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.. 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.
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.