Red Carpet Rolled Out for the New HMI Artistic Director, Maria Schneider

Red Carpet Rolled Out for the New HMI Artistic Director, Maria Schneider

By UM News

Red Carpet Rolled Out for the New HMI Artistic Director, Maria Schneider

By UM News
The captivated audience who filled UM’s Gusman Hall Saturday, January 25, 2020 witnessed twelve-time Grammy® nominee and five-time Grammy® winner Maria Schneider present a program featuring three-time Grammy® nominee saxophonist Donny McCaslin. 

In her 2020 concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, bandleader, recipient of twelve Grammy® nominations and five Grammy® awards, Maria Schneider presented a program featuring three-time Grammy® nominee saxophonist Donny McCaslin. 

The captivated audience who filled UM’s Gusman Hall Saturday, January 25, 2020, experienced what has been called a “Musical Event” with Schneider conducting three of her signature orchestral jazz pieces, some of which were orchestrated by Frost students! The concert featured long-time collaborator saxophonist Donny McCaslin. The second half, directed by resident conductor Scott Flavin, featured mostly large ensemble arrangements of McCaslin’s pop-rock-jazz fusion.