We meet composer Maria Schneider and soprano Dawn Upshaw as Upshaw and the New Jersey Symphony perform Winter Morning Walks, Schneider’s Grammy Award-winning song-cycle based on poems by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Although primarily a jazz artist, Maria Schneider straddles the worlds of classical and jazz music seamlessly, collaborating with musicians as diverse as Dawn Upshaw and David Bowie.

Produced by Eric G. Schultz. Joe Conlon served as director of photography and Dan Gordon narrates.