world.
"When you take on a different role as a music director, you become immediately involved and ingrained in building a future for the organization that is based on what Tacoma wants," Ioannides told Northwest Now.
More than 100 people submitted their applications for the music director's job, but Ioannides emerged as the board and musician's top choice.
Ioannides was born in Australia and grew up in the UK performing as a violinist for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. From there, it was two Masters degrees from Oxford and Julliard, and then a long series of conducting engagements and awards leading up to the music director jobs she currently holds in Tacoma and Spartanburg, N.C.
Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch every Friday Night at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC. Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website. www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369
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