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
February 25, 26, 27, 28, 2015
blue cathedral and Violin Concerto
Higdon is honored to have the Philadelphia Orchestra feature two of her most popular and award-winning works during the week of February 27. Higdon will first introduce her Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto to audiences as part of the LiveNotes Night on Wednesday, February 27. This is a unique opportunity for audience members to turn on their cell phones and enjoy an interactive experience about each work on the concert program. Higdon will also give pre-concert talks from 7:00-7:30pm for the Thursday and Saturday evening performances.
Higdon is happy to be a part of this new recording by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Daniel Belongia, conducting. Higdon's Percussion Concerto is performed by percussionist, Ben Stiers. The orchestra version of this work won a Grammy for Higdon in 2010. This recording is now available through amazon.com and naxos.com.
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.