richard’s message to our audience


I’m delighted to join you as the Columbia Orchestra’s next music director! From the moment I first worked with the orchestra last season, I knew that this was a special organization filled with talented and passionate musicians dedicated to making our community more vibrant through music. As music director, I look forward to welcoming you to our concerts next season which include many of your concert favorites by composers such as Dvorak, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky paired alongside thrilling works by Duke Ellington, Florence Price, Joan Tower, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. I hope you’ll also join me before each concert as we continue our In the Box conversations where you can learn about the music with me and fellow musicians in the orchestra. Not only will you find us in performance at the Jim Rouse Theater, but we will continue our beloved family and school concerts, which reach thousands throughout Howard County. I can’t wait to meet you in the season ahead as we embark on this fantastic new journey with the Columbia Orchestra!


Richard Scerbo

Music Director

Columbia Orchestra

Scroll to Top