With music described by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical and heart-stoppingly gorgeous,” the Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform in Stevens Point.
Part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Performing Arts Series, the show will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Sentry Headquarters Theater@1800 in Stevens Point. The series is presented in part by Country Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry Insurance.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or by going online. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Schneider and her orchestra blur the lines between the genres of jazz, classical and big band, and became widely known after the release of their first recording, “Evanescence,” in 1994. Schneider writes her own compositions for the 17-member orchestra, tailoring them to distinctly highlight the unique voices of the group. Having earned two Grammy Award wins and nine nominations, they have performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide.
Schneider has received numerous guest conducting and commission invitations and has worked with more than 85 groups from 30 countries in Europe, South American, Australia, Asia and North America.