Jenny Wong in concert black attire conducting a choir from a podium with a baton.

Jenny Wong named chorus director of San Francisco Symphony

USC Thornton Choral & Sacred Music alumna Jenny Wong (MM ‘13, DMA ‘17) was named chorus director of the San Francisco Symphony. Wong is the fourth choral conductor to lead the ensemble in its 50-year history.

“I know she’s going to bring a great deal of energy, expertise and joy to the Chorus in her new role,” music director Esa-Pekka Salonen said in a statement.

Wong’s first season as chorus directer will begin with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Oct. 19-22 under music director laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, who is a Thornton alumnus (’67, MM ’76) and Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC.

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