Rhapsody (On a Theme by Paganini): Metal vs. Classical

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Donizetti: Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (World Premiere Arrangement for Vocal Rock Band, Symphony Orchestra and chorus by Jihwan Kim and Sung Jin Hong)

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Conductor
Christopher Johnson, Piano
Amberleigh Aller, Soprano
Nina Lorcini, Mezzo-soprano
The Fault Line, America’s hottest new vocal rock band, featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and finalists in Harmony Sweepstakes National A Cappella Festival.

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.

What started as a cool idea, to create a unique rock band sound using no instrumentation, has brought The Fault Line into the national spotlight within two short years of their inception. Justin Adams, Jeff Bratz, Adam Decker and Matt Olmstead shared a common vision that has led to the creation of their original, organic rock sound now featured on two albums; their seven song sampler and their new release, Junkin'em Up.

So powerful is this new sound that it brought them to the final round of NBC's America's Got Talent where Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and all of America listened in awe as they rocked their stage using only their incredible voices. These are also the voices that took NYC by storm last year to win Harmony Sweepstakes' first place prize as well as audience favorite.

Now on tour across America, The Fault Line features a repertoire that includes The Used, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bill Withers, Grand Funk RR, Breaking Benjamin, and Buckcherry and RA along with their new rock originals. Strictly speaking, The Fault Line's music is a cappella. But never has an a cappella band taken their music in this direction and to these heights. Please visit their website at www.rockthefaultline.com for more information on this dynamic new group.

Soprano Amberleigh Aller is very excited to be singing Lucia's Mad Scene with One World Symphony. She recently performed with conductor, Sung Jun Hong, as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Frasquita in Carmen, and Marzelline in Fidelio. Other roles include Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Norina in Don Pasquale. Amberleigh also has a great appreciation for contemporary music and has had the opportunity to work with many living composers including Thomas Pasatieri, Robert Kritz, Stanley Grill, Robert Paterson and Philip Glass. Upcoming, she will perform Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with Forecast New Music and a one act opera by New York composer, James Barry.



Canadian mezzo-soprano Nina Lorcini makes her One World Symphony debut as soloist in Brahms' Alto Rhapsody. Ms. Lorcini, a native of Montréal and a fourth-generation professional musician, made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall as the Alto and Soprano II soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria.

In 2007, Ms. Lorcini was soloist for Amphion Opera's Gala Concert in Toronto, singing excerpts and arias from Samson et Dalila and Il Trovatore, and, in 2009, she will have the honour of creating the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the title role of Canadian composer Ian McAndrew's Mother of Kings, a role written specifically for her, in the work's world premiere for Amphion Opera in Toronto.

Other recent performances include Ms. Lorcini's triumphant Opera of the Hamptons debut as Verdi's Egyptian princess, Amneris, and her Boheme Opera New Jersey debut in their Gala Concert, performing arias and ensembles from Carmen, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore. She made her debut with Opera at Florham as Adalgisa; "la protagonista assoluta..." declared Franco Borelli of America Oggi. Ms. Lorcini returned to Opera at Florham for a gala concert entitled "Verdi's Women," in which she sang scenes and arias from Il Trovatore, Aïda and Un Ballo in Maschera.

American concert pianist Christopher Johnson is the First Prize Winner of several international piano competitions and winner of several international auditions. Since his critically acclaimed recital debuts at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, Mr. Johnson has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. He has soloed with dozens of professional symphony orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey, and the Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Johnson was the pianist-in-residence of the Pierre Monteux School Orchestra in 1999, 2001, and 2005; pianist-in-residence of the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra (NJ) from 1998-2007; pianist-in-residence of Mostly Mozart at Monteux since 2006, and has been an annual fixture of the Bar Harbor

In 2001, Mr. Johnson soloed in Washington D.C. (Lincoln Memorial) for President George W. Bush, an event presented to a live audience of 75, 000 and broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. In 2007, Mr. Johnson was asked by Alfred Music Publishing (Warner Brothers Publishing) to write an entire book of advanced piano arrangement based on Broadway shows, entitled the "Popular Performer: Broadway," which will be released and distributed in January of 2008. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor's Degree from the Juilliard School (1996) and his Master's Degree (1998) and Doctor of Musical Arts (2003) from the Manhattan School of Music.

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St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
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