|The orchestra in action, shown here somewhere other than Berklee.|
Caught the Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Berklee on Saturday. Twice, my eyes welled up with tears, and not out of sadness, but rather because of the great beauty and joyous, generous spirit of the music. At another point I thought to myself: Every person up there has had their heart broken; and now, here they are, to attest to the nearly incomprehensible majesty of living, a majesty that can only be expressed in art. I'll update later with some thoughts on Schneider's musical conception.
Here's her website.