2020-2021 Season : All Events

Past Events

Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK with Andrew Simpson

Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK with Andrew Simpson

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Facebook and Website

Composer Andrew Simpson joins Music Director Jason Love to discuss his wonderful score to Buster Keaton’s hilarious short film, ONE WEEK. You’ll see the orchestra’s previously-recorded world premiere performance synced to the film, plus Andrew and Jason perform the first movement of Andrew’s beautiful Vistas of Rome. (This event will last approximately 45 minutes.)

Sponsored by: BWFA

 

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Joel Fuller Joel Fuller

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Joel Fuller

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Facebook and Website

Explore the fascinating history of this marvelous concerto with Music Director Jason Love. Then soloist Joel Fuller from the National Symphony chats with Jason before we hear his virtuosic and emotional performance with the Orchestra from 2016. Continue our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th with one of the Columbia Orchestra’s very best performances. (This event will last approximately 1 hour)

If you are watching on Facebook Live, don't forget to refresh the page at 7:30pm!

Sponsored by: BWFA

 

Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Facebook and Website

Soloists, choristers, and orchestra members join Jason Love to share their experiences performing this monumental work, and we explore the piece in a short documentary. Experience the entire professionally filmed performance.

If you are watching on Facebook Live, don't forget to refresh the page at 7:30pm!

Sponsored by: BWFA

 

Carnival of the Animals Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director

Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join us for two live performances of Carnival of the Animals at the Chrysalis, presented in partnership with the Inner Arbor Trust! A small group of musicians and dancers from Dance Connections will perform Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals and Aesop’s Fables by Richard Maltz at the Chrysalis for a small socially-distanced audience of 200 people. It may look a little different from our regular Young People’s Concerts, but your child is sure to enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra led by our entertaining Music Director Jason Love! (This event will last approximately 45 minutes.)

Rain date: Sunday September 27th

Sponsored by: BWFA

 

Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

YouTube

Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
Jessie Montgomery - Strum

 

Holiday Concert  Montel Butler Colleen Daly Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director Min Jin

Holiday Concert

Join us on YouTube for our virtual Holiday Concert! It will look a little different this year, but you're sure to enjoy small groups from the Orchestra playing your favorite Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, selections from The Nutcracker & more!

 

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

YouTube

Join The Columbia Orchestra for our next virtual concert: Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich. This concert will feature a small chamber orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's String Serenade and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony.

 

Magnificent Movie Music: Under Our Skin Rachel Franklin

Magnificent Movie Music: Under Our Skin

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 9:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Rachel Franklin uses film clips, witty commentary, & piano demonstrations to explore some of the greatest film music ever composed! Join us for the premiere of Part One on April 10th at 7:30pm for music from Gone with the Wind, Jaws, Laura, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Available to purchase through April 24.

 

Magnificent Movie Music: The Great Masterpieces Rachel Franklin

Magnificent Movie Music: The Great Masterpieces

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Join Rachel Franklin for the premiere of Part Two on April 24th at 7:30pm! Learn more about the music from Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, and more! Available to purchase through May 8.

 

Lyrical Moments Ah Young Hong

Lyrical Moments

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

YouTube

Karim Al-Zand - Dance Interlude for Two Oboes and English Horn
Samuel Barber - Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Anna Clyne - A Wonderful Day
Paul Dukas - Fanfare from "La Peri"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29
George Walker - Lyric for Strings

 

Peter and the Wolf Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director Greg Jukes

Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

The Orchestra returns to the Chrysalis in partnership with the Inner Arbor Trust! A smaller ensemble from the Orchestra, dancers from Dance Connections, and narrator Greg Jukes perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf! Plus, music from Moana, Wizard of Oz, and more! Children of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra!

UPDATE: In the event of rain, one of the performances may be moved to 3:00pm on May 22. There will NOT be a rain date on May 23. Updates will be made here, on our voicemail, and social media.

 

Reflect, Rejoice

Reflect, Rejoice

Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.

St. Louis Church

Join St. Louis Concert Series and The Columbia Orchestra for “Reflect, Rejoice”. This concert will include Mozart's Requiem, Aaron Copland's The Promise of Living, music from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, and more!

Attend the concert live in the church or through virtual access.

 

CJB: A Swingin' Evening

CJB: A Swingin' Evening

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join The Columbia Jazz Band for an outdoor concert at the Chrysalis! A Swingin' Evening will feature A String of Pearls, Take the A train, Sing, Sing, Sing, and more!

 

 Montel Butler Emily Casey Ryan Li

Symphonic Pops at the Chrysalis

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

The Orchestra returns to the Chrysalis for our popular, family-friendly Symphonic Pops Concert. Vocalists Emily Casey and Montel Butler join us for some of your favorites from Broadway and the silver screen!

 

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