THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS
“Composing Conversations” with
American Composer Jennifer Higdon
In Partnership with Art&Seek
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Hamon Hall, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Admission is FREE at dallasopera.org/rsvp
DALLAS, MAY 7, 2013 – The Dallas Opera is thrilled to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon to Dallas for our latest “Composing Conversation,” conducted in partnership with Art&Seek, KERA’s arts initiative.
Our one-night-only free public discussion will take place the evening of Tuesday, May 21st beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Nancy B. Hamon Hall in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Come and join the conversation with one of the hottest, most in-demand classical composers at work today. The evening will be introduced by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and moderated by award-winning Art&Seek Producer-Reporter Jerome Weeks, a longtime observer of the North Texas arts scene, from the visual to theatrical.
Hailed by The Washington Post as “a savvy, sensitive composer with a keen ear, an innate sense of form and a generous dash of pure esprit,” this Brooklyn native and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize has earned rave reviews from both critics and audiences for her deeply engaging compositions.
“Jennifer is one of the most innovative and successful composers at work today,” explains Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. “When she creates something new, she writes in a distinctive musical language that audiences find both inviting and tremendously compelling. I am delighted to be able to bring her to Dallas to discuss her wide-ranging musical accomplishments and commissions, and to allow her to interact, face-to-face, with some of Dallas’s most passionate music lovers.” [Read more…]