Rhapsody in Black

Jessie Montgomery does more than just compose

Jessie Montgomery has composed works for ensembles that include the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Albany Symphony.Courtesy of the artist

Rhapsody in Black - Jessie Montgomery


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April 14, 2022

Composer Jessie Montgomery is in a constant state of creation. She started composing music seriously when she was just 11. Besides composing award-winning pieces, she actively performs violin and teaches. Her past commissions include works for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the Metropolitan Museum and the National Choral Society.


Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher