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…

Notes on the Beloved Rodrigo Guitar Concerto

The Concerto de Aranjuez is one of the easiest-to-love works of the classical repertoire.  The Civic is thrilled to present this beautiful piece with the beautiful Alyssa Catlin as our soloist. Do you love to know as much as you can about a piece and it’s composer?  Click below to take a peak at our program notes for the Rodrigo. RodrigoConcertodeAranjuez

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…