Lincoln Sudbury Civic Orchestra opens 51st season with “Symphonic Sunday”

On Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM, the Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra (LSCO) presents its first concert of its 51st season with its winter concert, “Symphonic Sunday” at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. The concert includes the iconic Overture to the Magic Flute opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Morceau de Concert concerto for French horn by Camille Saint-Saëns, and closes with the Symphony #2 in D major by Johannes Brahms.

Now in his second season, Alfonso Piacentini, a charismatic, young conductor and percussionist leads the all-volunteer community orchestra. Maestro Piacentini also serves under Benjamin Zander as an Assistant Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth orchestra.  Managing Director William Nicholson said in a recent interview: “We so enjoy Maestro Piacentini on the podium.  He brings great vitality to these Romantic classics, especially the Brahms.   And it’s such a delight to have horn soloist Mauricio Martinez join us for this concert.  His tone and technique are a real joy to hear.”

Mauricio Martinez

Boston-based French horn wunderkind Mauricio Martinez joins the orchestra as featured soloist for Saint-Saëns  Morceau de Concert. Mr. Martinez began playing French horn in elementary school in his home town of Camaguey, Cuba. Having relocated with his family to Atlanta, GA, he joined the Talent Development Program under the mentorship of Brice Andrus, Principal Horn of the Atlanta Symphony. Mr. Martinez is currently a sophomore at New England Conservatory, studying with Eli Epstein. Mr. Martinez has already performed in many countries beyond the US and Cuba, including South Africa and Greece. He was a prize winner at the 2022 International Horn Competition of America, and regularly performs under Maestros Zander and Piacentini in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Admission to the is a suggested donation of $20 per adult. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School is located at 390 Lincoln Rd in Sudbury. The concert will also be livestreamed on SudburyTV. Go to, Scroll down on the Main page to the Live Stream section and click on Watch Now for the Educational Channel.

About Lincoln Sudbury Civic Orchestra

Founded in 1973, the LSCO is a volunteer community orchestra comprising high school students and adult community members who share a love for preparing and performing substantial orchestral repertoire. The members have classical music training at the intermediate to advanced level and rehearse weekly Tuesday evenings at LSRHS. Although the scores studied and performed are the original professional scores (not arrangements for school ensembles), professional performing experience is not required for membership. All players are welcome to join regardless of town of residence. For more information visit Founded in 1972 as a community orchestra for high school musicians to work with adult musicians of Lincoln and Sudbury, the group is always looking for new members, especially string players. Interested musicians are welcome and encouraged to contact the orchestra leadership by email at Visit LSCO on the web at