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MARISSA, Ill. - Late Tuesday afternoon, St. Louis Symphony members surprised a Marissa, Ill. student with major musical ambitions.

The Symphony achieved two goal: honor the memory of a colleague who'll never play another note, and inspire a young musician who's just getting started.

Click the video player above to hear who Austin Gilley says inspired him.

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