Announcing Our 75th Season!

We are thrilled to unveil an extraordinary season filled with music, passion, and artistic excellence as we celebrate our 75th year performing. This milestone season promises to be a vibrant journey through a diverse repertoire that spans centuries and genres, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Our concert series opens on October 26, 2024, with a captivating program featuring Camille Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre, Edvard Grieg's enchanting Peer Gynt Suite, and Randall Thompson's Symphony No. 2. As we move into the holiday season, our December 7 concert will showcase a delightful mix of orchestra sections with pieces such as Leroy Anderson’s playful Sleigh Ride and The Typewriter, as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.

In early 2025, we delve into the rich tapestry of American music with a concert featuring Missouri composers. This performance will include Don Gillis' whimsical Symphony 5 1/2, an overture by John Cheetham, and Aaron Copland's evocative Tender Land Suite. On April 11, we celebrate youth and emerging talent with the winners of the Florence Frager Young Artist Concerto Competition, culminating in a performance of Georges Bizet's youthful Symphony in C Major.

Our season finale in May is a grand Pops Concert, featuring a spirited program that includes Morton Gould's American Salute, Amilcare Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours, Strauss' Radetzky March, and beloved patriotic pieces such as Armed Forces Salute and John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. The concert also includes Elmer Bernstein's Magnificent Seven Symphonic Suite, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite, and the dynamic Slava! A Political Overture.

In our ongoing commitment to making the arts accessible to all, we are delighted to announce that each of our concerts this season will be free. By removing financial barriers, we hope to welcome an even wider audience into our musical family and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience the transformative power of orchestral music. Join us as we celebrate the joy of music and embrace the communal spirit that unites us all.

Mark your calendars for a season of breathtaking performances at venues throughout the St. Louis Metro Area. Prepare to be enchanted by the extraordinary talents of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra as we embark on a season that resonates with diversity, inclusivity, and the sheer beauty of the human spirit through music. We can't wait to share these magical moments with you.

See you at the concerts!

Saturday October 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM Saint Saëns, Grieg, and Thompson

Danse Macabre
Camille Saint Saëns

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Edward Grieg

Symphony No. 2
Randall Thompson

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Saturday December 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM Bach, Faure, Gould, Reed, Anderson, Korngold, and Holiday Favorites

Brandenberg Concerto No. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach

Gabriel Faure

Symphonette No. 2: Pavanne
Morton Gould

Clarinet Candy, The Typewriter, Sleighride
Leroy Anderson

Kings Row
Erich Korngold

...and Holiday Favorites

Ritenour High School Auditorium
9100 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114

Saturday February 22, 2025 at 7:00 PM John Cheetham, Don Gillis, Aaron Copland

John Cheetham, Missouri composer

Symphony No. 5 1/2
Don Gillis, Missouri composer

Tenderland Suite
Aaron Copland

The Sun Theater
3625 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, April 11, 2025 at 7:00 PM Bizet and Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)

TBD Overture

TBD Concerto(s) performed by the winners of the Florence Frager Young Artist Competition

Symphony No. 1
Georges Bizet

Washington University 560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave
University City, MO 63130

Saturday, May 10, 2025 Return of Annual Pops Concert

American Salute
Morton Gould

Dance of the Hours
Amilcare Ponchielli

Radetzky March
Johann Strauss

Armed Forces Salute
arr. Lowden

Stars & Stripes Forever
John Philip Souza

Magnificent Seven Symphonic Suite
Elmer Bernstein

West Side Story Suite No.1
Leonard Bernstein, arr. Mason

Slava! A Political Overture
Leonard Bernstein

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

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Open Position: Assistant Conductor

🎶 Exciting Opportunity Alert! 🎶 The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to join our team as Assistant Conductor! 🎻 If you're an aspiring conductor with a strong academic background and practical experience, we invite you to be a part of our 75th season starting in Fall 2024. Apply by March 15, 2024 – details at 🎼 #ConductorOpportunity #MusicJobs #StLouisCivicOrchestra 🎺

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