Christine Lamprea commissioned Jessie Montgomery to write cadenzas for the Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major during Ms. Montgomery’s tenure as composer-in-residence with the Sphinx Virtuosi in 2014. Ms. Lamprea performed the cadenzas with the Delphi Chamber Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony, and on a 5-city tour in the United States and Canada with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio.
“When I first heard Jessie’s music on the Sphinx Virtuosi Fall 2013 tour, I was curious to learn more about her take on composition as an active performer in addition to as a composer. Her new cadenzas are fresh, avant-garde, yet informed and related to the rest of the concerto. I’ve learned more about the concerto after collaborating and discussing what she took from the piece, and I am so lucky to work with such an exciting, compelling new voice to add a new experience to the Haydn D Major Cello Concerto.”
— Christine Lamprea