Baroque(n) Hearts

Featured Artists

Composer-Conductor Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director of One World Symphony. The New York Times described Hong’s From The Alchemist as transforming “a novel to a lush Mahlerian sound.” Mr. Hong’s upcoming composition commissions include a piano concerto for Lloyd Arriola and the symphonic poem The Architect for Ramakrishna-Vivekananda. His recent commissioned and performed symphonic works include Eye of the Storm (2010–2011) and Sidewalk Sketches (2010). His compositions have been performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, the central New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, Bard College, and Palai Corbelli in Vienna, Austria. 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.

American soprano Corrine Byrne recently made her thrilling debut with One World Symphony singing the world premiere orchestration and arrangement of Strauss’Ophelia-Lieder. She holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Mark Oswald. Ms. Byrne’s versatile light lyric voice has been heard all over the U.S. and Canada in recital, opera, and as the soloist in the Fauré Requiem, Handel’s L’allegro ed il penseroso, the Bach Magnificat, the Schütz Requiem, BWV 62, and the Vivaldi Gloria. She also tours with Ensemble Musica Humana, award-winning jazz quintet West Side 5, and the Tempus Continuum Ensemble. Ms. Byrne co-founded Tempus Continuum in 2011 as an eclectic group of contemporary classical/experimental composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists who present unique programs of standard repertory mixed in with premieres of new works. Her engagements for this upcoming season include Gretel in the Stony Brook Opera winter production of Hansel and Gretel, Angelica in SB Opera’s main stage production of Handel’s Orlando, and a performance of premieres at the Cell Theater in NYC. Ms. Byrne was a finalist for the 2012 Career Bridges Grant Awards.

Laura Farmer, soprano, is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. With One World Symphony, she has performed as Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cleopatra in Gulio Cesare, and Frasquita in Carmen. She has sung a wide range of roles including Norina (Don Pasquale), Adele (Die Fledermaus), 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.

Bass Duncan Hartman returns to One World Symphony performing J. S. Bach’s Ich habe genug. With One World Symphony, Mr. Hartman has previously performed as King Mark in Tristan und Isolde, Mephistopheles in Faust, Lodovico in Otello, and Publio in La Clemenza di Tito. His 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.

Amy Hughlett enjoys singing a wide variety of musical genres. Raised in Des Moines, Iowa, she grew up with strict choral training, studied piano and cornet, danced her heart out in show choir, and fancied herself a rock star. She focused on classical singing during college years at Vanderbilt University and Manhattan School of Music. She has performed numerous concerts and recitals around the city. Her leading roles include Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, and Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. In musical theater, Ms. Hughlett has sung excerpts of South Pacific at The Town Hall and highlights from Rent — both with One World Symphony. She is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again and thrilled to interpret a pop song with them.

Debut artist with One World Symphony, Shauna McCarthy, soprano, has performed the roles of Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Gilda in Rigoletto, La Contessa and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Marguerite in Faust, Musetta in La Bohème, Sofie in Der Rosenkavalier, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, La Fée in Cendrillon, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Anne in The Rake’s Progress and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. She has been seen in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, the Karlovy Vařy Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic and has performed with New York Lyric Opera at Symphony Space, Opera Aegean-MidAmerica Productions in Greece, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and the Altamura Music Festival. Ms. McCarthy is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has received awards from Connecticut Opera Guild, the IBLA Grand Prize Bellini International Vocal Competition and the MacAllister Awards.

Praised for “elegant, power-packed mezzo” and “lustrous tone,” Gulnara Mitzanova was educated and trained in Moscow Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadephia on postgraduate program. Most recently she performed Eboli in Don Carlo and Zita in Gianni Schicchi. She was a featured artist with One World Symphony as Dalila in Samson et Dalia, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, and as Maurya in Riders to the Sea, which The New York Times praised her: “a moving performance.” She recently performed the title role of One World Symphony’s season opener Carmen. Her other roles include Laura and La Cieca (La Gioconda), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Rosina, and Carmen among others. Ms Mitzanova recently returned from Mexico, where she was featured as a solo recitalist at the FAOT International Festival, in line with Jessye Norman and Frederica von Stade, and earning acclaim. As an oratorio soloist and a recitalist, she also has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Bard International Music Festival. Her competition successes include New York Oratorio Solo Competition, Parkinson Bel Canto Competition, and the Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Ms Mitzanova is also a professional pianist and a choral conductor, and maintains an active voice studio in NYC.

Soprano Irina Mozyleva is a recitalist and chamber performer whose New York appearances have included Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library, the Russian Consulate, the United Nations, and Caramoor Music Room. She often performs the music of Russian composers, particularly Shostakovich, whose works she has sung with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the Philadelphia Piano Trio, the Innisfree Piano Trio, and with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; with the latter she performed From Jewish Poetry. Outside of New York she has delighted audiences in Washington, DC, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Ms. Mozyleva’s operatic engagements have included the role of Rosina in John Copley’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the San Francisco Opera Merola Young Artist Program and the role of Anna in The Curtis Institute of Music production of Kissing and Horrid Strife in association with the Philadelphia Opera Company, among others. Born in Belarus, Ms. Mozyleva studied opera at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and at the Julliard School of Music in New York. She completed formal training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and was the recipient of a full scholarship to The Tangelwood Music Festival in Massachusetts. With One World Symphony, Ms. Mozyleva performed Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie in January 2013 and Shostakovich songs in September 2010.

Eva Sun, a recent graduate of Bard College, having received her Bachelor’s in Vocal and Piano Performance, made her debut with One World Symphony performing as Suzuki and Neris in Return of the Mad Women. She recently performed Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie in Shakespeare Scandals. She has participated in Bard College master classes both while in school and since graduating. A winner of the 2009 Bard Concerto competition, Ms. Sun has sung with the American Symphony Orchestra and Bard College orchestra. Additionally, she has been invited as a guest singer in this year’s Bard Opera Workshop Production. Some favorite roles include Annio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Kim in Bruce Trinkley’s, and Columbina in Carlo Goldoni’s Inquisitive Women. In addition, she played La Frugola and the Abbess in the Lyric Opera Company of New York’s production of Puccini’s Il Trittico. Ms. Sun is currently studying with Ilka LoMonaco in Washington Heights.

Mezzo-soprano Anna Yelizarova is originally from Moscow, Russia, now residing in New York. She made her One World Symphony performing the title role of Carmen earlier this season. She has appeared in varied roles including Carmen, Dorabella, Dido, Prince Orlofsky, Olga, Marina, Ulrica, Mistress Quickly, La Zia Principessa, Smeton, 3rd Lady, Flora, Mother in Amahl, and Suzuki. She has sung with Opera in the Heights, Natchez Music Festival, Golden Gate Opera, Center City Opera, Bay Area Summer Opera, Long Island Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Opera Manhattan, Martina Arroyo Foundation, New York Lyric Opera Theater, Queens Opera, and Intermezzo Opera Festival. She has been soloist in numerous concert performances, including orchestra concerts with Gateway Classical Music Society, and opera scenes at Carnegie Hall with Pacific Encore Opera. A finalist in the Opera at Florham Vocal Competition, Ms. Yelizarova holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in voice from the Manhattan School of Music and NJCU. In Russia, she received BM in Conducting from the Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music.

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Holy Apostles Church

Monday, March 11, 2013
Holy Apostles Church