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

Low Brass Concerto

February 1, 2, & 3, 2018

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has commissioned a concerto for its world-famous low brass musicians including Jay Friedman, trombone; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Charles Vernon, bass trombone; and Gene Pokorny, tuba. Maestro Riccardo Muti will lead the orchestra in these world premiere performances. Higdon will give pre-concert lectures before each concert.

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero, has released a recording of three of Higdon'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.  BBC Music Magazine writes that "Higdon's Viola Concerto (2015) is striking in its playful, jazz-like rhythmic drive, carried off with great charisma by soloist Roberto Diaz, while the Oboe Concerto (2005) showcases the instrument's lyricism and mischief, with a fine performance from James Button".
This recording can be purchased through Amazon and iTunes

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!  

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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