Muti Conducts Montgomery & Beethoven

March 26, 2023, 8:00 pm

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wearing a green necklace and a black sweater, Jessie Montgomery looks past the camera standing against a rich red wall
Jessie Montgomery (Photo: Jiyang Chen)

Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Hymn for Everyone by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery. The program also includes Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2, featuring Principal Bass Alexander Hanna, and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Pierre Boulez conducts Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta from a 1994 Deutsche Grammophon release to round out the program.


Jessie Montgomery: Hymn for Everyone

Giovanni Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor
Alexander Hanna, double-bass

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)