Baroque(n) Hearts

Featured Artists

As the creator of New York City’s One World Symphony, Sung Jin Hong is committed to realizing and fulfilling its VISION. One World Symphony does not exist without the generous contributions of its community of partners: passionate artists, versatile staff, and the audience. As a conductor, he has had the honor of presenting world premieres and works by living composers such as John Adams, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Michael Daugherty, Harold Farberman, Kyle Gann, John Harbison, George Perle, Andre Previn, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Joan Tower, Keith Bailey, Lisa Burke, Jason Candler, John Craven, James Cross, Jerry DeVore, Peter Gilbert, Leonard Goldfine, Stanley Grill, Sean Hickey, Jihwan Kim, Masashi Mori, Andrew Struck-Marcell, Margarita Zelenaia, and others. After conducting works by many composers during One World Symphony’s first nine seasons, Sung Jin Hong programmed From The Alchemist on September 2009, which also was his first work that was publicly performed by One World Symphony. Hong and his work have been reviewed and profiled by The New York Times, Time Out New York, Operaticus, Lucid Culture, Composers of Sibelius, Tuxedo Revolt, and most recently by the award-winning journalist and author Clemency Burton-Hill of BBC. Sung Jin Hong would like to thank the dedicated musicians of One World Symphony who consistently bring the music to life, as the notes on the page are only the blueprint; its active partners, who have embraced inspiring collaboration through adventurous programming and powerful performances; the press, who has helped to spread the word about its events and VISION; and his three compositional muses: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Cleo, and Adrienne Metzinger.

Soprano Dominique Donnarumma is pleased to return to One World Symphony as Skyler White in the 2014 World Premiere of Breaking Bad – Ozymandias after having performed the title role in Suor Angelica in Temptation this past October. Ms. Donnarumma was a prizewinner for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition. In January of 2009, Ms. Donnarumma made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Barry Alexander 2008-2009 Prizewinner’s Recital, in Weill Hall. She later returned to Carnegie Hall to participate in the 2009 Alexander and Buono Gala. Ms. Donnarumma was recently seen as Suor Angelica in One World Symphony’s Temptation program and as Micaëla in Carmen scenes with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre at Symphony Space. Ms. Donnarumma originated the roles of Annunciata in Brother Fire, Mozart in Mozart and the Grey Steward, and Polyhymnia in Michael Oberhauser’s Magnum Opus, at Catholic University. Ms. Donnarumma can be seen as the Sandman/Dew fairy in New York Opera Forum’s Hänsel und Gretel in December of 2013. Ms. Donnarumma received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Catholic University. Ms. Donnarumma is a student of Michael Warren.

Laura Farmer, soprano, is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. Most recently she performed as Cleopatra from Giulio Cesare in One World Symphony’s Baroque[n] Hearts program. Also with One World, she has performed as Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cleopatra in Gulio Cesare, and Frasquita in Carmen. She has sung a wide range of roles including Norina (Don Pasquale), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Monica (The Medium), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Yum Yum (Mikado), and Despina (Così fan Tutte) with companies including Des Moines Metro Opera, Natchez Music Festival, Tulsa Opera, and Liederkranz Opera. Internationally, Ms. Farmer performed Giulietta (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi) in a tour of the Czech Republic and Giulia (La Scala di Seta) in Teatro di Pacini (Tuscany). Ms. Farmer was also a finalist in the National Opera Association competition. Following graduation from Yale University, Ms. Farmer appeared as a jazz vocalist with Whim’n Rhythm in a nine-country tour of the Far East; the group was featured at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and Club Med Bali, as well as on Korean national television and radio.

Soprano Heather Green is a dynamic and versatile performer who is active in both opera, and new, experimental works. Critics have described her as “attractive and well-voiced,” and a “soaring soprano,” whose “powerhouse vocals cut through... and hit us right in our hearts.” Career highlights include participation in the 2011 New York City Opera VOX Showcase, as a soloist in Three Weeks, and her creation of the role of Bitia in the full production of Yoav Gal’s Mosheh, which was chosen by The New York Times as one of the most exciting operas of the year. Of Heather’s portrayal, Times critic Allan Kozinn wrote, “Ms. Green’s searing, powerful performance was spellbinding.” In 2012, Heather was pleased to make her debut as a soloist, in One World Symphony’s concert, Moonlight, and 2013, returned to sing Blanche Dubois in selections from Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, in American Affairs. Heather is thrilled to be discovering the elation of performing Wagnerian repertoire, having sung her first Sieglinde in Die Walküre with New York Lyric Opera, in August 2013. She is now very excited to return to One World Symphony and try out her sea-legs with Senta’s ballad from Der Fliegende Holländer.

Soprano Sonya Headlam is a versatile performer of vocal recitals, chamber music, oratorio, and operatic repertoire. Praised for her voice of “liquid tone”, Ms. Headlam’s career has taken her to concert halls across the U.S. and abroad. She has performed with One World Symphony on numerous occasions since 2006. She is thrilled to continue her collaboration with One World Symphony for the 2013-2014 Season, following last season’s critically acclaimed performances on the Ecstasy and American Affairs programs. Career highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut with Distinguished Concerts International New York, and her regional opera house debut with Fargo-Morehead opera singing the role of Musetta in La Bohème.  Ms. Headlam has twice performed on the Trinity Church Recital Series in Lower Manhattan, joining a rich history of renowned and emerging professional musicians. Born of Jamaican parentage, Ms. Headlam maintains close ties with the Caribbean where she has been active as a recitalist and soloist including a tour of Guadeloupe with members of the Cuban Philharmonic. Ms. Headlam holds performance degrees from Miami University of Ohio, and received additional training at Mannes College of Music in New York City. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at Rutgers University.

Soprano Dorothy Smith Jacobs is thrilled to return to One World Symphony after having performed music by John Dowland as a part of Alive! in July 2013. Other recent engagements include Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor also with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Bel Cantanti Opera of Washington, D.C. Other roles include Barbarina, Gretel, and Annina. She is a performing member of Opera Collective and the Professional Women Singer’s Association. Ms. Smith Jacobs is a graduate of West Virginia University (B.M.) and James Madison University (M.M.)



Soprano Abigail Kempson is delighted to join One World Symphony again after having performed Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade in Temptation in October. Ms. Kempson completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory. While there, she appeared in several roles, including Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, and Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, which led to her European debut in the same role in the Varna Opera House in Bulgaria. She has also studied in Vienna with Donna Robin, and has sung scenes as Norina (Don Pasquale), Beth (Little Women), and Miss Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Thief). She is currently a student of Pamela Kuhn of Greenwich, CT.


Soprano Irina Mozyleva is a recitalist and chamber performer whose New York appearances have included Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library, the Russian Consulate, the United Nations, and Caramoor Music Room. She often performs the music of Russian composers, particularly Shostakovich, whose works she has sung with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the Philadelphia Piano Trio, the Innisfree Piano Trio, and with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; with the latter she performed From Jewish Poetry. Outside of New York she has delighted audiences in Washington, DC, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Ms. Mozyleva’s operatic engagements have included the role of Rosina in John Copley’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the San Francisco Opera Merola Young Artist Program and the role of Anna in The Curtis Institute of Music production of Kissing and Horrid Strife in association with the Philadelphia Opera Company, among others. Born in Belarus, Ms. Mozyleva studied opera at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and at the Julliard School of Music in New York. She completed formal training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and was the recipient of a full scholarship to The Tangelwood Music Festival in Massachusetts. With One World Symphony, Ms. Mozyleva performed Marfa’s aria from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride, Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie in January 2013 and Shostakovich songs in September 2010.

Puerto-Rican born José Pietri-Coimbre has distinguished himself in various capacities as a violinist, violist, and classical baritone.

As a vocalist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has presented frequent solo art song recitals in the United States and Europe. Most recently, he has performed in New York City with One World Symphony, with whom he sang the roles of the Forrester in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, the Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, and Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen. He was a member of the Puerto Rico Opera Chorus, and was also a frequent featured oratorio soloist in the Island, performing with the Puerto Rico Chamber Orchestra among other ensembles. Currently, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has a very active career as a professional ensemble singer in New York City, being a member of the New York Virtuoso Singers, Collegiate Chorale Singers, and The Salvatones Ensemble.

As a violinist and violist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has held principal positions at the Bronx Opera and Delaware Valley Opera Orchestras, Puerto Rico Sinfonietta, National Orchestral Institute Orchestra, One World Symphony, and the Queens Philharmonia, where he was also a soloist in 2003. He has been a member of the New Jersey Philharmonic, Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, and is a substitute musician at the Greenwich and Albany Symphony Orchestras, and the Phantom of the Opera Orchestra on Broadway. He has performed regularly with Dorian Baroque, Con Vivo Chamber Players, Harlem Chamber Players, at the Chamber Music Live Series at Lefrak Concert Hall, and at the Luci Toscane Festival in Wisconsin and Italy. He has collaborated with cellists Marcy Rosen and Nina Lee, and with conductors Gerard Schwarz, Sergiu Comissiona, Maurice Peress and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.

A strong advocate of Spanish and Latin American art music, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre was a member of the Zipoli Ensemble for the Spanish American Baroque and a founding member of Cuarteto Ensueño. He has also been a busy and passionate educator for nearly two decades, having been on the faculty of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, the Mozart Academy in New York City and currently at Third Street Music School.

Mr. Pietri-Coimbre studied voice with Zoraida Lopez and Justino Diaz in his native Puerto Rico, and with Bernardo Villalobos and Neil Rosenshein in New York City.


Sunday, January 26, 2014
Holy Apostles Church

Monday, January 27, 2014
Holy Apostles Church

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