Wednesday, January 18, 2017

One World Symphony: DEFIANT Sun. 1.22.17 8 PM, Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Margaret Allison Bonds & Valerie Capers; Maestro Sung Jin Hong

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Jenna Douglas of Canada’s Schmopera wrote a preview and included Sonya Headlam:


Sonya Headlam, soprano, performing in Margaret Allison Bonds' The Negro Speaks of Rivers and Sung Jin Hong's Shaken Me To My Core, with the One World Symphony. Photo: Iconography By Eric & Christopher.

On January 22 New York City's "hippest orchestra," the One World Symphony, presents a fascinating - and important - concert programme, titled Defiant.
Conductor, composer, and founder of One World Symphony, Sung Jin Hong has brought into one evening the old and the new, exposing what truly is timeless about a society which names and challenges unhealthy leadership. The programme includes Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Margaret Allison Bonds' The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1942) featuring soprano Sonya Headlam, and two world premieres composed by Sung Jin Hong himself. His symphonic adaptation of Charlie Chaplin's famed speech from 1940's The Great Dictator certainly resonates with our lives in 2017; also debuting is his Shaken Me To My Core, a musical setting of Michelle Obama's 2016 address condemning the harassment and abuse of women.

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