Creators in Context: Jennifer Higdon

  • Opera America National Center 330 7th Ave New York, NY, 10001 United States

Performance & Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

Lysander Trio performs "Love Sweet," a 2014 work for soprano and piano trio which was commissioned by SongFest Festival and premiered by Lysander members. With soprano Yungie Rhie and guest cellist Alice Yoo. 

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon is one of America's most frequently performed living composers. She has been recognized by several prestigious institutions, including the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and National Endowment for the Arts, and her commissioners include The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. Three albums of her work — Higdon: City Scape / Concerto for Orchestra, Strange Imaginary Animals and Transmigration — have won Grammy awards. Higdon's first opera, Cold Mountain, based on the novel by Charles Frazier, premieres at The Santa Fe Opera in summer 2015, followed by performances at Opera Philadelphia (co-commissioner) and Minnesota Opera.

Tickets are $10 for members and $25 for non-members. All attendees are invited to a private reception following the event. Visit operaamerica.org/CreatorsinConcert to registerThis event will also be live streamed at operaamerica.org/Live.