Welcome to the events page for the upcoming concerts of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra! Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of classical music as we present a series of captivating performances.

We invite you to join us for these remarkable concerts, where our talented musicians will deliver performances that will captivate both seasoned classical music enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

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.

Concert #1:  October 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM Saint Saëns, Grieg, and Thompson

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

  • Camille Saint Saëns – Danse Macabre
  • Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  • Randall Thompson – Symphony No. 2

Concert #2: Saturday December 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM Bach, Faure, Gould, Reed, Anderson, Korngold, and Holiday Favorites

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

  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenberg Concerto No. 1
  • Gabriel Faure – Pavane
  • Morton Gould – Symphonette No. 2: Pavanne
  • Leroy Anderson – Clarinet Candy, The Typewriter, Sleighride
  • Erich Korngold – Kings Row
  • Holiday Favorites

Concert #3: Saturday February 22, 2025 at 7:00 PM John Cheetham, Don Gillis, Aaron Copland

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

  • John Cheetham, Missouri composer – Overture
  • Don Gillis, Missouri composer – Symphony No. 5 1/2
  • Aaron Copland – Tenderland Suite

Concert #4: Friday April 11, 2025 at 7:00 PM Bizet and Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)

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

  • TBD Overture
  • TBD Concerto(s) performed by the winners of the Florence Frager Young Artist Competition
  • Georges Bizet – Symphony No. 1

Concert #5: Saturday May 10, 2025 Return of the Annual Pops Concert

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

  • Morton Gould – American Salute
  • Amilcare Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours
  • Johann Strauss – Radetzky March
  • arr. Lowden – Armed Forces Salute
  • John Philip Souza – Stars & Stripes Forever
  • Elmer Bernstein – Magnificent Seven Symphonic Suite
  • Leonard Bernstein, arr. Mason – West Side Story Suite No. 1
  • Leonard Bernstein Slava! A Political Overture