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Close Up with Jennifer Higdon - Part I

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Higdon
Credit J. Henry Fair / http://jenniferhigdon.com/biography.html

Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon (b. Brooklyn, NY, December 31, 1962) currently hold the Rock Chair in Composition at The Curtis School of Music. Her works represent a wide range of genres, from orchestral to chamber, to wind ensemble, as well as vocal, choral and opera. Her music has been hailed by Fanfare Magazine as having "the distinction of being at once complex, sophisticated but readily accessible emotionally", with the Times of London citing it as "…traditionally rooted, yet imbued with integrity and freshness." The League of American Orchestras reports that she is one of America's most frequently performed contemporary composers. Join us on August 26th to hear some of her stunning works!

8/26         Close Up with Jennifer Higdon, Part I Composer and Bowling Green State University Alumna Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, which features her own works plus the first installment in her 6-part subseries “Living Women Composers.” J. Higdon: Flute Poetic, Viola Concerto Du Yun: When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa