John Clare talks with Missouri composer Stefan Freund about the premiere of his work, Voyageur Fantasy, at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Eve Celebration concerts on December 31st at 2pm and 7:30pm. Mr. Freund discusses writing for the horn and SLSO Principal Horn Roger Kaza, and working with the amazing SLSO, the 2nd oldest orchestra in the USA.

About the performances, from the St. Louis Symphony website: “Music Director Stéphane Denève and your SLSO ring in 2022 at the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy musical favorites like George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, dazzling pianist Michelle Cann, and many more delightful surprises—like the world premiere of Missouri composer Stefan Freund’s Voyageur Fantasy with Roger Kaza, SLSO Principal Horn. Bring family and friends together for this musical celebration, and start 2022 with meaningful musical memories.” For tickets, visit