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 Three B’s: Birds, Butterflies & Boeuf – A New Year Celebration

Ronald Mutchnik conducted the Howard County Concert Orchestra in Respighi’s charming avian tribute to Italian Baroque masters, “Gli uccelli” (The Birds), The “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto, one of the most famous orchestral works of Chinese music based on the ancient legend of the Butterfly Lovers featuring violinist Edward Chi with a special video presentation of […]

Peabody Ragtime Ensemble

Maryland’s premiere vintage jazz ensemble preserves 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 that strolls through America’s musical history. Thrice named “Baltimore’s Best” by Baltimore Magazine and winners of a 1991 WAMMY […]

Dr. Wayne L. Wold, Organ Recital

Professor of Music and College Organist at Hood College and composer of over 300 published works, Dr. Wold also serves as the Director of Music at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City, and has performed across the U.S. and in Europe.

The Howard County Concert Orchestra, Latin American Fiesta – New Year’s Celebration

Conducted by Ron Mutchnik, the Orchestra offered a New Year’s Celebration with classical and popular Latin-American favorites, including tangos, sambas, rhumbas, bossa novas and other Latin-American inspired creations by Piazzolla, Gardel, Villa-Lobos, Ponce, Ginastera, and more. Dancers from Dance Connections, Inc. plus other soloists joined us.  Additionally, the event included a special video presentation of […]

Theodicy Jazz Collective, Incarnate: Advent and Christmas

Featuring the Theodicy Jazz Collective — a group formed at Oberlin Conservatory and grew during residency at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2008-2012. They had a tour of England that culminated in the world premiere of their own composition, the Canterbury Jazz Mass, with the choirs at Canterbury Cathedral.

From Tragedy to Triumph!

Featuring the combined forces of the Howard County Concert Orchestra and the UMBC Camerata in Haydn’s triumphant “Lord Nelson” Mass (directed by Stephen Caracciolo) and Dvorák’s “heart-on-sleeve” Serenade in E for Strings. Bass, Karl Hempel. Soloists included Soprano, Dr. Lorriana Markovic; Mezzo-Soprano, Janice Jackson; Tenor, Dr. Joseph Regan.

La Dolce Vita! The Sweet Life!

A celebration of Italy to usher in the New Year with music, dance, video featuring the dancers from Dance Connections, Inc., vocalist Denée Barr and host Jonathan Palevsky of WBJC.  Music of Rossini, Paganini, Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and others.

Brahms vs. Tchaikovsky—The Battle of Two Musical Giants!

Collaboration of Howard Community College and Howard County Concert Orchestra with soloists Sheng-Tsung Wang & Benjamin Myers. Music of Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102 and Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48.