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Ioannides leaving SPO at end of 2016-2017 tenure

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Published on Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Sarah Ioannides, Music Director and Conductor of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, will end her tenure with SPO at the end of the 2016-2017 season.
 

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Sarah Ioannides, Music Director and Conductor of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, will end her tenure with SPO at the end of the 2016-2017 season.

 

Maestra Sarah Ioannides, Music Director and Conductor of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, has announced that she will conclude her tenure with SPO at the end of the 2016-2017 season. It will mark the end of the 12th season for Ioannides.

"Spartanburg is, and always will be, an important and very special part of my life – not only for me but for my family as well. The last ten years have been musically inspiring. I am so very proud of the orchestra and everything we have accomplished," Ioannides said. "I firmly believe the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to be successful, long into the future, standing strong as one of the premier musical establishments."

Passionate about education, Ioannides and SPO began a partnership with Carnegie Hall in 2012, each year performing the “Link Up” program for thousands of Spartanburg elementary school students. And in 2014, the orchestra was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for its educational outreach.

In 2014, Ioannides was appointed Music Director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and this fall she will be making her debuts with the Tonkunstler Orchestra in Vienna, National Symphony of Dominican Republic, and the Yale Philharmonia.

A search for Ioannides’s successor will begin immediately with the formation of a search committee consisting of community leaders and orchestra musicians.

 

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