Watch a curated collection of music videos with Jordan Smith conducting musicians of the Peabody Conservatory, Hopkins Concert Orchestra, Symphony Number One, the Govans Chorale, and others.

 

Featured Video

BacH, Christmas Oratorio

Jordan Randall Smith conducts the Govans Chorale and Orchestra at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. December 2017.

 
 

Conducting

Haydn, Symphony No. 83

Jordan Randall Smith leads the Hopkins Concert Orchestra(1) in a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G Minor at Johns Hopkins University. February 2019.

Boss, Saxophone Concerto

Saxophonist Sean Meyers gives the world premiere of Andrew Boss's Saxophone Concerto. Watch excerpts from the second movement: II. Dialogue. September 2015.

Boulez, Dérive 2

Jordan Randall Smith and Symphony Number One perform Dérive 2 by Pierre Boulez. Performance at Baltimore’s Light Street Presbyterian Church. April 2016.

 

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 12

Jordan Randall Smith leads the Peabody Conservatory Conductors Orchestra in a reading session of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12. January 2013.

Barnes, John 3:16

Jordan Randall Smith conducts Symphony Number One and Morgan State University Chorale members in the World Premiere of "John 3:16" by Jasmine Barnes. May 2018.

Goldberg, Catalyst

Symphony Number One delivers the World Premiere performance of Ben Goldberg’s Catalyst at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017 in Washington, D.C. October 2017.

 
 

Public Speaking

TEDxMidatlantic 2017

Jordan delivers a talk titled “Classical Music is Boring, and so are the Best Ideas” at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017 in Washington, D.C. October 2017.

“In the age of tweets, sound bites, and 2-minute pop songs, you would be forgiven for believing that ideas can uniformly be distilled into tiny, shot glass-sized containers. This is not so, according to conductor and arts advocate Jordan Randall Smith, who draws on examples from the tech industry, craftsmanship, and gourmet victuals as he dissects the elements of musical composition and performance. Smith believes that it is time to slow down our thinking and again embrace big ideas that take "boring timescales" to create, and focused patience to consume.”

 
 

Notes

(1) The Hopkins Orchestra is the B-level community orchestra of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra organization at Johns Hopkins University.

(2) Looking for rehearsal footage? Click here. (Contact Jordan for the password.)

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