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Brian Zator

Open Letter

Open Letter

An open letter from our Music Director. Jordan Randall Smith | Founder & Music Director

Dear Friends and Family,

Thanks to all of you, Baltimore now has a new cultural organization, Symphony Number One, and the internet has a new place for exciting and meaningful music by emerging composers. You helped us build it, you helped fund it, and you should be proud of everything that's come out of it!

Call for Scores 2 | Winners

Call for Scores 2 | Winners

Our second Call for Scores is complete: congratulations to Martha Callison Horst and Nick Omiccioli for winning our top prize: commissions for our 2016-17 season. We evaluated a rich and satisfying array of unique voices, and these two stood out among the 120 entries. We also look forward to many exciting projects ahead for some of our finalists, so like us on Facebook for the latest announcements!

Call for Scores 2 | Finalists

Congratulations to the 12 finalists for Symphony Number One's second Call for Scores! From the finalists, 2 winners will be commissioned to compose for Symphony Number One's 2016-2017 Season! The composers, in alphabetical order: 

  • Michael Betz
  • Luke Carlson
  • Peter Dayton
  • Michael-Thomas Foumai
  • Federico Garcia-De Castro
  • Martha Callison Horst
  • Kyle Krause
  • Nick Omiccioli
  • Scott Ordway
  • Daniel James Valentine
  • Dan VanHassel
  • Luna Pearl Woolf

Special thanks to our Round 2 Judges for doing an in-depth study of all of the fine scores from our slate of nominees! Our Round 2 judges are:

  • Christopher Ciampoli
  • Shafer Mahoney
  • Michelle Rofrano
  • Jordan Randall Smith
  • Brian Zator
Pictured Left-to-Right: Nicholas Bentz, Jordan Randall Smith, Christopher Ciampoli

Pictured Left-to-Right: Nicholas Bentz, Jordan Randall Smith, Christopher Ciampoli

Look for our winners to be announced soon!

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