St. Louis Symphony to premiere works by Mizzou New Music Initiative students

Posted on: April 29, 2013

In Monday’s (4/29) Columbia Missourian, Jeong An Choi writes, “Stephanie Berg keeps her eyes on the laptop screen as her fingers move rapidly across the keyboard. In front of her is a page of lines and bars where notes, clefs and key signatures will be added as she creates a piece of music. … The 27-year-old [Missouri University] music graduate has been composing professionally for the past four years. She recently learned that ‘Ravish and Mayhem,’ one of her compositions, will be performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra next season. … Berg’s chance to work with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra followed the Mizzou International Composers Festival in July. It’s an annual event that premieres work by young composers from around the world. As a resident composer for the festival, Berg wrote ‘Ravish and Mayhem’ for Alarm Will Sound, a 20-member ensemble dedicated to performing innovative works. … The work was sent to David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, along with three other compositions selected by a panel at the festival. Robertson selected two pieces for performance, but initially he didn’t reveal which of the four he had chosen. … The other work chosen is ‘Rapture’ by Patrick Harlin. It will premiere later this year in a September performance by the orchestra.”

Posted April 29, 2013