The St. Louis Civic Orchestra announces its 73rd Season!

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is excited to announce its 73rd Season of LIVE orchestra concerts! Join us at one or all of our below concerts as we audition for our next permanent Artistic Director. Each regular concert this season (except December 10th) will be prepared and conducted by a different finalist candidate. Each finalist brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the podium. Our diverse repertoire selection combines old favorites and new pieces the orchestra Read more…

Meet the 2022 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winners slated to perform with the Saint Louis Civic Orchestra on April 24th

Bradley Smith is an eighteen-year-old senior at Clayton High School. He has studied with Angie Smart of the St. Louis Symphony orchestra for five years and has been a member of first violin section of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years. He was a member of the 2020 Missouri All-State Orchestra. In 2021, Bradley won the University of Missouri-St. Louis Concerto Competition and was first runner-up in the Young Artists’ Concerto Competition Read more…

Members of the Orchestra to perform with the Black Tulip Chorale

Partnership concert with the Black Tulip Chorale and members of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra. Featuring Handel’s “Messiah” Part III and the premiere of “In Looking Up at the Planets and Stars” Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 PMHistoric Trinity Lutheran Church812 Soulard StreetSt. Louis, MO Sunday, May 8th at 5:00 PMFirst Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood100 E. Adams AveKirkwood, MO Free admissionDonations accepted

Maestro Dolbashian to retire

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that after over twenty years, our beloved Maestro will retire at the end of this concert season. Please join us for his final performance on Sunday, April 24th. Invite your friends, and help us celebrate the most wonderful tenure of our conductor, our teacher, our friend. The orchestra is pleased to honor Maestro Dolbashian with the establishment of the Edward Dolbashian Conductor’s Fund, which will be used Read more…

St. Louis Civic Bits & Pieces Series: Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet (1st Movement)

Have you ever thought about how COVID-19 affects a community symphony orchestra? In order to safely socially distance the audience and player alike, the St. Louis Civic Orchestra invites you to listen to its first-ever Bits n’ Pieces Chamber Music Series. For the past few months, we’ve been hard at work preparing, rehearsing, and recording small performances in smaller numbers. Our mission is to enrich lives through the performance and preservation of orchestral works and Read more…

Mary Weber plays Neruda

Mary Weber gets around town. You may have heard her as part of Clarion Brass, or seen her play with the St. Louis Symphony or Bach Society. She has soloed with several area ensembles, including the St. Louis Philharmonic and the Alton Symphony. And this month she will be featured on our first concert of the season. Not only is Mary well known as a talented, capable, and versatile trumpeter, but also as a well-liked Read more…

Scheherazade Program Notes

The Civic is kicking off our 70th season with the crowd-pleasing Scheherazade by Rimsky Korsakov. Come to the concert with a little background knowledge by taking a sneak peak at the program notes for this piece. If you are a lover of music that tells a story, you won’t want to miss the chance to hear Scheherazade live. Click here for the program notes.

New Member Search

The St. Louis Civic is seeking new members to join the orchestra. Auditions will take place on August 20th beginning at 7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church (9801 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141) Visit our Join page for more details. The Civic is made up of people who love to make orchestral music together. We have professional musicians alongside business people. Educators and doctors. Business owners and retired people. If you have kept Read more…