St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform works by three Mizzou composers on February 16 at Powell Hall

Three University of Missouri student composers will have their works played at Powell Hall by musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) at 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 by SLSO musicians under the direction of SLSO Assistant Conductor Stephanie Childress. The performance is part of a joint educational venture between the SLSO and the Mizzou New Music Initiative that began in 2017.

Here are the three composers and pieces that the SLSO will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 16:

Holden Franklin, Club FOMO

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Ritual and Sacrifice

Oswald Huynh, Gia Đình

Left to Right: Holden Franklin, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Oswald Huỳnh

The three works were read and played by SLSO musicians at Sinquefield Music Center in Columbia in late 2021 in a private performance, then workshopped in a private session afterward. The composers then had a chance to revise their music for this second, public performance at Powell Hall. on Feb. 16. The concert is free and open to the public. Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative test are required.For further details on the requirement, please visit:

Holden Franklin is currently attending the University of Missouri – Columbia for his bachelor’s in music with an emphasis in composition. He currently studies under Dr. Stefan Freund, with support and help from Dr. Carolina Heredia and Dr. Yoshiaki Onishi. While at the University he has composed for prestigious ensembles such as the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, Quatour Diotima, Khemia Ensemble, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel Fitzpatrick plays banjo. piano, guitar, and mandolin and is currently the pianist in the Mizzou New Music Ensemble (NME). He is also an audio/video editor at the University of Missouri, where he is studying for his master’s in music composition with Dr. Carolina Heredia. His banjo concertino, Ancient Echoes, was showcased at the 2020 Mizzou International Composers Festival, in which he performed banjo alongside the NME.

Oswald Huỳnh is a composer and bassoonist from Portland, Oregon. Huỳnh holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College and is currently pursuing a Master of Music at the University of Missouri. His principal teachers include Stefan Freund, Carolina Heredia, Texu Kim, and Michael Johanson. He was recently chosen as one of five resident composers for the 2022 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

Celebrated as one of today’s most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country, celebrating its 142nd year in the 2021/2022 season. Widely considered one of the world’s finest, the SLSO maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connection – all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music. Today, the SLSO builds on the institution’s current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, and looks toward the future with Music Director Stéphane Denève.