Watch two videos in contrasting styles.
BacH, Christmas Oratorio
Jordan Randall Smith conducts the Govans Chorale and Orchestra at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. December 2017.
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.
Symphony Number One delivers the World Premiere performance of Ben Goldberg’s Catalyst at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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.”