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Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

For Tuesday evening’s Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concert, conductor Sarah Ioannides chose works defined by extremely varied rhythmic structures — urgently forceful in Gershwin, throbbing and shifting-repetitive in Piazzolla, supple and pliant for Debussy and subtly tricky in Dukas.

Ioannides, making her Chautauqua debut, boasts a remarkable background. Born in Australia, she grew up in England where she began her musical training at Oxford University and the prestigious Guildhall School. She soon received a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Otto-Werner Mueller both at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School, eventually becoming his assistant conductor. Her many awards include those from the Bruno Walter Foundation and the JoAnn Falletta Award for most promising female conductor.

Ioannides to lead CSO, bandoneónist Trivisonno through cultural musical sampling

Ioannides to lead CSO, bandoneónist Trivisonno through cultural musical sampling

Astor Piazzolla, the son of Italian immigrants, moved from his birthplace in Mar del Plata, Argentina, to Greenwich Village when his father bought him his first bandoneón. Piazzolla was 9 years old, and he would then move to Buenos Aires on his own at 17 to chase his dream of playing tango.

Guest bandoneonist Jorge ‘Coco’ Trivisonno first learned to play bandoneón from his father at a young age living in Rosario, Argentina. By age 18, Trivisonno began recording live on the radio in Argentina at night. Trivisonno and his friends were inspired by the cutting edge music of their time, composed by Piazzolla.

Piazzolla, a staple in large concert halls and small Argentine alleys alike, will form the heart of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s concert at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, conducted by guest Sarah Ioannides.