Wednesday, March 5, 2014

One World Symphony: 'Spring Break' Features Baritone José Pietri-Coimbre & Soprano Sonya Headlam, Holy Apostles Church, 8 PM Monday, March 17, 2014

José Pietri-Coimbre, Baritone

Recently performed as Walt/Heisenberg/Ozymandias is Sung Jin Hong’s critically-acclaimed world premiere performances of Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, Puerto-Rican born José Pietri-Coimbre has distinguished himself in various capacities as a violinist, violist, and classical baritone. As a vocalist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has presented frequent solo art song recitals in the United States and Europe. He has performed in New York City with One World Symphony, with whom he sang the roles of the Forrester in the crtically-acclaimed production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen,Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen. He was a member of the Puerto Rico Opera Chorus, and was also a frequent featured oratorio soloist in the Island, performing with the Puerto Rico Chamber Orchestra among other ensembles. As a violinist and violist, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre has held principal positions at One World Symphony, Bronx Opera and Delaware Valley Opera Orchestras, Puerto Rico Sinfonietta, National Orchestral Institute Orchestra, and the Queens Philharmonia, where he was also a soloist in 2003. He has been a member of the New Jersey Philharmonic, Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. He has collaborated with cellists Marcy Rosen and Nina Lee, and with conductors Gerard Schwarz, Sergiu Comissiona, Maurice Peress and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. A strong advocate of Spanish and Latin American art music, Mr. Pietri-Coimbre was a member of the Zipoli Ensemble for the Spanish American Baroque and a founding member of Cuarteto Ensueño. He has also been a busy and passionate educator for nearly two decades, having been on the faculty of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, the Mozart Academy in New York City and currently at Third Street Music School.

Sonya Headlam, Soprano

Soprano Sonya Headlam is a versatile performer of vocal recitals, chamber music, oratorio, and operatic repertoire. Praised for her voice of “liquid tone”, Ms. Headlam’s career has taken her to concert halls across the U.S. and abroad. She has performed with One World Symphony on numerous occasions since 2006. She is thrilled to continue her collaboration with One World Symphony for the 2013-2014 Season, following critically acclaimed performances on the Ecstasy, American Affairs, and Addiction programs. Career highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut with Distinguished Concerts International New York, and her regional opera house debut with Fargo-Morehead opera singing the role of Musetta in La Bohème. Ms. Headlam has twice performed on the Trinity Church Recital Series in Lower Manhattan, joining a rich history of renowned and emerging professional musicians. Born of Jamaican parentage, Ms. Headlam maintains close ties with the Caribbean where she has been active as a recitalist and soloist including a tour of Guadeloupe with members of the Cuban Philharmonic. Ms. Headlam holds performance degrees from Miami University of Ohio, and received additional training at Mannes College of Music in New York City. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at Rutgers University.

Spring Break 

One World Symphony

Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
Monica Martin, Sergey Prokofyev, Violinists
One World Symphony Vocal Artist

Antonio Vivaldi:"Spring" and "Summer," The Four Seasons
Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 (world premiere arrangement of String Quartet No. 7 by Sung Jin Hong)
Andrew Struck-Marcell: Infinity for vocalist and chamber orchestra (2014 World Premiere )

One Performance Only:
Monday, March 17, 2014

8:00 p.m.
Holy Apostles Church
296 Ninth Avenue at West 28th Street

$30 Students/Seniors with ID
$40 General

Tickets previously purchased for the "Lamento" 
program will be honored for this program.

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
- Hal Borland

Thaw the last stubborn snow out of your boots with Vivaldi's effervescent "Spring" and scorching "Summer" concertos from The Four Seasons. Based on Philip Savage's Infinity and poems by Kasenjo and Okyo, Andrew Struck-Marcell's world premiere sings "a dream that vanish into flowers and moonlight." The new Spring playlist heats up with Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony No. 7, world premiere arrangement of the String Quartet No. 7 by Sung Jin Hong.

Concert length approximately 85 minutes without intermission. Program may be subject to change.

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