2022-2023 SEASON

2014-2015 Season : All Events

Past Events

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Horowitz Center-Monteaboro Hall, HCC

Jason Love, cello
Kyle Coughlin, clarinet
Rachel Franklin, piano
Kyle Engler, mezzo-soprano


Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major
Claude Debussy - Cello Sonata
Mark Lanz Weiser - The Stronger Child
Guillaume Connesson - Songs of Agartha
Guillaume Connesson - Disco Toccata

Brahms & Schumann

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Jonathan Carney, violin


Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto
Mary Howe - Stars
Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"

Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy at 6:30pm.

Chamber Concert

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in small ensembles. Featuring music by Beethoven, Louise Farrenc, Borodin, and Vaughan Williams. Free admission.

American Film Institute

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:15 p.m.
American Film Institute


An ensemble of musicians from the Columbia Orchestra will perform Andrew Earle Simpson's score to The General as part of the American Film Institute's Silent Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit http://www.afi.com/silver.

Dvořák & Gershwin

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

David Murray, trombone


Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
George Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Christopher Rouse - Trombone Concerto

Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy at 6:30pm.

Cinematic Inspirations

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Andrew Earle Simpson, guest composer


Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite
Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Gioachino Rossini - William Tell Overture
Andrew Earle Simpson - Buster Keaton's One Week

Join us for the pre-concert lecture with Bill Scanlan Murphy and Andrew Earle Simpson at 6:30pm!

SOLD OUT! Online ticket sales are now closed for Cinematic Inspirations on January 31, 2015. A few limited tickets (mostly single seats, back of the balcony, or front row) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Jim Rouse Theatre box office on Saturday night starting at 6:00pm.

Young People's Concerts

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director
Greg Jukes, narrator


Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Music from "Frozen"
Russell Peck - The Thrill of the Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals

Dance Connections joins the Orchestra for its popular Young People's Concerts. Kids of all ages will love this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra with our entertaining conductor and narrator Greg Jukes. Choose either the 10:30 or 1:00 concert and try your hand at playing instruments in between the two performances at our free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by

Young People's Concert at the Gordon Center

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.
The Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Kinetics Dance Theatre, Lauren Snyder, Artistic Director
Greg Jukes, narrator


Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Music from "Frozen"
Russell Peck - The Thrill of the Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Chamber Concert: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio
Robin Fay Massie-Pighee, viola


Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Claude Debussy - Piano Trio in G Major
Jennifer Higdon - Piano Trio

Schubert & Stravinsky

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Caleb Park, cello
Min Heo, saxophone
Helen Yang, clarinet


Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor, 4th movement
Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche Suite for Saxophone and Orchestra, 2nd and 3rd movements
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A, 3rd movement
Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Columbia Jazz Band
Delores King Williams, vocalist
Jeremy Hess, violin


Buy your tickets early for our most popular concert of the season! The program includes hits by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald with vocalist Delores King Williams and the Columbia Jazz Band. You'll hear your favorite music from the James Bond, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones, and Broadway classics including "Summertime," "Children Will Listen," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." This year's concert also includes the Senior String Division winner of our 2015 Young Artist Competition, sponsored by Gaile's Violin Shop, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2.

Chamber Concert

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Music for strings, woodwinds, and brass including works by Beethoven, Brahms, Holst, and more. Free admission.

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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