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2018-2019 Season : All Events

Past Events

CJB: Columbia Jazz Band at the Ellicott City 50+ Center

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Ellicott City 50+ Center


Join the Columbia Jazz Band for an afternoon of Jazz in Ellicott City.

CJB: Columbia Lakefront Concert Series 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Downtown Columbia Lakefront


The Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival is sponsored by Columbia Association and held on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, located off of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is free.

Beethoven's Eroica

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Robert Cantrell, bass-baritone


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Witold Lutosławski - Les Espaces du Sommeil (The Spaces of Sleep)

CJB: Smokin’ RED HOT Fire House Jazz

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Fire Department, Station 86


The Columbia Jazz Band is honored to be invited to join this event as part of the True Blue Jazz Festival 2018.

Chamber Concert One: The Four Sections

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


Featuring each section of the orchestra in music by Bach's Toccata and Fugue, Barber's Adagio for Strings, a Beethoven "Rasumovsky" quartet and much more!

CJB: Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church Annual Concert

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County


Join the Columbia Jazz Band for their annual concert at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church. While CMPC is being renovated, this year's concert will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County.

CJB: Veterans Day Concert: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Songs of World War II

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Slayton House


This concert is SOLD OUT!

Join the Columbia Jazz Band as they present Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy: The Songs of World War II. The band will play classics like In the Mood, White Cliffs of Dover, and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Vintage newsreel and photos will be projected above the band as they play these American classics.

The General at AFI

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.
American Film Institute


Enjoy Andrew Earle Simpson's score to Buster Keaton's The General as we perform this marvelous music live with the film. For tickets or more information, call 301-495-6720 or visit www.afi.com.

Visions of Home

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Sarah Kirkland Snider, guest composer
Mark DeChiazza, guest filmmaker


Antonín Dvořák - Scherzo capriccioso
Daniel Bernard Roumain - La, La, La, La
Sarah Kirkland Snider - Hiraeth
Richard Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Last year's first-ever Family Holiday Concert sold out in advance, so we're adding a second show this year! This program is a great fit for audiences of our Young People’s Concerts, but patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics! Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, music from The Grinch, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, and other family-friendly favorites.

CJB: Music at the Museum

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Howard County Historical Society


Join the Columbia Jazz Band for their annual Christmas Concert at the Howard County Historical Society. Be sure to get your tickets in advance as this event sells out!

Chamber Concert Two: Beethoven and Shostakovich

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Glenelg United Methodist Church


Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 4
Astor Piazzolla - Four for Tango
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Quintet

The Maestro's Anniversary

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Glenn Quader, guest conductor
Jason Love, cello


Guillaume Connesson - Cello Concerto (U.S. Premiere)
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Joan Tower - Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Young People's Concert: Pirates and Princesses

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Join us for a “High Seas Adventure” with musical tales of sea-faring pirates and Sinbad the Sailor! Narrator Greg Jukes and our friends from Dance Connections join the Orchestra for Scheherazade, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! Try your hand at playing instruments at our Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by

Guest artist sponsored by

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Kimberly Christie, soprano
Jason Buckwalter, baritone
Lauren Yoon, violin
Daniel Hamin Kim, clarinet
Teelin Irish Dance Company


Music from Harry Potter, hits from Guys and Dolls and The Greatest Showman, Celtic classics with Teelin Irish Dance, and much more!

The Beat Goes On: The Music of Buddy Rich--SOLD OUT!!

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Slayton House



Join the Columbia Jazz Band as they play tribute to one of the most dynamic musicians in big band history - Buddy Rich. Known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed, Buddy Rich and his band gave the world some of the most challenging literature in the big band repertoire. Selections include Big Swing Face, Norwegian Wood, Channel One Suite and West Side Story. Cabaret and Theater Seating are available for this event as well as a cash bar and snacks.

The Rite of Spring

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Kelli Young, vocalist
Krystal Wu, clarinet
Brandon Du, violin


Carlos Chávez - Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
Silvestre Revueltas - Sensemayá
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

CJB: Live at the Pavillion

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
St. Pauls Lutheran Church


Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of jazz at an outdoor concert under a covered pavilion. This concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Chamber Concert Three: Bach's Blue Suede Shoes

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Howard County Center for the Arts

Leah Inger, soprano


Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Michael Daugherty - Elvis is Everywhere
Antonín Dvořák - Serenade for Winds
John Harbison - Mirabai Songs

CJB: Columbia Festival of the Arts Lakefest Weekend

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
Columbia Lakefront Stage


Summer Pops Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.
Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Sola Fadiran, vocalist


Join the Orchestra on June 30, 2019 for a FREE Summer Pops Concert at the Chrysalis on the grounds of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. The whole family will love film favorites from Superman, Magnificent Seven, and The Lion King, plus Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, patriotic songs, and the ultimate outdoor classic: The 1812 Overture! Crowd-favorite Sola Fadiran joins the Orchestra for some of Broadway's greatest hits!

Proud to be part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts.

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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