One Summer Night

One Summer Night Soloists

Adrienne Metzinger returns as a vocal soloist with One World Symphony after having sung Cornelia in Giulio Cesare in June of 2006. She is is a founding member, Graphic Designer and Managing 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 Senator Hillary Clinton held by the United Spinal Association (formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans' Association.) In June of 2003, 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. Some of her opera credits include Emilia (Otello), Mercedes (Carmen), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Flora and Annina (La Traviata), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Kate (Madama Butterfly), The Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Kate (Ballad of Baby Doe) as well as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has also made numerous appearnces with One World Symphony as a featured soloist in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Bach’s Magnificat, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel as well many chamber and opera concerts singing selections by Barber, Verdi, Offenbach, and Weill to name a few. Ms. Metzinger has also performed world premiere works by Kyle Gann (Orchestrated by Sung Jin Hong), Joan Dawidziak and — most recently — a piece written for her by New York composer Stan Grill for soprano, harp, and cello based on poems by John McKenzie.

Jon Morrell returns to perform Wagner’s Wesendonk-Lieder after his triumphant performance of the title role in Samson et Dalila with One World Symphony. Jon was born in New York City, and is a student of Bill Schuman. He has made several recent appearances in the United Kingdom, most notably in Schubert’s Winterreise at St John’s Smith Square, and at the Woodhouse Cops Festival in Surrey. With the Concordia Foundation in London, Jon has performed in their Christmas Concert at St. Paul’s, and as Candide with the Opera Babes in excerpts from Bernstein’s Candide at Queen Elizabeth Hall, under conductor Rebecca Miller. In the United States, he has recently sung the role of Sesto in Händel’s Giulio Cesare with Opera at Florham, the CPE Bach Magnificat with the Stockbridge Festival Chorus, and Messiah with the Hudson Symphony. Future engagements include Winterreise in Avignon, Toulon, and Paris, and Handel’s Samson with the Luxembourg Cameratta.

Emanouil Manolov has been the concertmaster of One World Symphony the last three seasons. He returns as a soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto after his recent performance as Lex Luthor in Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony with the group in May 2007. Since his debut at age 10 on Bulgarian National Television, Mr. Manolov has gone on to concertize widely throughout his native Bulgaria, Germany and the United States. Recital appearances have included the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. As a chamber musician Mr. Manolov has performed at Barge Music in New York, and was the concertmaster and soloist for the Young Soloists of New York on the stages of the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie and Symphony Space. He has been featured soloist with the Virginia Commonwealth Symphony and a guest artist at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine. As a chamber musician, Mr. Manolov has collaborated with Colin Carr, Ani Kavafian and members of the Emerson Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic. He is currently in the Doctorate program at SUNY Stony Brook, where he works under the supervision of Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian and Philip Setzer.

Thurs, August 16, 2007
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

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