Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
One World Symphony Vocal Artists
Gregory Eaton, Organist
Hungry March Band, Parade of Horrors

Charles Gounod: Faust (1859, highlights)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre (1872)
Leon Boellmann: Toccata from Suite Gotique (1895)
Jason Candler:
 Boneyard (2010, world premiere) for audience, Hungry March Band, and One World Symphony

Celebrate Halloween with Brooklyn’s own masters of the monster mash, One World Symphony and Hungry March Band! Enjoy a free parade through spooky streets. Thrill to the inventiveness of the costumes of the orchestra and audience. And then sit back and enjoy the dark magic of Gounod’s Faust, the mystery of Dance Macabre from Saint-Saëns, and the blood-curdling Toccata from Suite Gothique by Boellmann. And if that’s not enough to make the dead rise, there’s the world premiere of Jason Cander’s Boneyard, for One World Symphony, Hungry March Band, and YOU!


Composer-Conductor Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director of One World Symphony. Mr. Hong's upcoming composition commissions include a piano concerto for Lloyd Arriola, a chamber work for Project 60/40, world premiere orchestration of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temp, Sidewalk Sketches for September Concert Foundation, and the symphonic poem Eye of the Storm for audience and One World Symphony. 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. Mr. Hong had the honor of being chosen by Kurt Masur to conduct in masterclasses and concert with Manhattan School of Music Symphony. He made his international recording debut as a conductor with the record label Naxos. Photo by Jaka Vinšek

Claire Molloy, soprano, is a native of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. A versatile performer, her repertoire includes Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Concepcion in L’heure espagnole, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Romilda in Xerxes, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Célie in Signor Deluso, Lucy in The Telephone, Juno in The Judgment of Paris (Eccles), and the soprano in Side by Side by Sondheim. She earned her MM in Voice Performance from Florida State University and her BM and BBA from the University of Michigan. Ms. Molloy has sung with the Berkshire Opera’s Resident Artist Program, Ann Baltz’s OperaWorks, Eastern Festival Opera, and the Lirica Nacional de Costa Rica. She made her debut with One World Symphony as the Vixen in last spring’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen and will be performing as Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites with them in January 2011.

Making her One World Symphony debut, Canadian soprano Bridget Hogan has been praised for her shimmering sound and versatility of repertoire. She has been lauded for her interpretation of music of the 20th and 21st century, particularly the one woman show “Stratas” written for her by Canadian composer Peter Skoggard, and librettist David MacFarlane. As a Ms. Hogan has appeared singing various programs across Canada and the United States. Her concert and operatic appearances include those with the Toronto Sinfonia, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, Elmer Iseler Singers, Opera New Jersey and Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hogan is a past recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Laureate Winner of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Competition and former National finalist in the Canadian Music Competition.

Bass Duncan Hartman’s career has encompassed success in opera, concert and recital. Internationally, he has sung with the New Israeli Opera, toured Europe with the New Bulgarian National Opera and the Teatro Lirico di Milano, and appeared with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico. U.S. engagements include leading roles with Opera Colorado, Dayton Opera, Sarasota Opera, Nashville Opera, Boise Opera, Greater Buffalo Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Roanoke, Opera Camerata and New York’s Dicapo Opera Theatre. Concert appearances include Carnegie Hall, the Tulsa Philharmonic, Flint Symphony, Connecticut Symphony, Yorktown Symphony, Jefferson Symphony and New York’s One World Symphony. As a winner of the Artists International Auditions he was presented in recital at Weill Recital Hall. He has received awards from the National Opera Association, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Liederkranz Foundation, Wagner Society of New York, and New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. He was the inaugural recipient of the Naomi Music Productions and Recordings Rising Star Opera Award, and a Finalist in the Altamura/Enrico Caruso International Voice Competition. Mr. Hartman will return to One World Symphony to perform King Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in May 2011.

Making his debut with One World Symphony, tenor Alvaro Rodriguez, a Palma de Mallorca native, has sung across the United States and internationally. His list of operatic roles includes Edmondo/Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut with Utah Festival Opera, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Fresca, Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Center Stage Opera, Rodolfo in La Boheme with Amici Opera, Tebaldo in i Capuleti e i Montecchi with Chamber Opera of Washington, and Paolino in Il Matrimonio Segreto and Jasper in the Newport Rivals with Maryland Opera Studio. A busy zarzuela performer, he has sung Roberto in Bohemios, Leandro in La Tabernera del Puerto, Gustavo in Los Gavilanes and Don Luis in El Barberillo de Lavapiés, among others. He has also appeared in musicals such as 1776 at Utah Festival Opera or Swingtime! with the In Series. He has appeared as soloist in Spanish television and also with Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, In Series of Washington, DC, The Manchester Symphony and Chorale, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Opera Camerata and others.

George Jo is pleased to be making his One World Symphony debut as Faust. Mr. Jo recently appeared as a part of the Remarkable Theater Brigade Young Artist Program as Sam in House, a contemporary opera. He has performed various lyrical tenor roles in numerous opera gala concerts around the New York area, such as Des Grieux from Manon, Faust from Faust, Rodolfo from La Boheme and Alfredo from La Traviata. His oratorio works include Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation at Chodae Church in New Jersey and the tenor solo in Handel’s Messiah with Hanaim Orchestra in New Jersey in 2009. He also performed in many conceptual concerts all over the Tri-State area as well as in Missouri. Mr. Jo had the opportunity to participate in a master class with Dalton Boldwin, a internationally well-known coach. In 2011, Mr. Jo will perform in Harmonia Opera’s 30 years anniversary opera at Carnegie Hall. Recently, he graduated from Manhattan School of Music for the Professional Studies Certificate. He holds a Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music.

Making her debut with One World Symphony, Hayden DeWitt has performed many of the favorite roles in the lyric mezzo-soprano repertoire including: Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Aminta in Il Re Pastore, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Niklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, among others. In addition to the standards, she has worked closely with New York composers Ishmael Wallace and Mark Ettinger and has premiered several song cycles and opera roles written especially for her. More unusual forays onto the stage include the role of The Drummer in Viktor Ullmann’s World War II masterpiece Der Kaiser von Atlantis with New York’s Opera Gaya, the alto solos in Beethoven’s Mass in C at Carnegie Hall and the role of Amor in Amor & Psyche, an original baroque pasticcio opera which she co-created.

Making her One World Symphony debut, mezzo soprano Marcella Caprario has been praised by the critics as “a comic gem;” her performances have been described as “beautifully sung…and humanly moving.” Some of her favorite past opera roles include Hansel, Dorabella, Second Lady, Prince Orlofsky and Mother Marie. In concert, Ms. Caprario has appeared as soloist with the Grammy-nominated Kansas City Chorale, Spoleto Festival Chorus (Italy), Bucks County Choral Society (PA) and Lauda Chamber Singers (NJ), among others. She has also performed in numerous contemporary music concerts and has been featured in recital throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Caprario holds a BM summa cum laude in voice from Westminster Choir College and MM in voice from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She currently resides in New York City where she is researching the traditional music of Jewish communities throughout the world for an anthology of international Jewish song.

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.

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.

Ted Labow has sung baritone roles in New York, Canada and Italy for Myriad Opera, CAP productions, SOLT Opera Theatre, the Casalmaggiore summer Festival and has performed with Canada’s National Academy Orchestra and Philadelphia’s Amici Opera. He has portrayed Germont in La Traviata, Marcello in La Bohème, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin, Tonio in Pagliacci and Michele in Il Tabarro, and most recently the Forester in Janácek’s Cunning Little Vixen with One World Symphony. Mr. Labow is a native of Toronto, where he studied voice, composition and jazz piano. Mr. Labow is also a composer, jazz pianist and producer. He recently co-produced an album for new artist Patrice featuring the vocal group Take Six and the Nashville String Machine, working as arranger and pianist. He has also written for television and arranged for orchestras in North America and Israel. Mr. Labow is also a cantor and an artist and illuminator of manuscripts

Friday, October 29, 2010
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

Sunday, October 31, 2010
Church of the Holy Apostles