I’m late in posting this, but the Spring For Music series (which I mentioned earlier), teamed with NPR to make the performance the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra available to stream online. One of the pieces heard in this performance is a relatively newly commissioned work – requested from Maria Schneider (known primarily, if not exclusively for her jazz compositions) by soprano Dawn Upshaw. Even better? In this performance, Schneider is conducting.
Follow this link to hear the full concert, as well as interviews with Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw.