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
Concerto for Orchestra
June 3, 2017, Redwood City, California
Be sure to hear the Redwood Symphony perform this major work that made audiences, musicians and administrators first take note of Jennifer and her music!
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero, is releasing a new recording of three of Jennifer's works. All Things Majestic vividly captures the breathtaking beauty of the American landscape, and her expressive concertos bring out the unique textures and sonorities of these frequently overlooked solo instruments. Both concertos, Higdon's Oboe Concerto with James Button (oboe) and the Viola Concerto with Roberto Diaz (viola) are world premiere recordings.
This recording will be released on March 10 and can be preordered through Amazon and iTunes. The album will also be available on Apple Music and Spotify on release day.
Naxos has also released the newest video interview with Jennifer live, if you'd like to see what she has to say about contemporary music!
The world premiere recording of Higdon's first opera, Cold Mountain is now available. 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. The recording, which garnered 2 Grammy nominations, is available on www.pentatonemusic.com and www.amazon.com