Works performed by Earplay:

Dark Wood
Rapid Fire

Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) is the most performed living American composer working today. She is the recipient of awards, including a Pew Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and two awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. The Telarc release of Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra/City Scape won a Grammy in 2005. Her work blue cathedral is one of the mostperformed orchestral works by a living composer (150 orchestras have performed the work since its 2000 premiere). Some of her recent commissions include works for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, eighth blackbird, the Tokyo String Quartet, and the Ying Quartet. Upcoming projects include a new violin concerto for Hilary Hahn. A solo disc of her chamber music was recently released by Naxos. She is on the composition faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

[from program for October 20, 2008 concert]