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Program Notes

“The concert was wonderful!  And the program notes… Wow!  How did you get your hands on those?”  We in the Civic have heard comments like this time and again from friends in the audience.  I’ll tell you how we get our hands on such excellent program notes:  our very own keyboardist, William F. Long generously researches and writes them.

Now it’s possible to read up ahead of time!  Here is a sneak preview of two of the works the Civic will present on Saturday, November 5th at 7 PM at the Purser Center.

2015-2016 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is pleased to present the 2015-2016 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition!

The competition, which started in the mid-70s and was named after a member’s mother in 1993, has allowed the Civic to support young talent in the community and showcase them with a full symphonic orchestra for over 40 years.

In addition to an honorarium, the winner(s) perform with the orchestra at our spring  scholarship concert, which this year will be on April 17, 2016.

Each year, our judges face a difficult decision after hearing so many local, talented musicians. If you know of any budding young artists, please pass the information about our competition along!

2015-2016 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition – Apply today!

2015-2016 Season Kicks Off!

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is excited to kick off our 2015-2016 season this fall at the end of October.

On Friday night, October 30, the Civic is excited to bring you selections of spooky music heard in the movies and cartoons. Our Classically Spooky concert will include Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.” As well as selections from Harry Potter and Phantom of the Opera! Kids in costume are welcome (encouraged!) and will be invited to join us for a costume parade.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

This December, the Civic will delight once again with Peter & The Wolf, in collaboration with Parkway Central High School Theater Department, as well as with our holiday favorites, including Festive Sounds of Hanukkah. This Sunday, December 6 concert will begin at 3 p.m.

Make plans now to attend these great fall/winter concerts!