In a recent blog post I talked about the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra program Mentoring the Music: Peer to Peer. YO cellist Julie Holzen–moving into her college life at Oberlin this week–and Lutheran High North student Tieryn Minor piloted the program during the 15/16 season. Videographer Nicola Muscroft spent some time with them this spring and produced this video.
For the Shannon Wood video I posted in the previous blog post, there were three camerawomen, Ana Castillo, Nicole Weiss and St. Louis Symphony Video Intern Nicola Muscroft, who directed and edited the shoot. Here is Nicola getting some elevation to look down into Wood’s timpani cage.
Lucy Mosier’s University City High School string musicians can say that they’ve played with members of the St. Louis Symphony. Violinist Shawn Weil and cellist Bjorn Ranheim have been sitting in with and coaching and giving tips to the high school string players since early March. Symphony video intern Nicola Muscroft and I had the privilege of joining the morning string class. It was raining outside but inside the music was bright. Photos by Jessica Ingraham.
Second violinist Andrea Jarrett was a young girl with multi-talents and interests, and two of her major interests were ballet and violin. In this edition of Play Memory, created by our new videographer Nicola Muscroft, she talks about hearing the music of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the ballet program she was not yet old enough to dance. But on February 27-28, she gets to play the music of the ballet with the St. Louis Symphony. Not a bad trade off.