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Summer in the Squares

  • Mount Vernon Place (West Park) 1 West Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)
voices of sno

Symphony Number One returns for another year of seasoned classics alongside stunning new music by emerging composers around the globe! This concert will feature Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale, Dan Deacon's "When I Was Done Dying," and the music of 13 other composers from across Baltimore and across the globe. Guest appearances by Martina Lynch and Benjamin Buchanan.



  • Andrew Ezell, Trumpet
  • Jordan Randall Smith, Conductor
  • Mateen Milan, Bassoon
  • Matt Stiens, Percussion
  • Michael Raymond Rittling, Bass
  • Sarah Manley, Trombone
  • Scott Johnson Jr., Clarinet
  • Trista Wong, Violin


  • Martina Lynch, Vocals
  • Benjamin Buchanan, Toy Piano


  • Ben Goldberg (SNO Composer-in-Residence)
  • Dan Deacon
  • Drew Rieger
  • Frances Pollock
  • Hangrui Zhang
  • Jasmine Arielle Barnes
  • Kevin Clark
  • Mark Maarder
  • Niloufar Nourbakhsh
  • Raejéan Hill
  • Rain Worthington
  • Ruby Fulton
  • Sara Corry
  • Texu Kim


  • Ben Goldberg, Cornerstone
  • Benjamin Buchanan, Concertoish for Toy Piano and Friends
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Danse Macabre, (arr. Raejéan N. Hill)
  • Dan Deacon, When I was Done Dying" (arr. Ruby Fulton)
  • Drew Rieger, Valse-Musette "The Irony of Success"
  • George Gershwin, Summertime (arr. Rain Worthington)
  • Hangrui Zhang, Baltimore Prelude
  • Igor Stravinsky, Soldier's Tale
  • Jasmine Arielle Barnes, The Mind
  • Kevin Clark, America (Based on poems of Eubie Blake)
  • Mark Maarder, Stars of Anacreon
  • Martina Lynch, Dear Media (arr. Frances Pollock)
  • Niloufar Nourbakhsh, America I got to know
  • Sara Corry, Short-Circuit
  • Texu Kim, Dub-Stravinsky

Presented In partnership with the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association.








Earlier Event: August 23
Composers in Conversation
Later Event: August 26
Summer with Stravinsky (Saturday)
Symphony Number One is Baltimore's Newes Chamber Orchestra, devoted to substantial works by emerging composers.