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2019-2020 Season : All Events

Past Events

CJB: At the Chrysalis

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

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Join The Columbia Jazz Band for a great night of music. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series. Early bird tickets are $12, week of tickets are $16 and door tickets are $20. Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show begins at 8:00 pm.

CJB: Columbia Lakefront Concert Series 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Columbia Lakefront Stage


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.

CJB: Guest Artist Series with Pete BerenBregge

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 8:00 p.m.
Slayton House

Pete BarenBregge, Saxophone

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Former director & Saxophonist Pete BarenBregge returns for our inaugural concert in the new guest artist series. Pete is a nationally-recognized musician and the retired Director of the United States Air Force Airmen of Note.

Chamber Concert One: Chamber Concert at the Chrysalis

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Sheng-Tsung Wang, violin

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This concert is sold out! To be added to the wait list, please email info@innerarbortrust.org.

Violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang plays Vivaldi's Summer on the last day of the season! Plus, ensembles from the Orchestra perform highlights from Mendelssohn's Octet and Brahms' First String Quartet, alongside Daniel Roumain's String Quartet No. 5: Parks.

Russian Dreams

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Ivan Stefanovic, violin


Sofia Gubaidulina - Concerto for Orchestra and Jazz Band
Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"

CJB: True Blue Jazz Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 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 2019. Visit www.truebluejazz.org for tickets.

Girl Shy at American Film Institute

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
American Film Institute


Join us as we perform the marvelous music live with the film Girl Shy. For tickets or more information, call 301-495-6720 or visit www.afi.com.

Korean War era selections will include Pennies From Heaven, I’m Glad There Is You, In A Small Hotel, and Laura. U.S. Veterans and their families will receive free admission due to a generous grant from BGE.

American Stories

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

Darin Atwater, guest composer
Julius Wirth, viola


Leonard Bernstein - On the Waterfront
Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait
Gabriela Lena Frank - La Llorona
George Gershwin - An American in Paris

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director
Kimberly Christie, soprano


This concert is sold out. Please call the box office at (410) 465-8777 if you would like to be put on a wait list in case any tickets are turned in.

Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, and other family-friendly favorites. 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!

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Chamber Concert Two: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
Glenelg United Methodist Church

Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio


Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quartet No. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 2
Missy Mazzoli - Lies You Can Believe In

Inna Faliks Plays Mozart

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Inna Faliks, piano


Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
Duke Ellington - Three Black Kings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor

Music & Brunch

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.
18th & 21st

Darden Purcell, Jazz Vocalist


This event has been postponed to the fall. We hope you will join us then.

Join us for Music & Brunch to support the Columbia Orchestra on Sunday, April 19 at 11am at 18th & 21st in Columbia. Enjoy a wonderful brunch, Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, silent auction, and music by the Fred Hughes Trio with vocalist Darden Purcell.

CJB: Salute to the Duke

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8:00 p.m.
Slayton House


This concert has been cancelled.

Selections include Take the A Train, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), and Mood Indigo.

Symphonic Pops

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Curtis Bannister, tenor
Emily Casey, soprano
Gianna Baker, Flute
Ryan Li, Violin

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Symphonic Pops has been cancelled.

Vocalists Curtis Bannister and Emily Casey perform music by Gershwin and Cole Porter, as well as hits from The Producers and Secret Garden. Plus, music from John Williams and Simon and Garfunkel. Plus, a performance by one of the winners of our Young Artist Competition.

Beethoven & Bizet

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
George Bizet - Music from Carmen
Zhou Long - The Rhyme of Taigu

This concert has been cancelled.

Chamber Concert Three: Beethoven and Beyond

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church


This concert has been cancelled.

Young People's Concert: Peter & the Wolf

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director
Greg Jukes, narrator

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Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Igor Stravinsky - Firebird Ballet Highlights

This concert has been cancelled.

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