Jessie Montgomery & Curtis Stewart

Mar 3, 2024


Chicago Opera Theater Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya leads musicians from the CSO in a program dedicated to composer-performers: four-time Grammy Award-nominated violinist and composer Curtis Stewart; composer, conductor and educator Tania León; composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, and CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery. The program features two world premieres — Resonance by Stewart and Concerto Grosso by Montgomery.

Curated by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery.

Concert Extras ⇓





Arenas D'Un Tiempo


of Love


For Fred Lerdahl


Concerto Grosso [CSO MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]




Resonance [CSO MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]


Enhance your concert experience with these additional events.

Preconcert Performance at 3:45 p.m. in Grainger Ballroom

Enjoy a special preconcert performance by D-Composed, a Chicago-based chamber music collective formed in 2017 and led by their mission to uplift and empower society through the power of Black composers.

Afterparty in the Rotunda

Enjoy casual afterparties and meet-and-greets with the artists and discover new ways to immerse yourself in the imaginative musical worlds of today's most innovative composers.

Sponsors & Partners

Major support for CSO MusicNOW 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.

Discover more on Experience CSO
Jessie Montgomery and Charlie Post, two members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association family, have been nominated for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. music industry's highest honor.
Explore more
CSO MusicNOW, the orchestra’s contemporary music series, returns in the 2023-24 Season with two curated ensemble programs and two concerts with the full Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Explore more
Like many of the best inventions, the Blacknificent 7 was born of necessity. And serendipity. “I think our collective is a signifier of things to come,” says Jessie Montgomery, the group's leader and CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence.
Explore more