Beginning in 2017, after a series of discussions between Mizzou New Music Initiative artistic director Stefan Freund and former St. Louis Symphony Artistic Director David Robertson, the Mizzou New Music Initiative is thrilled to partner with the St. Louis Symphony for a series of readings and performances of new orchestral works by Mizzou composition students at Powell Hall.
Each year, three composers are selected to write new works to be premiered by the Symphony. In the Fall semester, the Symphony reads the works in a private session for the students; following a revision period in the Winter, the Symphony performs the final versions of the works at a public concert in the Spring.
Mikkel Christensen, Fourteen Trees
Benedetto Colagiovanni, Slow Burn
Libby Roberts, The Lament of Orpheus
Dustin Dunn, Don’t Let the Fire Go Out
Aaron Mencher, Antrios
Douglas Osmun, ghost, receding. (unto a shaded landscape)