“In our current commercial and popular culture, there may be no other rhapsody considered more celebrated than Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ” Sung Jin Hong, artistic director and conductor of One World Symphony, told GO Brooklyn. And on March 9, the Ditmas Park-based conductor will lead his orchestra in a performance of the song, as well as rhapsodies by Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Donizetti in “Rhapsody: Metal vs. Classical.”
To more fully capture the sound that Queen created, Sung is employing the vocal group The Fault Line (pictured).
For some orchestras, this might be a real stretch, but for One World, it’s just an extension of the classical tradition.
Said Hong, “The daredevil virtuosos Paganini and Liszt were considered rock stars and celebrities”
For information, call (718) 462-7270 or visit www.oneworldsymphony.org.