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
CREATORS IN CONCERT, NATIONAL OPERA CENTER, NEW YORK
October 13, 2015, 7:00pm
The evening will begin with performances of Higdon's chamber music followed by excerpts from her opera Cold Mountain. Marc Scorca, President of the National Opera Center, will then chat with Higdon about life as a composer and writing her first opera. All attendees are invited to a wine reception following the event.
Higdon is happy to have ZONES included on this new recording which includes seven world premiere recordings. Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra percussion section (POPG*) have created a terrific recording of this work. Now available through equilibri.com and at amazon.com.
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.