Montgomery & Bruckner 7

May 30-June 1, 2024
CSO Principal Percussion Cynthia Yeh


Conductor Manfred Honeck leads the CSO in two captivating works. Principal Percussion Cynthia Yeh takes the spotlight in the premiere of a new concerto by Jessie Montgomery, the CSO’s Mead Composer-in-Residence. Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony awes with its breadth, drama and rapturous intensity. This enthralling score includes a radiant tribute to Bruckner’s idol, Richard Wagner, and a boisterous Austrian country dance.

The June 1 performance of Montgomery & Bruckner 7 is a part of the 2023/24 Season of CSO MusicNOW.


Procession [World Premiere, CSO Commission]


Symphony No. 7



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Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Max Raimi and Jessie Montgomery in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

Saturday MusicNOW Extras

MusicNOW is more than a concert; it’s an immersive evening of celebrating the arts and meeting new people. Stay tuned for details on additional events and opportunities to mix and mingle with the artists and your fellow concertgoers.

Listen to more works by Jessie Montgomery


These performances are generously sponsored by Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation.

The appearance of Manfred Honeck is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

The June 1 performance of Montgomery & Bruckner 7 is a part of the 2023/24 Season of CSO MusicNOW.

Major support these performances is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, Sargent Family Foundation, Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Julian Family Foundation and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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Jessie Montgomery has left a profound impression on the orchestra and the city’s cultural scene during her three seasons as the CSO's Mead Composer-in-Residence.
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Bernard Haitink leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 7, a performance hailed as a “glowing and eloquent” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Available at the Symphony Store.

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