Peabody Ragtime Ensemble

Postponed. Date to be announced. Maryland’s premiere vintage jazz ensemble is dedicated to preserving the roots of American jazz through research, arrangement, and performance. From Ragtime to Dixieland to Big Band, the ensemble “edutains” audiences with a blend of informative narrative and virtuoso playing.

Jordan Prescott

Organ Recital Live-streamed Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Click here to watch From St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as a “rising organ star,” Jordan Prescott has established himself as one of the leading organists and scholars of his generation. Prescott will perform works of Mendelssohn, Bach, Howells […]

Behind the scenes: Conducting an orchestra

Attending an orchestral performance can be magical. But to be perfectly honest, it’s not always that interesting to watch the musicians. They just don’t move around much. No, when listening to an orchestra perform, it’s the motion of the conductor that tends to draw the eye. Yet many of us have little understanding of why […]

The Musical Heritage of Venice

Date to be announced Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore The HCCO orchestra is partnering with the music faculty and students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to perform The Musical Heritage of Venice featuring the works by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, and Vivaldi.  This event is supported in part by […]

Theodicy Jazz Collective

Date to be announced The Theodicy Jazz Collective was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 and grew during residency at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2008 to 2012. The band incorporates sounds from the traditions of jazz and gospel music and rhythms from Latin America and Africa. Their music is a constant prayer, […]

Jordan Prescott Organ Recital Scheduled

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Jordan Prescott will perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City.  Acclaimed for his interpretation of French organ music, Jordan will perform works of Verne, Tournemire, and Demessieux, who each celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2020-2021. His program will also feature the music of Bach and Howells.

Virtual Concerts Take Center Stage

The musical community has been strongly affected by the pandemic, especially those musicians — like classical musicians — who have relied on live performances to share their gifts with us.   Symphonies across the country are figuring out how to continue bringing music to their audiences while maintaining safety for everyone. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra […]

Theodicy Jazz Collective Concert Cancelled

We recognize the importance of protecting our musicians and audience members from further spread of the coronavirus, and ask for your patience and support as we navigate these uncertain times. Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced us to postpone the Theodicy Jazz Collective yet again. We are hopeful that we will be able to schedule this […]

HCCO Receives Howard County Arts Council Grant

The Howard County Concert Odyssey received a $5,000 grant from the Howard County Arts Council to continue our good work. The grant will help HCCO continue to present a diverse array of high quality, professional musical offerings for the citizens of Howard County.  The HCCO focuses both on classical-music and a variety of contemporary music, […]

Now Hear This: PBS series brings music to life in a new way

One of the many things we have been missing since the arrival of COVID-19 is the beauty of live performances. Fortunately, even before the pandemic hit, PBS created a show to capture the attention of classical music aficionados by telling the stories behind great composers.   The series, called Now Hear This, takes an unconventional […]