Affiliated Artists
Jessie Montgomery

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has a history of inviting exceptional artists to join it for multi-season residencies. These special collaborations between artists and the Orchestra represent a unique partnership designed for lasting impact. The results have been outstanding, ranging from special performances and provoking concert series to commissions and world premieres as well as inspiring community programs.

Jessie Montgomery

Jessie Montgomery, the Mead Composer-in-Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is an acclaimed composer, violinist and educator.

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Hilary Hahn

CSO Artist-in-Residence

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Internationally acclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn will become the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Artist-in-Residence, for a two-year term beginning Sept. 1.
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Jessie Montgomery has been named as the CSO’s next Mead Composer-in-Residence, beginning July 1 and continuing through June 30, 2024.
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Jessie Montgomery wrote “Starburst” for an 18-piece string ensemble. “I just had this image of stars exploding in space. I wanted to feature that energetic attitude of the ensemble.”
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