Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and violinist Shawn Weil are colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony. Double bassist Syd Rodway and composer/keyboardist Adam Maness are members of the Erin Bode Group. They got to know each other when Ranheim and Weil collaborated with the Erin Bode Group and also shared an interest in good food and fine beer.
It has been a thrilling week for Steven Jarvi. In the same week, he has fulfilled two lifelong dreams. He has been appointed to a job he has dreamed of his whole life and is conducting an opera he has always dreamed of conducting.