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 of performance. 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 dedicated to Missouri composers. This performance will include Don Gillis' whimsical "Symphony 5 1/2," Aaron Copland's evocative "Tender Land Suite," and works by Emma Lou Diemer and John Cheetham. 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 iconic pieces such as Piotr Tchaikovsky's rousing "1812 Overture," Elmer Bernstein's suite from "The Magnificent Seven," and a selection of favorites by John Williams, including the patriotic "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

In our ongoing commitment to making the arts accessible to all, we are delighted to announce that all 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 26th, 2024 at 7:00 PM Saint Saens, Grieg, and Thompson

Danse Macabre
(Camille Saint Saens)

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
(Edward Grieg)

Symphony No. 2
(Randall Thompson)

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

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

Brandenberg Concerto No. 1
(Johann Sebastian Bach)

Pavane
(Gabriel Faure)

Symphonette No. 2: Pavanne
(Morton Gould)

Clarinet Candy, The Typewriter, Sleighride
(Leroy Anderson)

Kings Row
(Erich Korngold)...and other Christmas & Holiday Favorites

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

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

Overture
(Missouri composer, John Cheetham)

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

Tenderland Suite
(Aaron Copland)

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

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

TBD Overture

Concerto(s) by Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)

Symphony No. 1
(Georges Bizet)

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

Saturday, May 10th, 2025: Return of the 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 Suite
(Elmer Bernstein)

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

Slava! A Political Overture
(Leonard Bernstein)

Kirkwood First Presbyterian Church
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 www.stlco.org. 🎼 #ConductorOpportunity #MusicJobs #StLouisCivicOrchestra 🎺

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