Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra | Yolanda Kondonassis, harp | Ward Stare, conductor
Produced by Alan Bise, mastered by Bruce Egre
Recorded September 17-20, 2018 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
[1-4] Jennifer Higdon: Harp Concerto (2018) (b. 1962) 21:11 Written for and dedicated to Yolanda Kondonassis
 Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9 (1936)
 Patrick Harlin: Rapture (2011)
American Rapture features harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Ward Stare. This album includes the world premiere recording of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s Harp Concerto, written for and dedicated to Yolanda Kondonassis; 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.