2022-2023 SEASON

2021-2022 Season : All Events

Past Events

CJB: Live at the Chrysalis

Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.
Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods


Join The Columbia Jazz Band for an outdoor concert at the Chrysalis! Live at the Chrysalis will feature Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade", George Gershwin's "Summertime", Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing" and more! Free!

CJB: True Blue Jazz Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:30 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 2021.

Comeback Concert

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

James Lee III, Composer
Julietta Curenton, flute


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
James Lee III - Niiji Memories (World Premiere)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

CJB: Veteran's Day Concert: A Musical Tribute to the USO

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Slayton House

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This multimedia event will feature the Columbia Jazz Band along with photos, news footage, and audio/video clips from the USO.

The Planets

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Leah Inger, soprano
Shaily Pal, Hindustani vocalist

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Reena Esmail - Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (My Sister's Voice)
Gustav Holst - The Planets
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director
Jay Frisby, vocalist


Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, Hanukkah songs, and other family-friendly favorites. Patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics!

Symphonic Pops

Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 3:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Cynthia Renée, vocalist
Darin Atwater, guest composer
Gianna Baker, Flute
Ryan Li, Violin

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Choose from two performances of our popular Symphonic Pops concert! This family-friendly concert brings together blockbuster hits from Broadway, the silver screen, popular songs, and classical favorites.

The Pines of Rome

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Char Prescott, cello
Sheng-Tsung Wang, violin

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Zhou Long - The Rhyme of Taigu
Johannes Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Cello
Ottorino Respighi - Pines of Rome

CJB: A Salute to the Duke

Friday, April 1, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

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Rescheduled from May 2020! Join us as we pay tribute to one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. Selections include Take the A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), and Mood Indigo.

Chamber Concert

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 3:00 p.m.
Glenelg United Methodist Church


Brian Raphael Nabors - Dances for Flute, Clarinet, and Cello
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
Florence Price - String Quartet No. 1 in G Major
Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet, Op. 44

Mahler's First

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre

Amy Hwang, flute
Miyabi Henriksen, violin

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Winners of the Young Artist Competition
Charles Griffes - Poem for Flute
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1
Gabriela Ortiz - Antrópolis
Camille Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

CJB: Celebrating the Music of the Great Big Bands

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.
Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

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UPDATE: This concert has been postponed until 7:00pm on Monday, May 30th.

The Columbia Jazz Band is back at the Chrysalis for music from the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman with vocal tunes by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Natalie and Nat King Cole!

CJB: Jazz at the Lakefront

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.
Columbia Lakefront Stage


Join the Columbia Jazz Band for their annual performance at the Columbia Festival for the Arts Lakefest Weekend!

A Concert for Peace

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.
St. Louis Church

Colleen Daly, soprano
Timothy Mix, baritone


Join St. Louis Concert Series and The Columbia Orchestra for “A Concert for Peace.” The program includes English music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, and C. H. H. Parry. Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem will be performed to mark efforts for peace in Ukraine and around the world. Free admission, no tickets needed.

Howard County General Hospital's Heroes in Health Care

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Cynthia Renée, vocalist

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The Orchestra performs as part of HCGH’s fundraiser at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Music by John Williams, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, and more! Selections from Bizet's Carmen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and more of your favorites!

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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