Jason Kao Hwang

Symphony of Souls

Jason Kao Hwang (composer, violin/ viola) has created works ranging from jazz, classical, “new” and world music. As violinist, Mr. Hwang has worked with Reggie Workman, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Vladamir Tarasov, Henry Threadgill and many others.

Mr. Hwang’s chamber opera, The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown (New World Records), presented by the Asia Society in 2001, was named one of the “Top Ten Opera Recordings of 2005” by Opera News. Commitment, The Complete Recordings, 1981-1983, from a collective quartet that was Mr. Hwang’s first band, was voted as “2010 Reissued Recording of the Year” by All About Jazz / New York. His octet Burning Bridge, commissioned by Chamber Music America / New Jazz Works, recently premiered at the Chicago World Music Festival.

Spontaneous River, Mr. Hwang’s orchestra of string improvisers, performed in Vision Festival XIV and released tthe recording of Symphony of Souls in 2011.

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Symphony of Souls

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