We are the Houston Civic Symphony, your community orchestra.
The Houston Civic Symphony is Houston's first and finest community orchestra. Since its beginning in 1967, the Civic has had a two-fold purpose: to present great classical music to the Houston community, and to provide a creative outlet for talented musicians. Orchestra members are engaged in a broad spectrum of professional occupations and share a common joy in performing great orchestral literature before appreciative audiences.
Houston Civic Symphony performs 5 concerts annually. The orchestra performs great orchestra repertoire from all style periods that is both challenging and enjoyable. Soloists join the orchestra several times each year to perform concerto repertoire. Each year HCS sponsors a young artist concerto competition. Winners from that competition perform with the orchestra in concert late in the season. In addition, a concerto competition open to members and substitute performers is held each year. The winner is invited to perform with the orchestra in the January concert.
Musicians in the orchestra come from many backgrounds and occupations but all share a love for good music and joy in performing music with others. Musician interested in performing with the orchestra should contact the orchestra Personnel Manager to learn more about the orchestra and to arrange for an audition.
An all volunteer Board of Directors works to maintain and build both fiscal and artistic viability of the orchestra. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Houston Civic Symphony depends on the generosity of corporate sponsors, friends, and donors who make contributions of time and money to help support the orchestra. To learn how you might help support the orchestra, please contact the orchestra via email support @ civicsymphony.org, by phone at (281) 586-2100, or by writing to Houston Civic Symphony, P.O. Box 770032, Houston, TX 77215