Sunday, July 23, 2023

Maria Schneider Orchestra

NEA Jazz Master and 7x Grammy Winner Makes Her Ravinia Debut!

Breaking Barriers Festival

Venue: Pavilion
Genre: Jazz
Donor Gates Open:
4:30 PM
Gates Open:
5:00 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM
Breaking Barriers 2023 Lead Sponsor: In Honor of Sandra K. Crown


Reserved Seats: $60–$95
Premium Lawn Blocks: $60*
General Lawn Admission: $33^

* Price per person; must reserve full block of 2, 4, or 6

^ Price increases by $5 one week before the event; ticket selection screen shows current price

Dining Reservation Availability

Lawn Bar - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Freehling Room - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Tree Top - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

Park View - Has reservations available! (May be limited to donors.)

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  Breaking Barriers Festival

This concert is part of Breaking Barriers, an annual festival curated by Marin Alsop. This year focuses on women composers—classical and jazz artists and singer-songwriters—who are featured throughout the season. Day passes are available for access to additional events. Learn more.


Ravinia is becoming a cashless venue and encourages all guests to bring credit/debit cards or other cashless forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted at The Festival Shop, Wintrust Chair & Table Rental, Dining Pavilion restaurants, and concessions and bars.

  Dining/Concessions at Ravinia Festival®

Ravinia Market, Lawn Bar, Tree Top, and Park View are all open. Concession carts and the Scoop Café additionally serve drinks and snacks. The Freehling Room is open to eligible Ravinia donors (for reservations, call 847-432-7655). Please press the button above or call 847-432-7550 for all other dining reservations.

  Additional performance:

Alexis Lombre Ensemble, 6:00 p.m. on the Carousel Stage

About the Artist

Maria Schneider has been hailed by critics for music that’s “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra started collecting those plaudits in 1994 with Evanescence, on which Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for her 18-member collective, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group. Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of artistic connections quite varied, including commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as collaborating with David Bowie. She is among a small few to have earned Grammy nods in multiple genres, winning seven among 14 nominations. Schneider has also been awarded several honors by the Jazz Journalists Association, DownBeat, and JazzTimes, and in 2019 she was named an NEA Jazz Master.


Maria Schneider Orchestra
Alexis Lombre Ensemble (Carousel Stage)

Breaking Barriers Festival Packages

Sunday Three-For-All (FREE!)

Every ticket purchased for the concert featuring the Maria Schneider Orchestra includes access to both the afternoon composer/conductor workshop and the additional performance by next-generation bandleader Alexis Lombre on the Carousel Stage. View Sunday's Schedule.

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