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Jennifer Higdon - prolific with premiere after premiere

Feb 15, 2018

Philly Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon delights Chicago with a new world premiere, coming here soon
Credit Philly.com

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer Jennifer Higdon heard almost no classical music before going to college to study the flute. Since then, she has embraced the art, writing music that has been described as “lithe and expert.” In addition to her many commissions, Higdon now teaches at Curtis Institute, preparing our next generation of composers.

Read more about this multi-award winner and a recent premiere.

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