Symphony Number One, led by DMA conducting student Jordan Randall Smith, was featured by The Baltimore Sun in a review of the orchestra’s season-opening program at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland on September 24 and 27. Senior music education and saxophone student Sean Meyers, student of Gary Louie, premiered the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra by Andrew Boss (MM ’13, Composition) alongside Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soloist Amanda Williams (MM ’14, GPD ’15, Voice), soprano. “From the lush opening chord and the questioning response it generates from the saxophone, the music pulls you in gently,” wrote music critic Tim Smith of Mr. Boss’s saxophone concerto. “Saxophonist Sean Meyers offered technical aplomb and keen expressive nuance throughout.” Ms. Williams “sang with consistent sweetness of tone and clarity of articulation, bringing the text to life endearingly.” Read the full review here.
Symphony Number One will perform works by Dvořák, Schoenberg, and Murphy on October 17-18 at Grace and St. Peter’s Church. Find out more about the concert and purchase tickets here.