St. Louis Symphony musicians to perform works by U of Missouri student composers

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Musicians from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will read and perform works by three University of Missouri student composers as part of a joint educational venture between the orchestra and the university’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Student composers Hans Bridger Heruth, Ethan Forte, and Daniel Vega were selected by SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New to write new works for a 40-piece chamber orchestra drawn from the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The three works will be read, played, and critiqued in a private session on October 1 in St. Louis. The composers will have the opportunity to revise their music for a second, public reading at Powell Hall in St. Louis by the same SLSO musicians on March 29, 2020. Heruth, Forte, and Vega are the third group of student composers to take part in the program, which began in 2017. Stefan Freund is professor of composition at the University of Missouri School of Music and artistic director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, an array of programs at the University of Missouri’s School of Music for composition and new music.

Posted October 1, 2019