Welcoming 2024 with Bernstein’s effervescent Overture to Candide and the luxuriant storytelling of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade in a program conducted by Chicago Sinfonietta music director Mei-Ann Chen.
Kristina and LaRob sit down for an informal listening party with composer, violinist, and CSO Mead Composer in Residence, Jessie Montgomery. She shares her musical inspirations, music she wishes she composed herself, and gives some insight into the life of a composer in the 21st century!
Violinist James Ehnes takes center stage in a performance of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. Music by Jessie Montgomery, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky rounds out the performance.
This week, Osmo Vänskä leads the CSO in Orff’s Carmina burana featuring Joélle Harvey, Reginald Mobley, and Hugh Russell. Included in the program is Montgomery’s Banner and Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus, as well as Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Violinist Ariel Horowitz and pianist Alexa Stier play music by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Jessie Montgomery, Germaine Tailleferre, William Grant Still, and Béla Bartók, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.