2022-2023 SEASON

2011-2012 Season : All Events

Past Events

Higdon and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Christopher Rose, percussion


Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Jennifer Higdon - Percussion Concerto
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E Minor

Chamber Concert One

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in chamber ensembles. Hear some of the great works of the chamber literature up close in a beautiful, intimate setting. These concerts are FREE and no seat reservation is required. (Donations to support the series are gladly accepted.)

Final Words

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

The Heritage Signature Chorale
Stanley Thurston, Music Director
Wayne Jennings, tenor


Adolphus Hailstork - I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Gustav Mahler - Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Giuseppe Verdi - Stabat Mater

American Inspirations

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Rachel Young, cello
Christopher Weiss, composer


N. Cameron Britt - Inledning
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
Antonín Dvořák - Cello Concerto
Christopher Weiss - Voice of the Unknown Soldier

Young People's Concert

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Greg Jukes, narrator
Kinetics Dance Theatre, Priscilla Kaufhold, Artistic Director


Russell Peck - The Thrill of the Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Leigh Ann Hinton, vocalist
Stephen Cramer, vocalist
Teelin Irish Dance Company


Cap off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations in a concert with Irish-themed folk music, highlights from Finian's Rainbow, and selections from Lord of the Dance featuring the Teelin Irish Dance Company. Hits by Andrew Lloyd Webber, film music from Jurassic Park and Somewhere In Time, and classical favorites round out this musical evening to remember!

Chamber Concert Two

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Antonín Dvořák - Serenade for Winds
Franz Schubert - Piano Quintet in A Major, "Trout"
Mark Lackey - Tangle: an off-kilter tango
Arthur Foote - A Night Piece

Chamber Concert Three: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia
Arno Babajanian - Piano Trio
Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet No. 2

Orchestral Fireworks

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Diane Yang, violin
Katherine Tich, flute
Kenneth Ryu Naito, violin


Zhou Tian - A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
Max Bruch - Concerto in G Minor for Violin, First Movement
Cecile Chaminade - Concertino for Flute
Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto in E Minor for Violin, First Movement
Arturo Márquez - Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Sunset Serenade Concert in the Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Park


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, classic Beatles songs, and lots of other pops classics including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture! Click here to read more about the music.

From 6:00 to 7:00, children (and adults) of all ages can try out many of the instruments of the orchestra, at our Musical Instrument Petting Zoo! Courtesy of Music & Arts.

In case of rain, both the concert and the petting zoo will take place at the Jim Rouse Theatre.

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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