2017-2018 Season : All Events

Past Events

CJB: Jazz at the Lakefront

CJB: Jazz at the Lakefront

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

Columbia Lakefront Stage

The whole family will love this concert! Bring your lawn chairs for this free outdoor concert. Visit www.columbiaassociation.org for more information.

 

Open Rehearsal: Sibelius and Chaplin

Open Rehearsal: Sibelius and Chaplin

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is a real working rehearsal, mistakes and all! You can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00, but you can come and go as you like.

 

Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration

Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Lakefront Stage

The Columbia Orchestra is pleased to participate in Columbia 50th's Celebrate Columbia event. 1967 saw the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's and Magical Mystery Tour. Glenn Quader and his rock band from the Piedmont Symphony join the Orchestra for songs from those landmark records, other hits from the "summer of love," plus hits by Queen, Journey, the Eagles, Soundgarden, and more!

This is a free event — no tickets are required. Come early for a dedication of the Poster Trees at 5pm, vignettes from Chesapeake Shakespeare in a wonderful excerpt from A Midsummer Night's Dream at 6pm, Misako Ballet at 6:30pm, followed by the Orchestra at 7pm. Jazz trio Preverbal featuring Columbia native Zach Brown will finish the evening with a futuristic set not to be missed

Sponsored by The Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration.

 

Sibelius and Chaplin Andrew Earle Simpson

Sibelius and Chaplin

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Andrew Earle Simpson - Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant (world premiere commission)
Bedřich Smetana - The Moldau

 

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Chamber Concert One: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Cello
Zhou Tian - Piano Trio

 

CJB: An Evening of Jazz

CJB: An Evening of Jazz

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church

Enjoy a free jazz concert in the lovely sanctuary of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church. A free-will offering will be accepted.

 

Chaplin's The Gold Rush at AFI

Chaplin's The Gold Rush at AFI

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.

American Film Institute

Not only was Charlie Chaplin a visionary filmmaker, he was an inspired composer, too! Hear our chamber orchestra perform Chaplin's score live with this hysterical full-length film. For tickets or more information, call 301-495-6700 or visit www.afi.com

 

Open Rehearsal: Symphonie Fantastique

Open Rehearsal: Symphonie Fantastique

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is a real working rehearsal, mistakes and all! You can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00, but you can come and go as you like.

 

William Feasley

Symphonie Fantastique

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

John Adams - The Chairman Dances
Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez

 

Family Holiday Concert

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

We put together our new Family Holiday Concert with the audiences of our Young People’s Concerts in mind, but patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics! Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, Hannukah songs, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, and other family-friendly favorites.

 

CJB: Music at the Museum

CJB: Music at the Museum

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

Howard County Historical Society

Enjoy a fantastic evening of jazz in a great space! Tickets are available from the Howard County Historical Society website (http://hchsmd.org/). Tickets are $12 per person in advance and may be purchased at the door, if available. Tickets for members of HCHS are free but must be reserved ahead of time. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Howard County Historical Society. Doors open at 5:30pm.

 

Open Rehearsal: Beethoven and Brahms

Open Rehearsal: Beethoven and Brahms

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Tonight's Open Rehearsal has been postponed due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date!

 

Michael Sheppard Shodekeh

Beethoven and Brahms

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Ruby Fulton - Deadlock

 

Chamber Concert Two

Chamber Concert Two

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Glenelg United Methodist Church

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sextet, Op. 81b
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 4
Franz Schubert - String Quartet, "Death and the Maiden" (1st mov't)
Albert Franz Doppler - Andante and Rondo

 

Young People's Concerts Greg Jukes Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director

Young People's Concerts

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

This concert is SOLD OUT!

Your child is sure to enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra led by our entertaining conductor and energetic narrator! Saint-Saëns’ vivid zoological score is brought to life by our friends from Dance Connections. Other classical and popular favorites will round out this engaging program. 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

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Julie Kurzava Sola Fadiran

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Choose from two performances of our popular, family-friendly Symphonic Pops Concert! Sola Fadiran, winner of the Howard County Arts Council’s 2017 Rising All-Star Competition, and Julie Kurzava join the Orchestra for timeless classics from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific and Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Company, and Into the Woods. The whole family will love selections from Candide and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as blockbuster films such as E.T. and Superman. Plus, a performance by one of the winners of our Young Artist Competition. Order your tickets early to reserve your seat.

 

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CJB: April in Paris - The Music of Count Basie

CJB: April in Paris - The Music of Count Basie

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Slayton House

Join the Columbia Jazz Band for an evening of music by Count Basie.

 

Taste the Music - 40th Anniversary Celebration

Taste the Music - 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.

Ten Oaks Ballroom

The Columbia Orchestra will hold a special event titled “Taste the Music” to commemorate the Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary. Music by Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini, and Verdi will performed by members of the Orchestra and paired with your favorite Italian dishes. Cocktail attire preferred.

 

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The French Connection

The French Connection

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Paul Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chloé, Finale
Maurice Ravel - Bolero

 

CJB: Live at the Pavilion

CJB: Live at the Pavilion

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

St. Pauls Lutheran Church

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of jazz at an outdoor concert under a covered pavilion. This concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted.

 

Chamber Concert Three

Chamber Concert Three

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Howard County Center for the Arts

Small ensembles from the Columbia Orchestra play in a free chamber concert at the Black Box Theatre at the Howard County Center for the Arts! The program will include music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Smetana, alongside works by Bernard Herrmann and Elizabeth Szoronyi. Admission is free but monetary donations will be collected for Ellicott City Partnership's Flood Relief Fund.

 

Summer Pops Concert Frédéric Rey Julie Hiscox

Summer Pops Concert

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

No tickets are needed for this event! Patrons who reserved parking by noon on 6/15 should have received parking passes for Lot 1 or the surface lot of Lot 4 via email. There will be plenty of unreserved parking available in the garage of Lot 4. See below for directions! Click here for parking map.

Join the Orchestra on June 19, 2018 for a FREE Summer Pops Concert at the Chrysalis on the grounds of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. The whole family will love classic film scores by John Williams, A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, hits by Billy Joel, music from Game of Thrones and Wonder Woman, patriotic songs, and the ultimate outdoor classic: The 1812 Overture! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and picnic dinner but no glass containers or alcohol. Adult beverages and concessions from the food truck Pasta La Vista Baby will be available for purchase. This concert will last approximately 90 minutes including a 10-minute intermission. A limited number of lawn chairs will be available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces may be reserved by calling 410-465-8777. Monetary donations to support The Community Foundation of Howard County’s Relief Fund for the 2018 Ellicott City flood will be collected.

Directions: From points north: Take 29 South to 175 West (Columbia). Continue as 175 becomes Little Patuxent Parkway, for approximately 1.8 miles. Pass Mall Access Road. Make a right at the first short cross street after Mall Access Road. Make a right at the T-Junction (directly in front of 40 Corporate Center) Signage and parking staff will direct those with reserved parking for Lot 4 to a surface lot, and those without reserved parking (overflow parking) to a structured garage.

From points south: Take 29 North to Broken Land Parkway towards Town Center / Merriweather Post Pavilion. Make a right onto Little Patuxent Parkway, continue approximately 0.3 miles. Make a left at the second cross street. Make a right at the T-Junction (directly in front of 40 Corporate Center) Signage and parking staff will direct those with reserved parking to Lot 4 to a surface lot, and those without reserved parking (overflow parking) to a structured garage.

Click here for parking map.

Rain date: June 27th

 

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Events and performers are subject to change.