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
August 2, 2014
Higdon will be present for the performance of this energetic and evocative work which is part of the 52nd annual Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, California.
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