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Symphony Number One Accepted to Light City Festival, Releases Debut Album

unnamed-15Symphony Number One released its debut album worldwide today, November 13. The album features recordings from the chamber orchestra’s debut concert in May 2015, including Fauré’s Pavane, Mozart’s Harp and Flute Concerto, and the world premiere recording of Mark Fromm’s Symphony No. 1. Soloists include master’s student Jordan Thomas (BM ’13, Harp) and Raoul Cho (BM ’11, MM ’12, Flute), who are featured both on the Mozart concerto and in a special version of the Fauré Pavane arranged by director and DMA conducting student Jordan Randall Smith in light of the unrest in Baltimore. Hanul Park (BM ’15, Bassoon) is featured prominently on Fromm’s symphony. Symphony Number One will perform as part of Light City Balitmore, the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. The chamber orchestra will present “Light Cathedral: Boulez, Russel” featuring Boulez’s Dérive 2 and the world premiere of Jonathan Russell’s Light Cathedral on Monday, Mar 28 at 8:00 pm and Tuesday, Mar 29 at 8:00 pm at the Maryland Science Center. Album purchase and event info are available on the orchestra’s website.

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