Jennifer Higdon received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto.

Jennifer Higdon, one of the most performed living American composers, will be making an appearance noon Friday afternoon (Feb. 22) at the Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, for its Distinguished Lecture Series.

Her list of commissioners and performing organizations is extensive and includes the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo String Quartet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the President’s Own Marine Band, among many others.

Higdon received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto.

Her lecture is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Patrons can bring their own lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Admission is free. Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu, or calling (501) 683-5239.

Also this weekend, join Maestro Philip Mann, the ASO and Higdon for "Truth and Triumph," a program featuring Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra. It's happening at 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23) and 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 24). Purchase tickets here.