Happy Hour in Paris

Featured Artists

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 (2010 world premiere) for September Concert Foundation, and the symphonic poem Eye of the Storm (2010 world premiere) for One World Symphony commissioned by West Village Concerts. 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 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.

NYC CANCAN is thrilled to share the spirit of Joie de vivre with One World Symphony and its audiences. The dance company of eight female and two male dancers specialize in Cancan, Cabaret, and Vegas-style dances, which are available for corporate events, fashion shows, sporting events, theme parties, product launches, promotional events, and other private or corporate functions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, nationwide, and internationally. Artistic director of NYC CANCAN Olga Chpitalnaia has made the United States her home in 1992. Before coming to the United States of America she was performing with the Ukrainian State Dance Ensemble “Slavutich” and the Russian folk song and dance ensemble of “The Black Sea Navy Dancers.” Ms. Chipitalnaia is the choreographer and dancer with New York-based Russian folk dance ensemble Barynya (since 1996), and Cabaret “Rasputin” in Brooklyn, New York (since 1998). She performed with the Riverdance, Brighton Ballet and many other companies as a freelance dancer.

Sharon Azrieli, soprano and native of Montreal, returns to One World Symphony after performing the role of Second Prioress in Poulenc’s The Dialogues of the Carmelites. A passionate and exciting performer, her repertoire includes such roles as Tosca, Leonora in La Forza del Destino, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Vermont Opera), Adriana Lecouvreur (L’Opera de Paris a la Bastille,) Mimí in La Bohème (Canadian Opera Company), and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Sarasota Opera.) Ms. Azrieli has concertized extensively with such orchestras as the Jerusalem and Haifa Symphonies, the McGill Chamber and Israel Chamber Orchestras, the New West and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, and L’Orchestre de L’Ile, performing a wide range of Oratorio and Concert arias, including the Verdi Requiem, the Mahler 2nd and 8th Symphonies and the Stabat Mater by Dvorak. She earned her performance diploma in Voice from the Juilliard School of music in New York, and her MM from L’Universite de Montreal, where she is currently completing her Doctorate.

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 made numerous appearances in One World Symphony’s 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’s  Ariadne auf Naxos (Dryade) and  Elektra (Clytemnestra’s Trainbearer), Verdi’s  Otello (Emilia), Janácek’s  The Cunning Little Vixen (Forester’s Wife, Dog), Tchaikovsky’s  Eugene Onegin (Larina), and Handel’s  Giulio Cesare (Cornelia). Her solo concert repertoire with One World Symphony include Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ms. Metzinger has also performed world premiere works by Kyle Gann, Joan Dawidziak and Stan Grill.

Katie Kat (soprano) is thrilled to be making her One World Symphony debut. Ms. Kat produces and stars in an operatic recital performance for arts venues and private events across the country. She makes her own costumes, video supertitle translations, and backing tracks. She is also an adjunct professor of voice at NYU Steinhardt. Leading roles include such operas as Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (Despina), Menotti’s The Telephone (Lucy), Purcell’s Dido and Aneas (Belinda) and The Fairy Queen (Night, The Plaint). She has also worked at Pennsylvania Youth Theater as an actor and mentor. Current projects include The Persephone Project (summer 2012 debut) mixing opera arias and industrial electronic rock music, as well as pursuit of her Master’s degree from NYU in Classical Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. Look for her next performance with One World Symphony in January singing “Song to The Moon” from Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Holy Apostles Church