2014-2015 Season

Jason Love Kyle Engler Kyle Coughlin Rachel Franklin

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major
Claude Debussy - Cello Sonata
Mark Lanz Weiser - The Stronger Child
Guillaume Connesson - Songs of Agartha
Guillaume Connesson - Disco Toccata


Jonathan Carney

Brahms & Schumann

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto
Mary Howe - Stars
Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"


Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy at 6:30pm.


Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Christ Episcopal Church

The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in small ensembles. Featuring music by Beethoven, Louise Farrenc, Borodin, and Vaughan Williams. Free admission.


American Film Institute

American Film Institute

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:15 p.m.

American Film Institute

An ensemble of musicians from the Columbia Orchestra will perform Andrew Earle Simpson's score to The General as part of the American Film Institute's Silent Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit http://www.afi.com/silver.


David Murray

Dvořák & Gershwin

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
George Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Christopher Rouse - Trombone Concerto


Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy at 6:30pm.


Andrew Earle Simpson

Cinematic Inspirations

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite
Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Gioachino Rossini - William Tell Overture
Andrew Earle Simpson - Buster Keaton's One Week


Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy and Andrew Earle Simpson at 6:30pm!

SOLD OUT! Online ticket sales are now closed for Cinematic Inspirations on January 31, 2015. A few limited tickets (mostly single seats, back of the balcony, or front row) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Jim Rouse Theatre box office on Saturday night starting at 6:00pm.


Greg Jukes Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director

Young People's Concerts

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Music from "Frozen"
Russell Peck - The Thrill of the Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals


Dance Connections joins the Orchestra for its popular Young People's Concerts. Kids of all ages will love this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra with our entertaining conductor and narrator Greg Jukes. Choose either the 10:30 or 1:00 concert and try your hand at playing instruments in between the two performances at our free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by


Young People's Concert at the Gordon Center Greg Jukes Kinetics Dance Theatre, Lauren Snyder, Artistic Director

Young People's Concert at the Gordon Center

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Music from "Frozen"
Russell Peck - The Thrill of the Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf


Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio Robin Fay Massie-Pighee

Chamber Concert: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Claude Debussy - Piano Trio in G Major
Jennifer Higdon - Piano Trio


Caleb Park Min Heo Helen Yang

Schubert & Stravinsky

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor, 4th movement
Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche Suite for Saxophone and Orchestra, 2nd and 3rd movements
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A, 3rd movement
Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka


Symphonic Pops Jeremy Hess Columbia Jazz Band Delores King Williams

Symphonic Pops

Buy your tickets early for our most popular concert of the season! The program includes hits by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald with vocalist Delores King Williams and the Columbia Jazz Band. You'll hear your favorite music from the James Bond, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones, and Broadway classics including "Summertime," "Children Will Listen," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." This year's concert also includes the Senior String Division winner of our 2015 Young Artist Competition, sponsored by Gaile's Violin Shop, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2.


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Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Christ Episcopal Church

Music for strings, woodwinds, and brass including works by Beethoven, Brahms, Holst, and more. Free admission.


Events and performers are subject to change.