On Friday, August 19, Midland Park United Methodist Church will host another joyful night of summer outdoor concert. This free concert welcomes a bass-baritone soloist Hyong Sik Jo. This event also features free BBQ dinner. All are welcome. 7pm at MPUMC Great Lawn.

Hyong Sik Jo (2)Artist Bio:
Hyong Sik Jo, bass-baritone, has appeared with the Connecticut Opera, Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Opera North, Long Island Opera, New Rochelle Opera, Opera at Florham, Verismo Opera, Regina Opera, Eastern Opera of New Jersey, New York Lyric Opera, Kaliope Opera, OSH Opera, Palisades Opera, and as a guest artist with Boston University Opera Institute and Queens College Opera.

His roles include the title roles in Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi, and Falstaff, Doctor Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva and Don Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Bartolo and Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Colline in La Bohème, Lo Zio Bonzo in Madame Butterfly and among others.

Mr. Jo has recently appeared as Elijah from Elijah by Mendelssohn. Other recent appearances as soloist include Messiah by Handel, Die Schöpfung by Haydn, Gounod’s Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem, Vesperae solennes by Mozart and Mass in C by Beethoven with New England Symphonic Ensemble at Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. He has also performed with the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, and among others.

He has performed in notable venues such as Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall, Symphony Space on Broadway, Great Hall at GBPAC, the National Opera Center in NYC, and Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center.

Mr. Jo received his bachelor’s degree in Voice from the University of Chung-Ang (Korea), graduating with honors, a master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and Artist Diploma in Voice Performance from University of Northern Iowa, and studied Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from University of Hartford.