Higdon World Premiere

  A new work by Jennifer Higdon will be premiered on Monday night (February 9) at Carnegie Hall.  Thomas Hampson will be featured in the song cycle for baritone and piano titled Civil Words.  It was commissioned by Carnegie Hall.  In Higdon’s own words:     “Civil Words” is a song cycle of text derived from the Civil War. They are, however, universal texts that are applicable to any conflict, and a reminder that the basic elements of war do not change with time. The cycle begins with a mother sending a child off to war and ends with a father’s discovery…