Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon maintains a full schedule of commissions and her music is known for its technical skill and audience appeal.

"There's something very American in the sound of her music, and something I'm tempted to call joyful--not in terms of what is expressed...but in how it is expressed. She is a composer in love with composing." -The Baltimore Sun


May 5,6,7,8,2016

The New Century Chamber Orchestra, under the music direction of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, will premiere this newly commissioned work. Higdon will attend all performances so please attend and say hello.

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Higdon is pleased to announce the April 2016 release of the world premiere recording of her first opera, Cold Mountain.  This live recording with the Santa Fe Opera (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conducting) features performances by Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn, Emily Fons, Jay Hunter-Morris, Kevin Burdette, and Roger Honeywell. This recording will be available on www.pentatonemusic.com and www.amazon.com

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Higdon is excited that Short Stories is included in this exciting new project with the Prism Quartet and its new label, XAS Records.  Distributed internationally by Naxos, XAS Records was founded to advance the Quartet’s mission to share extraordinary saxophone music with listeners around the world. This recording documents a residency at the Curtis Institute of Music with the Prism Quartet, and is a testament to the Curtis Institute’s standing as an international center for the study of composition. The Curtis Project is now available through amazon.com, iTunes.com, and directly from prismquartet.com.