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 working on her first opera, commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and The Opera Company of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia-based composer Jennifer Higdon has begun writing her first opera. Based on the novel Cold Mountain, it will be her sole creative pursuit for the next three years. WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with the world-renowned composer.
We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.
Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.
Jill welcomes the crossover trio Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three recently performed the premier of Higdon's Concerto 4-3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra is also slated to perform another of Higdon's works, The Singing Rooms, for violin, chorus, and orchestra with violinist Jennifer Koh.