American composer Jennifer Higdon has quite a few admirers, considering that her works are performed 200+ times each year, including even at the White House. Champions of her music stretch from conductor Robert Spano to violinist Hilary Hahn to ensembles such as the Atlanta and Philadelphia orchestras. It seems that Higdon has been played at every major American hotspot, with her popularity now extending to Europe and beyond. Tonight, we hear Short Stories, a sassy piece for saxophone quartet. Also tonight, music of Leos Janacek and Michael Torke.
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