"A Transcending Experience!"
- Dennis sparks, All things performing arts
"A Captivating fusion of old and new!"
- Front Row Reviewers
"A Powerful and Inspiring Experience!"
- Broadway World
"Go buy the bell ringer and everything peter orullian is doing!"
- Rock Titan radio
Symphony North is the brainchild of Peter Orullian, former front man for international rock and metal legends Heir Apparent and Fifth Angel. After words of personal encouragement from Paul O’Neill, the late founder and composer of the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and Chip Davis, founder and composer of the multi-platinum selling Mannheim Steamroller, Orullian has written The Bell Ringer, a fully-realized holiday symphonic rock theater show. The Bell Ringer is a Christmas story throwback--in the vein of A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street--in which the best gift is the gift of self. The album is engineered by Casey Bates (Grammy-winner, Portugal the Man).
Featured artists on The Bell Ringer include former TSO members: Tim Hockenberry (also an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist), Michael Lanning, Jody Ashworth, and Valerie Vigoda--all of whom also have extensive Broadway experience. In addition, The Bell Ringer features members of the Grammy-winning and #1 Billboard-charting band Dream Theater: vocalist James LaBrie, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (voted by Radar Music Magazine as Greatest Keyboardist of All Time).
Symphony North and The Bell Ringer are not affiliated with any group or organization, though they have donated a portion of proceeds to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
More about Orullian can be found below.