Symphony Number One announces its fourth International Call For Scores for performances to take place during its 2018-2019 Season.

SNO Announces Fourth Call for Scores



August 8, 2018

Symphony Number One is pleased to announce its Fourth International Call For Scores competition for performances to take place during SNO's 2018-2019 Season. Winners receive a cash prize and a commission to complete a significant new work for chamber orchestra.

Symphony Number One vigorously promotes the composition and performance of contemporary music. They encourage compositions scored for the same or similar instrumentation as well-established masterworks of the past 500 years. In this way, further performances of new works become more practical and economical to program. Through its latest Call for Scores, selected composers will be invited to write a new work for chamber orchestra and chamber ensemble to be rehearsed, performed, and recorded during the 2018-2019 season.

From the submitted scores, two winners will be selected to compose an extended work for chamber orchestra. The two works will be programmed across two concert cycles of Symphony Number One's 2018-2019 season. The music for SNO's upcoming 2017-2018, VOICES, features music by emerging composers, several of whom were the winners of last year's Call for Scores.

For more information about Symphony Number One's Call For Scores 4, see


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About Symphony Number One


Founded in 2014, Symphony Number One is the newest chamber orchestra in Baltimore’s grassroots performing arts space. Led by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, Symphony Number One offers a unique model for presenting new music by bringing together great composers of the past, virtuoso performers of the present, and the leading compositional voices of the future. The orchestra is not exclusively devoted to the performance of new music. Instead, each program presents a new, large-scale composition alongside classical masterworks, tailored to work together and highlight the featured composer. These concerts will also serve a larger mission: provide other grassroots ensembles with exciting programs to re-invigorate the American classical landscape while giving composers a chance to have their works performed again.
Symphony Number One’s creative team joins Baltimore’s thriving startup culture; the organization was founded by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith. A Dallas native, Smith previously co-founded and conducted Ars Nova Dallas and led the Dallas Festival of Modern Music as Artistic Director. He received a Bruno Walter fellowship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, studying with Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop, both at Cabrillo and at the Peabody Conservatory. 
Transplanted to Baltimore, Smith recruited a creative team of colleagues from the Peabody Conservatory: Nicholas Bentz, Sean Meyers, Melissa Lander, and Christopher Ciampoli. The creative team has expanded to incorporate the core orchestra of musicians from across the Baltimore-Washington region. The group continues to pool expertise gleaned from their work with other contemporary music projects and major ensembles as they create a new concert style focused on fresh music from the next generation..
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