Naomi Woo

Naomi Woo is a prominent young Canadian conductor and pianist, recognized by CBC Radio, ARTV, and Flare magazine as a rising star on the Canadian classical music scene. Currently, Assistant Conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Naomi is a finalist for the position of Artistic and Music Director of l'Orchestre Symphonique de l'Estuaire, and a member of Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership program and the Orchestre Metropolitain Montreal’s inaugural conducting academy.

Following debuts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Regina Symphony Orchestra, and Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in 2021-22, this season sees her debuts with the Calgary Philharmonic, Orchestra NOW (New York), the Ann Arbor Symphony, and at LSO St. Luke’s with the ensemble Tangram Sound. On the opera stage, she conducts the Canadian premiere of Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel’s Bone in Vancouver, Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s The Night Falls in New York City, and assists at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Naomi holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She has also studied mathematics, philosophy, and music at Yale College, the Yale School of Music, and Université de Montréal.

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Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Friday, December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL
Coda Conversations will immediately follow the performance.

Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL
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Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL
Concert Comments: 6:15 PM

Saturday, May 4, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL
Concert Comments:  6:15 PM

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