“The Chicago Symphony, which plans to unveil its 2021-22 season next month, has announced its first artist in residence; she is Hilary Hahn, a violinist of worldwide fame, of course, but also one of the most generous artist-contributors to the classical field via her numerous commissioning and educational initiatives,” writes Susan Elliott in Tuesday’s (6/22) Musical America (subscription required). “Her residency, which lasts two years, begins in September. It was announced by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Composer in residence Jessie Montgomery begins her residency next month [as was previously announced]. Yo-Yo Ma served as CSO creative consultant until 2019.… Hahn … will perform with the CSO in Orchestra Hall in December 2021 (Dvořák’s Violin Concerto) and in recital in the spring as part of the Symphony Center Presents series. Also on her CSO agenda is hosting two of her signature Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) concerts, which are free to new parents and their infants. Her other community-based participation includes the CSO’s Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, for diverse professional musicians in training, and Notes for Peace, through which local families impacted by gun violence can create their own commemorative songs.”