Watch Montgomery’s acceptance speech and learn more about her GRAMMY®-Winning composition.
On March 3rd, the second MusicNOW concert of the 23/24 season highlights world premieres of works by violinist/composers Curtis Stewart and Montgomery.
The orchestra performs Montgomery’s Coincident Dances on 2/9, and a Valentine’s day concert features her Peace for violin and piano and Musings for two violins.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center premieres Montgomery’s Musings for Two Violins in a sold-out program, Thursday January 18.
Jessie speaks with Suzanne Bona about her life as a musician and how she expresses her creativity in a few of her non-musical passions, too. Click read more to listen to the full episode!
Works include Grammy-nominated composition “Rounds” for piano and string orchestra, “Hymn for Everyone” for orchestra, and “Five Freedom Songs” for voice, percussion, and string orchestra.
The article highlights collaborations with other Chicago-based musicians and ensembles, Montgomery’s tenure as the CSO composer-in-residence, and the Dec. 3 MusicNOW concert.
“Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds, a mini-piano concerto, is built on a traditional foundation, allowing a stormy cadenza and flourishes of high Romanticism.” — Tom Huizenga for NPR
The opening of the 2023/24 Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW season illuminates works by a dynamic collective of Black composers, the Blacknificent 7.
The November 9 concert event will mark the culmination of a three-year guest residency partnership.
Montgomery and Tower discuss their cross-generational perspectives on the evolving musical scene, the growing calls for equity and inclusion in music, and what it means to be called “women composers.”
DMR describes Snapshots as: “Glowing washes and surges of sound … hypnotic chimings and quasi-chorales … ruminative … A razzle-dazzle performance.”