Past Civic Programs

Note: not all pieces with student soloists are listed

Winter Concert, Sunday January 13, 3:30 PM

          Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA

          The LSCO will open the 46th season with its winter concert

          William Nicholson, conductor

          Suite #2 from Carmen, Goerges Bizet

          Symphony #103 “The Drum”  Franz Joseph Haydn

          Tzigane, Maurice Ravel

                         Soloist Emil Altschuler, violin

                         Special Guest, Charles Overton, harp

Spring Pops Concert, Sunday June 10, 7:00 PM

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA

The LSCO will close its 45th season with a crossover/pops concert. 

Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet

Concerto #1 for guitar and orchestra, OP. 99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, guitar soloist Dave McLellan.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of the composer. 

007 Through the Years, Stephen Bulla, Hal Leonard Corporation.

West Side Story Suite, Leonard Bernstein.

Small groups featuring music by Scott Joplin, Queen, Bolling, Piazzolla

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

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“Our Earth, Our Home”, a concert to celebrate Earth Day, Sunday April 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA

A collaborative concert with the choirs of Memorial Congregational Church, directed by Cathy Meyer, and St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, directed by David Potts.

World premier of Earth Suite, by Sudbury resident, LSCO Managing Director William Nicholson

Symphony #3, ‘Organ Symphony’, by Camille Saint-Saens, organ soloist Cathy Meyer

For the Beauty of the Earth and Te Deum by John Rutter

Dem dunkeln Schoß der Heilen Erode by Johannes Brahms

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

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Winter Concert, Sunday January 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM

On Winter Concert, Sunday January 7, 2018, 3:00 PM, the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra (LSCO) will present its spring concert of the 2017-2018 season at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

This concert opens the orchestra’s 45th season

The program is the first of three full concerts this season. Benjamin Vickers conducts the orchestra in the program in his third full year as settled conductor of the orchestra. The program will include:

Robert Schumann: Symphony #4

Bedrich Smetana: The Moldau

Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D Major. Seth MacLeod, soloist

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Sunday, June 11: Benjamin Vickers, conductor

Cesar Franck: Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, Wanda Paik, soloist

Richard Strauss: Introduction and Polonaise for French horn duo and orchestra, Ethan and Alexandra Mattor, soloists

Georges Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody #1

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dance #8

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Father/daughter team of Andover residents Ethan and Alexandra Mattor rehearse the Strauss Introduction and Polonaise with the LSCO

Lincoln resident Wanda Paik is well known in the area for her performing and teaching

January 8, 2017: Benjamin Vickers, conductor

Mozart: Overture to The Impresario

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Cassado: Toccata after Frescobaldi

Copland: Billy The Kid Ballet Suite

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May 22, 2016: Benjamin Vickers and Thomas Grandprey, conductors

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Wagenseil: Allegro from Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra, Noah Littman, soloist

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson and Deliliah

Suk: Fantastické Scherzo

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LSRHS senior Zhongyi Zuo and LSCO Conductor Ben Vickers work through a hard part of Suk’s Scherzo Fantastique

LSCO Conductor Ben Vickers directs rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at LSRHS

LSCO Conductor Ben Vickers directs rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at LSRHS

Lincoln resident and concertmaster Lucia Longnecker (on medical leave) warms up for rehearsal

Lincoln resident and concertmaster Lucia Longnecker (on medical leave) warms up for rehearsal


Clarnetists Charlie Learoyd (left) and Mike Moritz work out the tricky parts of Wagner’s Lohengrin

January 10, 2016: Benjamin Vickers, conductor

Prokofiev Lt. Kije Suite
Wagner Introduction to Act III of Lohengrin
Beethoven Piano Concerto #4, soloist Marvin Wolfthal

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Marvin Wolfthal

LSCO Conductor Ben Vickers (right) discusses the Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto with soloist Marvin Wolfthal

LSCO Conductor Ben Vickers (right) discusses the Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto with soloist Marvin Wolfthal.

May 29, 2015: Benjamin Vickers, conductor
YOFES Orchestra, David Palumbo, conductor

Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
Bizet Habanera (Carmen)
Borodin Symphony #2
Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, soloist Gregory Derecho

January 11, 2015: Nick Nicholson,  interim conductor

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1
Tchaikovsky Symphony #2
Mozart Piano Concerto #23 in A major, soloist Michael Moritz

September 6 2014: Pops Concert for Sudbury 375th Celebration
Nick Nicholson,  interim conductor

Broadway Medley, soloists Lindsey Nicholson and Sarah Nicholson
Mason Williams Classical Gas, soloist Dave McLellan, guitar
Featured artist Sarah Blacker in her own songs with LSCO (see
Many other pops orchestra favorites

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May 30, 2014: Douglas McRay Daniels, interim conductor

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
Faure Pavane
Borodin On the Steppes of Central Asia
Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for violin, soloist Emily Liang

January 12, 2014: Matthew LaRocca,  interim conductor

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Bartok Romanian Dances
Beethoven 6 “Pastorale”

May 2013

Prokofiev Lt. Kije Suite
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Beethoven 1
Elgar Enigma Variations

January 2013
Dvorak My Home
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
Sibelius 2

June 2012
Brass music
Saint-Saens Suite Algerienne
Wieniawski Legende (S)
Dvorak 9

January 2012
Mozart Magic Flute Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21
Tchaikovsky 4

June 2011
Bach Violin Concerto 1
Brahms Variations on Theme by Haydn
Hindemith Trauermusik (S)
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italiano

January 2011
Schubert Zauberfarfe Overture
Dvorak 4 Slavonic Dances
Beethoven 3

June 2010
Rossini William Tell
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto (S)
Brahms 1

January 2010
Glinka Ruslan & Ludmilla
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2
Dvorak 8

June 2009
Verdi Triumphal March from Aida
Marcello Oboe Concerto /1 (S)
Saint-Saens Intro & Rondo Capriccioso (S)
Scubert 9

January 2009
Wagner Merstersinger Overture
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
Beethoven 7

June 2008
Rossini Semiramide Overture
Strauss 1st Horn Concerto /1 (S)
Dvorak In Nature’s Realm
Schumann 3

January 2008
Delibes March & Procession of Bacchus (“Sylvia”)
Grieg Peer Gynt No. 1
Dvorak 8

May 2007
Nicholson Fantasy Overture
Winiawsky Vln. Conc. 2/1 (S)
Sibelius Vln. Conc. /1 (S)
Sarasate Gypsy Airs (S)
Brahms 2

January 2007
Beethoven Promethius Overture
Liszt Les Préludes
Dvorak 5

May 2006
Saint-Saaens Marche Militaire Française
Sibelius 1





January 2006
Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Tchaikovsky 2

June 2005
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Schumann 4

January 2005
Beethoven Egmont
Martinu Inventions
Elgar Enigma Variations

June 2004
Beethoven Leonore No. 3
Bruch Violin Concerto (S)
Smetana From Bohemia’s Meadows & Fields from “Ma Vlast”

January 2004
Mozart Magic Flute Overture
Sibelius Karelia Suite
Tchaikovsky 5

June 2003
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Brahms 1

January 2003
Bach Brandenburg 3
Schubert 8
Prokofiev Lt. Kije
Wagner Meistersinger Overture

June 2002
Beethoven 8
Smetana Vischerad from “Ma Vlast”
Copland Outdoor Overture

January 2002
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Brahms Tragic Overture
Schubert 9

June 2001
Delibes March & Procession of Bacchus (“Sylvia”)
Brahms 2

January 2001
Schubert Zauberharfe Overture
Fine Diversions for Orchestra
Vivaldi Two Trumpet Concerto
Schumann 3

June 2000
Mendelssohn 5

January 2000
Rossini La Gazza Ladra
Dvorak 6

June 1999
Glinka Russlan & Ludmilla Overture
Smetana Moldau from “Ma Vlast”
Beethoven 7

January 1999
Mendelssohn 4
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Grieg Holberg Suite
Ravel Pavanne
Strauss Beautiful Blue Danube





January 1998
Smetana Bartered Bride Overture
Boccherini Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky 4

June 1997
Mozart Piano Concerto 21
Dvorak Slavonic Dances from Opus 46
Schubert 8



January 1997
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Bach Klavier Concerto 1
Sibelius 2

June 1996
Rossini Semiramide Overture
Grieg Peer Gynt No. 1
Tchaikovsky 2

January 1996
Schubert Overture Italian
Mendelssohn Fingal’s Cave
Beethoven 5

June 1995
Bach Suite No. 1
Bizet Carmen Suite 1 & 2 selections
Vaughan Williams Benedicite (Chorus)

January 1995
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Haydn 104
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2

June 1994
Debussey Children’s Corner Suite
Tchaikovsky 5

January 1994
Bernstein Candide Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto 1
Dvorak 8

June 1993
Handel Water Music Suite
Hummel Introduction, Theme & Variations (oboe) S
Brahms 2








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