2022-2023 SEASON

2012-2013 Season : All Events

Past Events

Bernstein and Beethoven

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Tracey Scher, mezzo-soprano
Jason Love, conductor


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah"
Enrico Chapela - ínguesu

Chamber Concert One

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


The amazing talents of Columbia Orchestra members will be on display as small ensembles present great works of the chamber music literature in the beautiful, intimate setting of Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.

This concert features a string quartet playing music by Gershwin and the rarely heard Austrian composer Franz Schmidt. The Columbia Orchestra Brass performs "Fanfare from La Peri" by Dukas, Ewald's Brass Quintet, "Honor and Arms" from Handel's Samson, and several popular favorites.

These concerts are FREE and no seat reservation is required. (Donations to support the series are gladly accepted.) The concert will be about hour in length with no intermission.

Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Anne Koscielny, piano
Jason Love, conductor


Nkeiru Okoye - Voices Shouting Out
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1

Barber and Sibelius

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Madeline Adkins, violin
Jason Love, conductor


Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto
Benjamin Britten - "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Young People's Concert

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Greg Jukes, narrator
Kinetics Dance Theatre, Priscilla Kaufhold, Artistic Director
Jason Love, conductor


Join us for a “High Seas Adventure” with musical tales of sea-faring pirates and Sinbad the Sailor. Kinetics Dance Theatre and narrator Greg Jukes join the orchestra for Scheherezade, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! Try your hand at playing instruments at our Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by Music & Arts.

Thanks to a generous grant from the PNC Foundation, admission for children 11 and under are FREE!

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Columbia Jazz Band
Rob Zappulla, Vocalist
Teelin Irish Dance Company
Jason Love, conductor


Now with two performances of our most popular program!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Celtic classics featuring the Teelin Irish Dance Company in music from the Emerald Isle. Vocalist Rob Zappulla and the Columbia Jazz Band join the orchestra for A Tribute to Frank Sinatra performing some of old blue eyes' most beloved songs. Plus highlights from My Fair Lady, Jaws, Star Trek, and more round out this family-friendly event!

Rob Zappulla's appearance is sponsored by Vantage House.

Chamber Concert Two

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 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 chamber literature up close in a beautiful, intimate setting.

This concert features Dvorak's Serenade for Wind Instruments, a new work by Maryland composer Mark Lackey, highlights from Schubert's Trout Quintet, and more!

These concerts are FREE and no seat reservation is required. (Donations to support the series are gladly accepted.)

Battle of Havre de Grace Commemoration

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Concord Lighthouse Grounds


Join the Columbia Orchestra for a free, open-air concert at Havre de Grace Concord Lighthouse Grounds. The orchestra is honored to perform as part of the city's three-day commemoration of the Battle of Havre de Grace in the War of 1812.

The whole family will enjoy this program of patriotic music, Broadway hits, a Salute to John Williams, the 1812 Overture and fireworks! For information on attending this event, please visit the Havre de Grace War of 1812 website.

Chamber Concert Three: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances
Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 3
Maurice Ravel - Piano Trio

Wagner and Stravinsky

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Jeremy Hess, violin
Lisa Choi, flute
Andrew Kwon, violin
Jason Love, conductor


Chen Yi - Mount a Long Wind
Edouard Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, First Movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto in D, First Movement
Pablo Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen
Igor Stravinsky - Firebird Ballet Highlights
Richard Wagner - Siegfried's Funeral Music

Events and performers are subject to change.


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8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.465.8777
Email: info@columbiaorchestra.org

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