Nightmare on Montague Street

Nightmare on Montague Street

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Sorcerer
Gregory Eaton, Phantom Organist
Hungry March Band, Parade of Horrors
AfterShock, Vocal Macabre

Performing frightful favorites chosen by our fans:

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Danny Elfman: from Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 film)
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Modest Mussorgsky:
from Songs and Dances of Death
Franz Schubert
: Erlkönig
Charley Gerard: The Headless Horseman* (2009 world premiere)

*written for audience, Hungry March Band, and One World Symphony

One Night Only! Benefitting St. Ann's Roof Restoration Fund
Friday, October 30, 2009

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

Take a ride to the dark side. Let your imagination carry you away with One World Symphony's Halloween spectacular and help "Raise the Roof" at St. Ann's! Net proceeds will go towards St. Ann's Roof Restoration Fund.

Playing one night only, this second annual costumed benefit event with reception is not to be missed. There's no trick -- the treat is for you! Please email your four frightful favorites to

Performance length: 80 minutes without intermission

Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director, composer, and conductor of One World Symphony. Mr. Hong has guest conducted in Europe, such as Stadt Wien Konservatorium Orchester in Vienna, Austria, Lyrique-en-mer Festival in Brittany, France, and The Royal Northern Conservatory of Music in Manchester, UK. In the U.S, he has guest conducted the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet Company, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Mannes Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Symphony, Bard College Orchestra, Illinois Wesleyan New Music Players, Western Illinois University Cello Choir, Bradley University Wind Ensemble, Great Music For A Great City at CUNY, Wayne State University Symphony, the Prospect Chamber Players, Twin Cities Ballet Company, and Take Dance Company. Mr. Hong has held positions as Music Director and Conductor of Peoria Sinfonietta and Principal Conductor of IES Singerverein in Vienna. He has also collaborated with musicians from the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic as a conductor. Highlights for the upcoming season include leading One World Symphony's new season as its artistic director and conductor and guest engagements conducting The Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Symphony, Fiery World Music Orchestra in Los Angeles, The Gandharvas, and his debut in Dallas conducting musicians from Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted and recorded world premieres for the world's leading classical record label Naxos. Mr. Hong had the great honor of being personal chosen by the New York Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Kurt Masur to conduct in masterclasses and a concert in New York.

Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC's legendary street brass march band, showing off the anarchic style that has become their trademark. The Hungry March Band has earned a reputation for mythical revelry, having performed at a huge variety of fine venues and celebrated events. Such planned and spontaneous performances have included guerilla art events, mermaid parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, community affairs, protests, high art events, the Staten Island Ferry, Brighton Beach Boardwalks, MOMA, Lincoln Center, the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office, playing themselves in the final scene of John Cameron Mitchell's recent film Shortbus, and many other forays into the territories of free spirit. Their original song styles range from New Orleans street band, European brass tradition, and Gypsy/Roma classics to Indian wedding brass bands, the jazz world, and the global community of NYC. The band is an ever-evolving musical experiment influenced and inspired by Brooklyn's backyard with Latin flavor, punk rock noise, hip hop beats and music of the streets.

Georgian soprano Angela Kolkhidashvili (Mussorgsky), has made her stage debut at a very young age as a soloist in a children's vocal ensemble "Presque." Starring in various performances of a Georgian Philharmonic, which was broadcasted on the Soviet Union National Television. Mrs. Kolkhidashvili was also cast in several films, among them a documentary of "Presque." One of her notable appearances as an actress took place in a Georgian film, "Khapangi." Young Angela Kolkhidashvili has gotten second place in the First National Competition in "Kupidoni," in Tbilisi, Georgia. She was Semi- Finalist of Concurs International De Cant, "Francesc Vinas," Barcelona, and also the Finalist of Concorso International "Vincenzo Bellini," Sicilia. For the past four years, Mrs. Kolkhidashvili, soprano, has performed a variety of roles at Amato Opera Theatre, in New York City. Mrs. Kolkhidashvili completed her Masters of Music Degree at the National Conservatory of Tbilisi, Georgia. Mrs. Kolkhidashvili completed her Bachelors of Music Degree at the Tbilisi Music College as a Cellist, student of Medea Chakhvadze. Curently she is studying at The Mannes College of Music.


Charley Gerard (The Headless Horseman) is a composer, saxophonist, author and publisher. He is the author of several books on Latin music and jazz, including Salsa: Rhythm of Latin Music (White Cliffs Media, 1998); Jazz in Black and White (Praeger, 2001), which Booklist describes as an "excellent study" that highlights "the complex role of race in jazz," and Kirkus calls a "refreshing change from recent polemics" "with an admirable even handedness" providing "an intelligent discussion of a loaded issue" "with integrity and thoughtfulness"; and Music from Cuba: Mongo Santamaria, Chocolate Armenteros, and Other Stateside Cuban Musicians (Praeger, 2001) that Choice Magazine deems "a useful addition to a growing list of books devoted to Latin music emanating from Cuba and Puerto Rico....the book will be a great resource for enthusiasts." Mr. Gerard has been lauded by the Washington Post for his "humor and crossover composing skill," "chops and range" and the "ingratiating," "lived-in feeling" of his music." Mr. Gerard and Sarzin Publishing Co., which he and Evan Sarzin started in 1991, has published a variety of books for jazz musicians and students. Mr. Gerard founded the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet in 2002. He gave the group its distinctive name to indicate that the group's music often has a sense of humor. The group has performed in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut and toured Austria several years ago.

Caleb Stokes (Schubert) has performed Narraboth in Salomé and the title role in Peter Grimes with One World Symphony, Boris in Kat'a Kabanova with Yale Opera, and The Governor/Vanderdendur in Candide as well as Joe in Gershwin's Blue Monday with Orchestra di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Recent performances include Don Jose with Dell'arte Opera Ensemble, Bacchus with One World Symphony, and Romeo in Hoiby's Romeo and Juliet as a part of American Opera Projects' Shakespeare showcase The Bard Laid Bare. Mr. Stokes is a native of Pleasantville, NY and studied voice at Oberlin and Yale. He is currently living the life of Riley while studying voice and acting in New York City where he is lucky to count Valerie Sorel, Eric Trudel, and Marc Verzatt among his most trusted mentors. In his spare time he enjoys working in an office, where his fantasy football team is undefeated at the time of this writing.



Gregory Eaton has been Director of Music and Organist of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights since 1993. At St. Ann's he plays the landmark E.M. Skinner organ of 1925, and can be heard most weeks of the year in the church's weekly organ recital every Wednesday at 1:10 pm. He also serves as Dean of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and on the Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Diocese of Long Island. A graduate of the University of Redlands, California, his major teachers have been Eva Clover in piano, Jeffrey Rickard in conducting, and Dr. Leslie Spelman in organ. An invitation to join the music staff of Trinity Church, Wall Street, brought Mr. Eaton to New York in 1984. After two years at Trinity, he served as Director of Music of the Church of the Epiphany in Manhattan, prior to accepting the position at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity. Concurrent with most of these appointments, Mr. Eaton was Lecturer in Church Music of the General Theological Seminary for 22 years, from 1984 to 2006. For the Spring term of 2008, Mr. Eaton once again served as Sabbatical Director of Chapel Music for the Seminary. In addition to his church music activities, Gregory Eaton is also, with David Hurd, one of the co-founders of Chelsea Winds recorder ensemble, and an occasional composer of both sacred and secular music.

Friday, October 30, 2009
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

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