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Monday Night Jazz: Maria Schneider with the USF Jazz Ensemble I

Monday, Mar. 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm,
USF Concert Hall, Tampa Campus

Maria SchneiderTriple 2014 GRAMMY winner Maria Schneider is coming to USF to lead the acclaimed USF Jazz Ensemble I in a special concert and audience talk. Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” Blurring the lines between musical genres, she is on a very short list of those who have received GRAMMY Awards in both jazz and classical categories. Her long list of commissioners are amazingly varied and range from the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra & Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The American Dance Festival, and the Kronos Quartet.

Schneider's latest fan-funded recording with Dawn Upshaw (Winter Morning Walks), the St. Paul Chamber Orch., and the Australian Chamber Orchestra earned three 2014 GRAMMY Awards: Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Winter Morning Walks), Best Classical Vocal Performance (Dawn Upshaw), and Best Engineered Recording/Classical. But since her own orchestra’s debut recording in 1994 (Evanescence) she has garnered a total of 10 GRAMMY nominations as well as numerous commissions and guest conducting invites, working with over 85 groups from over 30 countries spanning Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and North America.


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$8 Students/Seniors
$12 General Admission
Day of Performance:
$10 Students/Seniors
$15 General Admission

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Before the Monday night concert, don't miss this special audience talk:

Conversation with Maria Schneider

Monday, Mar. 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm in Barness Recital Hall, Tampa Campus, Free Event
Composer/Conductor, Maria Schneider, gives an informal talk on Winter Morning Walks - her compositional process as well as the work’s relationship with the poetry of U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser. The talk is free and open to the public.