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2010-2011 Season : All Events

Past Events

Land and Sea

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Jonathan Bailey Holland, guest composer
Jason Shafer, clarinet


Claude Debussy - La Mer
Jonathan Bailey Holland - Motor City Dance Mix
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Sounds of Praise

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Johns Baptist Church


The Columbia Orchestra joins the Cathedral Choir of St. Johns Baptist Church and their Director Linda Hall for an evening of glorious singing! The inspiration for the concert comes from Psalm 150: "Let everything that hath breath, Praise the Lord." Tickets are $10 and are available through St. Johns Baptist Church. For more information contact Carolyn Gayle at 410-992-6977.

Chamber Concert One: Spotlight on Strings

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


This intimate but thrilling concert showcases remarkable music for some of our violins, violas, and cellos. You'll hear orchestra members up close in a string sampler including music from Mozart's G Minor String Quintet, Dvorak's American Quartet, and Kodaly's Solo Cello Sonata. It's a FREE concert in a lovely setting.

This concert will last approximately one hour with no intermission. Free admission; donations accepted.

Earth and Sky

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Qing Li, violin


Joan Tower - Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Chen Gang and He Zhanhao - Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Gustav Holst - The Planets

Peter and the Wolf ... and Friends

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Kinetics Dance Theatre, Priscilla Kaufhold, Artistic Director


Not only is this a great introduction to the instruments of orchestra for younger students, older kids will enjoy learning more in a fun environment about how music is put together. The orchestra is joined by the marvelous performers of Kinetics Dance Theatre for Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, and kids will love a chance to try out many musical instruments at our Petting Zoo sponsored by Music & Arts held between our two concerts.

[Photo: Kitty R Photography]

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Colin Eaton, vocalist
Meghan McCall, vocalist
Stan Gilmer, vocalist


Join us for an exciting evening of blockbusters from Hollywood, Broadway, and legendary pop artists! Meghan McCall and Colin Eaton sing selections from My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Miss Saigon, and Phantom of the Opera. Stan Gilmer recreates "Candy Man," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Sing a Song" in a Salute to Sammy. Round out the program with a Beach Boys Medley and film music from Up and Superman and you can see why this concert is fun for the whole family!

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio


Join the Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio for a special recital Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church. Concertmaster Brenda Anna, pianist Nancy Smith, and Music Director and cellist Jason Love perform Ravel's First Violin Sonata, Shostakovich's Cello Sonata, and the Second Piano Trio by Mendelssohn. Free admission (donations accepted).

Young and Eclectic

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Winners of the Young Artist Competition
Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Arturo Márquez - Danzon No. 2
Maurice Ravel - Pavane for a Dead Princess
Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture

Chamber Concert Two

Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


A beautiful and varied program featuring highlights from Beethoven's String Trios and "Rasumovsky" Quartets, Borodin's Second Quartet, woodwind and brass works by Madeliene Dring and Francesco Rosetti, plus Bruch's marvelous Octet. This FREE concert is a wonderful way to hear orchestra members up close in the lovely setting of Christ Episcopal Church.

Chamber Concert Three: The Light and the Dark

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio


Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin, Op. posth.
Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Sonata, Op. 40

Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
John Adams - “Batter My Heart” from Doctor Atomic
Franz Joseph Haydn - Music from The Creation
Krzystof Penderecki - Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

Sunset Serenade Concert in the Park

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Park

Jason Love, conductor
The Columbia Orchestra


Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and come on out for a fun-filled, free concert for the entire family. Enjoy music from Hollywood blockbuster films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and lots of other pops classics including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!

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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