Jaco Wong - composer, conductor

Jaco Wong​, a Hong Kong native, Los Angeles-based composer and conductor, currently serves as the music director of Junipero Serra High School and Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church. He holds a Master's degree in Choral Music and Composition from University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the Morten Lauridsen Endowed Composition Scholarship. Wong's compositions have been performed by Lang Lang and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and among others. He has prepared the Esperanza Azteca Youth Chorus to perform with Placido Domingo and conducted the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Wong remains an active singer of Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, and has sung under conductors including Jeffrey Kahane and Helmuth Rilling.



Psithaura - for Sixteen-Part Mixed Chorus
Psithurism (n.) the sound of wind through trees Trees and humans have coexisted on this planet for millennia in mutualistic relationships, but in recent times the weakening of humans spiritual connection to nature paired with the over commodification of natural resources has led to an imbalance in the global ecosystem, therefore humans must reconnect to nature in a meaningful way in order to survive. Commissioned by animator Evan Tedlock for an interactive installation