Last year, we told you about Jennifer Higdon G’92 Gr’94 both in print and on this blog, and noted that in just three months, she won a Grammy award for her Percussion Concerto and the Pulitzer Prize in music for her Violin Concerto. Over the weekend, Higdon added another accomplishment to her ever-growing list: Her composition Dooryard Bloom–based on the Walt Whitman poem–made its Philadelphia debut. The performers? Penn’s Symphony Orchestra.
Here is Higdon’s introduction to the piece on Saturday night:
And here is the orchestra playing Dooryard Bloom with guest singer Randall Scarlata: