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
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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