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Nicholas Bentz featured on WBJC Podcast

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:

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 Album cover for   Approaching

Album cover for Approaching

 
 

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Call for Scores 4 | Finalists

Call for Scores 4 | Finalists

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News Roundup

News Roundup

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.
  • 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.

Summer Success

 Michael Raymond Rittling, Principal Contrabass

Michael Raymond Rittling, Principal Contrabass

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:

Warnock Win

Warnock Win

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.

The New Recruits

The New Recruits

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.

Call for Scores 3 | Winners

Call for Scores 3 | Winners

The results are in! Hot on the heels of our own "Best of Baltimore" award, we're thrilled to announce the winners of our third Call for Scores competition! And the winners are....

Call for Scores 3 | Finalists

Call for Scores 3 | Finalists

...and then there were fifteen...  After thorough consideration, our thirty nominees have been narrowed down to just fifteen finalists!

    Call for Scores 3 | Nominees

    Call for Scores 3 | Nominees

    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:

    Lander Named Executive Director

    Lander Named Executive Director

    The journey continues! Symphony Number One names Melissa Lander as its next Executive Director. Read about this rising star!

    Symphony Number One is Baltimore's Newes Chamber Orchestra, devoted to substantial works by emerging composers.