Great Performances at Mason
Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall
GRAMMY Award-winning composer, conductor, and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider conducts Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz. The evening’s repertory includes instrumental excerpts from Winter Morning Walks, a GRAMMY Award-winning set of song cycles composed by Schneider. Witness jazz perfection with NEA Jazz Master, Schneider, and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, comprised of the most remarkable jazz performers in the metro region, in this highly anticipated event. “To call Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point…She’s a major composer–period” (TIME Magazine). Founded and led by virtuoso saxophonist Jim Carroll, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra is comprised of the most remarkable jazz performers in the metro region.
Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider
Join GRAMMY Award-winning composer Maria Schneider for an intriguing conversation about her boundary-pushing musical career and arts activism. Learn more.
Before the Performance
A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain.
All attendees must present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 test result through May 1. All patrons, regardless of age, must wear a face covering. Read the full vaccination policy here.