The Civic Orchestra is comprised of professional, amateur and student musicians from Lorain County and neighboring communities. Over the years, under the direction of Dr. Robert Beckstrom, the orchestra has developed a reputation for encompassing a wide range of musical styles from Purcell to Lutoslawski, while celebrating the great monuments of western music culture.
Musical Director Robert Beckstrom has developed a season that will explore the wide range of orchestral music. Every concert will have something familiar, and something unfamiliar. Each concert will feature a wonderful soloist. Circle each of these dates on your calendars!
The 2012-2013 Civic Orchestra Season
Robert Beckstrom, Director
The 2012-2013 Civic Orchestra Concert Season has come to an end. Watch the website in late July for announcement of the 2013-2014 season. We'll look forward to seeing you next season!
Sorry you missed these great concerts:
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 21, 2012 - Hoke Theatre – Job, a new opera from the Old Testament
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - Hoke Theatre
Elliott Carter, Elegy for String Orchestra (1952)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F BWV 1046
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony #40 in Gm, K. 550, G. 123
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Hoke Theatre
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony #7 in A, Op. 92
Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto, Op. 102, featuring Violinist Andréa Belding and Cellist Tara Hanish
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Hoke Theatre - 7:30 pm
Richard Wagner, Prelude from Tristan und Isolde
Aaron Copland, John Henry
Paul Hindemith, Tuttifäntchen
Edvard Grieg, Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Tickets per concert: $8/Adults; $7/LCCC Students, Staff & Seniors 65+; $6/Groups of 15 or more.
For more information and/or to purchase tickets, come to the Stocker Arts Center Box Office, which is open weekdays from 12 noon to 6:00pm, call (440) 366-4040 or (800) 995-5222 ext. 4040 during those hours, or click on the "Buy Stocker Event Tickets" icon above.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Robert Beckstrom, Director
A composer and conductor, Dr. Beckstrom has a BA, MA, and PhD in music Composition from UCLA, where he also studied saxophone under Grammy Award nominee, Gary Gray. He has been the Civic Orchestra's director since 1986 when he joined the music faculty at LCCC. In 1989 he was appointed Director (now with the new title of Dean) of the Division of Arts & Humanities. He composed Flute Concerto and An Archaic Symphony for Civic Orchestra performances. He also has composed a musical Bud's Chiller, which was performed at Church of the Open Door.
The Civic Orchestra is comprised of professional, amateur and student musicians from Lorain County and neighboring communities. Over the years, the orchestra has developed a reputation for encompassing a wide range of musical styles from Purcell to Lutoslawski, while celebrating the great monuments of western music culture. College credit is available upon request or members may perform as an activity with no fees required. The Civic Orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings and prepares four concerts during the academic year in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.