Symphony Series: Vienna Boys Choir
Monday, November 14, 2016, 7pm
The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences young and old for over 500 years! The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Music for the evening will include pieces by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Strauss, Dvorak and more.
Please note: this performance will feature the choir only and does not include symphony musicians.
This performance is SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, please call the Symphony Office at 509-529-8020.
Sponsored in part by
Jimmy Chiang, conductor
Born in Hong Kong, Jimmy Chiang is a conductor and pianist who started his musical career at the age of 13 with his first public appearance as a concert pianist. Hailing from a musical family, Chiang began piano lessons when he was four and also went on to study cello and composition. He received the Fellows Diploma from the Trinity College of Music in London at the age of 16, graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Baylor University (USA), and finished his education with “Magister Artium” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Chiang's conducting career began with winning the renowned “Lovro von Matacic” international competition for Young Conductors in Zagreb in 2007. He is a versatile and well-rounded musician known for interpreting a variety of repertoire from opera, symphony, choral, solo piano and chamber music worlds both in opera pits or on concert stages.
Jimmy Chiang has served as principal conductor of the Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony since 2008, worked as assistant music director of the Wagner’s “Ring” cycle at Theater Lübeck from 2007 to 2009, and was Kapellmeister at Theater Freiburg from 2009 to 2011 where he led numerous premiere productions. In September 2013, Chiang became choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir.
Other conducting highlights include guest conducting the Komischen Oper Berlin, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Zagreb Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and appearances at festivals such as Eutin Opera Festival (Germany), FACYL (Spain), Macau International Music Festival, and the Rohm Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan, where he was invited to study and work with Maestro Seiji Ozawa in the summer of 2004.
Exclusive representative of the Vienna Boys Choir
The Hotel Residenz Palais Coburg is
The Vienna Boys Choir's general sponsor