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
October 25 & 26 and November 7 & 9, 2014
Maestro Michael Butterman will conduct the Pennsylvania Philharmonic performances of Higdon's work across various cities in Pennsylvania.
Higdon is proud to be a part of this exciting new recording by Mary Kathleen Ernst, performing works by seven women composers who write in a wide range of musical genres. Secret and Glass Gardens was a winner in the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition's American Composers Invitational and was performed by several of the semi-finalists as part of the highly acclaimed competition. This recording is now available through amazon.com and innova.mu.
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.