Featured Artists

Composer-Conductor Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director of New York City’s One World Symphony. The New York Times described Hong’s From The Alchemist (inspired by Paulo Coelho’s novel) as transforming “a novel to a lush Mahlerian sound.” Mr. Hong’s upcoming composition commissions include Eyes Wide Shut (inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s final film and Arthur Schnitzler’s novella), a piano concerto, and Harlem Fanfare for Harlem Sound Project (inspired by Langston Hughes’s Harlem: Dream Deferred). Recent commissioned and performed symphonic works include a symphonic poem The Architect (2012) for Ramakrishna-Vivekananda, Eye of the Storm (2010–2011) and Sidewalk Sketches (2010). His compositions have been performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, Florence Gould Hall, the central New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, Bard College, and Palai Corbelli in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Hong’s guest conducting engagements include Lyrique-en-mer in France, Stadt Wien Konservatorium in Vienna, Royal Northern Conservatory in Manchester, Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, Redlands University, Bradley University, Western Illinois University, Great Music for a Great City, and Harlem Sound Project Orchestra. Mr. Hong had the honor of being chosen by Kurt Masur to participate in a series of masterclasses and conduct in a concert with Manhattan School of Music Symphony. He made his international recording debut as a conductor with classical music’s largest record label, Naxos. Most recently in May 2013, his world premiere performance of Edge (a monodrama based on Sylvia Plath’s final poem) received critical acclaim from Lucid Culture and Composers of Sibelius. To read more about Maestro Hong's new composition Rite of the Cicada, click here.

Soprano Dorothy Smith Jacobs is thrilled to be making her debut with One World Symphony. 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.)




Native to Seattle and a graduate of Harvard university, Faith Chyou recently performed Marguerite in Faust with the New York Opera Forum, Musetta in La Bohème with Gateway Classical Music Society, and in the premiere of the opera Redemption with Golden Fleece. She was a semi-finalist in the New Tang Dynasty International Vocal Competition and has also been featured in several concerts and recitals including Sienna Concert and Buckhill Skytop Music Festival. Ms. Chyou is making her debut with One World Symphony.



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. With One World Symphony, Ms. Farmer has also performed as Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cleopatra in Giulio 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.

The music of New York City-based composer Andrew Struck-Marcell aims to create a sense of ritual that encourages contemplation and catharsis. Having come in to close contact with Hindustani Music, he incorporates some of its forms and gestures. His works always strives to evoke coloristic moods with the intent of creating a novel sensory experience in the listener. Performances of his music have occurred throughout the United States and Europe at events and venues such as the SEAMUS National Conference, Roulette, Frederick Loewe Theater, the Tank NYC, the National Gallery, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Midwest Composers Symposium, and the Conservatorio G. Tartini Trieste. Groups and performers of his work include the NYU Symphony Orchestra, the janus trio, the Naiades Ensemble, Natalie Clein, Trio Kavak, and the Iowa Center for New Music. He is currently pursing a PhD in composition at New York University, where his dissertation research uses empirical methods to investigate music perception over short time windows. Previously, he studied at the Royal College of Music, London and at the University of Iowa. Teachers of his include Ezequiel Viñao, Kenneth Hesketh, Michael Zev Gordon, David Gompper, and Lawrence Fritts. His involvement with Hindustani music includes tabla studies in America and in the Kolkata area with Narayan Bhattacharjee. Additionally, he is a founding member and artistic director for Nodes Performing Arts, a new organization that has presented several music and dance concerts around New York. He also plays keyboard and helps compose for the instrumental rock band Audiometry. His work Infinity (2014) will receive its world premiere in One World Symphony’s Lamento program in March 2014.

Low Key is an all-male a cappella group, performing a varied repertoire of pop, rock, soul, barbershop, sacred, and doo-wop. This close group of friends has been caressing ear drums from coast to coast since 2011. Members include Will Moller, Ben Piper, Adam Zamora, Sam Orleans, Josh Ruzansky, Josh Springer, and Mike Ogurick. Low Key is excited to make their debut with One World Symphony.

The Robert Page Jazz Trio was formed under the direction of pianist Robert Page. Its members include Robert Page (piano), Justin Lee (Bass), and ED Pillion (drums). The trio has recently appeared at Moonstruck in Asbury Park, Trinity in Key Port, The Mill in Spring Lake, and other local venues.

Bob Page, Piano: Originally from Pennsylvania, Mr. Page has enjoyed performing with such jazz musicians as Jake Hanna, Earl May, Mousey Alexander, and Remo Palmier. He made several cruises on the S.S. Rotterdam as a band leader. He also was featured leading a jazz trio in the South American country of Suriname (formally Dutch Guiana) for a winter season. He replaced the Hank Jones group at the famed St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Mr. Page makes his home in West Allenhurst, New Jersey.

Ed Pillion, Drums: Mr. Pillion’s years of experience are evident in the wide array of styles and techniques he has mastered. Having studied at university, he has worked in the areas of rock, jazz, salsa, concert, and symphony orchestras.

Justin Lee, Bass: Mr. Lee is currently the principal bassist of the One World Symphony, and founding member of the Power House Big Band and Bob Page Jazz Trio. Samples of his work are also located in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, in collaboration with Joe Coco and Rodger Parr, in the album Hindsight. He performed along with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra for a music video with rap star Jay Z for Super Bowl XLIV. Mr. Lee performed with the New Jersey Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He is also proud to have worked with the original Broadway cast of Putnam County Spelling Bee, jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, and Constantine Maroulis in the Premier Theater Company’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Holy Apostles Church

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Holy Apostles Church

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