This week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast will feature a premiere by Anna Clyne called Prince of Clouds. Here’s a review of this December concert, and below is a conversation between the composer and Jennifer Koh, one of the violinists who performed the work. Tune in Sunday at 9pm to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Louisville Orchestra announces its 2013-2014 season on Monday, January 28. Classical 90.5 will present many of the announced works during Monday’s afternoon program, 12 – 4 pm.
Jennifer Higdon is the 2010 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music for her Violin Concerto composed for Hilary Hahn. It was commissioned by The Indianapolis Symphony, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and The Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Higdon is one of the most performed living American composers and won the 2010 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto. She is entirely self-published under the title Lawdon Press.
Edit: Read Higdon’s reflections on winning the Pulitzer here.