Higdon NYC Premiere

Higdon’s Concerto in NYC premiere

Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto will be performed at Carnegie Hall on February 15th, when the Curtis Institute of Music presents the work in its New York premiere.
The concerto was dedicated to Hilary Hahn, and she will perform the concerto with the Curtis orchestra

The concert by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra also includes works by Shostakovich and Hindemith. Juanjo Mena, chief conductor designate of the BBC Philharmonic, will lead the performance in his Carnegie debut.
More on this performance HERE:


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 8 PM

Tickets from $8 – $50

The Program:
Curtis Symphony Orchestra

  • Juanjo Mena, Conductor
  • Hilary Hahn, Violin

HINDEMITH Konzertmusik for Strings and Brass
JENNIFER HIGDON Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)

Jennifer Higdon (b.1962) is one of a long line of Curtis graduates to become a major voice in contemporary composition; her fellow alumni include Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and Ned Rorem. One of today’s most frequently-performed living American composers, Higdon was also awarded the 2010 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto.

Hilary Hahn has recorded the Higdon Concerto on a CD which also features the very well-known Tchaikovsky concerto. The Higdon concerto captures Hahn’s energy and artistic consistency, as well as her amazing skill, intonation, phrasing, and musicianship.

Here is an extract from the Jennifer Higdon Violin Concerto, as performed by Hilary Hahn

If you’d like to purchase this CD at Amazon, please click on the image below:

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