Maria Schneider Orchestra
Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
A big-band group led by composer-pianist Maria Schneider blends the freedom of jazz and the structure of classical music. Schneider has garnered 12 Grammy nominations and five Grammy wins, and her music has been hailed by critics as "evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization." Since 1994 Schneider has honed her compositions and conducting to highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today.
Join Maria Schneider for a pre-show talk about her career, creative process, and involvement in digital rights and fan-funding at 6:45 p.m. in the University Museum of Contemporary Art (lower level of FAC). Seating limited to 80 people.
Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.