St. Louis Civic Orchestra Announces 2024 Winners of Florence Frager Young Artist Competition

St. Louis, MO – April 16, 2024 – The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Florence Frager Young Artist Competition. Zoe Baldwin, a talented violinist from Clayton High School, claimed first place, while Daniel Kent, an exceptional trombonist from Francis Howell High School, secured second place. Additionally, Eric Chen, a violinist from Marquette High School, received an Honorable Mention. The first and second-place winners will perform their pieces Read more…

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 🎺

St. Louis Civic Orchestra Appoints Dr. Barry Ford as Artistic Director and Announces 74th Season (2023-2024)

St. Louis, MO – May 15, 2023 – The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Barry Ford as its new Artistic Director. A highly esteemed conductor, musician, and music educator, he brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for orchestral music to the renowned St. Louis Civic Orchestra. With an impressive background in orchestral conducting, composition, trumpet performance, and a commitment to artistic excellence, he is poised Read more…

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…