Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pulitzer Prize Winner Premieres New Work In Hartford


December 13, 2010
Higdon displays 'magic as a composer'
                                  By Kiernan Majerus-Collins

HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Jennifer Higdon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer from Philadelphia, had her piece Road Stories for concert band premiered by The Hartt Symphony Band Friday.

She also received an honorary doctorate of music from The University of Hartford, which includes The Hartt School of music, dance and theater.

Robert Carl, a professor of composition at the university, said Higdon is “one of the most performed” composers in America.

“She’s always hit the home run when she had to with her pieces,” said Carl. 

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