Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider comes home — for the SPCO

Windom-born jazz composer/conductor Maria Schneider ventures into classical music for the first time with a special commission for soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

For Maria Schneider, there’s no place like home

In February 2006, when composer and conductor Maria Schneider brought her jazz orchestra to the Ted Mann Concert Hall as part of the Northrop Jazz Season, she talked about her childhood home of Windom, Minn., in the most affectionate terms.