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Composer: Montgomery, Jessie (b. 1981)

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Year of birth1981
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Seattle Symphony’s Noah Geller shines in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Lee Mills, Noel Geller and the Seattle Symphony © James Holt | Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony continues its “Music Unleashed” series with spirited works by youthful composers, focusing on a perennially popular violin concerto.

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Seven decades of African American composition in a New Jersey carpark

American Symphony Orchestra Quartet © Jack Grassa

The Americanism in the compositions on the program was culled from American hymns, gospel and pre-jazz social music, with a highlight being the recently rediscovered work of Florence Price. 

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Orpheus’ musicians play with restrained romanticism

Orpheus members play Brahms © Jack Grassa
One of the most charming attributes of Montgomery's Strum is the way different individual voices rise from and fall back into a seductively colored sound canopy. 
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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra celebrates America the beautiful

Louis Langrée, the Catalyst Quartet and the CSO © Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Classic works by Barber and Copland were performed alongside a contemporary composition that puts itself in conversation with the National Anthem.
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Marin Alsop celebrates the American melting pot in Philadelphia

Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton
The program paired works of two living female composers with a suite of selections from Porgy and Bess, featuring star soprano Angel Blue.
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