Lisa Wong has been named Director of Choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra, effective May 16. Wong has served as acting director since Robert Porco’s retirement at the end of the 2016-2017 season, having joined the conducting staff as Porco’s assistant at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, and added the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus to her portfolio from 2012-2017. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Indiana University and co-chairs the Music Department at The College of Wooster.
About Daniel Hathaway
Daniel Hathaway founded ClevelandClassical.com in September, 2008, after a thirty-one year tenure as music director of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, where he founded the Wednesday Noon Brownbag Concert Series and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Harvard College and the Episcopal Divinity School, he also studied historical musicology at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Before coming to Cleveland in 1977, he served as head of humanities at the Sunset Hill School in Kansas City and as head of arts at Groton School in Massachusetts. Other Cleveland activities have included serving on the music staff of Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and the faculty of Laurel School. As an organist, Hathaway has played recitals in the U.S., England, France, Germany, and Austria. He currently team-teaches Introduction to Music Criticism at Oberlin College and Conservatory and serves on the board of the Music Critics Association of North America.