Jesse Jones

Jesse Jones

Opening Concert

Jesse Jones (composer, conductor, and mandolinist, b. 1978) is an American artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences. His music has been performed extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia. Jesse Jones has received numerous accolades as both a composer and performer, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Elliott Carter Rome Prize in Composition from the American Academy in Rome, a Juilliard String Quartet Commission, a Tanglewood Commission, a Barlow Commission, the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an EarShot New Music Reading with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, and a fellowship in Aldeburgh Music’s Jerwood Opera Writing Programme. He is an alumnus of both the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has received the Heckscher Foundation Prize in Composition from Ithaca College and the Sage Fellowship from Cornell University.

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