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. Check back for a detailed schedule of events as dates approach.
BANNER PHOTO BY PETE CHECCHIA; INSET PHOTO BY CANDACE DICARLO
One of the preeminent vocal ensembles in the U.S., Seraphic Fire, led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, brings together top musicians from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces to newly commissioned works by our country’s leading composers. Two of the ensemble’s recordings were nominated for 2012 Grammy Awards, making it the only choral ensemble to be nominated that year and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.