Conducting in the 21st Century

Conducting in the 21st Century

Jordan will speak to the Osher Series at Johns Hopkins University. This course is titled The Peabody Effect: Creating and Performing Music in the 21st Century.

Course Description: This course will offer students an opportunity to experience perspectives on classical music in the 21st century through discussions led by Peabody composers, performers, arts organizers, and teachers. Students will interact with musicians embodying Peabody’s “Breakthrough Pillars” of excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, community connectivity, and diversity. Guest artists will provide insight into the creative process and offer their thoughts on embracing the heritage of Western classical music while celebrating music now. Lectures and discussions will cover music spanning almost 500 years, and offer opportunities for students both to reconnect with familiar works and to engage with music now.





HCO: Walker / Mozart / Chadwick

HCO: Walker / Mozart / Chadwick

Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center (map)

  • GEORGE WALKER: Lyric for Strings

  • MOZART: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 

  • GEORGE CHADWICK: Serenade in F Major

Susquehanna University: Clara at 200

Susquehanna University: Clara at 200

Stretansky Concert Hall (map)

  • E. E. Sheldon: Susquehanna Alma Mater

  • Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

  • Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor

    • Naomi Niskala, Piano

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major “London”

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

Shriver Hall (map)

  • Shelly Washington: The Third Colossus

  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3

    • Janice Carissa, piano

Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble

Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble

Susquehanna University - Heilman Hall (map)

For years, the music community has discussed the importance of diversifying the composers that students learn and that audiences hear. However, in large ensemble genres, progress has often been slow-going. As a Creative Director of the International Florence Price Festival with a background in music education, Smith will offer a firsthand perspective identifying key opportunities for diversification of concert programming and strategies for finding and preparing difficult-to-access music.

Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble

Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble

Marriott Marquis McCormick Place (map)

Clinic Synopsis: For years, the music community has discussed the importance of diversifying the composers that students learn and that audiences hear. However, in large ensemble genres, progress has often been slow-going. As a Creative Director of the International Florence Price Festival with a background in music education, Smith will offer a firsthand perspective identifying key opportunities for diversification of concert programming and strategies for finding and preparing difficult-to-access music.

SNO: Broberg / Buchanan / Copland

SNO: Broberg / Buchanan / Copland

  • Copland, Appalachian Spring

  • Kirsten Broberg, From In Search of Imagery

  • Douglas Buchanan, Variations on a Shape-Note Hymn

SNO: Broberg / Buchanan / Copland

SNO: Broberg / Buchanan / Copland

  • Copland, Appalachian Spring

  • Kirsten Broberg, From In Search of Imagery

  • Douglas Buchanan, Variations on a Shape-Note Hymn

Frederick All-County Orchestra

Frederick All-County Orchestra

Governor Thomas Johnson High School (map)

Jordan returns to Frederick County, Maryland to conduct the Frederick All County Orchestra.

Repertoire

  • Kevin Sluder: Escape

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: "My Shot" from Hamilton

  • Anthony Green: Promenade Through the Trees

  • Brian Balmages: Medieval Wars

  • Soon Hee Newbold: Wild Western Frontier

  • Gustav Holst: Jupiter from The Planets (arr. Deborah Monday)

HCO: Beethoven / Mozart / Price

HCO: Beethoven / Mozart / Price

Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center (map)

  • BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

  • FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement

    • Elizabeth Hill, Piano

  • MOZART: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319

Susquehanna University: Mid-Century Masters

Susquehanna University: Mid-Century Masters

Stretansky Concert Hall (map)

  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4

  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

  • Florence Price: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor

Susquehanna University: Banyan

Susquehanna University: Banyan

Susquehanna University (map)

  • Alexandra Gardner: Banyan

  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Op. 80

  • Additional Repertoire TBA

SNO: Five Year Anniversary

SNO: Five Year Anniversary

Symphony Number One celebrates five years of innovative programming and stunning new composers with the release of our fifth album! Join us for live music, and pick up your copy of our fifth album, featuring music by several Symphony Number One composers.

Price Fest 2020

Price Fest 2020

Washington, DC (map)

  • Florence Price, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America

  • Florence Price, Symphony No. 4

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.