“One World Symphony’s 2014-15 season will feature mashups of classical and contemporary music inspired by three popular television shows: Fox’s ‘New Girl,’ HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ and NBC’s ‘Hannibal,’ ” writes Lori Holcomb-Holland in Tuesday’s (8/19) New York Times. “The symphony, led by artistic director and conductor Sung Jin Hong, will open its season on Oct. 26 at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea with a program focusing on leading ladies, ranging from excerpts of Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ to new symphonic arrangements of songs by Katy Perry, Björk and the ‘New Girl’ star, Zooey Deschanel. The second concert, on Feb. 1 and 2 and inspired by ‘Game of Thrones,’ will feature works by Wagner, Stravinsky, Mozart and a symphonic arrangement of Annie Lennox’s ‘Into the West,’ from the 2003 film ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ The season wraps up on May 31 and June 1 with the premiere of Mr. Hong’s ‘Hannibal,’ an opera based on Thomas Harris’s infamous character, Hannibal Lecter.” One World Symphony, based in New York City, was founded in 2001 by Sung Jin Hong, mezzo-soprano/graphic designer Adrienne Metzinger, and other musicians.

Posted August 19, 2014