2022-2023 SEASON

2008-2009 Season : All Events

Past Events

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Ah Young Hong, soprano


Antonín Dvořák - Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Osvaldo Golijov - Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra (2002)
Sergei Prokofiev - Music from Romeo and Juliet

Young People's Concert

Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Chamber Concert One

Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Join members of the orchestra for an eclectic program of music including Bach's Musical Offering, a Bruch String Quintet, Gounod's Little Symphony for winds and more! And it is FREE.

Sibelius' First

Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Franz Joseph Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
Joan Tower - Made in America

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Variety is the spice of Pops! Broadway's greatest hits, music from films like Ben Hur, Rocky and Doctor Zhivago, the magic of Disney, or Spirituals featuring the McDaniel College Gospel Choir. Your only problem will be picking which great melody to whistle on the way home!


  • The McDaniel College Gospel Choir, Eric B. Byrd, Director
  • John Dooley, baritone , and Theresa Bickham, soprano

Chamber Concert Two: Beethoven, Brahms ... and Benjamin

Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Join Brenda Anna, violin, Jason Love, cello, and Nancy Smith, piano, for a FREE concert of Beethoven's "Ghost" trio, Brahms' B Major trio, and Apéritif by Columbia composer Tom Benjamin.

Beethoven and Bernstein

Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Alexander Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto
Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto, 1st movement
Luigi Boccherini - Cello Concerto, 1st movement

Chamber Concert Three

Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Individual members of Howard County's own orchestra shine in this intimate, small-group setting! Woodwinds, brass, piano, and strings come together for Schumann's four-horn Concert-piece, Mendelssohn's Third String Quartet, a charming trio by Damase, and Stravinsky's masterful neo-Classical Octet. This concert is free and open to the public. (Donations accepted.)

From the Past to the Present

Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4
Tan Dun - The Map

Events and performers are subject to change.


Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.465.8777
Email: info@columbiaorchestra.org

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