Concert Chats - Epic Ending
- Date May 3rd, 2023 Time 11:00am Venue Bloomington Country Club
Experience it all by joining other music enthusiasts at Concert Chats, a lunchtime series, hosted by the Illinois Symphony Guild of Bloomington-Normal. This special lunchtime series features a special presentation about our upcoming Epic Ending concert.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 @ 11:00 AM
Bloomington Country Club
$30 per person, includes lunch and tea, coffee, or soda
- Social time @ 11:00 AM
- Lunch served @ 11:30 AM
- Program starts @ 12:00 PM
Reservations are due by Friday, April 28, 2023. Make your reservation today. Reservations may be made online or by calling Guild member, Betty Ann Fisher at 309-662-3424.
Bloomington-Normal Venue Bloomington Country Club
605 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Andrew Joon Choi Conductor
Winner of the prestigious Neeme Järvi Prize at the 2018 Gstaad Music Festival & Academy, and 2nd prize winner of the National Radio Television Albania Conducting Competition 2019 and 3rd prize winner of the IONEL PERLEA International Opera Competition 2021, Andrew Joon Choi is a classically trained, Korean American Conductor based in Princeton, New Jersey.
He has conducted many orchestras throughout Europe including Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kammerorchester Basel, Basel Sinfonietta, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, ORF-Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, LEAD! Festival Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonisches Orchester, Josef Kajetán Tyl Theater, Filharmonie Hradec Králové, Staatstheater Cottbus, Das Kurpfälzische Kammerorchester - Mannheim, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Pazadzjik Sinfonieorchester, and Russe Philharmonisches Orchester.
Until January of 2020, he was the Assistant Conductor of the Basel Sinfonietta, a renowned contemporary arts organization bringing modern classical music closer to the audience using innovative and provocative programming. It is also known as the only organization of its kind to perform contemporary classical music for full orchestra, every program of the season.
Highlights of his 2019-21 season included concert debuts with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at Wien Modern 2019 alongside Maestro Baldur Brönnimann at the Musikverein Vienna, as well as performances with the Basel Sinfonietta and the Sinfonieorchester Lichtenstein and renowned soloists Claire Huangci (piano) and the Janoska Ensemble at the acclaimed Vaduz Classic 2021 in Vaduz Lichtenstein.
Highlights of his 2022 season included the Swiss premiere of the composer Olga Neuwirth’s work, “Die Stadt ohne Juden” with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, as well as conducting alongside world-famous maestros: Jukka Pekka Saraste, Hannu Linthu, Dalia Stavenska and Esa Pekka Salonen at the LEAD! Music Festival in Fiskars, Finland.
2022 and beyond, he makes his U.S debut with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra as well as planned concerts with the Opéra Orchestre Montpellier, the Berner Symphonieorchester, and the National Radio Orchestra Tirana Albania.
He is a graduate of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, under the tutelage of master pedagogue and conductor, Johannes Schlaefli. Prior to his studies and activities in Europe, Joon studied Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore under the guidance of Maestro Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.