Symphony Number One is Baltimore's newest chamber orchestra, dedicated to performing and promoting substantial works by emerging composers.
Led by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, Symphony Number One brings together great composers of the past, virtuoso performers of the present, and the leading compositional voices of the future. We have ambitious plans to position our orchestra as an innovating leader in social change using the power of the music of our time.
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This unique evening brings together the music of Symphony Number One and the culinary talent of The Center Club's Chef Bannan. Come meet the musicians and music director Jordan Randall Smith over a glass of wine and seasonal hors d’oeuvres specially created for this evening by the Club’s culinary team. Then stay and listen to a performance of Symphony Number One’s works and an as-yet unreleased recording of music. You’ll hear great classical music, fantastic but lesser known music by African American composers and even a piece from one of Symphony Number One’s composers.
...and then there were fifteen... After thorough consideration, our thirty nominees have been narrowed down to just fifteen finalists!
Today, we release the last of our Light City tracks! In this first track, we highlight our featured composer, Joel Puckett. While Symphony Number One focuses heavily on emerging composers just entering into their careers, we also have a deep love for modern masters like Puckett, Boulez, and Adams. Soloist Nicholas Bentz performs a new version of Joel Puckett's "Mint Julep," the finale from his violin concerto, Southern Comforts.
We're excited to present our Call for Scores 3 Nominees! These 30 fantastic composers with their stunning scores now advance to round 2 where they will be evaluated by a different panel. Congratulations! The nominees, in no particular order, are:
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