Featured Artists

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, baritone Fernando Araujo is thrilled to make his debut with One World Symphony. He has studied at Indiana University Bloomington and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he began his musical path as a pianist, playing for the classes of Virginia Zeani and accompanying singers such as Barbara Bonney, Diana Damrau and Carlos Montanè in concerts. His repertoire covers the main roles of his Fach and career highlights include Papageno in the Philharmonie in Munich, Escamillo with the Philharmonie Salzburg, Don Alfonso in Così at the Verbier Festival, Marcello in the highly-acclaimed Bohème staging of Anton Juan in Samsung Hall in Manila, a recital in the Auditório Nacional de Música de Madrid together with Ruggero Raimondi, concerts under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies during the Bernsteintage in Salzburg and of Maestro Fabio Luisi at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. He is a soloist of the Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft, of the Mozart Opern-Institut and of the Grace Bumbry International Ambassadors of Opera. His concert itinerary reaches faraway destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Ireland, Kenya, Luxemburg, Mongolia, Siberia and Thailand, where he often performs within a humanitarian context that includes benefit concerts for exceptional children, the young and the elderly and for people who never heard opera before. Upcoming engagements include Viktor Ullmann´s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, concerts with the Johann Strauss Orchester Wiesbaden and Beethoven´s Ninth Symphony in Russia.


Laura Farmer, soprano, is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. Most recently she performed in the the sold-out shows New Girls as Adele and Sung Jin Hong's Breaking Bad - Ozymandias as Marie Schrader. She has also performed in One World Symphony as Cleopatra in Baroque[n] Hearts, Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Frasquita in Carmen. She has sung a wide range of roles including Norina (Don Pasquale), 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.” Heather recently performed in One World Symphony's sold-out and critically-acclaimed performances of Addiction with Senta's Ballad from Der Fliegende Holländer in January 2014. In 2012, Heather was pleased to make her debut as a soloist, in One World Symphony’s sold-out Moonlight, and 2013, returned to sing Blanche Dubois in selections from Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, in the critically-acclaimed American Affairs. She is now very excited to return to One World Symphony and perform her first performances of Richard Strauss' Salomé.


Adrienne Metzinger is a founding member, graphic designer, managing director, and stage director of One World Symphony. Ms. Metzinger had the honor of singing our National Anthem to begin New York City’s televised 2003 Veteran’s Day Parade as well as at a ceremony honoring then-Senator Hillary Clinton held by the United Spinal Association. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut singing the music of Kurt Weill in a benefit concert for the American Red Cross. Ms. Metzinger has performed in some of One World Symphony's most critically-acclaimed programs including Sung Jin Hong's Breaking Bad — Ozymandias as Skyler White; the complete production of Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen as stage director, Forester’s Wife, and Dog; Clara Schumann’s Liebst du um Shonheit (arranged by Sung Jin Hong); Britten’s Funeral Blues in American Affairs; and an all-Gluck program as Paride. She has made numerous appearances in One World Symphony’s complete opera productions: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Brangane), Poulenc’s The Dialogues of the Carmelites(The First Prioress), Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky), Barber’s Vanessa (The Baroness), Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (Dryade), and Strauss' Elektra (Clytemnestra’s Trainbearer). Her solo concert repertoire with One World Symphony include Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été,Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Bach’s Magnificat, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sibelius’s Kaiutar(world premiere arrangement for voice and symphony by Sung Jin Hong). Ms. Metzinger has also performed world premiere works by Kyle Gann, Joan Dawidziak, and Stan Grill.


Jon Morrell was born in New York City and grew up in Southern Spain. He has established a flourishing career in opera, concert and recital, gaining fine reviews both in the United States and in Europe. Engagements have included Samson in Samson et Dalila with St. Petersburg Opera, Otello/Gedick in the world premiere of Pedini's opera Jago at the Teatro degli Avvaloranti in Citta Della Pieve, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Siegmund in Die Walküre with Opera Fulham, and Tristan in Tristan und Isolde with the Northern Wagner Orchestra. As a member of the Concordia Foundation in London he was the tenor soloist for Handel's Messiah at St. Paul's, and Candide in excerpts from Bernstein's Candide at Queen Elizabeth Hall under conductor Rebecca Miller. He has performed a variety of roles in the United States ranging from Handel’s Sesto to Peter Grimes, and is equally in demand as a recitalist and tenor soloist for orchestral works such as Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the Berlioz Requiem. Jon has given recitals in the United States, France, Germany, Austria and England, where his acclaimed interpretation of Schubert's Winterreise was heard at St John's Smith Square in London and the Woodhouse Cops Festival in Surrey. With One World Symphony, Jon has performed as Samson in Samson et Dalila and the title role in its sold-out and uncut, complete production of Peter Grimes.

Making her debut with One World Symphony, Kristin Starkey is a mezzo-soprano who is currently finishing up her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. She will be continuing on to a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in the Fall of 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Music Education with classical guitar as her concentration at Long Island University. In addition to playing guitar, she teaches band and orchestral instruments to children and adults throughout Long Island. She recently sang various solo and chamber repertoire in Austria with AlpenKammerMusik, a young artist program. She made her opera debut in the spring of 2014 as Mrs. Grose in Britten’s Turn of the Screw with Stony Brook Opera, and has had partial roles as Carmen in Carmen, Cenerentola in Cenerentola, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, La Voix in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and Arsamene in Serse. She has also performed solo, choral, and chamber repertoire throughout Italy, Germany, and Canada. Upcoming engagements include roles as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor in April 2015 and as Puck in Weber’s Oberon in November 2015.


Justin 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. He is making his debut as a composer with Hodor Suite (2015 World Premiere).


As the creator of New York City’s One World Symphony, Sung Jin Hong is committed to realizing and fulfilling its VISION. 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 his From The Alchemist in September 2009, which also was his first work that was publicly performed by One World Symphony. Hong and his works have been reviewed and profiled by Classicalite, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Operaticus, Lucid Culture, Composers of Sibelius, Tuxedo Revolt, Textura, NPR's Illinois Public Media WILL, The Guardian, El País and BBC. Most recently, Classic FM, “UK’s favourite classical station” presented “Exclusive: Listen to Breaking Bad — Ozymandias the opera.”


Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Holy Apostles Church

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Holy Apostles Church

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