2019-2020 Season : Orchestra Series

Upcoming Events

Curtis Bannister Emily Casey

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Vocalists Curtis Bannister and Emily Casey perform music by Gershwin and Cole Porter, as well as hits from The Producers and Secret Garden. Plus, music from John Williams and Simon and Garfunkel. Plus, a performance by one of the winners of our Young Artist Competition.


Concert sponsored by  

Young People's Concert: Peter & the Wolf Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director Greg Jukes

Young People's Concert: Peter & the Wolf

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Igor Stravinsky - Firebird Ballet Highlights


Guest artist sponsored by


Darden Purcell

Music & Brunch

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.

18th & 21st

Join us for Music & Brunch to support the Columbia Orchestra on Sunday, April 19 at 11am at 18th & 21st in Columbia. Enjoy a wonderful brunch, Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, silent auction, and music by the Fred Hughes Trio with vocalist Darden Purcell.


Concert sponsored by  

Beethoven & Bizet

Beethoven & Bizet

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
George Bizet - Music from Carmen
Zhou Long - The Rhyme of Taigu


Past Events

Ivan Stefanovic

Russian Dreams

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Sofia Gubaidulina - Concerto for Orchestra and Jazz Band
Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"


Girl Shy at American Film Institute

Girl Shy at American Film Institute

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.

American Film Institute

Join us as we perform the marvelous music live with the film Girl Shy. For tickets or more information, call 301-495-6720 or visit www.afi.com.


American Stories Darin Atwater Julius Wirth

American Stories

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Leonard Bernstein - On the Waterfront
Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait
Gabriela Lena Frank - La Llorona
George Gershwin - An American in Paris


Family Holiday Concert Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director Kimberly Christie

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

This concert is sold out. Please call the box office at (410) 465-8777 if you would like to be put on a wait list in case any tickets are turned in.

Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, and other family-friendly favorites. This program is a great fit for audiences of our Young People’s Concerts, but patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics!

BWFA   iNovex   Elville Center for the Creative Arts


Inna Faliks

Inna Faliks Plays Mozart

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
Duke Ellington - Three Black Kings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor


Events and performers are subject to change.