On stage at The O’Shaughnessy for the first time, 5-time Grammy-award-winning composer-orchestrator Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.”
In The Thompson Fields, the pieces have far-ranging inspiration from the open landscape of Schneider’s southwest Minnesota home, to a samba school rehearsal in Rio. The Ottawa Citizen said, “This marriage of sounds, words and images is ultimately breathtaking, a testament not simply to the hipness of jazz but to the uplifting and sustaining powers of art."
What: The Thompson Fields
Who: Maria Schneider Orchestra
Where: The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
When: Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm