SNO Co-founder and founding Concertmaster Nicholas Bentz was interviewed as All-Classical WBJC's inaugural Student Composer of the Month. Podcast host John Scherch talks to Nick about his future plans as a composer and violinist, his history with launching Symphony Number One and his perspectives as a composer. Nick even discusses one of the seven "totems" that guided his compositional process as he created Approaching Eternity for Symphony Number One. Listen to the podcast below:
What a summer it’s been. Here are a few updates in case you missed them.
- Ben Goldberg was named Symphony Number One’s second Composer-in-Residence.
- Read Ben speak in his own words: Composer's Notebook: Ben Goldberg
- In July, SNO completed it’s summer funding campaign and raised more than $13,000. Thanks to all of our supporters for their tremendous generosity!
- Our fourth Call for Scores is underway! Composers, send in those scores. Learn more: Call for Scores 4.
Thanks to your support, Symphony Number One is pleased to bring you another great season of thrilling works new works by emerging composers. Earlier today, we reached our funding goal of $10,000, meaning that our project is now funded and our future is bright! Thanks to all of you for your support to serve our community with substantial works by living composers, powerful masterworks, and a twist of pop.
We'll be updating the website with tons of fresh information for Season 3, but for now, here's a quick preview page:
Last Friday, the Warnock Foundation named Symphony Number One to the fall class of Baltimore Social Innovation Fellows! Competing with 84 other entries narrowed down to 24 finalists, we proposed to work with West Baltimore's Innovation Village development district to provide free and severely-reduced-price concerts in West Baltimore that mirror our current offerings in Midtown and Downtown. We've already begun planning the first of these performances.
Asst. Conductor JoAnna Cochenet most recently served as the Conductor of the Northeast String Orchestra in New York and Music Director at Grace United Methodist Church. Cochenet has also been Guest Conductor and Clinician for several All-County, All-City String and Symphony Orchestra Festivals, and other school, camp, and community orchestra rehearsals and concerts across the states. She currently serves as a string instructor at Levine Music in Washington D.C.
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: