Music of the 21st Century Festival
Jennifer Higdon, guest composer
February 12–16, 2018
Tues. Feb. 13 • Concert@M2
Thurs. Feb. 15 • Chamber Concert
Fri. Feb. 16 • Gala Closing Concert
Evening concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a savvy, sensitive composer with a keen ear . . . and a generous dash of pure esprit,” Jennifer Higdon received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto. Her opera Cold Mountain, based on the best-selling novel by Charles Frazier, won the International Opera Award for Best World Premiere. A major figure in contemporary Classical music, Higdon’s works are enjoyed by audiences at several hundred performances a year and on over sixty CDs. DePauw is honored to host Curtis Institute of Music’s Rock Chair in Composition as composer-in-residence this season.
“She is a composer in love with composing.” — The Baltimore Sun
Made possible through the generosity of Robert A. ’69 and Margaret Sheridan Schmidt ’69.
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