Jenniger Higdon http://wrti.org en Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon http://wrti.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winning-composer-jennifer-higdon <p>Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon has written a large body of work for a range of ensembles, including orchestras, chamber groups, choruses, and wind ensembles. Now, she’s&nbsp; working on her first opera, commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and The Opera Company of Philadelphia.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:39:27 +0000 Jim Cotter 4312 at http://wrti.org Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon's Opera http://wrti.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winning-composer-jennifer-higdons-opera <p>Philadelphia-based composer Jennifer Higdon has begun writing her first opera. Based on the novel <em>Cold Mountain</em>, it will be her sole&nbsp;creative pursuit for the next three years. WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with the world-renowned composer.</p> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 4077 at http://wrti.org Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon's Opera Interview with Composer Jennifer Higdon--Profile of Multidisciplinary Artist Meredith Monk http://wrti.org/post/interview-composer-jennifer-higdon-profile-multidisciplinary-artist-meredith-monk <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles multidisciplinary artist Meredith Monk ahead of a revival performance of her groundbreaking <i>Education of the Girlchild</i> at Bryn Mawr College on Sunday, February 6th.</p> Sat, 05 Feb 2011 20:07:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2491 at http://wrti.org Interview with Composer Jennifer Higdon--Profile of Multidisciplinary Artist Meredith Monk Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles http://wrti.org/post/wharton-esherick-exhibition-sculptor-sean-kenneys-lego-animals-jennifer-higdon-beatles <p>Susan Lewis considers a new multi-venue exhibition celebrating 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks is on view at the Philadelphia Zoo.</p> <p>And we listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the Beatles' <i>Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:25:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2412 at http://wrti.org Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon--Phila. Orch.'s Asia Tour--Phila. Int'l Arts Festival '11 http://wrti.org/post/2010-pulitzer-prize-winner-jennifer-higdon-phila-orchs-asia-tour-phila-intl-arts-festival-11 <p>Susan Lewis looks ahead to the Philadelphia Orchestra's spring 2010 tour of Asia.<br /><br /></p> <p>And we speak with organizers of the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which takes place in April, 2011.</p> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:05:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2334 at http://wrti.org 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon--Phila. Orch.'s Asia Tour--Phila. Int'l Arts Festival '11 Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks http://wrti.org/post/jennifer-higdon-beatles-friend-or-faux-rosenbach-museum-impact-starbucks <p>We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' <i>Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits <i>Friend or Faux</i>, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Temple University professor Bryant Simon. His new book examines the socio-economic impact of Starbucks and what the global cafe chain says about community, status, and personal identity in contemporary America.</p> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:12:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2278 at http://wrti.org Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles http://wrti.org/post/curator-marcel-duchamp-exhibit-pma-video-art-show-ica-jennifer-higdon-beatles <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of <i>Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes</i>, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum hosts two educational events on the work this weekend.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens a year-long exhibition showcasing that medium.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns listens with composer Jennifer Higdon to a newly issued, digitally re-mastered CD of the Beatles' <i>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>. Higdon cites The Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 13:49:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2204 at http://wrti.org Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon http://wrti.org/post/time-three-and-composer-jennifer-higdon <p>Jill welcomes the crossover trio Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three recently performed the premier of Higdon's <em>Concerto 4-3</em> with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra is also slated to perform another of Higdon's works, <em>The Singing Rooms</em>, for violin, chorus, and orchestra with violinist Jennifer Koh.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:07:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1928 at http://wrti.org Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leonard Bernstein Festival http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-leonard-bernstein-festival <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Jennifer Higdon. The Philadelphia Orchestra and Time for Three premier her <em>Concerto 4-3 </em>this week. It's part of the orchestra's Leonard Bernstein Festival. </p> <p>Also, Susan Lewis looks at the life and legend of the great American composer, conductor, and educator. </p> <p>Jason Peifer talks to the organizers of the annual One Book, One Philadelphia program.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2008 17:18:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1926 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leonard Bernstein Festival Jennifer Higdon--Flamenco and Jazz Tap--Playwright Tennessee Williams http://wrti.org/post/jennifer-higdon-flamenco-and-jazz-tap-playwright-tennessee-williams <p>Jim Cotter speaks with composer Jennifer Higdon.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at how flamenco and jazz tap are paired in a production in Philadelphia this weekend.</p> <p>Jason Peifer on playwright Tennessee Williams as EgoPo Productions opens a festival of his life and work.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:53:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1907 at http://wrti.org Jennifer Higdon--Flamenco and Jazz Tap--Playwright Tennessee Williams