Thursday, January 20, 2011


Jennifer Higdon, who won a Pulitzer this year for her Violin Concerto, wants orchestras to program more new music--because it sells:
The only orchestra concerts I've attended lately that have been sold out have had new works on them (and yes, I go to concerts without new music).
I've also been to concerts where half the audience walks out with the composer in the audience right before the world premiere of his big new piece.