Arts | Music
Maria Schneider Orchestra
1111 SW Broadway
Feb. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborating with David Bowie. She is among a select few to have received Grammy® Awards in both jazz and classical categories, including 12 nominations and five Awards received, including one for the Orchestra’s latest album The Thompson Fields. She’s been awarded many honors by the Jazz Journalists Association as well as topping numerous DownBeat and JazzTimes Critics and Readers Polls. In 2012, her alma mater, the University of Minnesota, presented Schneider with an honorary doctorate, and in 2014, ASCAP awarded her their esteemed Concert Music Award.
“From the lustrous opening chords of a Maria Schneider concert, you can feel you are swept off your feet and falling through space – but with the certainty that someone with a lot of emotional intelligence is there to catch you.” – The Guardian