Jessie Montgomery (b 1981) is one of today's most relevant and important interpreters of 21st-century American sound and experience. She has been involved with Community MusicWorks, a Providence, Rhode Island community outreach music education program, as well as the Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based nonprofit that supports young African American and Latinx string players. Her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, poetry, and social consciousness, and has been performed by such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, A Far Cry, San Francisco Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony.
Montgomery's magnificent Duo for Violin and Cello is a modern classic that has quickly become one of her most celebrated pieces. Written for her friend and cellist Adrienne Taylor, it is an ''ode to friendship'', with playful romps, tender exchanges, and moments of stunning resonance. For advanced players. Includes score and parts.
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