ONE NIGHT ONLY
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Igor Stravinsky: "Sacrificial Dance," The Rite of Spring (1913)
Gabriel Fauré: from Requiem (1900)
Johann Sebastian Bach: from Goldberg Variations
Kaija Saariaho: Ballade (2005)
Sung Jin Hong: Hannibal (2015, World Premiere)
"Before we begin, you must be warned... nothing here is vegetarian." – Hannibal Lecter
A foodie, killer chef, pyschopath, sociopath, delusional-manipulative psychiatrist, and the most cultured cannibal around — Dr. Hannibal Lecter continues to fascinate. Thomas Harris’s stories have inspired numerous adaptations. Most recently, the hit NBC drama Hannibal has been lauded as being as disturbing and disgusting as it is creative and compelling — even considered as one of the most beautifully filmed series on the air.
Following recent success from his first opera Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014), composer-conductor Sung Jin Hong creates a sensual and hallucinogenic program featuring music from award-winning films and TV drama and his second opera, Hannibal (2015). Will Hong's drama be heightened through brutal force or stylized violence? Will it embrace realism or savor borderline psychological fantasies?
Hannibal can save lives!
A special collaboration between New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and One World Symphony!
On Sunday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m., staff from New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Heart Institute will be on-site teaching HandsOnly CPR – a technique that could be a potentially life-saving difference for someone who is suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. HandsOnly CPR is easy and involves no mouth to mouth contact-only pushing hard and fast on the chest. Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but your preparedness could save a life.
The inspiration for the unique community collaboration was begun when Sung Jin Hong researched and decided to include actual heart rhythms and murmurs (including "pathological") in Hannibal (2015). His research was confirmed by cardiologist Dr. Steven Markowitz at New York-Presbyterian. Their stimulating dialogue and discussions led them to present a community event that could save lives.
Concert length is approximately 90 minutes without intermission. Program may be subject to change.