$787
pledged of $3,375pledged of $3,375 goal
17
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 26 2015
$787
pledged of $3,375pledged of $3,375 goal
17
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 26 2015

About

About Us

Founded in Baltimore in 2014, Symphony Number One is the East Coast’s newest chamber orchestra. Led by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, Symphony Number One will offer a unique and innovative 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. 

With your help, Symphony Number One will challenge tired programming models. The programs will juxtapose new compositions with repertoire from the classical canon. These programs will also serve a larger mission: provide similar grassroots ensembles with exciting programs to re-invigorate the American classical landscape. 

In a time where arts organizations struggle to find their way, Symphony Number One invites you to participate in an alternative business model. In our model, the musicians are central to both the music-making and the organization. This is not only a more artistically pure way to design thrilling performances, it’s a more economical structure as well.

Our Plan

We need funds to produce our Preview Season. On March 7th and 8th we will debut with two electric nights of music played by top musicians at Carriage House Baltimore:

  • William Walton's classic Façade: Entertainments with poetry by Edith Sitwell
  • World Premiere of Trope by James Chu, composer-in-residence

Armed with your support, Symphony Number One will be a conduit in service of modern composers and diverse audiences. Your funds will serve to: 

  • Hire virtuoso Baltimore musicians
  • Secure great concert venues
  • Produce quality recordings
  • Commission works by new composers
  • Publicize, create programs, web development
  • Municipal and State organization fees

Reward Tiers

We want to thank each and every supporter for their contribution to bringing our organization to life. Each tier carries the rewards of the tiers before it.

$5 - @mention: You will get a shout-out over Symphony Number One's Facebook and Twitter accounts thanking you for your support!

$12 - E-mail: The Symphony Number One creative team will send you a personalized e-mail thanking you for your support!

$25 - Digital Audio: You will have access to an exclusive pre-release digital recording of Symphony Number One’s debut concert!

$45 - Concert Notes: Symphony Number One will send you digital concert notes with tons of information about the pieces on our premiere program, written and narrated by Melissa Wertheimer.

$60 - Sketches: You will receive a pdf of our featured composer’s piece. It makes great wall art!

$100 - Video: You will receive a digital video recording of Symphony Number One’s premiere concert.

$150 - Score: We will send you a bound copy of our composer-in-residence’s final draft.

$250 - Photo: You will get a personalized, signed, and framed photo of Symphony Number One’s musicians and featured composer. 

$400 - Invitation and DVD: You are invited to all of Symphony Number One’s rehearsals for the 2015-2016 seasons as well as a DVD of our debut concert.

$650 - Dinner: We will schedule a private dinner in Baltimore or Washington DC for you and 2-3 musicians from Symphony Number One.

$1000 - Chamber Concert: Symphony Number One will provide you with a private, in-home chamber music concert featuring 1-3 of our musicians. (Only available within a 45-mile radius of Baltimore, MD. Limit of 3 backers at this level.)

$1700 - Complete Private Debut: Symphony Number One will come to you and provide a private, in-home performance of our entire debut concert featuring our entire ensemble. (Only available within a 60-mile radius of Baltimore, MD. Limit of 1 backer at this level -- does not receive the chamber concert tier.)

Risks and challenges

With a team of people who have launched successful Kickstarters and other funding campaigns for projects in the past, we walk in with our eyes open to the challenges that young organizations face. Hidden venue or rental costs, last-minute changes, and even the weather can conspire to make projects like these challenging to complete. But that is also the thrill of live performances: With our experience, these beautiful and fragile performances are in steady hands from beginning to end.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    -"@mention" (Twitter/Facebook) from SNO thanking you for your support

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    -Personal E-mail from the SNO creative team thanking you for your support.
    Plus:
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    -Exclusive pre-release digital recording (mp3) of SNO's premiere concert
    Plus:
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    -Digital concert notes written and narrated by a SNO musician
    Plus:
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    -Digital file of our featured composer's sketches
    Plus:
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    -Digital video recording of the complete Debut concert
    Plus:
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    -Signed copy of the composer's manuscript
    Plus:
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    -Framed and signed photo of SNO's musicians and featured composer
    Plus:
    -Signed copy of the Composer's Manuscript
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    -Invitation to all 2015-2016 season rehearsals as well as a DVD of our debut concert.
    Plus:
    -Signed photo
    -Signed copy of the Composer's final draft
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    -Private dinner in Baltimore or Washington DC with 2-3 SNO musicians.
    Plus:
    -Invitation to all 2015-2016 season rehearsals
    -Debut concert DVD
    -Signed photo
    -Signed copy of the Composer's final draft
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -digital concert notes
    -mp3 recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    -Private, in-home chamber music concert featuring 1-3 SNO musicians (only available within a 45-mile radius of Baltimore, MD)
    -Dinner with SNO musicians
    Plus:
    -Invitation to all 2015-2016 season rehearsals
    -Debut concert DVD
    -Signed photo
    -Signed copy of the Composer's final draft
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,700 or more About $1,700

    -Private, in-home concert of the ENTIRE debut concert by Symphony Number One! (only available within a 60-mile radius of Baltimore, MD)
    Plus:
    -Dinner with SNO musicians.
    -Invitation to all 2015-2016 season rehearsals
    -Debut concert DVD
    -Signed photo
    -Signed copy of the Composer's final draft
    -Digital video
    -Exclusive sketches
    -Concert notes
    -Digital recording
    -Personal E-mail
    -@mention

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (27 days)