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Symphony Number One - Season 3


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Season 3 at a glance


Summer in the Square

  • August 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM
  • August 25-27 | Schedule TBA
  • Mount Vernon Place, West Park.

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!


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

Coming Home

  • October 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  • October 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM
  • Baltimore War Memorial

This fall, SNO "returns home" to The Baltimore War Memorial, the site of its inaugural concert for the first time since 2015. SNO will perform Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, a major world premiere by composer Carolyn Chen, and a brand new arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner dedicated to The War Memorial Commission by local veteran and composer Mark Maarder. 

Presented In partnership with the War Memorial Arts Initiative.


  • February 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM
  • February 25, 2018 | 3:00 PM
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

For two years, SNO has presented the arrangements of other composers created by Arnold Schoenberg and his students in the early 20th Century. This February, SNO will perform the music of the man himself, Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1. James Lee III will be our featured composer, writing his own extended work for chamber orchestra.

SNO returns, as it does every season, to Emmanuel Episcopal Church for an exciting pair of performances.

Season Finale

  • April 27, 2018 | 8:00 PM
  • April 28, 2018 | 8:00 PM
  • Govans Presbyterian Church

As the spring warms up, SNO will partner with the Choir of St. David's Episcopal Church, led by Dr. Douglas Buchanan, for Bach's Cantata No. 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben("Heart and mouth and deed and life"). Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as "remarkable" and "offering admirable variety and depth of repertoire," the St. David's Choir offers a wide range of free events in the beautiful acoustic of the St. David's sanctuary and throughout the city. This special concert is a rare chance to hear "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" in a springtime performance. After this cantata, SNO and CSD will perform our final featured world premiere of the season, a "chamber-choral symphony" by composer Ryan Lindveit. Not to be missed!

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