...deftly crafted and strongly performed by Symphony Number One, conducted by its founding music director Jordan Randall Smith.
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
[Smith’s] Boulez was impressive.
— Alan Gilbert
Frenetic, Psychological, Dramatic, Uber-Expressive! Bene!
— Jered Kostenko
...Smith finds a wealth of orchestral color in the 20-minute work.
Marc Medwin, Fanfare
an exciting force in the Baltimore music scene.
Gabriella Souza, Baltimore Magazine
...the performance was a treat!
Robert Nunnally, Gurdonark
There was a clean brilliance in instrumental execution from Mr. Smith’s tight control... Smith adhered faithfully to Schoenberg’s foreword and thus the sounds of the spirit soared.
— Dana Banks, Ft. Worth Music Examiner
Smith was an attentive partner and drew a cohesive response from the ensemble.
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
...the performance’s sense of dynamic growth is expertly tracked by Symphony Number One and Jordan Randall Smith.
Colin Clarke, Fanfare
Conductor Jordan Randall Smith whips up a fine head of urgency, as the music veers from gesture to near-primal cry for the plane
Colin Clarke, Fanfare
...Smith draws playing of considerable expressive character from the ensemble
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.