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 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.

Concert #1:  Saturday, October 28, 2023 7:00pm: Berlioz, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky

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

  • Berlioz – Rakoczy March from The Damnation of Faust
  • Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1 (Graham Woodland, solo)
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 1 “Winter Daydream”

Concert #2: Saturday, December 2, 2023 7:00pm: Corelli, Ravel, Prokofiev, Mozart, and Christmas and Holiday Favorites

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

  • Corelli – Concerto Grosso in G min (#6)
  • Ravel – Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mozart – Sleigh Ride
  • Christmas and Holiday Favorites

Concert #3: Saturday, February 24, 2024 7:00pm: Barber, Read Thomas, Coleridge-Taylor, and Still

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

  • Samuel Barber – First Essay
  • Augusta Read Thomas – Of Paradise and Light
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Symphonic Variations on an African Air
  • William Grant Still – Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American Symphony”

Concert #4: Saturday, April 27, 2024 7:00pm: Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, and winner(s) of the Florence Frager Young Artist Competition

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

  • Mendelssohn – Overture to the Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
  • Concerto(s) by Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)
  • Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”)