SNO Enters Fray with New Album, More
December 16 release speaks to climate crisis and contributing to Baltimore.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 7, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD — Symphony Number One releases its new album, More, on Friday, December 16, 2016. SNO is using the album to begin to highlight the importance of offering compelling music to serve important issues in society, with a particular eye toward service in Baltimore. Featured on the album is Peabody Conservatory graduate Andrew Posner's The Promised Burning. Andrew writes:
Inspired by the Sabbath poems of writer and activist Wendell Berry, The Promised Burning is a musical representation of man-made environmental destruction and the profound grief that future generations will feel en masse when the effects of this destruction are painfully obvious. It is a call to awaken from the delusions that we are separate from the Earth and that its resources and ecosystems are expendable tools in our fruitless attempts to satisfy our greed.
Concern for the environment and social issues local to Baltimore will become a significant part of SNO's work moving forward. Look for additional announcements.
This is SNO's third commercial release, following last year's self-titled freshman release and last spring's Emergence. Released on SNO's house imprint, SNOtone, The album will also feature the highly regarded Baltimore-based composer, Natalie Draper, and London-based Jonathan Russell. Russell's work, Light Cathedral, was composed for Baltimore's inaugural Light City festival, where SNO performed last April.
The album will be available globally on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify in CD, download, and streaming formats.
ABOUT SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE: Symphony Number One is Baltimore's newest chamber orchestra, performing substantial works by emerging composers, alongside riveting masterworks, beloved classics, and a twist of pop. SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE brings together great composers of the past, virtuoso performers of the present, and the leading compositional voices of the future, creating electrifying concert experiences for all of Baltimore. To learn more, visit the website and blog.