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
HIGDON WINS INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARD
BEST WORLD PREMIERE: COLD MOUNTAIN
The 2016 International Opera Awards were recently held in London and Higdon's Cold Mountain won the award for Best World Premiere. Brad Woolbright, from Santa Fe Opera, accepted the award on Higdon's behalf.
Higdon is pleased to announce the April 2016 release of the world premiere recording of her first opera, Cold Mountain. This live recording with the Santa Fe Opera (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conducting) features performances by Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn, Emily Fons, Jay Hunter-Morris, Kevin Burdette, and Roger Honeywell. This recording will be available on www.pentatonemusic.com and www.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.