Sandra Ragusa


Sandra Ragusa is a charismatic personality on the classical conducting scene. Coming from an extensive background both as a conductor and a flutist, she brings the spirit of a true performer to the stage.

Known for her creative programming and strong interpretation, Ms. Ragusa has been invited to conduct orchestras on three continents including recent guest conducting engagements in Poland, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, China, and Japan.
Ms. Ragusa is highly regarded by both musicians and audience members for her thoughtful and energetic presence on the podium.

Recent News

  • Sandra conducts the American premiere of – Yuko Uebayashi – Les trois bouquets pour l’orchestre de flutes in Washington DC with DCflutes.
  • Sandra conducts in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Sandra conducts in Helsinki, Finland
  • Sandra conducts in Kraków, Poland


Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4 PM
Montgomery Philharmonic with Central Maryland Chorale
Rutter: Gloria
Händel: Messiah, Part 1

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 PM
with MV Middle School Band and & Orchestra
Repertoire TBD

Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7 PM – Montgomery Philharmonic
Bernstein : Overture to Candide
Hovhannes: Symphony No. 66, Opus 428, Hymn to Glacier Peak
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4 PM
Montgomery Philharmonic with Central Maryland Chorale
Copland: Old American Songs Set 1 and Set 2
Fauré: Requiem
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”, KV 385


Recent Events

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7 PM
Montgomery Philharmonic
Old Friends – New Friends
Dvořák: Carnival Overture Opus 92
Berwald: Symphony No. 3
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36 (Enigma Variations)

Friday, November 24, 2017
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92
Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33 – Ildikó Szabó – cellist
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90 – Italian
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Opus 52 


© 2017, Sandra M. Ragusa
Photography by Harvey Levine and Michael Ray