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Jennifer Higdon wins 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Contemporary Classical Composition' for her 'Harp Concerto' on 'American Rapture'

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Azica Records release of American Rapture featuring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Ward Stare is an album includes the world premiere recording of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon's Harp Concerto. Higdon's piece was written for and dedicated to Yolanda Kondonassis. The album also includes; Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9; and the world premiere recording of Patrick Harlin's Rapture. The album is designed to highlight three generations of American composition and, as defined by Harlin in the context of his work, to depict rapture not as a religious event, but as an experience of extreme human emotion.

Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon winning 2020 GRAMMY Award 'Best Contemporary Classical Composition' for her 'Harp Concerto' on 'American Rapture.' Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)