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.
May 3 & 4, 2013
All Things Majestic
Higdon will conclude her service as Creative Director of Cincinnati Symphony's Boundless Series with performances of All Things Majestic. These performances, led by Robert Spano, will feature an audio visual presentation of the great city of Cincinnati.
May 6, 2013
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Higdon, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Marin Alsop, conducting) and Time for Three will open this year's Spring for Music. This festival at Carnegie Hall will feature six orchestras in one exciting week.
This most recent CD features three world premiere recordings. In Scenes from the Poet's Dreams (composed for the performers who play it on this recording), the pianist virtuoso Gary Graffman joins the Lark Quartet to demonstrate his extraordinary abilities using only the left hand on the piano. This disc marks the debut of the Lark Quartet on Bridge Records and is available now.
Higdon was the University of Wyoming's Eminent Composer-in-Residence during the 2010-11 season. This recording is a result of her work with the faculty during that residency program. Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano and Trumpet Songs are world premiere recordings. This recording is available now.