Orchestra Noir was founded in 2016 by Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers. Through orchestral performance, Orchestra Noir aims to celebrate the cultural achievements of African-American music pioneers across all genres of music, including Classical, Hiphop and R&B. Orchestra Noir has witnessed a meteoric rise to be one of the most talked about orchestras in the nation, as it continues to successfully bring orchestral music to diverse, younger audiences in grand and spectacular fashion.
Awarded ‘Best of Atlanta: Classical Meets Contemporary’ by Atlanta Magazine in 2018, Orchestra Noir has already worked with global brands such as Time Warner, NBC Universal, Atlantic Records, Lionsgate, YouTube Music, BET, OWN Network, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and countless more. In addition, Orchestra Noir has worked with international hip-hop stars Cardi B., 2Chainz, Migos, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, and 9x Grammy Award winning super-producer Bryan-Michael Cox of the So So Def Record Label founded by Jermaine Dupree. Orchestra Noir has been covered in prominent media publications such as The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, CBS Radio, The Atlanta Modern-Luxury, Upscale Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine and
Since its inception, Orchestra Noir continues to be a meaningful and longstanding advocate for music education. Orchestra Noir aims to inspire the next generation of young, minority musicians through various educational centered concerts including its annual side-by-side concert with the music students of the Clayton County School District in metro Atlanta, “Clayton Nights” which helps to fund scholarships for its college bound students.
Co-Founder | President of Operations
LARRY J. SMITH
Assistant Music Director
VIRGINIA T. LAM
Production Manager | Board Member