Uncategorized

New Member Search

The St. Louis Civic is seeking new members to join the orchestra. Auditions will take place on August 20th beginning at 7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church (9801 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141) Visit our Join page for more details. The Civic is made up of people who love to make orchestral music together. We have professional musicians alongside business people. Educators and doctors. Business owners and retired people. If you have kept Read more…

News

Meet our 2018-2019 Florence Frager Winners

The April Civic Orchestra concert is always a special one as it showcases the young talents of tomorrow. In addition to 8th grade students from the Parkway Northeast Middle School Orchestra performing alongside members of the Civic, the upcoming concert will feature special guests, Anna Zhong and Sophie Thorpe, winners of our 2018-2019 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition. The April concert will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 7 PM at the Purser Center Read more…

News

Program Notes for Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar

In 1898, after a hard day of teaching fiddle, Edward Elgar, a young musician from the English Midlands, relaxed by improvising melodies on the piano for the entertainment of his wife, Caroline. She was so intrigued by one of the themes that Edward improvised a number of variations on it, each illustrating the personality of someone the Elgars knew. The improvisations were so successful that Elgar went on to make them into an orchestral composition Read more…

News

Florence Frager Winners 2017-2018

The Civic is pleased to present the winners of the 2017-18 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition on Sunday, April 22 at 3 PM.  Violist Molly Prow will play Romance for Viola and Orchestra by Max Bruch, and violinist Theo Bockhorst will play the final movement of Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. Molly Prow is performing in her third season with St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, her second as co-principal. She is principal violist of the Kirkwood High Read more…

News

Volunteer Opportunities with the Civic

Volunteer opportunities with St. Louis Civic Orchestra The orchestra is looking for volunteers to help with ushering for concerts as well as serving refreshments at intermission, both of which can’t be easily done by orchestra members. Here’s what’s involved: arrive no later than an hour before the concert begins usher (doors open 30 minutes before the concert begins, take tickets and hand out programs) serve refreshments at intermission (beverages served for a small fee) clear Read more…