Sarah Pearson

Conductor

Music Director and Conductor for The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Pops

Sarah Pearson is an internationally recognized conductor, with outstanding training and skills. Pearson's credentials deliver solid experience in conducting, along with being a three-time, award-winning conductor and recognized as one of Chattanooga's most talented young leaders.

“Music speaks to people, it's a universal language. It speaks to you at all levels and reaches you where you didn't think you needed it"-Sarah Pearson

Photo Credit: Ashworth Photography

 

Upcoming Conducting Events and Engagements

2020 Events and Engagements

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Masterwork II “Carmina Burana”, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, Masterwork II “All Beethoven Celebrating 250 years!”, Saturday, February 22, 2020 with Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops, “The Journey Before Us-Windows Into The World”, Monday, March 9, 2020 with Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm and Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) Fundraising Gala, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Masterwork III, “Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven, Symphony No. 3”, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, Masterwork III “Rossini and TBA Concerto and Aria Competition Winners”, Saturday, April 4, 2020 with Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

Girls Preparatory School, Spring Musical, TBA, April 24-26, 2020

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Masterwork IV “Pictures at an Exhibition”, Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops, “ Pops and Patron Favorites”, Monday, May 4, 2020 with Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm and Concert at 7:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, Gala Fundraiser “Night At The Opera”, Saturday, May 16, 2020 with Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops, “Legacy Concert”, Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6pm

The Cleveland Pops, 6th Annual Greenway Festival Concert, Monday, May 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

2019 Events and Engagements

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, Masterwork I, “Hollywood Is Here!” Saturday, October 19, 2019 with Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops, “Summon The Heroes” (Private concert for Bradley Health Patrons), Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Pops, “Summon The Heroes”, Monday, October 21, 2019 with Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm and Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Masterwork I, “Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances”, Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, “The Snowman and Rutter’s, Gloria”, Saturday, November 23, 2019 with Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops, Sounds of the Season, Monday, December 9, 2019 with Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm and Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “A Very SoNA Christmas”, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “A Very SoNA Christmas and Snowman Concert”, Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00pm

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Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “Verdi & Chopin”, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee, "Mozart & One Thousand And One Nights" Saturday, February 23, 2019, Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops "Spirituals, Folk Songs and American Heritage" Monday, March 4, 2019, Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm/Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Spring Gala, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:30pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “Bach & Beethoven”, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “Bach & Beethoven”, Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee, "A Winning Combination", Saturday, April 6, 2019, Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

Girls Preparatory School, Spring Musical “Fiddler On The Roof” Chattanooga, TN, April 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

Girls Preparatory School, Spring Musical “Fiddler On The Roof” Chattanooga, TN, April 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

Girls Preparatory School, Spring Musical “Fiddler On The Roof” Chattanooga, TN, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cleveland Pops, "Transport", Monday, April 29, 2019, Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm/Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), Springdale HS Kids Concert, Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:30am

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), “The Rite of Spring”, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee, Gala Fundraiser: Broadway, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Finalists for Music Director, Thursday, May 16- Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Cleveland Pops, “Legacy Concert”, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6pm

The Cleveland Pops, "5th Annual Greenway Festival: Patriotic Tribute", Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Candidate for Music Director Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), July 4th Concert Thursday, July 4, 2019

2018 Events and Engagements

Finalist Conducting The Buffalo Philharmonic, February 8-10, 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee,  "A Night At The Opera: Concert of Arias" Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm Repertoire TBA

The Cleveland Pops "Broadway and MoreMonday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee Masterwork: New Commission Logan Fox, Schubert Mass in G, Mendelssohn "Reformation" Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

Community First Gala with The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, April 5, 2018 at 6:30pm in Cleveland, TN

Conducting Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical at Girls Preparatory School, April 13-15, 2018

The Cleveland Pops "The Decades" Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee Gala and Fundraiser Event "An Evening of Broadway and the ScreenSaturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Buffalo Philharmonic, Cover Conductor for JoAnn Falletta, "Carmina Burana", May 8-14, 2018

The Cleveland Pops 4th Greenway Festival in the Park 7pm-"Best of the Season", Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Cleveland Pops 4th Greenway Festival in the Park 7pm-"Patriotic", Monday, May 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

International Conductors Workshop and Festival: 2018 in Lviv, Ukraine July 27, 2018 until August 7, 2018

Lviv Philharmonic in Lviv, Ukraine Concerts and Recording August  8, 2018 until August 12, 2018

Auditions for The Cleveland Pops 2018-2019 Season Monday, August 20, 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee "Cleveland's Got Talent", Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee "Musical Colors", Saturday, October 20, 2018 Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops "Beyond Comprehension: Space, Enigma and Wheel of Fortune", Monday, October 29, 2018 Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm/Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) “Brahms”, Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas “Bernstein & Brahms”, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee "2nd Annual Interactive Messiah Sing-Along" Saturday, November 17, 2018 Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm/Concert at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops "Sounds of the Season" Monday, December 3, 2018 Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm/Concert at 7:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) “A Very SoNA Christmas”, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee Auditions for the Inaugural Concerto/Aria Competition, Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 6:00pm

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) “The Snowman: A Family Concert” Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

2017 Events and Engagements

The Cleveland Pops/Greater Cleveland Concert Band rehearsals resume on Monday, January 9, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra rehearsals resume on Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra, "Masterwork: Friendship of Brahms and Dvorak" March 4, 2017 at Cleveland State Community College George R. Johnson Cultural Center

The Cleveland Pops "Dances from Around the World" concert on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm, pre-concert talk at 2:30pm at Cleveland State Community College George R. Johnson Cultural Center

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera "Madame Butterfly"-March 20-25, 2017 performances on Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25, 2017

Closed Door Entertainment, "West Side Story", March 31 and April 1-8, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Center for Creative Arts performances on Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7pm

The Cleveland Pops "Movie Blockbusters and Disney" concert on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm, at Lee University's Pangle Hall with pre-concert talk at 2:30pm

Seven Hills Opera Company, "Don Giovanni", May, 2017

3rd Annual  Greenway Festival with The Cleveland Pops/GCCB, "Pops Concert" Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7pm

3rd Annual Greenway Festival with The Cleveland Pops/GCCB, "Patriotic Concert" Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7pm

International Conductors Workshop and Festival with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sophia, Bulgaria- July22 -August 7, 2017

Guest Conducting the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra in Cincinnati, OH September 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

StoryTeller Production "Anne of Green Gables the Musical" September 8,9,10,15, and 16, 2017

Buffalo Philharmonic with JoAnn Falletta, October 6-9, 2018

The Cleveland Pops Opening Season Concert "Legends and Monsters" Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee Opening Season Concert "The German Masters: Light and Reflection" Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Jason DuRoy and Brahms Symphony No. 1 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Cleveland Pops at the 175th Birthday Celebration for Cleveland, TN, Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2-5pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee- Interactive "Handel, MessiahSaturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30pm

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00pm

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Cleveland Pops Holiday Concert "Celebrating the Season" Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

Lakeforest Choral Concert, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra, Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee at Garden Plaza "An Evening Around The Piano" Thursday, December 14, 2017

2016 Events and Engagements

Greater Cleveland Concert Band and Cleveland State Concert at Lee University's Pangle Hall- Monday, March 14, 2016-Pre-concert Talk at 6:30PM/Concert at 7PM

Greater Cleveland Concert Band Concert and Cleveland State with Featured Guest Pianist, Janet Yu at Lee University's Pangle Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016-Pre-concert Talk at 6:30PM/Concert at 7PM

Closed Door Entertainment- Ghost The Musical at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Roland Hayes Concert Hall,  May 13-15, 2016

Greater Cleveland Concert Band in The Second Annual Greenway Festival, "Pops in the Park"- Monday, May 23, 2016

Greater Cleveland Concert Band in The Second Annual Greenway Festival, "American Celebration"- Monday, May 31, 2016

Cleveland  Orchestra at Lee University "Mozart and Mahler" - Friday, June 3, 2016

International Conductors Workshop and Festival with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sophia, Bulgaria- July 27-August 12, 2016

Recording with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sophia, Bulgaria, August 11-12, 2016

Greater Cleveland Concert Band, 2016-2017 Season Auditions on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 7-9pm

Greater Cleveland Concert Band first rehearsal for season on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7pm

The Cleveland Orchestra, 2016-2017 Season Auditions on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7-9pm

Closed Door Entertainment, "Beauty and the Beast" October 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2016 at Memorial Auditorium/RKW  in Chattanooga, TN

The Cleveland Pops/Greater Cleveland Concert Band and special guests, "American Composers", concert to honor the fallen, military and police, at Cleveland State Community College George R Johnson Cultural Center on  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3pm

The Cleveland Orchestra's opening season concert on Saturday,  November 5,  2016 at 7:30pm with featured guest soloist, Dr. Chery Brendel and Dr. Ron Brendel and Choral Arts of Chattanooga  at Cleveland State Community College George R. Johnson Cultural Center in Cleveland,  TN

The Cleveland Pops/Greater Cleveland Concert Band and Cleveland State Chamber Choir and Vocal Rhapsody "Holiday Celebration" concert at Cleveland State Community College George R. Johnson Cultural Center on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3pm

The Cleveland Orchestra,  "Holiday Pops Winter Wonderland", December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm  at Cleveland State Community College George R. Johnson Cultural Center in Cleveland, TN

2015 Events and Engagements

International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA- January 16-19,2015

Presenting  research at the International Women's Day Celebration at Lee University- March 18, 2015 at 2PM,"Women On The Podium: Challenges Faced By Female Orchestral Conductors"

Buffalo Philharmonic with JoAnn Falletta- March 18-23, 2015, Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and 9

Greater Cleveland Concert Band Concert- Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Pre-Concert talk at 6:30PM and Concert at 7PM at Lee University, Pangel Hall, "Broadway and Movie Classics"

Gwinnett Youth Symphony in Atlanta, GA-Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7PM, "Rossini, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky"

Girls Preparatory School Faculty Flute Recital in Chattanooga, TN- May 11, 2015 at 5:30PM

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN-May 22-24, 2015, "Mary Poppins The Musical"

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra Concert in Chattanooga, TN- Sunday, June 7, 2015, "Classics and Worship"

Greater Cleveland Concert Band Concert in Cleveland,TN- Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7PM, "Broadway and Movie Classics on the Greenway"

Greater Cleveland Concert Band Concert in Cleveland, TN- Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7PM, "Summer Pops and Patriotic Celebration on the Greenway" 

International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA-July 10-12, 2015

ICWC Concert at 6PM July 11, 2015 at Centennial High School

International Conductors Workshop and Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria-July 23-August 10, 2015, "Beethoven and the Moderns"

Recording with The New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria- August 4, 2015

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra Concert- Saturday, September 26, 2015, "Sunset Pops" 

Greater Cleveland Concert Band in Cleveland, TN at the Greenway- Monday, September 28, 2015, "Sunset Pops and Patriotic Concert"

Closed Door Entertainment presents "Masquerade Ball Fundraiser"- Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Tivoli Theater

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN-October 16-18, 2015, "The Addams Family Musical"

Virginia Beach with Symphonicity and Virginia Symphony Orchestra, October 29- November 1, 2015

Greater Cleveland Concert Band  in Cleveland, TN-Monday, November 2, 2015, "A Night of Classics"

Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra and First Presbyterian Chorus in Chattanooga, TN-December 5-6, 2015, "Classic Christmas"

Greater Cleveland Concert Band in Cleveland, TN-Monday, December 7, 2015, " The Musical Colors of Christmas"

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN- December 11-13, 2015"Children of Eden"

 

2014 Events and Engagements

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN-January 9-10, 2014, "Les Miserables"

Louisville Orchestra with Bob Bernhardt and John Williams in Louisville, KY-January 16-19

Girl Preparatory School Concert in Chattanooga, TN-March 18, 2014

Lee University Symphony Orchestra Concert in Cleveland, TN- March 24, 2014

Lee University Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert for Cleveland City Schools in Cleveland, TN-April 1, 2014

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga,TN- April 11-12, 2014, "Titanic: The Musical"

Lee University Wind Ensemble in Cleveland, TN- April 15, 2014

Lee University Masterwork Concert in Cleveland, TN- April 25, 2014

McCallie School and Girls Preparatory School Concert in Chattanooga, TN- April 29, 2014

Tabernacle Symphony of Praise in Chattanooga, TN- June 8, 2014

International Conductors Symposium in Georgetown, TX- June 18-22, 2014

International Conductors Workshop and Festival in Zlin, Czech Republic- July 18-31, 2014

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN- August 15-17, 2014, "Shrek the Musical"

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN- September 19-20, 2014, "Chicago"

Shepherd School of Music with Larry Rachleff in Houston, TX- November 3-9, 2014

Closed Door Entertainment in Chattanooga, TN- November 21-23, 2014, "Cinderella"

Greater Cleveland Concert Band in Cleveland, TN- December 1, 2014, "Christmas Concert"

Tabernacle Symphony of Praise in Chattanooga, TN- December 6-7, 2014, "Christmas Concert"

International Conductors Masterclass and Workshop in Chicago, Il- December 18-23, 2014