Maria Schneider Orchestra

Thu April 23, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Maria Schneider Orchestra

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

Maria Schneider Orchestra


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Maria Schneider is among the small club of musicians to win GRAMMY Awards in multiple genres, including jazz and classical, as well as for her work with David Bowie. Schneider and her orchestra became widely known in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. In the decades that followed, she developed a unique writing style for her orchestra, eventually being awarded a NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, one of the highest honours a living jazz musician could receive.

Described as evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization, the 18 members of the Maria Schneider Orchestra will fill every corner, crevice, and ear drum in the Jack Singer Concert Hall with a fearless sound.

Maria Schneider Orchestra is presented in partnership with CADME.

“Maria Schneider is a national treasure." - NPR



Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.

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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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