Muti Conducts Montgomery & Beethoven Pastoral
Apr 29, 2022
Riccardo Muti and the CSO


Riccardo Muti leads a world premiere by Jessie Montgomery, the CSO’s new Mead Composer-in-Residence. Raised on New York’s Lower East Side, Montgomery writes music that is “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life” (The Washington Post). CSO Principal Bass Alexander Hanna solos in Bottesini’s bravura concerto before the program ends on a joyous note with Beethoven’s homage to nature, the Pastoral Symphony.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Max Raimi and Jessie Montgomery in Armerding Concert Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

Note performance location:
Edman Chapel at Wheaton College
401 E Franklin St
Wheaton, IL 60187

  • Venue
    Wheaton College
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Max Raimi and Jessie Montgomery
  • Program Book
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New Work [CSO Commission, World Premiere]


Double Bass Concerto No. 2


Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

Music Director
The CSO’s music director position is endowed in perpetuity by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation.
Principal Bass
The David and Mary Winton Green Principal Bass Chair

CSO at Wheaton performances are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of DuPage Foundation and an anonymous donor. Additional support provided by Megan and Steve Shebik.

These concerts are generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.

Montgomery Hymn for Everyone, World Premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Lead Commissioner) through the Helen Zell Commissioning Program; additional co-commissioners: National Symphony Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West

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