Announcing our 74th Season!

We are thrilled to unveil an extraordinary season filled with music, passion, and artistic excellence. This year, we embark on a new chapter as we warmly welcome our newly appointed Artistic Director, the esteemed Dr. Barry Ford. With his wealth of experience and innovative vision, we are excited to explore new horizons and create unforgettable musical experiences for our beloved St. Louis community.

One of the hallmarks of this season is the incredible diversity in our repertoire. Dr. Ford and the Orchestra have crafted a program that spans centuries and genres, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. From classical masterpieces that have stood the test of time to contemporary compositions that challenge conventions, our concert series promises to be a sonic journey like no other.

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 and prepare to be enchanted by the extraordinary talents of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra under the inspiring leadership of Dr. Barry Ford. Together, let us 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 28th, 2023 at 7PM: Berlioz, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky

Rakoczy March from The Damnation of Faust
(Hector Berlioz)

Violin Concerto No. 1
(Sergei Prokofiev)
Graham Woodland, Violin

Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydream"
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

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

Saturday December 2nd, 2023 at 7PM : Corelli, Ravel, Prokofiev, Mozart, and Holiday Concert

Concerto Grosso in G min (#6)
(Arcangelo Corelli)

Pavane for a Dead Princess
(Maurice Ravel)

Lieutenant Kijé Suite
(Sergei Prokofiev)

Sleigh Ride
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

...and other Christmas & Holiday Favorites

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

Saturday February 24th, 2024 at 7PM: Barber, Read Thomas, Coleridge-Taylor, and Still

First Essay
(Samuel Barber)

Of Paradise and Light
(Augusta Read Thomas)

Symphonic Variations on an African Air
(Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American Symphony"
(William Grant Still)

Harris-Stowe State University
Henry Givens Administration Building Auditorium
​3026 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103

Saturday April 27th, 2024 at 7PM: Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, and Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)

Overture to the Hebrides "Fingal's Cave"
(Felix Mendelssohn)

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

Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony"
(Camille Saint- Saëns)

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 🎼 #ConductorOpportunity #MusicJobs #StLouisCivicOrchestra 🎺

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