Shenandoah Conservatory presents the annual Pulitzer Prize Composer Festival featuring two days of works by award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon, who received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her “Violin Concerto,” will participate in a series of composer talks, meet-and-greets and workshops during the week leading up to two performances:
Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m.
Bright Box Theatre (downtown Winchester)
Works composed by Jennifer Higdon and performed by Shenandoah Conservatory’s EDGE Ensemble
Arrive early to order dinner and drinks before the show!
Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall (Shenandoah University)
Works composed by Jennifer Higdon and performed by Shenandoah Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers
Inaugurated three years ago under the leadership of Director of Composition David T. Little, Ph.D., the Pulitzer Prize Composer Festival has previously featured acclaimed composers William Bolcom and Kevin Puts. “We’re honored to welcome Jennifer Higdon to campus as this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning guest,” Dr. Little commented. “Jennifer is one of America’s most respected and widely-performed composers, as well a dedicated teacher and member of the musical community.”
During the Friday, Nov. 14 concert, Little will announce the name of next year’s featured guest — one of this country’s most prolific and revered composers.