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 is the soloist 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 Laura Sauer in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.