Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon maintains a full schedule of commissions and her music is known for its technical skill and audience appeal. Hailed by The Washington Post as "a savvy, sensitive composer with a keen ear, an innate sense of form and a generous dash of pure esprit," she is one of America's most frequently performed composers.
December 7, 2013
On a Wire
eighth blackbird will perform On a Wire with the New World Symphony.
This CD features the world premiere recordings of 27 encores that Hilary Hahn commissioned. Having written a concerto for Hahn, Higdon was delighted to be included in this exciting project performed by Hahn and Cory Smythe, piano. Just released on November 11, 2013, this recording has already shot to #3 in classical music sales on amazon.com.
Higdon is delighted that the Serafin String Quartet has recorded a CD of her earlier works. Four of these works--Amazing Grace, Sky Quartet, String Trio, and Dark Wood are world premiere recordings. This recording is available now through amazon.com and naxos.com