The Sheldon and the Mizzou New Music Initiative are pleased to announce that the 10th season of their partnership to introduce new music to the region will be available online on the Sheldon’s YouTube channel.

September’s premieres include Ewert, by senior University of Missouri composition major and Sinquefield Scholar Sam Whitty, performed by John Bell, clarinet and Colton Johnson, percussion; and Miscommunication, a piece for two voices by Isabelle Borchardt, a Sinquefield Scholar at the University of Missouri studying music composition, performed by Borchardt and Holden Franklin. Both pieces were recorded live at the University of Missouri.

Since 2012, The Sheldon has worked with the Mizzou New Music Initiative at the University of Missouri to commission new works. Though the pieces have traditionally premiered live on the long-running Sheldon Classics series at the Sheldon Concert Hall, the digital presentations of these world premieres have introduced the composers and their works to a larger audience than ever before.

Performed variously by members of the world-renowned St. Louis Symphony, musicians from the St. Louis community, Mizzou faculty or fellow students, the commissions offer emerging composers the opportunity to premiere their works in a professional setting, and classical-music lovers the chance to experience some of today’s most adventurous new music.

The Mizzou New Music Initiative brings together a diverse array of programs that positions the University of Missouri School of Music as a leading center for composition and new music. The Initiative is the direct result of the generous support of Dr. Jeanne and Mr. Rex Sinquefield, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

The Sheldon’s Mizzou New Music Commissions can be viewed on YouTube!

Tune in beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. CT


Made possible by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation