Love Brunch: Second Course

Love Brunch: Second Course

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Principal oboist of One World Symphony, Marilyn Cole began her study of the oboe at age eleven in Billings, Montana. Her first taste of a professional orchestra came when she performed with the Billings Symphony Orchestra at the age of 18. She then performed with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Glacier Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles. Ms. Cole also had the privilege of studying with Eric Ohlsson, Paige Morgan, and John Mack during her summers at Brevard Music Center. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Montana where she studied with Roger McDonald, Ms. Cole went on to make use of her second degree in music education by teaching primary music at the Frankfurt International School in Frankfurt, Germany as well as middle school and high school band in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Cole continued her eduction under Richard Killmer at the Eastman School of Music where she earned a master’s degree in oboe performance and literature. While in school she also performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Tri-Cities Opera Company, the Binghamton Philharmonic and Erie Philharmonic. Since moving to New York, Ms. Cole has performed with numerous groups including One World Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, Richmond County Orchestra, Willow Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, New York Kammermusicker, and the Ambitious Orchestra. From time to time Ms. Cole can be heard performing with Wicked on Broadway.

At the age of ten, Emanouil Manolov made his debut playing on Bulgarian National Television. Since then he has gone on to perform 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, and also a recital as part of the Embassy Series last season. As a chamber musician Mr. Manolov has performed at Barge Music in New York, and was the concertmaster and soloist for One World Symphony and the Young Soloists of New York on the stages of The Town Hall, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Space. He has been a featured soloist with the Virginia Commonwealth Symphony and a guest artist at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Brunswick, ME. Festival appearances have included two summers at the Tanglewood Music Center. Most recently Mr. Manolov attended the summer festival at Taos, NM. At the Pacific Music Festival in 2005 he was featured in a chamber music collaboration with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. Mr. Manolov began his musical education at the Central Music School in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later attended the Eastman School of Music where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. 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.

The music of New York City-based composer Andrew Struck-Marcell aims to create a sense of ritual that encourages contemplation and catharsis. Having come in to close contact with Hindustani Music, he incorporates some of its forms and gestures. His works always strives to evoke coloristic moods with the intent of creating a novel sensory experience in the listener. Performances of his music have occurred throughout the United States and Europe at events and venues such as the SEAMUS National Conference, Roulette, Frederick Loewe Theater, the Tank NYC, the National Gallery, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Midwest Composers Symposium, and the Conservatorio G. Tartini Trieste. Groups and performers of his work include the NYU Symphony Orchestra, the janus trio, the Naiades Ensemble, Natalie Clein, Trio Kavak, and the Iowa Center for New Music. He is currently pursing a PhD in composition at New York University, where his dissertation research uses empirical methods to investigate music perception over short time windows. Previously, he studied at the Royal College of Music, London and at the University of Iowa. Teachers of his include Ezequiel Viñao, Kenneth Hesketh, Michael Zev Gordon, David Gompper, and Lawrence Fritts. His involvement with Hindustani music includes tabla studies in America and in the Kolkata area with Narayan Bhattacharjee. Additionally, he is a founding member and artistic director for Nodes Performing Arts, a new organization that has presented several music and dance concerts around New York. He also plays keyboard and helps compose for the instrumental rock band Audiometry.

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.

As a pianist, accordionist, and composer, Lars Potteiger is an experienced performer and composer in many different styles of music. Since beginning piano at the age of five, Mr. Potteiger pursued his musical interests down the paths of classical, jazz, rock, and funk, eventually leading him to the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  After completing his degree, he moved to New York City where he now resides.  Mr. Potteiger’s most recent album releases include the Grammy-nominated Healthy Food For Thought (2010), Reverie (2008), Sacrifice (2010) with the talented singer-songwriter Jann Klose, Throwback (2010) with funk legend Milo Z, 11:11 (2010) with contemporary jazz ensemble 11:11, and Music in Words (2008) with his own jazz ensemble, the Lars Potteiger Trio. Mr. Potteiger has been a member of the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Afro-Rican Ensemble, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.  He made his orchestral debut as an accordion soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and has played accordion in jazz bands, rock bands, chamber ensembles, and theatre productions. Mr. Potteiger has played keyboards with the Cincinnati jazz-fusion band Cat City, who released the album In and Out in 2005.  He had five originals on the double-disc release, which Cincinnati’s City Beat described as “lay[ing] the groundwork for the best playing and arranging.” Mr. Potteiger has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Frank London, Snehashish Mozumder, Francois Moutin, Dennis DiBlasio, John Fedchock, Bob Beldon, Sam Pilafian, Phil Woods, Greg Abate, Othello Molineux, Chris Vadalia and John Von Ohlen, among others.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and Studio Music from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

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’s most recent performance with One World Symphony was the critically-aclaimed all-Gluck program performing as Paride in Paride ed Elena. She has made numerous appearances in One World Symphony’s opera productions: Wagner’sTristan 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. Ms. Metzinger sang Sibelius’s Kaiutar with world premiere orchestration by Sung Jin Hong in Legends from the North.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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