This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: They come from different cities. Some with spouses or significant others. Some with pets and some alone. Each has chosen a different part of St. Louis to call home, but all share a passion for music, a desire to be close to Powell Hall.
They are the five new members of the St. Louis Symphony: Allegra Lilly, principal harp; Shannon Wood, principal timpani; Ann Fink, first violin; Ann Choomack, piccolo and Karin Bliznik, principal trumpet. And since their arrival in St. Louis, they all have been quite busy preparing for the first concerts of the season and becoming acclimated to their new home.